A lifelong search for meaning – Dr. Raphael Tsu, ASC Honors

Categories: ArtPop, ASC Awards, Blog
Dr. Raphael Tsu, a Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an acknowledged authority and world leader in the areas of quantum properties of materials and device physics, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors award for lifetime achievement in science.
Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender As a young boy growing up in Shanghai, China, Raphael “Ray” Tsu would look skyward wondering about the universe beyond the clouds. “I asked my mother, ‘What is …

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Score your cultural life

Categories: ArtPop, Blog, Cultural Partners, Uncategorized

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Just how engaged in the cultural community are you? Find out by taking our unofficial and unscientific – but totally fun – Cultural Life quiz. We’ve taken anticipated annual cultural events and popular arts, science, history and heritage pursuits that can be enjoyed locally and boiled them down into score-able …

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2016 ArtPop artists announced

Categories: ArtPop, ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager ASC is pleased to announce the 20 regional artists that will be part of ArtPop in 2016. ArtPop is a program in which local artists submit their work to be displayed on available billboard space. ASC, Adams Outdoor Advertising and ArtPop founder Wendy Hickey partnered to launch the local program …

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Three ways ASC is supporting regional artists

Categories: ArtPop, ASC, Blog, Community Supported Art, Grant Opportunities

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Here’s a statistic for you: More than two-thirds of Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents believe that individual artists contribute to our community’s quality of life, according to a 2015 Urban Institute Cultural Life in Mecklenburg County Survey. Count us among the two-thirds here at ASC. A strong community of individual artists is critical …

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ArtPop sparks imagination

Categories: ArtPop, ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Creativity in its purest form. That’s what Jason Woodberry’s digital illustration of a young child blowing sci-fi-inspired bubbles signifies. “The overall idea is the birth of imagination,” he said. “It’s that imaginative free spirit aspect that allows us to create the craziest things.” The piece, titled “Dark Matter,” is one …

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