Taking it to another level – Julie McConnell, ASC Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching

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Julie McConnell, a biology teacher at William A. Hough High School in Cornelius, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors – Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award.
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 For Julie McConnell, AP biology teacher and science department chair at Hough High School, teaching students to “think like a scientist” is a way to equip them with …

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How well do you know Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s public art?

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Why it’s important: Public art creates livable cities, enhances neighborhood identity, strengthens economic development, educates children and adults and enriches the spirit and pride of citizens. Compiled by Bernie Petit Communications Manager It’s been said (at least by us) that you wouldn’t know Charlotte-Mecklenburg without its public art, which begs the question: Just how well …

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Celebrating Charlotte’s oldest sculpture and International Sculpture Day

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Why This Matters: Sculptural works like Arnaldo Pomodoro’s “Il Grande Disco” will be celebrated in April on International Sculpture Day. By Emily Sogard Cultural & Community Investment Intern International Sculpture Day, which is April 24, is a great excuse to get outside to enjoy the spring weather and all of the wonderful sculpture found in …

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Our 2016 spring festival roundup

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners, Uncategorized
Why This Matters: Cultural festivals provide access to arts, science, history and heritage experiences in neighborhoods and towns across our community. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Greenspaces and greenways will be transformed into hubs of cultural activity in the coming weeks by the arrival of springtime festivals. An abundance of arts, science, history and heritage …

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Fringe arts scene is BOOM-ing in Charlotte

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Why This Matters: We should experience innovative work being created in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Original, innovative artwork that pushes boundaries and challenges audiences is being created along the edges of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s vibrant cultural scene. It just might not be something many people know about. That will change with a BOOM, the three-day …

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