Making our air visible

Categories: ASC, Blog

Why This Matters: The temporary installment combines art and science to visualize the impact pollution has on air quality. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager When we look outside and see a crystal clear Carolina blue sky, we’re not necessarily seeing what’s really in the air. The conundrum presented Terry Landsell, program director for Clean Air …

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Public art brings ‘Fireworks’ to Charlotte neighborhood

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Why this matters: “Now is Fireworks,” which combines temporary and permanent elements, brings more neighborhood-based public art to the city. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A love poem to Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood can be found in the trees that line the streets of the convivial community. It tells a story that might’ve happened in the …

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The work of making art

Categories: ASC, Blog, WorkshOpportunities

Why this matters: Thanks in part to a generous gift from Duke Energy, ASC’s workshop and training opportunities enable artists and nonprofit professionals to develop in their careers. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Being a professional artist is more involved than standing in front of a canvas and painting or sitting at a wheel throwing …

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Cultural field trips create lifelong memories

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

Why this matters: Providing access to cultural education experiences helps students become creative and critical thinkers. By Amy Mitchell Communications Manager You never know what type of cultural experience will most profoundly affect a young person’s life. And while the cultural experience is important, what is just as important (and possibly more so) is ensuring …

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Remembering Brooklyn

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

Why this matters: The razing of the Brooklyn neighborhood, which impacted a generation of African-Americans in Charlotte, is an important part of the city’s history. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Not much is left of the predominately African-American Brooklyn neighborhood, which once stretched from East Trade to East Morehead streets in Charlotte’s Second Ward. Only …

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