How the Cultural Community is Celebrating Charlotte’s 250th Birthday

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Why This Matters: The City of Charlotte celebrates its 250th anniversary this year and the cultural community, including the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, is helping mark the occasion. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra plans to say “Happy birthday, Charlotte” with a song. The symphony commissioned composer Nkeiru Okoye to create “Charlotte Mecklenburg,” …

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5 Ways to Advocate for Arts Education

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Why this matters: Because arts education is an essential part of a complete, balanced education for all students.   Compiled by Lillian Parker Communications Manager Last week, ASC joined Americans for the Arts and supporters throughout the country in observing National Arts in Education Week, a week-long celebration of the impact of arts in education. Participants shared …

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Charlotte Author Named New Writer to Discover by Barnes & Noble

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Patrice Gopo
Why This Matters: Charlotte author Patrice Gopo was named a Barnes & Noble Fall 2018 Discover Great New Writers’ selection. An ASC Regional Artist Project Grant helped her in her work. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Charlotte author Patrice Gopo didn’t start writing out of passion for the written word, but out of necessity. “I …

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Connect to Arts, Culture and Community at Fall Festivals

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Why This Matters: ASC supports fall festivals that increase access to arts, science, history and heritage offerings and the quality of cultural programming in neighborhoods and towns throughout Mecklenburg County. Compiled by Bernie Petit Communications Manager In Charlotte-Mecklenburg, folks love a good festival. Festivals offer opportunities to get outdoors, reconnect with friends and family and enjoy …

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Six Receive Cato Awards for Teaching Excellence in Art, History and Science

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Congratulations to our 2018 Cato Excellence in Teaching Award winners! (Left to right: Adam Traynor, Bridget Burrows, Nancy Bullard, Bruce Schulman, Kathy Bosiak. Not pictured: Justin Pierce)
Why this matters: Because teachers who are willing to think and act outside the box with their approach are more likely to engage students with a thirst for learning that lasts beyond the classroom. By Angela Haigler  With a new school year right around the corner, it’s good for parents and students to be reminded …

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