Ana Lucia Divins Preserves and Celebrates Heritage Through Music

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Why This Matters: Ana Lucia has been able to reconnect with her Latin roots through music. Now, thanks to programs like Culture Blocks, she is able to offer bilingual classes, workshops and performances that celebrate the Latin American culture and heritage, while helping the local immigrant community. By Giovanna Torres Communications Manager Back in her …

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Your Face Can Be In Public Art

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The Durham-based artist team of David Wilson and Stephen Hayes, commissioned in November 2019 to create public artwork for the new CMPD Independence Police Station, needs your help. The artists are asking Charlotte residents, particularly those living in the CMPD Independence jurisdiction (the vicinity covering Sharon Amity to Matthews), to take six profile shots of …

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Equity Benefits Cultural Community

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Why This Matters: ASC’s initial investments for FY21 reflect a commitment to equity that extended unrestricted operating support to more diverse organizations and provided them with resources to innovate, capitalize themselves and strengthen their future. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager BOOM Charlotte didn’t go off as expected in April. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the …

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ASC Announces Board Leadership and New Directors for 2020-21

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ASC Board Chair Susan Patterson
By Bernie Petit Communications Manager ASC is pleased to announce the leadership of its Board of Directors and new board members for fiscal year 2020-21. Susan Patterson, a longtime community leader who retired as the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation program director for Charlotte in 2015, serves as board chair. Before working at …

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Artist Irisol Gonzalez Knows a Thing or Two About Taking Risks

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Irisol Gonzalez
Why This Matters: Costa Rican-born visual artist Irisol Gonzalez is one of the four inaugural recipients of ASC’s Emerging Creators Fellowship, which supports emerging creatives with evolving practices that are at pivotal moments in launching sustainable careers in the creative sector.   By Giovanna Torres  Communications Manager   Irisol Gonzalez loves Mondays. “I noticed how excited I was that the weekend was FINALLY over so it wouldn’t …

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