Cultural groups earn 2016 NEA grants

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Three Charlotte cultural organizations have been awarded Art Works grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in its first fiscal year 2016 funding announcement. Charlotte Ballet, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and McColl Center for Art + Innovation will receive the Art Works grants, which focus on the creation …

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New public art connects community to neighborhood park

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Public art, artist Shaun Cassidy said, should acknowledge the space it inhabits and the surrounding community. “Origins,” “Community Spring” and “Life,” the three pieces that comprise the public art at the new Reid Park Neighborhood Park in Charlotte, accomplishes both and more. Created by the artist team of Laurel Holtzapple, …

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Your holiday cultural calendar

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager ’Tis the season to be cultured! With the holidays upon us, the creative community is setting out to make this the most culture-filled time of the year. There are traditions old and new (think Charlotte Ballet’s “Nutcracker” and On Q Productions’ “A Soulful Noel”), events that inspire folks to unwrap …

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Bringing culture to the blocks

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager There are geographical pockets in Charlotte-Mecklenburg where, according to data, residents aren’t engaging in or with the broader cultural community. Culture Blocks, a new ASC initiative, seeks to change that. The program seeks to support cultural programming close to where people live by utilizing local libraries and recreation centers. Here’s …

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Enjoy culture and candy this Halloween

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Compiled by Bernie Petit Communications Manager This year Halloween falls on a weekend. Mix some culture in with trick-or-treatin’. There are several cultural haunts leading up to Halloween to check out before heading out for candy or parties. From Spinning Spiders and Creepy Crawlers to a theatrical production of Bram Stoker’s famous vampire, there are …

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