ASC Grant Helps InReach Teach Acceptance Through Puppetry

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Why This Matters: An ASC Cultural Vision Grant is allowing InReach to expand its puppetry troupe for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Jillian Bockenek said she’s noticed a change in herself since joining a touring puppet troupe organized by InReach, which provides a range of services for individuals in the …

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Using Art to Break Barriers and Bring People to the Table

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Charlotte artist Nico Armortegui holding the On The Table | CLT bag featuring his artwork.
Why This Matters: Arts and culture can act as the entryway that allows people to come together to talk about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community as part of the second On The Table CLT, a day that encourages meaningful communitywide conversations. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Art can be the icebreaker that allows uncomfortable conversations to happen, …

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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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ASC President Robert E. Bush, Jr. Retires June 30, 2019

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Bush’s leadership focused on stabilizing the arts and cultural sector and responding to community needs CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 5, 2018) – Robert E. Bush, Jr., president of the Arts & Science Council (ASC) that serves as the chief advocate, resource hub and steward for the arts and cultural community in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, announced his …

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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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