New Public Artwork in Charlotte Connects the First Two African-American Artists to Solo Exhibit at New York’s Museum of Modern Art

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Spiral Odyssey.
‘Spiral Odyssey,’ a 30-foot, stainless steel sculpture by Chicago-based artist Richard Hunt, is a tribute to Charlotte-born artist Romare Bearden CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 12, 2017) – “Spiral Odyssey,” a nearly 30-foot, stainless steel sculpture installed in May in uptown Charlotte’s Romare Bearden Park, links two of the most influential African-American artists of the 20th century. …

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg region’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $359 million in economic activity annually, according to Americans for the Arts

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Nonprofit arts industry returns $31.5 million in revenue to local and state coffers; more than 58,000 employed in for-profit and nonprofit creative industries CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2017) – The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $359 million in annual economic activity in the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg region – supporting 11,186 full-time equivalent jobs and generating …

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ASC Announces Initial Investments for FY18

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Investments continue to build and strengthen community by providing access to arts and cultural experiences for all residents CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 10, 2017) — ASC, whose mission is to ensure access to an excellent, relevant and sustainable cultural community for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, announced today initial investments for FY18 – $5.75 million to help ensure …

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ASC Brings Community Together through Arts and Culture with Third Annual Culture Feast

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 5, 2017) – Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents and visitors can share a community table in streets of either uptown Charlotte or downtown Cornelius while enjoying arts and cultural performances at ASC’s Culture Feast. The third annual event takes place simultaneously from 7-11 p.m. Sept. 8 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza (400 East …

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ASC Announces Cato Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

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Six teachers receive $1,500 and original artwork CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 5, 2017) – Six teachers have been named winners of the Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) Cato Excellence in Teaching Awards. The annual awards recognize teachers who have distinguished themselves in teaching art, science or history, or who have demonstrated creative infusion of arts, science …

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