Creating community together – Dr. Tom Hanchett, 2016 ASC Honors

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Dr. Tom Hanchett, author and former Levine Museum of the New South historian who also developed the Community Building Initiative’s bus tours that introduce participants to Charlotte’s historical racial landscape, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors award for lifetime achievement in history.
Why This Matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender When Tom Hanchett arrived in Charlotte in the early ‘80s to work for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission his job was to study neighborhoods many saw as …

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Join the movement. Be an advocate.

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Why this matters: Because when ASC receives public sector support, all of Charlotte-Mecklenburg benefits through greater community enrichment. By Amy Mitchell Communications Manager Advocating for arts and culture in Charlotte-Mecklenburg is essential in keeping our communities enriched, our students creatively engaged and ensuring Culture For All. The cultural sector directly impacts our region’s quality of …

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Creating new possibilities with Studio 345

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Why this matters: Because Studio 345 provides unique experiences for high school students, fostering a sense of belonging and inspiring students to pursue goals after high school. By Amy Mitchell Communications Manager Studio 345 began four years ago with the dream of providing high quality arts education to Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school students during out-of-school time, …

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McColl Award winner building community through circus

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Why This Matters: Telling the stories and traditions of multi-ethnic communities adds context and meaning to Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s larger story. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager There’s an element of danger in circus. If performers don’t work together, they put themselves at risk. It’s a metaphor for how the members of any town or city need to …

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Celebrating Charlotte’s oldest sculpture and International Sculpture Day

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Why This Matters: Sculptural works like Arnaldo Pomodoro’s “Il Grande Disco” will be celebrated in April on International Sculpture Day. By Emily Sogard Cultural & Community Investment Intern International Sculpture Day, which is April 24, is a great excuse to get outside to enjoy the spring weather and all of the wonderful sculpture found in …

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