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Latest ASC Cultural Vision Grant Recipients Announced

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Three of the latest ASC Cultural Vision Grants recipients (from left): Queen City New Play Initiative (Stacy Rose, founder), Lorien Academy and Shawnna Pledger.
Thirty-one groups and individuals receive a combined $198,000 in funding for cultural projects that build community and increase relevance and innovation. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 1, 2021) – From projects using the power of the arts to build coping skills and ease anxiety/mental health challenges to those promoting racial and social equity, Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents and visitors …

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Charlotte Artist Stacy Utley Creates Public Artworks for Charlotte’s Historic West End

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"Even Higher," part of the "Excelsior" public art project by Stacy Utley and Edwin Harris, being installed at the new Five Points Plaza in Charlotte's Historic West End.
“Excelsior” celebrates the strength and history of community. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 29, 2021) – A new public art project led by Charlotte artist Stacy Utley and aided by Edwin Harris, co-founder and design principal of Durham-based architecture firm Evoke, now welcomes residents and visitors to Charlotte’s Historic West End. Collectively known as “Excelsior,” the project …

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Public Artist Selected for New Main Library

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Tiff Massey will share her concept for public artwork at virtual Community Engagement Meeting CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 03, 2021) – Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Tiff Massey has been selected to create public artwork for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s new Main Library branch. Massey, a 2021 United States Artists Fellow, creates work inspired by African standards of …

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Arts & Science Council to Host Virtual Community Listening Sessions Exploring its Cultural Equity Report

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 3, 2021) – The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is hosting two virtual community listening sessions titled “Beyond the Sound Bites” to solicit community feedback on its inaugural Cultural Equity Report. Community leaders, who also served as external readers of the report, will co-facilitate the listening sessions on Tuesday, May 11 at …

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Public Artist Selected for Mecklenburg County Northeast Community Resource Center

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Nova Jiang will share her concept for public artwork at upcoming Community Engagement Workshop. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 29, 2021) – Los Angeles-based artist Nova Jiang has been selected to create public artwork for the planned Mecklenburg County Northeast Community Resource Center, which will serve county residents in northeast Charlotte. Jiang creates work that encourages the …

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