Artist Billy Lee’s ‘Canopy’ Dedicated at CMPD Steele Creek

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In September 2012, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department dedicated the new Steele Creek Division building at S. Tryon St. and Westinghouse Blvd. Welcoming visitors to the station and passersby is a new piece of public artwork, Canopy, by artist Billy Lee. The artwork, an abstract interpretation of a tree seeks to connect the neighborhood with the …

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Art and Youthful Offenders in Charlotte

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By Jackie Chang When I finished the installation at the Youthful Offender Facility at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg North Jail in March 2009, I had thought that I would never have another opportunity to see the pieces installed. It was eight sets of art glass panels in each of the facility’s cell pod dayroom areas (each pod …

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Carpenter Artwork, Site Getting Ready for Installation

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In just a few weeks, Ed Carpenter’s public artwork at Charlotte Douglas International Airport will be installed, making its debut to motorists along Billy Graham Parkway and travelers heading into the city from the airport. Carpenter’s 60-foot tall sculpture combines a steel fabricated form that suggests imagery associated with the excitement of flight with colorful dichroic glass …

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Jackie Chang: On Knowing Where

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By Tori Chester, Arts & Science Council Charlotte’s McColl Center for Visual Art has a new artist-in-residence, acclaimed public artist Jackie Chang. Chang, who previously completed public artwork for Mecklenburg County’s Jail North facility, returns to Charlotte to develop artwork for the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Lynx Blue Line extension project. The project is …

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The Beauty of Sand

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CCI Tuesday By Heather Pontonio, Associate Vice President, Grants Recently I discovered Sand Artist Joe Castillo.  His work is amazing and keeps you guessing.  He is one of those artists that once you see one video, you start searching for more.  Enjoy! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJlCbNvaWE0&w=560&h=315]