Two Turntables and an ArtPop Billboard

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Why This Matters: ArtPop showcases the work of local artists on billboards across the Charlotte region. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A set of Hello Kitty markers changed everything for Julio Gonzalez. Before saving the markers from the garbage heap, his artwork was black and white and shades of gray. “I never worked with color. …

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From Charlotte to Charlotte

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Britain’s newest princess may not be named after the city of Charlotte, but we like to think there’s a connection between the royal baby and the Queen City. Born in May to Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte owes her name to her grandfather, Prince Charles, the …

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Faith, trust, and a little bit of Oprah dust

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By Amy Bareham Cultural and Community Investment Intern Art is a fiercely loyal companion, something Wan Marsh, a 2014 Community Supported Art (CSA) participant, knows full well. Even when life drew her attentions elsewhere, art waited patiently for her return. Their relationship began early on. “I guess,” Marsh says, “like everyone else I was born an …

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ArtPop adds culture to morning commute

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager  A monkey on a gondola ride is artist Pam Cosper’s introduction to Charlotte. Her acrylic painting, titled “This is the Life,” was one of five works selected for the Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) ArtPop program through a public vote on CharlotteCultureGuide.com. The ArtPop poll winners will join the 15 …

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And the ArtPop poll winners are…

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By Bernie PetitCommunications Manager More than 2,400 people voted in our ArtPop poll from Nov. 25-Dec. 1 on CharlotteCultureGuide.com to determine the five local artists who would join 15 previously announced artists in having their works splashed across Charlotte area billboards in the new year.  Here are the winners:    Betsy Birkner (ceramic sculpture)   Pam …

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