YDS Tours Packard Place, Art Collection

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Tori Chester Early last month, ASC’s Young Donor Society held its monthly event at Charlotte’s new entrepreneurial incubator, Packard Place. In addition to serving as an office space for start-ups and non-profits, the building boasts an impressive collection of artwork, done mostly by local artists. This particular wave of artwork had been on display for around …

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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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ASC Invests $12.5 million In Charlotte’s Cultural Community

Categories: Annual Fund Drive, ASC, Blog

Late last month, ASC announced during its annual Impact + Investment luncheon investments of $12.5 million in Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community for the upcoming year. The investment is comprised of public and private funding that include the city of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Arts Council, surrounding Mecklenburg County municipalities, endowment earnings and ASC’s Make Your …

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Meet Ed Carpenter, Charlotte’s Newest Public Artist

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Ed Carpenter is renowned throughout the world for his large scale public art installations which have included pedestrian and gateway bridges, stained glass windows and monumental sculptural works. Carpenter is also known as a pioneer in the process of creating dichroic glass – glass that contains “multiple micro-layers of metals or oxides” – a fixture …

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YDS Members Munch Through Plaza-Midwood

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Charlotte’s Plaza-Midwood neighborhood is famous for The Penguin, a hole-in-the-wall burger joint so good that it was featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. In June, the ASC’s Young Donor Society (YDS) checked out other noteworthy restaurants in the area on a food tour. Tom Hanchett, staff historian at the Levine Museum of …

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