Old Growth takes root at the airport

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager During the drenching downpour of Hurricane Joaquin, sculptor Hoss Haley built and climbed a tree of his own creation. Days earlier, he shipped 27 corten steel blocks from his Asheville studio to Charlotte on the back of three semi flatbeds. He then braved the storm to assemble the sedan-sized pieces …

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Ascendus Dedicated in Honor of Susan Burgess

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Late last month, ASC, the Charlotte City Council, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Charlotte 2012 Host Committee helped kick-off the Democratic National Convention by dedicating Ascendus in honor of former Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Susan Burgess. More than 50 people, including friends, family and elected officials came together at CPCC’s Harris Campus around the corner from …

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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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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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