Preserving History through Art

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Why This Matters: Through photographic documentation, ASC grant recipient Nancy O. Albert records the history of North Carolina tobacco barns to ensure access for future generations. By Giovanna Torres Communications & Marketing Coordinator Imagine constantly running against time to make a visual record of endangered historic structures. After all, if there is no record, how will …

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How Science Inspires Art Created by These Charlotte-Area Artists

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Why This Matters: Both art and science seek to examine the world in order to explain how what we see and experience every day fits together. This connection provides Charlotte-area artists with inspiration for their work. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Before she ever puts watercolor or pencil to paper, Charlotte-based nature artist and illustrator Leigh Anne Carter examines …

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Community Supported Art Program Connects Artist to Opportunity

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Why This Matters: ASC’s Community Supported Art program connects artists to patrons that care about supporting artists in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Carolina waterways, or rather his interpretation of them, connected Davidson sculptor Jonathan Pellitteri to art collectors and conservationists. Pellitteri created a sculpture of the Catawba River, which begins in …

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Keep calm and mold on

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By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern As I sat in Julie Wiggins’ studio, I decided the way she imprints clay with careful designs is one big metaphor for how she imprints people with her quiet observations. She is one of those singular people who truly appreciates the mundane and knows the importance of …

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Animating life with Terry Shipley

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By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern  “I guess the best way to describe it is it’s very accidental…I’m an accidental artist.” Equal parts humility and wonder light up Terry Shipley’s face when she begins talking about ceramics, a passion she discovered at age 42. A Community Supported Art participant, she considers herself living …

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