The poetic musings of Amy Bagwell

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern  In your memory there probably exists a nasty grammar school teacher with half-moon spectacles and a fierce lecture on dangling modifiers who preached about poetry as rhyme and metaphor, parallelism and meter. Now, you run from her gravelly voice every time you stumble across a book of …

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A Living Canvas – Introducing Mark Stephenson

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By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern Art is remarkably accommodating. Somewhere along the way, we decided we could only approach her wearing the hat of artist, historian, scholar, elitist – but she waits for us regardless of our background, beckoning us to please, come as we are. Perhaps that’s why many of our Community …

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Molding Charlotte’s Art Scene

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern To those of you who chose the math or science track and feel condemned to an un-artsy existence, find hope in Amy Sanders, a potter selected for the Arts & Science Council’s Community Supported Art program. Originally at school for biology, Sanders took a ceramics class during her …

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Standing proud – a Charlotte sculptor on the up and up

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By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern How many times have you passed the public art piece on South Tryon, or fumbled through an explanation of it to a non-local? “I know it’s called the Firebird, but I don’t know what it’s supposed to mean.” We learn how to process oil paintings on museum walls, …

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Snapshotting Lauren Doran

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By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern During Lauren Doran’s high school years, a 35mm camera walked into her life and she hasn’t been the same since. The camera, a gift from her dad, awakened a love of photography that continues to shape the Community Supported Art (CSA) participant. Her handle of the lens …

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