Check Out Public Art at Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation Centers

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Why This Matters: ASC and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation have worked collaboratively to enhance public spaces throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg with artworks that connect to the surrounding communities. A young child climbs atop “Life,” a public artwork inspired by the okra plants found in the gardens of early Reid Park residents. It’s an example of artwork …

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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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A Return On Your Investment in the Arts

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By Robert Bush, Senior Vice-President, Cultural & Community Investment Here at ASC, we often talk about how donors’ gifts combined with local government investments make art, science and history programs and projects available across Charlotte-Mecklenburg.   This is true.  The support of our donors ensures performances, exhibitions and educational programs happen every day in Mecklenburg County.  …

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Surprising Public Art Is All Around

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ASC’s Public Art Program views public art as integral to a community’s fabric by recognizing the potential of art to create livable cities, enhance neighborhood identity, strengthen economic development and tourism, educate children and adults and enrich the spirit and pride of its citizens. The public art program in Charlotte-Mecklenburg was initiated in 1981.  In …

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RAPG Grantee Finds Movie Success

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By Donna Scott, Executive Producer, Aphasia I was thrilled to receive a Regional Artist Project Grant to provide marketing and networking aid to my first film effort as an Executive Producer. Aphasia is a 40 minute narrative short film about the true story of actor Carl McIntyre, a well known Charlotte actor, who, after suffering a stroke at age …

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