Working Towards Equity in the Cultural Community

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Why This Matters: The work of ASC and the cultural community is vital in helping Charlotte address issues of access, equity, racism and structural exclusion. By Robert Bush ASC President The recent shooting and death of Keith Lamont Scott and the subsequent protests revealed deep-seated issues of access, equity, racism and structural exclusion that lie …

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New Public Art in Charlotte’s Sedgefield Neighborhood

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Why This Matters: The “Sedgefield Totem” brings more neighborhood-based public art to Charlotte. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager For Central Piedmont Community College instructor Paula Smith, creating “Sedgefield Totem” for Charlotte’s Sedgefield neighborhood was akin to a master’s class in public art. The artwork, dedicated in June, is a result of the Neighborhoods in Creative …

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New public art connects community to neighborhood park

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Public art, artist Shaun Cassidy said, should acknowledge the space it inhabits and the surrounding community. “Origins,” “Community Spring” and “Life,” the three pieces that comprise the public art at the new Reid Park Neighborhood Park in Charlotte, accomplishes both and more. Created by the artist team of Laurel Holtzapple, …

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A public approach to public art

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The public part of “public art” can refer to more than the accessible location. It often references the multitude of voices involved in the public art process. For Lake Norman artist Dana Gingras, who is creating artwork for the East Charlotte neighborhood of Grove Park, the chorus included representatives from …

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Public art connects kids to community – and a local university

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Elementary students from Reid Park Academy in Charlotte connected to the history of their community – and contributed to what will be a future source of pride for their neighborhood – during a college-level crash course in public art last month. The students traveled to Winthrop University in Rock Hill, …

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