ASC Honors, Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award – Andrew West, History

Categories: ASC, ASC Honors, ASC Projects, Blog, Education

ASC Honors-Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Arts, Science or History celebrates the lifetime achievements of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg resident in the visual, design or performing arts, history, literature or science. Thanks to the generosity of the Cato Corporation, ASC is also able to honor lifetime achievement in teaching art, science and history for Pre-K-12 teachers …

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America I Am, Other Exhibits Converge on Charlotte for DNC

Categories: Blog, Cultural Partners

By Karin Reed, Arts & Science Council As Charlotte welcomes thousands of delegates and media from around the world for the Democratic National Convention, the museums at the city’s Levine Center for the Arts are showing major national exhibits. Largest among them is Tavis Smiley’s America I Am: The African-American Imprint at the Harvey B. …

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Visual Art for the Visually Impaired

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Last month, ASC oversaw the installation of Po Shu Wang and Louise Bertelsen’s artwork Sight Unseen at Midtown Park on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Normally, visual art is by definition not accessible to the sight-impaired. For this project, the artists began by ‘envisioning’ through the ears and hands of a sight-impaired person. Noticing the …

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“Passing through Light” Connects Communities

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHrLkXDDuCU] In 2011, the Arts & Science Council managed Public Art Commission along with Johnson C. Smith University and the City of Charlotte commissioned light artist Erwin Redl to complete a public art project at the I-77 Underpass at W. Trade Street. “Passing through Light” meant to create a positive passage between Uptown and …

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New Fire Station #42 Gets Gates

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Artist Zachary Noble was selected by the Public Art Commission to do the public artwork for the new Fire Station #42 on Central Avenue. Noble fabricated two 1300 pound gates that represent both the fire station and the community in which the fire station resides. Hear Noble explain his inspiration and talk about the gates …

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