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The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Charlotte that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Program Director Susan Patterson.

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The installation of the Lona-Frey Collection at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Center City building is a brilliant addition that lends a vibrancy to the building and to students’ relationship with art. On long-term loan to UNCC (roughly for the next three years), the collection opened to the public on August 4 and features […]

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On Thursday, August 9th, the McColl Center for Visual Art (a Knight Arts grantee) welcomes five new artists just in time for the Democratic National Convention. Each of these artists will occupy a studio at the Center during August, working on a site-specific work that will be displayed for the “America Now” exhibition. Meet the new […]

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Capturing Carolina is a challenge. Tourists try with their point-and-shoot cameras. Locals memorialize her in song. And visual artists interpret her landscapes and people through a variety of mediums. Carolina represents a vast number of things to a vast number of people. How you define her is perhaps unique to each of us. This uniqueness […]

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In July, the Arts & Science Council (ASC) with the City of Charlotte received an Our Town grant totaling $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This grant will help fund public artwork that is part of the revitalization efforts occurring on the North Tryon Street Corridor from Dalton Avenue to West 30th […]

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If you are dragged down by the divisive headlines, stories of violence and all the political clap trap running 24 hours a day, take a moment to visit the newest exhibit, “Silent Heroes,” at the Levine Museum of the New South (a Knight Arts grantee).  This exhibit, running through December 31, will remind you of […]

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Is fashion art? The answer may depend entirely on how one defines art. A modern perspective on art might emphasize its purpose of expression or its ability to communicate something about the world. However, this view has not always been widely accepted. Immanuel Kant argued for the separation of art from life; he thought it […]

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This week the McColl Center for Visual Art’s (a Knight Arts grantee) exhibition “Squared” is drawing to a close. Featuring the work of Injoo Whang and Caitlin Masley, “Squared” examines the symbolic nature of the square.  A gallery reception on Friday July 27th from 6-9 p.m. will mark the end of this interesting, installation-based show. […]

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In the art world classification is paramount. Art historians, critics and curators spend much of their time seeking to contextualize art — to define art and subsequently artists by shared characteristics. Hence we have the categorization of art by time period, geographical region and personal style; and we use terms like primitive, minimalist, classical, self-taught […]

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The last North Carolina Dance Theatre Summer Camp for children ages 5-6 is fast approaching. At the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, fairytales have been coming to life all summer long through dance, music, crafts and performance. This last camp will explore Sleeping Beauty and the Prince from July 30 – August […]

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“The moon is very close tonight. Threads once held it to the Sky, but they have come undone. The moon is falling, but if I raise my hand, I can catch it on my finger, Before the branches snatch it away. Quick tell me, what is it made of. I can tell by the feel […]

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