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With an opening that was timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s (a Knight Arts grantee) new exhibition, “Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors, Lovers,” reveals the importance of connection to inspire great art. On view from Feb. 14-July 29, “Artistic Relationships” features more than 80 works from the Bechtler’s permanent collection. […]

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The Charlotte Dance Festival is here with professional and open dance classes in modern, hip-hop and West African dance. Classes will be held on February 16th at the following times: Professional Level Classes (university students and pro): 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Modern Dance with Sherone Price 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Contemporary with Angela Gallo […]

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No one theme runs through the five ballets in North Carolina’s Dance Theatre’s  (a Knight Arts grantee) “Innovative Works.” The show is alternately introspective, jarring and romantic. Featuring work from choreographers Mark Diamond, Sasha Janes and Dwight Rhoden, “Innovative Works” has only one weekend left — February 15-16 with performances at 7:30 p.m. The show […]

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A festive Mardi Gras atmosphere pervaded the Charlotte Art League (CAL) at last week’s first Friday exhibition opening. With fun music, beads galore and king cake, it was difficult not to “Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler,” as the exhibition title encourages. This themed exhibition runs through February 22 and can be viewed during CAL’s gallery […]

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Time. It is a concept with which we are all familiar. We count it. We waste it. We watch it go by. There is a right time and a wrong time. You can even be behind it or ahead of it. But do we really understand it? Do we all even have the same understanding? […]

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Experience the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) (a Knight Arts grantee) in a new way with the rhythm and movement of the Metropolitan Ballroom dancers at 7:30 p.m. on January 25 at the Knight Theater. “Ballroom!” will showcase the music and dance of the waltz, rumba, samba and tango with Jacomo Rafael Bairos conducting. Select highlights […]

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Fashion and art collide at the Mint Museum Randolph (a Knight Arts grantee) this Tuesday, January 22nd. From 6-9 p.m., the Mint will host an ArtFusion event inspired by current exhibition, “And the Bead Goes On” with a fashion show and beading demonstration. “And the Bead Goes On,” the Mint Museum’s current fashion exhibition at […]

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A world famous and innovative dance company comes to Charlotte after a prolonged absence of 30 years. On January 18, UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture will present the Martha Graham Dance Company at 8 p.m. in the Knight Theater. Known for the ground-breaking choreography of modern dance pioneer Martha Graham, the Company offers authentic Graham experiences […]

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Congratulations to ArtPlace’s 104 finalists for 2012-13 Creative Placemaking grants. The finalists represent 72 communities in 33 states, including the Knight resident communities of Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, San Jose and St Paul. The finalists were selected based on their potential to transform communities art and culture. The 104 named today were chosen from […]

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Challenges to arts journalism

Published on 15 January 2013 by in Charlotte

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Arts journalism has a responsibility to the arts. Undeniably, they have a reciprocal relationship. Arts journalism depends on the arts for content, while the arts benefit in various ways from media coverage. But responsibility? Ken Lambla, AIA, Dean of the College of Arts + Architecture at the University of North Carolina Charlotte issued this charge […]

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