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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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Caroline Calouche & Co.’s performance this past weekend, October 12 and 13,  was an intriguing blend of modern dance, theater, drama and the aerial arts. The Company, now in its 7th season, has become known for this multidisciplinary approach to contemporary choreography. As an experimental performance, “The Macabre Masque” was imaginative, yet it lacked narrative […]

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Art, culture and community combine in one fun, family-friendly day at the McColl Center for Visual Art (a Knight Arts grantee) this Saturday October 13th from 11-4 p.m. Community Day will feature current resident artists leading a variety of art activities and classes, while Yoga One will conduct yoga sessions for children and adults on […]

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Most of us take our sight for granted. We see a beautiful Impressionist painting and immediately can enjoy the variation in color and play of light or we look at a marble sculpture and admire the curves and lines of the form. Rarely do we stop to wonder about how those who cannot see experience […]

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American Craft Week is here! This nationwide celebration supports the creative economy and the beautiful handmade art and craft found right here in America. Inspired by the format of Restaurant Week, Craft Retailers & Artists For Tomorrow (CRAFT) began American Craft Week three years ago to unite crafts people and galleries in shouting a loud […]

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By Susan Jedrzejewski, McColl Center for Visual Art McColl Center for Visual Art is pleased to welcome Mel Chin as a Knight Artist-in-Residence from September 23 to December 31, 2012. Both analytical and poetic, Mel Chin’s art evades easy classification. Known for the broad range of approaches in his practice, his work is largely motivated […]

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E Pluribus Unum.“Out of many, one.” This Latin phrase has long stood as the de-facto motto for the United States of America. In many ways it accurately captures the nature of the U.S.A. forming one nation out of a collection of states and one citizenry out of a people with various backgrounds and beliefs. UNC […]

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Travel the globe all in one Saturday afternoon at this year’s UNC Charlotte International Festival. The Festival features a variety of art, food, music and dance from different cultures in a marketplace setting with exhibition booths.  Over 50 nations will be represented by UNC Charlotte’s international students and Charlotte’s international community. The festival begins on […]

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Forgery is always a hot-button word in the art world, but with the rise of online shopping, the issue has intensified greatly. In recent years, the art market has expanded beyond its original exclusivity with the rise of the Internet. Sites like eBay provide shoppers with a bazaar-like experience where they can find works by […]

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Of the 60 works in “Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design” Matthias Pliessnig’s work stands out. Pliessnig’s uses the traditional technique of coopering to steam bend thin strips of wood, creating furniture pieces attuned to form, function and physics. His work is representative of the exhibition’s emphasis on the ways contemporary […]

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The intricacies of relationships, whether good or bad, loving or abusive, joyful or sad, were a prominent theme at the UNC Charlotte’s Faculty Dance Concert this past weekend. Each of the four dances explored this theme, with the first dance, “In the Periphery” by Gretchen Alterowitz, setting the tone by placing relationships central to her […]

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