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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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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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This coming weekend kicks off a great fall schedule for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (a Knight Arts grantee), which will feature a potpourri of renowned musicians and performers. From pop rock artists to famous conductors, the 2012-2013 season is sure to be a thrill for the Classics, POPS, and KnightSounds Series. The POPS Series begins […]

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“Omie Wise,” a folk murder ballad, is familiar to many North Carolinians; it tells the story of Naomi Wise, who was murdered by Jonathan Lewis in Randolph County. The story was romanticized by 19th century author Braxton Craven and made more popular by the voice of Doc Watson. Now the ballad is undergoing another re-interpretation […]

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Donald Harrison, known as “The King of Nouveau Swing,” will kick off this year’s Coca-Cola Sunset Jazz Festival on September 8th from 2-9 p.m.  According to CBS Sunday Morning, Harrison is one of the most important musicians of the new millennium. He originated the Nouveau Swing Style, which fuses acoustic swing with modern R&B, hip-hop […]

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (a Knight Arts grantee) has a new exhibition, “Giacometti: Memory and Presence,” that presents an intimate look at Alberto Giacometti’s life and career, exploring his artistic successes as well as familial relationships and inspirations. The exhibition will remain on view until February 8, 2013 and features more than 80 […]

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The Democratic National Convention begins next week (just in case you forgot). The week kicks off with CarolinaFest on Labor Day, September 3rd. A daylong street festival, CarolinaFest will be held on Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte and get started at 10 a.m. with the  Labor Day Parade. September 4th and 5th are Convention meeting […]

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In a brilliant nod to the 2012 Presidential election, the Mint Museum (a Knight Arts grantee) is holding its own election: “Vote for Art.” This project gives museum visitors a chance to directly help in the Mint’s collection process. While visiting the museum’s Uptown location, the public can cast a ballot for three of their […]

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A thought provoking and honest photography exhibition, “We are Charlotte,” opened this week at the Light Factory (a Knight Arts grantee) in Uptown Charlotte. It is the culmination of a Student Art Exchange program that high school students from Myers Park, Northwest School of the Arts, West Charlotte and Rocky River High Schools participated. During […]

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