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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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By Eric Mullis, Triptych Collective Since the Triptych Collective’s artistic home is in a former mill village in Charlotte N.C., last summer I started doing extensive research into southern textile mill culture.  I wanted to know who worked in those factories and lived in the small mill houses, what their lives were like, and how […]

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Milton Esterow, ARTnews editor and publisher, will speak at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art on April 24th at 7 p.m. Esterow will discuss “How to Look at Art without Feeling Inferior,” sharing his ample knowledge and experience with the art world garnered over 60 years as an arts journalist, editor, gallery director, author and […]

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Blumenthal Performing Arts brings renowned pianist-composer and 20-time Grammy winner Chick Corea to the Queen City. Corea will perform April 19th at 8 p.m. in the Knight Theater at the Levine Center for the Arts. Playing with musical greats the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Blue Mitchell and Miles Davis, Corea established himself early on as […]

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This past weekend UNC-Charlotte theatre students tackled a difficult play both in content and technical ability with finesse and talent. The play, “Spring Awakening” a musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 controversial “Frűlings Erwachen,” is an expressionist portrait of teenage sexuality amidst bourgeois repression of late nineteenth century German society. Wedekind wanted to expose the […]

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The Bauhaus influence has reached almost all of us in our material worlds, whether it is the streamlined, functionality of a chair or the steel-frame construction of a building. The documentary Bauhaus: Model and Myth (103 minutes, German and English with English subtitles) will be screened at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art this Friday, […]

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By Maura Guyote, Creative Capital We’re so pleased to announce that the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte & ArtSi will be co-hosting their first Spanish-language Professional Development Workshop in Charlotte, NC this May. The Arts & Science Council of Charlotte first hosted a Creative Capital workshop in 2007. Since then, participants in Charlotte have referred to the knowledge […]

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By Caitlyn Swett, Triptych Collective Writer’s note: I have been working collaboratively with four dance artists since Fall 2013 on a piece that contemplates the meaning of home and how these experiences vary socio-economically. The piece, “The Boundaries do not Hold” funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has taken a different […]

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In the Anne R. Belk Theater of Robinson Hall, J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 and 6 will be performed at UNC Charlotte as part of the University’s Faculty and Friends Concert Series. On Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m., Department of Music faculty David Russell, Anne R. Belk Distinguished Professor of Violin, and Mira […]

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Library goers swayed in their seats as a trio of instrumentalists and a vocalist performed at the West Boulevard Library in Charlotte on Tuesday, February 18. The musical walk-through was part of the Knight Foundation’s Library Acts of Culture program. The program, executed in partnership with the Arts & Science Council and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, brought an unannounced cultural performance to each of the county’s […]

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As The Light Factory- Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film (TLF) settles into its new location on 1817 Central Avenue, a new lineup of photography classes will begin in April. Despite last October’s suspension of operations and dire outlook for this 41-year-old organization–one of four museums in the nation that exclusively focuses on film and […]

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