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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Ulysses Festival kicked off this past weekend, starting more than a month of arts events celebrating the 50 year legacy of the 1964 Civil Rights Act with the 2014 theme: “A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood.” The Festival is an artistic, educational and marketing collaboration between Charlotte arts organizations, including the Batte Center at Wingate […]
Libraries are often quite and studious spaces; sometimes they are venues for community engagement, and certainly they are conduits of information. But rarely do they become spaces for the performing arts, and yet this is exactly what Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents have been experiencing this March in their community libraries through the Library Acts of Culture program. […]
Breaking news – our good friend and colleague Robert Bush was JUST named the head of the Arts & Science Council, an organization he joined in 2000. We are thrilled by the decision of the board and congratulate him. Click here to read the press release announcing the great news.