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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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Are you an art lover interested in supporting local artists? Want to attend a series of exclusive events to meet local artists and other art lovers? If so, then the Arts and Science Council’s Community Supported Art program (CSA) is likely for you. Shares for the 2015 Spring CSA go on sale at 10 a.m. […]

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A new round of artists-in-residence arrived at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation this month. The new artists represent a variety of styles and media, but there is a significant focus on the Environment and Craft Spheres of Impact. These thematic realms are part of the McColl Center’s goal to create meaningful partnerships between […]

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The choreographic process

Published on 26 January 2015 by in Charlotte

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By Melissa Anduiza, Charlotte Ballet dancer On a daily basis, choreographers and dancers have the privilege of diving into the ever so varied “choreographic process”. The choreographic process is especially unique when it comes to a contemporary show, such as Innovative Works, because of the endless possibilities that both artists (choreographer and dancer) can explore […]

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The North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF) is back in the Queen City on January 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the Anne R. Belk Theater of Robinson Hall. This performance will feature five touring choreographers selected by Dance Project, as well as two local artists. Dance Project, a non-profit organization under the direction of Jan Van […]

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This evening, Monday, January 12th, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will host a gallery talk with Karen Stock, Associate Professor of Art History at Winthrop University, in conjunction with its current exhibition “British Invasion.” Stock will explore the work of Bridget Riley in this Modern Monday event, which is a programmatic series offering opportunities […]

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This week, Knight Foundation is celebrating the arts in Charlotte. I’m excited to join Dennis Scholl, Knight’s vice president for arts, in recognizing those organizations – large and small – receiving a combined $1 million in Knight funding as they continue to make Charlotte such a great place to live, work and play. With Patricia […]

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The Arts & Science Council (ASC), the primary advocate and fundraiser for Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural sector, launches its 2015 Annual Fund Drive with a new Connect with Culture Day on Saturday, January 10th. This free day-long celebration will feature a range of cultural experiences, from a poetry slam workshop with Quentin Talley to a performance by Opera […]

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By Alexys Taylor, Harvey B. Gantt Center Many believe that abstract art is hard to understand and interpret, often leaving the viewer frustrated or confused. Our minds have been trained, since we were young, to find the right answer, leaving no room for creative thinking or interpretation. Unfortunately, this is how many view abstract art, […]

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On November 1, 2014 at 6:15 p.m., a groundbreaking photograph was taken in Uptown Charlotte. One hundred and thirty-eight photographers gathered on Tryon Street to take two simultaneous photographs that captured both sides of the street for one unique panorama called “Moment Mile.” Led by Sean Busher, the photograph was an awareness building project for […]

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Acting with Intent

Published on 19 December 2014 by in Charlotte

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By Amy Bareham, Arts & Science Council Cultural & Community Investment Intern We are all curators of powerful stories. From childhood to old age or brokenness to victory, we fill the pages of our lives with characters that have tales of their own. And at the intersection of all these stories are groups like the […]

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