There is an audible buzz coming from 222 South Church Street as the Gallery at Packard Place prepares for its first community celebration. This Saturday, June 30 at 5:30 p.m., the Gallery will showcase local art, local food and local beer in a fundraising effort to support its important goal of blending and connecting business [...]
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.
Many people find contemporary art difficult, especially if it is abstract. We baffle at the colors and shapes wondering what the artist meant. What was their inspiration? What am I suppose to get out of this? Some of us may turn to a title for guidance, but many artists leave that purposefully ambiguous too. So [...]
Where can you feel the fire of Lecuona’s “Malaguena,” enjoy the romance of Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” and blast into outerspace with Williams’ “Across the Stars” outside a movie theater?
A diverse crowd mixed, mingled and paraded up and down North Davidson Street at the NoDa Gallery Crawl this past Friday. Much like a pub crawl, you can stroll through the shops, street vendors and galleries at your own pace. Stop in one of the many watering holes to have a drink or two or [...]
Down on Camden Road in the South End where manufacturing once flourished a busy hub of artists are creating and collaborating. The Charlotte Art League (CAL), a non-profit visual arts organization, is the genesis of this activity. “Some artists can work in a studio for weeks with just a little social contact with others. I couldn’t [...]
At a park in the middle of Uptown amidst Charlotte’s towering skyscrapers, the words of Shakespeare are coming to life. Through June 17th at The Green Uptown, audiences can enjoy “The Tempest” performed by the Charlotte Shakespeare Theatre Company as part of this year’s Charlotte Shakespeare Festival, now in its seventh year. “The Tempest” by [...]
What do a wolf covered in tar, a knit Batman suit and a paper skull with fantastical insects have in common? These objects d’art are seemingly disparate, and yet the Mint Museum’s Annie Carlano, Director of Craft and Design, found a way to connect them. “Fairytales, Fantasy and Fear” at the Mint Museum Uptown (a [...]
By Logan McSwain, North Carolina Dance Theatre In 2011, after a 23-year dance career, Sasha Janes became North Carolina Dance Theatre’s rehearsal director and frequent choreographer. He was recently promoted to associate artistic director. Janes was commissioned to choreograph his first ballet in 2006 and since then he has choreographed 15 ballets. Dangerous Liaisons, performed by NC [...]
Friday night’s gallery crawl in the South End was an absolute feast for the eyes, ears and tastebuds. With more than 18 different galleries and shops participating (not to mention the fabulous food trucks that stop by), the first Friday of each month has gained new vitality in the South End. Art galleries and retail stores stay [...]
By Aaron Fiedler, Arts & Science Council Almost two years ago, the Arts & Science Council awarded the first three Cultural Innovation Grants (CIG) to emerging organizations that showed promise programmatically and were innovating to serve Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s diverse population. From a firm foundation and with strong, passionate leadership Charlotte ARTery, Carolina Actors Studio Theatre and Charlotte [...]