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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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The Summer Pops Concert Series by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (a Knight Arts grantee) is just around the corner, with the first concert scheduled for June 9 at Symphony Park. Tickets are $10 for adults, entrance for children under 18 is free, and a series pass is available for all five concerts for $35. Park […]

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Charlotte’s grassroots art scene hit the stage Sunday as the  documentary “BUSK! – The Heart of Street Performance”  premiered at McGlohon Theater. The 42-minute film was released for free to raise awareness of the benefits of grassroots art can have on a city. Watch it above and share with fellow arts enthusiasts.  

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The Summer Arts Institute is now enrolling students at the McColl Center for Visual Art (a Knight Arts grantee). If your child is a budding artist, creative genius or just plain bored during the Summer months, give them the opportunity to “activate their creativity” and work with a professional artist in a weeklong class. Half-day […]

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Today, ArtPlace America, a nationwide initiative that puts the arts at the heart of community revitalization, announced $15.2 million in funding for new projects in 44 communities across the United States. We’re excited to see that arts leaders in seven of the communities where Knight invests – Miami, Philadelphia, St. Paul, San Jose, Macon, Detroit and […]

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This coming Saturday, May 18, is International Museum Day. The Levine Center for the Arts’ partners are all participating; this means the Mint Museum of Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will offer a special “pay what you wish” admission fee. Additionally, special programming surrounding the Day’s 2013 […]

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The ecoFab Trash Couture Fashion Show (which I wrote about earlier this month) hit the runway with glitz, bravado and Barbie doll heads! Twenty-three artists took their assignment to create fashion out of at least 25 percent recycled materials and the rest using re-purposed, reused or sustainable materials to new levels of ingenuity. Not only […]

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By Dias Dobson, Gantt Center Jonathan Green — the painter whose work, A Spiritual Journey of life, is currently on display at the Gantt Center — is more than an artist: he’s a visionary, an intellectual and a history teacher. As a proud South Carolina native, Green has made it his personal mission to educate […]

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For many of us abstract modern art is confusing and incomprehensible. We fail to connect with it, to understand it, to see its complexity, or even to recognize its historical validity. I cannot even begin to count the number of times I’ve heard museum visitors say, “That’s not art! A kid could have painted that,” […]

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Garbage on the runway?

Published on 02 May 2013 by in Charlotte

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This weekend, trash hits the fashion runway at the Crown Plaza in Uptown Charlotte. I am not commenting on the quality of costumes but the composition. The ecoFab Trash Couture Fashion Show will run from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday May 4 and feature couture made from at least 25% recycled materials, with the remaining percentage […]

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Lush exuberance filled the stage this weekend at the North Carolina Dance Theatre’s (a Knight Arts grantee) performance of “Contemporary Fusion.” A part of the Ulysses Festival, Charlotte’s Spring Festival of the Arts, “Contemporary Fusion” closed the Dance Theatre’s 2012-2013 season with a roaring clang. It featured three radically different ballets choreographed by Jiri Bubenicek, […]

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