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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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Maria Howell, jazz singer and actress, will perform Friday July 5th and Saturday July 6th at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Known for her sultry, smooth voice and mixing R&B, gospel and soul in her renditions of jazz classics, Howell will sing a variety of jazz standards like Nat King Cole’s “Straighten Up and […]

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The work of Mel Chin is back at the McColl Center for Visual Art (a Knight Arts grantee) in the exhibition “Mel Chin: Recap,” opening June 28th and running until August 17th. Chin’s work is multi-disciplinary, collaborative and crosses boundaries of medium, style and method.  His main goal is to use art as an invocation […]

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art hosts another inspiring documentary, “Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect,” for its Architecture + Film series on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m.  Produced in 2008, “A Kind of Architect” explores the sensational architect, Rem Koolhaas, and his visionary ideas. Koolhaas has created some of the most intriguing modern […]

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The Sixth Juried Annuale is now on view at the Light Factory in uptown Charlotte.  This year’s juror, Dr. Kathleen V. Jameson, president and CEO of the Mint Museum of Art, selected six finalists from 110 entries as winners of the Annuale. The winners include: Rachel E. Andrews from Denver, N.C., whose introspective series explores […]

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“Connectivity,” the collaborative exhibition between the McColl Center for Visual Art (a Knight Arts grantee) and Cynthia-Reeves Projects, ends this Saturday, June 15. Exploring and mapping the complex intersections of inspiration and creativity, “Connectivity” evokes the mission of the McColl Center and its dedication to creating connections between artists, communities, and contemporary art. Through artist […]

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Kinsey family travels

Published on 11 June 2013 by in Charlotte

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By Brandon D. Nixon, Gantt Center Bernard and Shirley Kinsey’s journey together began in 1963 as two college students in Tallahassee, Florida attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). They began their travels in the mid-1960s when Bernard Kinsey worked briefly as a park ranger at the Grand Canyon. Fifty years later, with their son […]

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All Arts Market in NoDa

Published on 10 June 2013 by in Charlotte

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The Neighborhood Theatre will host more than 70 artists this coming weekend on Saturday. June 15 at the All Arts Market on North Davidson Street, known to Queen City residents as NoDa. The Arts Market is free and open to the public; it begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. This event is […]

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Ready, set, respond!

Published on 01 June 2013 by in Charlotte

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By Taylor Thomas, Community School of the Arts Since 2011, the Knight Foundation has provided Community School of the Arts with the chance to enable our outreach and financial aid students to experience a variety of classical symphonies, cultural concerts, emotive operas, and dynamic museum exhibitions.  The ticket access fund left students wide-eyed and excited […]

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In 2007, E.E. Balcos and John Allemeier began interpreting three murder ballads popular in North Carolina folklore: “Poor Ellen,” “Omie Wise” and “the Ballad of Frankie Silver.”  They re-worked these ballads to produce three unique but related dance pieces with choreography and music inspired by the original ballads. These three works have been performed at […]

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The revived Party in the Park at the Mint Museum Randolph (a Knight Arts grantee) is back this Thursday, May 30th from 6:30 to 11 p.m. This is a family-friendly fundraising event on the front lawn of the museum. Activities include outdoor games, a silent auction, live music and a film screening of the 1980s […]

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