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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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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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Let’s talk about F.O.O.D.

Published on 25 April 2013 by in Charlotte

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Food: we rave about it; we crave it; we critique it; spend time and energy preparing it; watch T.V. shows about it; sometimes it even drives us to blaspheme. But what about the objects that we use to prepare it and to present it? How much consideration do they get? This is the focus of […]

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  Warm weather, flowers blooming and insects stirring can only mean one thing: its time for Shakespeare at the Green. For the past eight years, the Charlotte Shakespeare theater company has been offering affordable performances of some of the Bard’s greatest works in a truly unique setting-outside amidst the towering office buildings of Uptown Charlotte. […]

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McColl Center for Visual Art (a Knight Arts grantee) transforms itself this upcoming weekend on April 13 into a magical trip through musical history. The event, Studio Party 13: Magical Mystery Tour, is a moveable feast, themed party and contemporary art sale all in one.  The doors open at 7 p.m. with a special VIP […]

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By: Dias Dobson, Harvey B. Gantt Center Experiencing my first opening weekend with the Gantt Center was truly amazing. Being in the presence of the creative genius that is Johnathan Green and David Herman, Jr. were among the many highlights of my weekend.  To be in the company of a world renowned artist and discuss […]

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Undeniably, the Internet has opened boundless possibilities for interaction and new avenues for communication, especially between different people from a variety of backgrounds. Undeniably this interaction is new in terms of content and format; so new, in fact, that it is hard to determine what its impact will be on society. The Light Factory’s new […]

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By Brandon A. Stanley, Opera Carolina Opera Carolina brought a new cultural event to the Charlotte community with Art to Poetry to Music on January 20, 2013. This event, presented in collaboration with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University, explored Chinese cultural arts by featuring performance by Chinese […]

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Charlotteans’ creative energy is shaking off the damp and cold of winter with four great events this weekend. Ranging from aerial dance triumphs to artist lectures and contemporary choreography to creative conversations there is something to interest everyone. So get in swing with spring and check out one of these events: The Department of Dance […]

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