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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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A holiday tradition returns to Charlotte November 29 through December 2: the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s “Magic of Christmas” concert! The CSO (a Knight Arts grantee) will be joined by the Children’s Choir and Oratorio Singers for a festive evening full of good cheer and holiday classics. The “Magic of Christmas” is part of the Pops series, which […]

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Which one will you choose?

Published on 15 November 2012 by in Charlotte

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Eclectic interior design meets modernist architecture in the Queen City tonight as the Mint Museum of Art (a Knight Arts grantee) and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art ( a Knight Arts grantee) host stars in these fields respectively. Courtney and Robert Novogratz will be presenting as part of the CAD Series at the Mint Uptown, […]

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By Susan Patterson, program director/Arts at Knight Foundation The Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance, a winner in the Knight Foundation/National Endowment of the Arts Arts Journalism Challenge, was in the spotlight this week on the popular Charlotte Talks show on NPR affiliate WFAE. The alliance is a collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and […]

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For a few dollars more

Published on 14 November 2012 by in Charlotte

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By Susan Jedrzejewski, McColl Center for Visual Art Award-winning conceptual artist Mel Chin, currently a Knight Artist-in-Residence at McColl Center for Visual Art, will speak in McKnight Hall on the UNC Charlotte campus on Thursday, November 29. His talk, “FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE,” will address a variety of recent work and the value and […]

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And the winners are…

Published on 12 November 2012 by in Charlotte

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The Mint Museum (a Knight Arts grantee) announced the three winning artworks from its Vote for Art campaign this past Friday at a swanky event appropriately called the Ballot Ball. The Vote for Art campaign began in September and coincided with the Democratic National Convention. In an attempt to more fully align the Mint Museum’s […]

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Sculpture, photography, pottery, handmade books, glass art, prints, paintings, jewelry and so much more are all to be found at the Charlotte Art Collective’s Holiday Show & Sale this Saturday November 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. With as many as 25 artists in attendance, including well known Sukey Pratt, Celena Burnett, Richard Siegel and Celia […]

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Lynchings are not a part of our past many of us wish to dwell on or even acknowledge. Instead public memory wishes to suppress this past atrocity.  Not only is the abstraction disturbing to our concepts of law and justice, but when faced with the factual details, we feel nauseous and brutalized. The memory of […]

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Art meets jazz at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (a Knight Arts grantee) this Friday at 6 p.m. The concert, “Existentialism of Jazz,” will feature music from the free Jazz Movement as pioneered by Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy. Held in the lobby of the Bechtler, tickets are free for members and […]

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“Astounding!”  “Absolutely amazing!”  “Superb!” One could hear these exclamations abounding in the lobby of the Knight Theatre this past weekend after the North Carolina Dance Theatre’s season opener, “Limitless.” And indeed the performance deserved all of this praise; it was exhilarating, provocative, lively and even flirtatious at times. Featuring three different ballets, “Blue Danube,” “Shelter” […]

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There are only a few months left to enjoy the wonderful collection of North Carolina pottery on view at the Mint Museum Randolph.  “A Thriving Tradition” features 75 years of collecting North Carolina Pottery across the state’s pottery centers, including the Piedmont, Catawba Valley, and the Mountains. The Mint began its pottery collection with four […]

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