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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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According to curator Janet Kopolos, “the most interesting use of the U.S. map shape,” in  Randy Shull’s new body of work “is that it’s a void.” A void is usually seen negatively as a loss or lack of something. Perhaps Shull is critiquing the United States’ substance or lack thereof. Perhaps Shull is questioning the […]

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One culture’s imprint

Published on 17 December 2012 by in Charlotte

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By Bonita Buford, Gantt Center Mournful voices chant; chains scrape across a floor; sobs and sporadic drums form the soundtrack as visitors step into America I AM: The African American Imprint, a sweeping historical exhibition outlining pivotal moments of courage, conviction and creativity.   This multimedia presentation includes rare documents, photographs and more than two hundred […]

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By Bonita Buford, Gantt Center Pastor David Williams of Gastonia, North Carolina was the winner of the Harvey B. Gantt Center Imprint Contest, coming closest to guessing the number of plastic water bottles that were recycled and used to create outdoor signage for the Center’s America I AM: The African American Imprint exhibition.  Of the […]

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I am going to see the Nutcracker this coming weekend for the first time. Of course I am familiar with the story: how young Clara is magically transported to another realm by Herr Drosselmeyer and the Nutcracker Prince comes to life to save her. I can’t wait to see the dancing sugarplums, be awed by […]

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Whoever thinks museums are stuffy, static places where nothing changes has not been to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (a Knight Arts grantee) lately.  The main exhibition, “Giacometti: Memory and Presence,” has undergone a face lift recently and a new exhibition, “Antoni Tàpies: Texture and Image,” opens Saturday December 15.  A flurry of things […]

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In Charlotte, Andreas Bechtler is well known as the art collector, the philanthropist, and even the entrepreneur, but his role as the artist is perhaps lesser known. University of North Carolina Charlotte’s Projective Eye Gallery presents “Andreas Bechtler, the Artist” through February 27, 2013, exploring Bechtler’s artistic works. Bechtler began exploring abstracting painting as a […]

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Significantly, the Light Factory (a Knight Arts grantee) is continually showcasing and supporting artists and photographers right here in the Queen City. In fact, the Light Factory has a whole series devoted to this purpose — “In Our Own Backyard.” The current show in the Middleton McMillan Gallery, “In My Own Time: Photographs by Amy […]

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By Taylor Thomas, Community School of the Arts Though the holiday season is generally marked by twinkling lights and the celebratory clanking of shopping carts, winter traditions are diverse and wide-ranging among Charlotte families.  I smile thinking about the various songs to be sung and decorations to be made within our own family of Community […]

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The holiday season is upon us and whether you believe in Santa, hang a stocking or put out your shoes, spin the dreidel, light a Kinara or a Menorah, parade in Posadas, or ring in the New Year, there are festivities for everyone in the Queen City this December. Musical Happenings: Holiday Jazz Concert at […]

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“Enignum Motion” by Joseph Walsh is one of the most outstanding examples of studio furniture design in the Mint Museum’s Contemporary Craft Collection. It is a unique example of the versatility of wood and conveys movement in a totally unique way. As such, Walsh’s perspective on “Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and […]

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