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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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Fashion and art collide at the Mint Museum Randolph (a Knight Arts grantee) this Tuesday, January 22nd. From 6-9 p.m., the Mint will host an ArtFusion event inspired by current exhibition, “And the Bead Goes On” with a fashion show and beading demonstration. “And the Bead Goes On,” the Mint Museum’s current fashion exhibition at […]

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A world famous and innovative dance company comes to Charlotte after a prolonged absence of 30 years. On January 18, UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture will present the Martha Graham Dance Company at 8 p.m. in the Knight Theater. Known for the ground-breaking choreography of modern dance pioneer Martha Graham, the Company offers authentic Graham experiences […]

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Congratulations to ArtPlace’s 104 finalists for 2012-13 Creative Placemaking grants. The finalists represent 72 communities in 33 states, including the Knight resident communities of Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, San Jose and St Paul. The finalists were selected based on their potential to transform communities art and culture. The 104 named today were chosen from […]

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Challenges to arts journalism

Published on 15 January 2013 by in Charlotte

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Arts journalism has a responsibility to the arts. Undeniably, they have a reciprocal relationship. Arts journalism depends on the arts for content, while the arts benefit in various ways from media coverage. But responsibility? Ken Lambla, AIA, Dean of the College of Arts + Architecture at the University of North Carolina Charlotte issued this charge […]

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Modern Mondays at the Bechtler

Published on 10 January 2013 by in Charlotte

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s Modern Mondays series kicks off this year on January 14th with a film screening of “Alberto Giacometti: What is a Head?” This program series is intended to provide an informal and interactive opportunity for visitors to gain a deeper understanding of works of art in the Bechtler Museum’s collection […]

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Vik Muniz: pictures of junk?

Published on 07 January 2013 by in Charlotte

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“The beautiful thing about garbage is that it’s negative; it’s something that you don’t use anymore; it’s what you don’t want to see. So if you are a visual artist, it becomes a very interesting material to work with because it’s the most nonvisual of materials. You are working with something that you usually try […]

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As the saying goes: “all good things must come to an end,” and with the end of another year several good exhibitions are winding down. It is time to take your last look at the following exhibitions: “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America” at the Levine Museum of the New South (a Knight Arts grantee), […]

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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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