By Susan Jedrzejewski, McColl Center for Visual Art On Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Knight Writer-in-Residence, P. Scott Cunningham performed Evening Bell as part of Poet on a Hot Tin Roof at McColl Center for Visual Art in Uptown, Charlotte. With over 100 sets of eyes looking up at Cunningham from the main gallery, the poet stood high [...]
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.
By Aaron Fiedler, Arts & Science Council Last month the Arts & Science Council wrapped up its Random Act of Culture® performances for the fiscal year. Opera Carolina, Charlotte Symphony and Passion for Tango all participated in performances on the eve of FY12 . All three groups delighted visitors and shoppers throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Opera [...]
Do you have fond memories of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the midnight movies? A lot of people don’t realize the campy story of Brad and Janet’s innocence lost was actually a film adaptation of the British rock musical stage play “The Rocky Horror Show,” written by Richard O’Brien. The Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte’s [...]
Don’t miss world-renowned Ikebana master Tetsunori Kawana’s transformation of the Mint Museum Randolph lawn. Starting July 26 through August 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the public is invited to watch internationally acclaimed bamboo artist and Ikebana master Kawana create “Passages: Green Wall” on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph as part of the [...]
Have you visited the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture? Its current magnificent location on 551 S. Tryon St. opened in 2009. The Gantt Center, a Knight Arts Grantee, has a long history in our city, but this museum — part of the Levine Center for the Arts campus — is yet [...]
Random Acts of Culture™ hits the small screen in this video created for the 2011 Arts & Science Council’s 2011 Impact & Investment luncheon, Follow ASC president Scott Provancher on an engaging, sometimes random, artistic trip through Charlotte.
Synonyms for the word “homeless” are unhoused, nomadic, outcast and desolate. Folks struggling with reliable and safe places to sleep may feel this way sometimes. This economy’s impact on so many is an opportunity to approach homelessness with new ideas and look at programs that are working. One of Charlotte’s bright spots of hope is [...]
It is no secret our economy is struggling. These challenges impact every area of society, the arts included. However, out of these difficult times, new business models and opportunities for success are born. Like other cities, the local gallery scene in Charlotte is bittersweet. During the past 20 years, Charlotte’s galleries have grown and changed. [...]
Art has different functions for each of us. And although these are often shared experiences, every encounter can be very personal. Experiencing art in real life is transformational. Walking into Lark & Key Gallery to see the newest show, “Second Nature,” was about more than seeing new work. As I stepped through the door of [...]