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Billboard features local artist/teacher

Billboard features local artist/teacher

When most people encounter Natalie Bork after seeing her artwork displayed on an Interstate 77 billboard, the first question they ask is, “What is that?” Bork’s billboard is a close-up… Read more »

‘Disappearing Frogs Project’ raises awareness, rallies community

‘Disappearing Frogs Project’ raises awareness, rallies community

“There are many ways to measure what’s happening to our environment,” said Jan Valder Offerman, one of more than 150 guests who attended the recent opening reception for the “Disappearing… Read more »

Jewish Film Festival celebrates 10 years, expands reach

Jewish Film Festival celebrates 10 years, expands reach

“People still talk about films that we screened in year one or two,” said Debby Block, reflecting on a decade of helping run the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival that kicks… Read more »

Bringing a spark

Bringing a spark

When the curtain rises for “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” 24-year old Carnelle Scott is working tirelessly on a dance routine to “The Star Spangled Banner.”  She twirls around her living… Read more »

Gantt Center finds answers in dialogue with Question Bridge

Gantt Center finds answers in dialogue with Question Bridge

In the new exhibition at the Gantt Center, one man asks, “Why do we keep using the N word?”  In response, proud young black men explain their use of the… Read more »

Happy Holidays features young dancers with high hopes

Happy Holidays features young dancers with high hopes

Students at Charlotte’s Jami Masters School of Dance were working hard last weekend in their last few days of rehearsal for “Happy Holidays.” Choreographers led the frenzy as students rushed… Read more »

Award-winning artists sing the hymns of Christmas

Award-winning artists sing the hymns of Christmas

Jennifer Knapp was never a big fan of Christmas music. The Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning singer admits to finding some of the songs of the season to be “cheesy” and never… Read more »

Working from the woods

Working from the woods

Christopher and Noah Tallent have lived near the woods along Goose Creek their entire lives. So when the two brothers decided to launch their own artistic organization, it seemed natural… Read more »

Wing Haven: Cold weather planting and sale

Wing Haven: Cold weather planting and sale

“This is the gate to my garden… a world of beauty and a world of work,” said the late Elizabeth Lawrence, a preeminent Southern gardener and master of experimentation. Her… Read more »

Spreading their wings

Spreading their wings

If you have ever planted hellebores in your garden, better known as Lenten Rose, you have Elizabeth Lawrence to thank.  The queen of Southern gardening lived in Charlotte from 1948… Read more »