Vanessa Infanzon

Freelance Writer

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The latest Mint Museum show pairs old and new to showcase ‘Classic Black’ sculptures


During his first year as curator of decorative arts at The Mint Museum, Brian Gallagher stumbled upon a couple of items while searching the museum’s storage area...

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A Weekend in the Heart of North Carolina


In between North Carolina’s mountains and beaches is the heart of the state. It encompasses nine towns in Randolph County. Spend the weekend discovering what makes the Heart of North Carolina beat.

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Edenton: An Inner Banks Hidden Gem


Finding Edenton is like discovering your own corner of paradise. Tree-lined streets with beautiful homes compel guests to stop and marvel at the charm. Edenton overlooks Edenton Bay, part of the Inner Banks.

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Team cooks up friendship and award-winning dishes


Cordy Williamson knows how to put together a winning team – whether it’s at work or cooking chili and chicken wings for a community competition.

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Strictly sticks


With names like Fancy Free, Whiplash and Wingding, Patrick Dougherty’s works of art evoke thoughts of whimsy and escape. It’s not hard to imagine a hobbit or fairy slipping through a door or window of one of the sculptor’s larger-than-life pieces.

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These uptown museums welcome your crying babies and fussy toddlers. For free.


Moms and dads hesitate before bringing little ones to a museum.  
Photo: TYRUS ORTEGA GAINES 2017, Gantt Center

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‘City within a city’


Learning about our city’s history doesn’t have to be boring. Visitors to Levine Museum of the New South can uncover Charlotte’s past and current issues through interactive discussions with authors, augmented reality apps, artifacts and photographs.

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This ASU professor combines technology and design to create 3D works of art


Richard Elaver’s interest in design started in his twenties while following the Grateful Dead in the mid-1990s. 

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Image reflected


In 2009, Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. taught himself how to use a Nikon D5000, his first commercial camera.

“My life started 10 years ago,” Jacobs, 45, says. “This became what I wanted to do. Art has changed everything about the way I see life.”

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