Art and Culture

A new Mint exhibit uses light and technology to explore links between man and nature


Art and tech collide in the latest exhibit at the Mint Museum Uptown and it may change your mind about experimental art.

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A banker turned his passion for Latin American art into an NC ‘cultural institution’


LaCa Projects owner Walter Dolhare still has the Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miró posters he purchased for $8 each in 1986.

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This Charlotte artist is about to head to the Arctic. ‘My life is going to be changed’


For almost a month now Charlotte artist Ruth Ava Lyons has been taking cold showers to prepare for her trip to the Arctic.

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10 Must-see local theater productions — and the scoop on the female Sherlock

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PaperHouse Theatre’s performances at the Frock Shop on Central Avenue are an intimate affair. Actors are inches away; the audience, although not exactly part of the production, is an integral part...

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How do you define ‘American’? Watch these and that may change

CEO

Moises Serrano says the first thing people tell him, after watching the film about his journey, is always the same: “I didn’t know.” Serrano, raised in Yadkin County, tells his story in “Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America.”

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Festival Fun

Senior Architect

Cities & towns in the Carolinas celebrate history & honor traditions with varied and unique festivals. These local tributes are community-driven and mark the importance of the area’s industry, foods and people. Summer is the perfect time to take in a few of them! 

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This Charlotte artist saw a lack of black superheroes. So he did something about it.


Wolly McNair grew up in Lumberton, in a neighborhood where drawing cartoon stick figures could get him beat up or, at least, bullied.

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Full Circle


When Charlotte artist Orr Ambrose was just 15, she started making annual or biannual trips to tiny Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine. The picturesque island, totaling 1 square mile and accessible only by boat, has long been...

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Chris Clamp paints objects from his past hoping to tell you a story or spark a memory


Chris Clamp chooses everyday objects to paint. The details in his oil paintings of vintage toys or tools tell a story about...

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‘Everyone needs an outlet to express themselves.’ Their art studio is just the start.


David Galloway finds it hilarious that his son, Dion Galloway, and daughter, Davita Galloway, named their creative studio, dupp&swat, after the random nicknames he gave them as...

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To expand on his studio work, this artist picked up spray paint and stepped outside


Public artist Ivan Depeña expected a hyper-competitive environment at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. But the community of artists surprised him: “It felt like...

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Find out the stories behind three treasured works in the latest exhibit at the Gantt


“A Woman’s Work” is a selection of 25 pieces by 11 artists from the John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African American Art, donated to the Gantt Center in 1998 by Bank of America.

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Mint Museum Randolph: Behind the Exhibition


Tony DiTerlizzi drew monsters and dragons as a kid. He still does. DiTerlizzi, 49, is a New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator. He’s known for his...

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The Levine Museum historian shares one of Charlotte’s best kept historical secrets


When he shared material from his master’s thesis on the origins of Charlotte’s thriving civil rights movement, Willie...

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This sculptor from the Charlotte area makes works of whimsy that are gaining attention


For the first time in 13 years, Debbie Whitsett answered a gallery’s call for artwork. Her sculpture, “The Dinner Guest,”...

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Art House


Last year, Nick Stout challenged his parents with a question: “Do you want to live in a piece of art or in a regular house?” His query came during Gray Stout and Heather St. Aubin-Stout’s search for a new home.

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