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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.
The question made it easy for the two architects, married almost 32 years, to decide to purchase the 1958 midcentury modern home in Cotswold. They knew there was something spe...
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.
The Wells Fargo executive remembered being proud of the framed posters hanging in his dorm room at the University of Notre Dame. It was the first time he showed an interest in art, specifically abstract expressionism and surrealism.
Truth in wine
Anthony Wesley remembers showing up to his interview at McNinch House Restaurant in 2002 not wearing any socks. He’d worn a suit but forgotten to adorn his feet on that hot summer day in Charlotte. Despite his naked ankles (in an era when dress socks were de rigueur), Wesley started three days later as the restaurant’s wine director.
This group helps take nonprofits to the next level
When nonprofit consultant Josh Jacobson realized he was having the same types of conversations with the founders of new nonprofit organizations, he came up with the idea for CULTIVATE.
CULTIVATE is a one-year incubator program to help the founders of emerging nonprofits get the training they need to become thriving organizations in the Charlotte area. Organizers with 501c3 status in Mecklenburg County who are willing to commit 12-15 hours per month may apply to the program by Oct. 1.
Fancy yourself a writer? A poet? You can join the Charlotte Lit community
I hesitated when a longtime friend suggested we meet at Pen to Paper, a free writing workshop at Charlotte Center for Literary Arts. I wasn’t up for an unknown experience, but I wanted to see my friend, so I attended.
Exclusive: Popular Matthews Community Farmers’ Market booth expands to brick and mortar shop
Two years ago, Debbie and Joshua Chopas purchased Good Cup, a coffee booth at Matthews Community Farmers’ Market.
Jekyll Island, Georgia: Adventure, history and nature packed into one tiny island
I hop on the red tram parked behind the Mosaic museum on Jekyll Island, Georgia. A young and enthusiastic tour guide hands everyone an earpiece and gives an overview of the 90-minute tour of the 240-acre Historic District.
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.
She leaves in two weeks and expects the water to be 32 degrees when she snorkels and dives for underwater photography.
Fishing with Heroes
Until last year, John Boye, 69, hadn't used a fishing pole since he was 18 years old. These days, he keeps a pole in his car and uses it any chance he gets.
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.
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 everyone was working together as opposed to competing with one another.
‘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 children growing up in Winston-Salem.
Need a weekend getaway? Here’s 5 ways to fall in love with Floyd, Virginia
Our first trip as a couple was to New Orleans. I surprised my boyfriend — who is now my husband — with a AAA triptik planner (This was before mobile phones, GPS and Google.) The maps were organized in a three-ring binder along with tabs for activities we’d be doing on our vacation. Ryan wasn’t thrilled with my work (perhaps slightly scared) – he’s more comfortable with figuring it out as he goes along.
Meet PCG Member – Julia Simon: Vegan Encourager, Educator, & Promoter
After graduating in 2005 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, she took a job teaching graphic, sound and website design in an after school program for at-risk youth 10 to 16 years old.
An N.C. Pillar: Sheila Ogle’s pioneering career
Sheila Ogle was among a small group of women business owners when she opened her marketing company, Media Research Planning & Placement Inc. in Cary, in the late 1980s.
Ogle grew up in Raleigh but moved with her family to Cary while in high school.