Briana Duggan http://wfae.org en No Longer A Mystery, Wall Poems Group Opens Uptown Homebase http://wfae.org/post/no-longer-mystery-wall-poems-group-opens-uptown-homebase <p></p><p>If paint can bring energy to an old wall, can an art group bring new energy to a corporate building?</p><p></p><p>A new space uptown aims to do both. The story begins a year ago with a bit of a mystery.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:13:27 +0000 Briana Duggan 49459 at http://wfae.org No Longer A Mystery, Wall Poems Group Opens Uptown Homebase Dumpster-Diving Artist Searches Charlotte For Inspiration http://wfae.org/post/dumpster-diving-artist-searches-charlotte-inspiration <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout January, a Brazilian artist will create a structure made out of Charlotte's trash. The work will be on display at the Projective Eye Gallery at </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Charlotte’s Center City building.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WFAE's Briana </span>Duggan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rode along with the artist as he hunted for materials and found that gaining access to these things that no one wants – is more difficult you would think.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:55:36 +0000 Briana Duggan 43142 at http://wfae.org Dumpster-Diving Artist Searches Charlotte For Inspiration After 70 Years In Boxes, Photos By Charlotte Woman Find Place At Mint, Met http://wfae.org/post/after-70-years-boxes-photos-charlotte-woman-find-place-mint-met <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">In 1940s</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> New York City there was a group of young idealistic photographers that called themselves the New York Photo League. They took to the streets to document the city’s inequality with the hope of changing it. Photos from the League are now on display at the Mint Museum Randolph through June 29. </span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre-wrap;">Photographs taken by Charlotte resident Sonia </span>Handelman<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Meyer are the focus of the exhibit, but the real story is how they got there.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:38:48 +0000 Briana Duggan 42372 at http://wfae.org After 70 Years In Boxes, Photos By Charlotte Woman Find Place At Mint, Met Charlotte's Other Concert Venue: Your Living Room http://wfae.org/post/charlottes-other-concert-venue-your-living-room <div><p><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many music venues go to lengths to give their space that cozy, homey feel. And then, there’s the real thing. A living room or garage may be smaller than your typical concert hall, but house concerts can often be more lucrative for musicians.</span></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:51:27 +0000 Briana Duggan 32889 at http://wfae.org Charlotte's Other Concert Venue: Your Living Room After Long Journey, What Refugees Find Upon Arrival http://wfae.org/post/after-long-journey-what-refugees-find-upon-arrival <div>There’s a lot of debate surrounding immigration, but there is one kind of immigration that receives bipartisan support– that of refugees. More than 2,000 refugees resettled in North Carolina last year. We often hear about what refugees have to leave behind – war and persecution – but what is waiting for refugees when they get here?&nbsp;<br> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:10:00 +0000 Briana Duggan 31973 at http://wfae.org After Long Journey, What Refugees Find Upon Arrival Arts Funding Troubles, part 2: What It Will Take To Survive http://wfae.org/post/arts-funding-troubles-part-2-what-it-will-take-survive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte's arts funding landscape is grim.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Arts and Science Council was created decades ago to be the primary fundraiser for Charlotte's cultural sector. But it is no longer the money-raising powerhouse it once was. Cultural institutions that rely on the </span>ASC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, are struggling to pay their bills. And that new museum complex Uptown is in the middle of what arts leaders call a "perfect storm."</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Julie Rose & Briana Duggan 31044 at http://wfae.org Arts Funding Troubles, part 2: What It Will Take To Survive Arts Funding Troubles, part 1: How We Got Into This Mess http://wfae.org/post/arts-funding-troubles-part-1-how-we-got-mess-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a group in Charlotte called the Cultural Life Task Force meeting every couple of weeks with a charge to save the city’s cultural sector. The traditional way arts and culture is being funded in the city is no longer working, and as a result, Charlotte’s arts institutions face an uncertain future.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:05:00 +0000 Briana Duggan & Julie Rose 31048 at http://wfae.org Arts Funding Troubles, part 1: How We Got Into This Mess Task Force Discusses Future Of Arts Funding http://wfae.org/post/task-force-discusses-future-arts-funding <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many of Charlotte’s largest arts organizations are in financial trouble. Funding from the Arts and Science Council is down and groups must figure out where money will come from in the future.&nbsp;</span><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">R</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ecently,&nbsp;a task force formed to help out. The Cultural Life Task Force met Monday at the Arts and Science Council offices, and discussed, among other things, whether the Arts and Science Council is necessary.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:23:28 +0000 Briana Duggan 30038 at http://wfae.org Task Force Discusses Future Of Arts Funding From Soviet Romania To Front Stage: Charlotte Symphony's Concertmaster http://wfae.org/post/soviet-romania-front-stage-charlotte-symphonys-concertmaster <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Charlotte Symphony begins its summer outdoor concert series this weekend.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And before the conductor steps onto Symphony Park stage, steps the orchestra’s highest ranked member: the concertmaster. He takes the seat to the left of the conductor.</span></p><p>For the last ten years, one man has occupied that chair: Romanian born violinist,&nbsp;Calin Lupanu.&nbsp;WFAE's&nbsp;Briana Duggan met with the concertmaster and discovered that the route to that chair has been a tumultuous one.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:38:20 +0000 Briana Duggan 28873 at http://wfae.org From Soviet Romania To Front Stage: Charlotte Symphony's Concertmaster Forget 'Buffy', A Local Writer's Spin On A Vampire Slayer http://wfae.org/post/forget-buffy-local-writers-spin-vampire-slayer <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you saw Wonder Woman or Frodo Baggins&nbsp;near the university area this weekend, don't worry, it wasn't your eyes. It was probably someone from ConCarolinas, a sci-fi and fantasy convention that attracted about 1,300 filmmakers, writers, and enthusiasts.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some writers didn't have to travel far. WFAE's Briana Duggan profiles a Charlotte-based writer who has found quite a following, thanks to one shape-shifting Cherokee vampire slayer.</span><br>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:37:06 +0000 Briana Duggan 28546 at http://wfae.org Forget 'Buffy', A Local Writer's Spin On A Vampire Slayer