Art en Green Teacher Network & Brazilian Artist Henrique Oliveira <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today we go from a group of teachers working to green up the school system to a man who uses plants to make amazing works of art. </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Green Teacher Network </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">aims to expand school gardens across the CMS System. Supporters say the gardens reduce nature deficit disorder, childhood obesity and help children learn better, thereby closing the achievement gap. We'll meet several members of the network. Then we meet Brazilian artist&nbsp;</span>Henrique<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Oliveira</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He takes strips of wood and makes massive, complex and mesmerizing works of art. Join us for a very green version of Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 43434 at Green Teacher Network & Brazilian Artist Henrique Oliveira Mosaic Mural Of Dale Jr. For Auction On eBay <p>This weekend, bidding&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">began&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on an almost-life-sized mural of Dale </span>Earnhardt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. A print of the&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">digital mosaic</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> mural is made up of more than 1,151 photos submitted by fans between May and December 2013.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:37:02 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 42970 at Mosaic Mural Of Dale Jr. For Auction On eBay Making Art 'Pop' On Highway Billboards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sometimes highway billboards are an eyesore. But the Arts and Science Council and a group called </span>ArtPop<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;are trying to change that by placing the work of 20 local artists on billboards. Fifteen have already been chosen. And this week, the public can vote on the last five artists.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:50:51 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 39937 at Making Art 'Pop' On Highway Billboards 'Sacrificial Poets' Teach Students How To Spit Poetry <p>Spoken word poetry is about dramatic storytelling. A Raleigh performance poetry group called Sacrificial Poets is performing at UNC Charlotte this weekend. They're in town for a three-day residency that involves teaching college students and visiting some local schools to teach them about the art of busting a rhyme.</p><p></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 03:12:44 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 39348 at 'Sacrificial Poets' Teach Students How To Spit Poetry