CAJA 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 Going Door-to-Door For Laughs http://wfae.org/post/going-door-door-laughs <p>So, you want to make it in showbiz. Your plan would more than likely look something like this: Move to Hollywood, work a string of odd jobs, and become familiar with rejection.</p><p>In this story, Krista Cassidy looks at how a Charlotte comedy duo are trying to make it big from their hometown.</p><p>Rachel Woodhouse and Justin Smith are always taking their show on the road. It’s called <em>Door-to-Door</em>. This week’s stop is an unassuming business park in South Charlotte that’s serving as a set.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:31:49 +0000 Krista Cassidy 48983 at http://wfae.org Going Door-to-Door For Laughs Meet The Couple Who Set Foundation For NoDa's Arts District http://wfae.org/post/meet-couple-who-set-foundation-nodas-arts-district <p>Today, Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood is known as a creative hub where artists go to live, work and play.</p><p>But in the 70s and early 80s, the area was known for its vacant textile mills. The future looked grim.</p><p>Then, a new vision started to emerge when a young artist couple arrived 30 years ago and showed what’s possible. WFAE’s Kim Watson Brooks has their story.</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:05:00 +0000 Kim Watson Brooks 46376 at http://wfae.org Meet The Couple Who Set Foundation For NoDa's Arts District 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 Duo's Electronic Music Gets Recognition http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-duos-electronic-music-gets-recognition <p>Technology is always evolving and spurring something new. Music is one example. Go to a trendy nightclub uptown, and it’s there’s a good chance you’ll hear electronic dance music. WFAE’s Alexia Gyorody gives us a glimpse into electronic dance music through this profile of two Charlotte artists known as StylesNComplete.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:17:10 +0000 Alexia Gyorody 40019 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Duo's Electronic Music Gets Recognition 'Bad Grandpa' Participants Get Their Own Red Carpet Party In Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/bad-grandpa-participants-get-their-own-red-carpet-party-charlotte <p>This past Saturday the Studio Movie Grill at the Epicenter threw a party for the locals who appeared in the movie <em>Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa</em>.&nbsp; The hit film stars Johnny Knoxville as Irving Zisman, an 86-year-old man who takes his 8-year-old grandson to North Carolina to see his father.&nbsp; This is the latest film in the <em>Jackass</em> series, all of which use hidden cameras to play pranks on real people. Much of <em>Bad Grandpa </em>was filmed in the Charlotte area.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:43:38 +0000 Craig Elmore 39120 at http://wfae.org 'Bad Grandpa' Participants Get Their Own Red Carpet Party In Charlotte Charlotte Artist Injects Magic, Chaos Into Getting Dressed http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-artist-injects-magic-chaos-getting-dressed <p>Getting dressed can be pretty boring. But an artist in Charlotte turned it into a funny, machine-driven and excessively complicated task over the weekend. Joseph Herscher debuted his first live exhibition in the United States at the McColl Center for Visual Art.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:30:29 +0000 Michael Tomsic 38992 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Artist Injects Magic, Chaos Into Getting Dressed 1968 On Display At Bechtler http://wfae.org/post/1968-display-bechtler <p>Since August, the Bechtler Museum uptown has had the exhibition <a href="http://bechtler.org/Collection/Modernism-in-changing-times"><em>Modernism in Changing Times: Works From 1968</em></a>.&nbsp; In the collection, 1968 represents a blend of media, objective, style, nationality and scale.&nbsp; 101 works of sculpture, paintings, prints, artist books and textiles are featured.&nbsp; It touches on some of the major art movements of 1968.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:12:35 +0000 Craig Elmore 38805 at http://wfae.org 1968 On Display At Bechtler 15 Short Film Festival Impresses http://wfae.org/post/15-short-film-festival-impresses <p><em>The 2013 15 Short Film Festival was held this past Sunday at the Evening Muse in NoDa.&nbsp; More than 1,500 short films (films 15 minutes or less) were submitted from around the world.&nbsp; Of them, 28 were selected. Craig Elmore wrote&nbsp; this review for WFAE as part of the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance:</em></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:01:47 +0000 Craig Elmore 37900 at http://wfae.org 15 Short Film Festival Impresses