Porter Metzler

Move Over, Superman! Here Comes Frogboy!

CLT Creatives | August 6, 2019

Superheroes have soared into historic popularity in the past few years. Caped crusaders are demolishing the box office on a regular basis, break records left and right. Primetime television seems to feature a new hero team with each new season. Video… read more »

Charlotteans Needed to Round Up Tiny Pitbulls

CLT Creatives | July 18, 2019

Tiny pitbulls are invading the Queen City. Yup, you read that right. Charlotte creative and HUG Grant recipient, Michael Sullivan, wants you to hunt high and low for magnetic pitties he’s hiding all over the city on Free Art Fridays – #FAFCLT.

HUG Life: An Unconventional Film School for an Unconventional Woman

CLT Creatives | June 25, 2019

As a medium, film has always broken away from the conventional. From the earliest days of cinema, every filmmaker wants to do something different, to push the medium in bold new directions. As techniques, genres and the ways films are made and distri… read more »

Everything is Awesome (When David Bulfin Works with LEGO)

CLT Creatives | June 20, 2019

“The world can be so noisy and working with LEGO creates a sense of quiet. It feels a bit like pure creation within a perfectly constrained system, which is a rare thing.” – Dave Bulfin You’d be hard pressed to find someone under the age of 60 who di… read more »

Brand the Moth is Searching for First-Time Muralists

CLT Creatives, Creative News, How To/Resources | June 4, 2019

Have you ever wanted to try something new, but you didn’t know where to start? To take that next step in your career or your passion, but the task ahead seemed too daunting? Sometimes you just need a helping hand — whether you are a writer who wants… read more »

Quacking Back with Charlotte Squawks

Creative News, For Newcomers, Happenings | May 30, 2019

Charlotte Squawks is a summer tradition in Charlotte. And, it’s quacking back again. The annual musical parody show that views the Queen City through a satirical lens celebrated its 15th opening night last night … and it’ll keep on ruffling feather… read more »

200Artists: SouthEnd ARTS Helps Artists Find Their Voice (and Each Other)

CLT Creatives, Creative News, How To/Resources | May 28, 2019

Charlotte’s a growing city. And, that can mean growing pains. New restaurants, breweries and apartments seem to pop up all across the city overnight, but when these businesses come in, artists are often displaced. While it’s exciting to see our city… read more »

Make Clouds of Thought, Not War: An Interview with MCOT

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | May 9, 2019

It’s just a fact that museums and galleries are the best places to see art? Right?  What if I told you the one best places to see art is while you’re standing on a corner, waiting for the light to change? Or on your short walk from the parking lot to… read more »

BOOM-Shaka-Laka: Two Artists Bringing an Explosion of Creativity to the BOOM Festival

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Editorials | April 23, 2019

Three… two… one… BOOM! The fourth annual BOOM festival is taking over Plaza Midwood this weekend — Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28. BOOM is a three day arts experience that aims to highlight the power of art and the ways it can bring communitie… read more »

We’re NUTS About This Book!

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Editorials | April 4, 2019

People of Charlotte, meet Mai-Lis Bahr. Wait a minute … that’s her line not ours! After sharing hundreds of stories about local Charlotteans as the founder of People of Charlotte, Mai-Lis Bahr decided to share an important story of her own. She recen… read more »