Tim Miner

Equal Time: @CLTChalkArt’s Crowning Achievement

CLT Creatives, Videos | March 2, 2021

Five minutes may not seem like a lot of time … but, if you’re devoted to your craft … it’s all you need to create something incredible. To help save their patients time, our partners at OrthoCarolina have launched an online scheduling system that hel… read more »

Where Are We In CLT? “Being”/“Man Mold”

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | March 2, 2021

Public art is everywhere in Charlotte. And, not even COVID-19 seems to be slowing it down. In fact, nine new pieces of public art have been unveiled since July 2020 with much more underway. It’s not hard to learn about recent entries into the public… read more »

Tasty Tracks: Kat Holland’s “Imagination”

CLT Creatives, Music | February 23, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may have silenced stages across the Queen City … but it hasn’t silenced musicians. Charlotte-based songwriters and performers have been busy over the last year. They’re eager to share their work. And, we’re ready to help. To cel… read more »

Our New Best Friend: Lucas Ayres of CLT Shooters

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | February 23, 2021

“As humans, there’s a few basic things that we truly desire — the sense of belonging or being a part of something greater than ourselves, a sense of accomplishment and a sense of safety. Creativity is one of the few natural forces that has the abili… read more »

Equal Time: Melissa Wineman Reminds Us That Spring Is Coming

Equal Time, Videos | February 16, 2021

Five minutes. 300 seconds. It doesn’t seem like much time at all, but for a skilled creative like Charlotte artist Melissa Wineman, it’s all the time you need to be brilliant. Our friends at OrthoCarolina have launched an online scheduling system to… read more »

Where Are We In CLT? 7th Street Station Interactive Art

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | February 16, 2021

When you head uptown, you expect the skyscrapers to impress you. But, you don’t expect them to sing to you. Yet, that’s exactly what the 7th Street Station parking garage does. When the deck opened in 1998, the team behind it wanted to add a little w… read more »

Giant Postcards Proclaim Love for the Queen City 

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | February 16, 2021

February is all about love. And, to celebrate their affection for Charlotte, six local artists painted giant, love-themed postcards along the light rail line at 7th Street Station. Most works are 8-feet wide on display outside 7th Street Public Marke… read more »

Our New Best Friend(s): Stephen and Nathan Tucker of Powder Studio Porcelain

Our New Best Friend | February 16, 2021

To help us celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day 2021, we asked our Instagram followers to help us identify the inspirational creative couples at work in the Queen City. And, the suggestions – like Cupid’s arrow – came flying in. Using those sugges… read more »

JazzArts Charlotte Charts the Beat of the Future with Songs of the Past

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | February 12, 2021

“Whisper, listen, whisper, listen. Whispers say we’re free Rumors flyin’, must be lyin’. Can it really be? Can’t conceive it, don’t believe it. But that’s what they say Slave no longer, slave no longer, this is Freedom Day.” – Lyrics from Freedom Day… read more »

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | February 9, 2021

Both professional artists and weekend painters following Bob Ross’ step-by-step instructions on TV love Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff with equal fervor. Professionals have known about the Remount Road resource since it came to town in 2007. A lot of beginner… read more »

7 Deadly Sins of Media Relations

Editorials, How To/Resources | February 2, 2021

Bless me, for I have sinned. Once upon a time, I worked in public relations. It was my job to entice Charlotte media to cover stories and events for clients and organizations I represented. I made mistakes along the way. A lot of them. I learned as m… read more »

What’s The Future of Live Performance in Charlotte?

CLT Creatives, Music | February 2, 2021

COVID-19 can do many terrifying things, but it can’t stop the music … or stageplays … or even laughter. Stages across Charlotte and the world were silent in 2020, but the performances went on. As we’ve covered in The Biscuit throughout this month, cr… read more »

We’re Huggers (and Our Hugs Just Got Bigger)

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News, HUG Micro-Grants | January 26, 2021

“Many creative people are finding that creativity doesn’t grow in abundance; it grows from scarcity. The more Lego bricks you have doesn’t mean you’re going to be more creative; you can be very creative with very few Lego bricks.” – Jorgen Vig Knudst… read more »

Equal Time – Five Minutes of Musical Magic from Noel Freidline & Maria Howell

CLT Creatives, Equal Time | January 20, 2021

OrthoCarolina, has rolled out an online system designed to help you make an appointment in minutes. Five minutes, to be exact. That got us — and the OrthoCarolina team — wondering. What could you create in five minutes?  If you’re Charlotte musical… read more »

Theatre Charlotte

Update on Theatre Charlotte’s Post-Fire Recovery

Creative News | January 20, 2021

An electrical fire tore through Theatre Charlotte on December 28, damaging the stage, seating, light and sound equipment and roof. The Theatre Charlotte stage has been a staple of the performing arts in the Queen City since 1941. Days seem to move od… read more »

Where Are We In CLT? Ballantyne Bulls

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | January 20, 2021

It’s been said that Ballantyne is boring. Okay, okay. We’ve said it. But, that was harsh and a load of bulls … well, wait. We’re getting ahead of ourselves. Ballantyne is home to some of Charlotte’s most playful examples of public art — the three Ba… read more »

WFAE Reporters’ Favorite Stories of 2020

Creative News | January 12, 2021

We’re not going out on much of a limb to say that 2020 was a year of stories. The political climate and the COVD-19 pandemic provided a new context and perspectives on timeless stories of family dynamics, homelessness, racial disparity and more. Whil… read more »

Our New Best Friend: Matt Alvis

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | January 12, 2021

There aren’t enough places for Charlotte artists to sell their work. If you disagree with that statement, our new best friend Matt Alvis (known on Instagram at @StencilSpray) will fight you. Okay, that’s hyperbole. He won’t fight you, but he will dis… read more »

Lost Drone on Christmas Day Leads to an Unforgettable Flight

Creative News | January 12, 2021

By 5 p.m. on Christmas Day, they were up all over the neighborhood — hand-drawn, 8.5” x 11” signs that simply read: “Lost Drone” (with a phone number). There was something so pure about them that compelled Biscuit publisher, Tim Miner, to snap a pic… read more »

Our New Best Friends: Diversity On & Off Stage

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend, Uncategorized | January 6, 2021

Diversity On & Off Stage Charlotte stages can make us laugh, cry, sing and dream … sometimes simultaneously. They often make us confront uncomfortable truths about life. Even now, quieted by COVID-19, stages have the power to inspire us to change… read more »