All Aboard! EY’s Collaborative wavespace Pulls into the RailYard
PHOTO CREDIT: Heather Liebler
“Space to Work Together” – EY wavespace™ arrives at The RailYard
Next week, EY cuts the ribbon on Charlotte’s iteration of the firm’s design thinking concept, wavespace™, in The RailYard at South End. This will be the 22nd wavespace in EY’s global scheme. But, this one will lead a double-life.
“During the day, we’ll have whole-day sessions with a client where we’re really accelerating (solutions for) a part of the problem that they have or helping them come up with a new product or strategy,” said EY wavespace facilitator, Sarah Smith. “Then, in the evening, we’ll be serving different community groups and nonprofits and allowing them to come into the space, maybe even facilitating a design thinking exercise with them. Or, it’s just us giving them free space.”
This additional mission for EY’s newest wavespace is treading new ground for the firm. Click here to read about the space and how your organization may be able to use it for a future meeting.
“How Walls Fall and Glass Ceiling Cease to Exist”
PHOTO CREDIT: McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Last fall, the McColl Center for Art + Innovation selected a cohort of artists from around the city. Speaking with Janelle Dunlap, the Community Arts Curatorial Fellow with the McColl, author Liz Logan was quickly corrected when defining the individuals selected — Dammit Wesley, HNin Nie, Helms Jarrell, MyLoan Dinh and Marlon Morrison — as “art activists.”
“To call these artists ‘activists’ is to endanger them. Activists can quickly become targets and, though some of our artists are, in fact, activists, this art practice can be informed by activism,” Dunlap says of the artists she helped bring to the center for their inaugural residency. “These are, in fact, social practice artists.”
Scott Avett Invites You to Experience His Unlearning at SOCO Gallery
SOCO Gallery has opened a new exhibition from Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers, entitled “In the Light of Unlearning,” on display through March 7. The exhibition features a new collection of his paintings and screenprints from Avett.
About this current exhibition, Avett said. “SOCO is an international gallery. It’s wonderful. I am really proud of that… to be a part of that. As small as it is, it’s everything it’s supposed to be/it needs to be. I feel at home.”
Fighting Cancer with Art & Kindness
PHOTO CREDIT: The Isabella Santos Foundation
Last fall, Small Hands Big Art helped Mackenzie — a four-year old fighting DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) a tumor located in the middle of the brain stem — create artwork that was auctioned at the Isabella Santos Foundation’s (ISF) 2019 Pumpkin Charity Ball. Two of Mackenzie’s pieces raised $7,500 at the event auction. ISF granted these funds to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Hematology And Oncology Unit where Mackenzie is participating in a DIPG trial today.
While perusing WBTV’s website, we learned that Denzel Washington will be in Queen City this spring. And, you can see him, if you are ready to, well… pay. In April, Denzel will deliver the keynote speech at the International Leadership Summit here in Charlotte. Tickets for the 3-day event (which also includes Tyler Perry) are $400. We checked in with a few of the Denzel’s biggest fans (that we totally made up) to see what they think about Denzel’s swing through the QC.
P.S. Mr. Washington if you’re reading this, can we please have some press passes? We’ll even lie and say that we enjoyed Safe House.
Podcasting 101 with WFAE
Jan. 28 at 6:30pm @ University City Regional Library
Feb. 4 at 6:30pm @ Hickory Grove Library
Been wanting to start a podcast but you have no clue where to even begin? Good news! On Tuesday, January 28 and Tuesday, February 4, you’ll have the opportunity to say “Ready, Set, Record!” to your podcasting dreams. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and WFAE have joined forces to bring you “Podcasting 101” hosted by Joni Deutsch, WFAE’s podcast manager and host of the phenomenal Charlotte music podcast Amplifier.
At this free workshop, Joni will teach the fundamentals of podcasting and provide tips on how to record, produce and upload your marvelous auditory creations. Register for WFAE’s “Podcasting 101” workshop here.
Where are we in CLT? The better question you should be asking is WHEN are we in CLT? We’ve traveled back in time to the 1770s when Uptown looked just a little bit different than it does today. Today, this is the corner of Trade and Church Street. Back in 1770, it was where Captain James Jack called home and ran his father’s tavern. Captain Jack is important to Charlotte’s history for carrying news of Mecklenburg’s decision to declare independence to Philidelphia in 1775. (Some people say Captain Jack’s story isn’t true. We say those people are full of codswallop.)
Speaking of history… we found this model on display at The Charlotte Museum of History. It features key structures of 1770s Charlotte and shows you where they’d exist in the modern QC. If you want to take a deep dive into Charlotte’s history, head to this East CLT museum and spend an afternoon learning all about Charlotte’s rich history. Oh, and mark your calendars for Meck Deck Day on May 20. Huzzah!
Directions: 3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215
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