March 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Detractors of our Southern city may scoff at the notion that our city is a mecca of vibrant arts and culture. This issue proves them wrong. It’s a testament to our thriving arts scene, a scene that’s flourished in the past decade, expanded to include artists of all mediums and a broader definition of culture that encompasses people of all…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

The Harvey B. Gantt Center came alive with free, family-friendly activities during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Film screenings, community discussions on race and identity, dance classes, art workshops and gallery talks with local artists Nellie Ashford and Charles Farrar kept the energy high and the smiles wide.

March 2017 Around Town

The stars are shining bright at Discovery Place Nature, thanks to their new planetarium! The Charlotte A. Kelly Planetarium was refitted this winter with a new Digitarium® Zeta Portable planetarium system. The new digital system projects images of the night sky onto the domed ceiling to recreate scenes of the night sky. The new planetarium comes with new shows, too,…

Museum Muses

If you need proof of Charlotte’s status as an artist’s hub, look no further than the McColl Center for Art & Innovation. “Artists come to McColl Center from all over the world and just around the block,” explains Director of Marketing & Communications Armando Bellmas. Since 1999, McColl Center has hosted artists of all mediums from destinations around the world,…

An Artistic Abode

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home”, says renowned creative Twyla Tharp. That is certainly the case for this South Park resident and current client of Swell Décor. The style that she had in mind was "contemporary craft." Our goal was to style the home around her impressive inherited art collection. We complemented the character of…

When Google Speaks, Listen

In 2015, Google informed the digital marketing world that they will be expanding the use of “mobile-friendly” as a ranking signal for all languages worldwide and, more importantly, that having a mobile-friendly website will have a significant impact on your website’s Google Search Engine Results.

Culture, Custom and Cuisine

No matter where your interests lie, all of us dream of a 
European vacation. For some, it’s the chance to retrace the steps of history and immerse ourselves in the significant and famous sites that dot the continent’s landscape. For others, it’s the opportunity to be exposed to the varied cultures and incredible people that make up Europe. And for…

On the Wall of…

It's not a curator's desk that defines him, but his walls. Step inside the office of Mint Curator Jon Stuhlman where the walls serve as his canvas. It's where he works on upcoming exhibitions, working out the layout in miniature on his own walls (pictured here, the Wyeth Family Exhibit). It's 
also where he, like so many of us, pins…

Meet the Musicians

Music enriches our community. For 85 years, the Charlotte Symphony has served that belief through performances and outreach programs that entertain, educate and unify. Founded in 1932 and led by internationally renowned Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, the Charlotte Symphony is the largest arts employer in the region, supporting 62 full-time musicians, bringing music everywhere from concert halls and schools to…

Great Plates

Located in the elegant Le Méridien Charlotte uptown, an elegant, artistically-inspired destination for Queen City travelers, you’ll find Evoke. It’s a chic eatery that effortlessly combines the traditional with the modern; warm, saddle-colored leather settees pair comfortably with Eames-esque mid-century modern chairs. Abstract art on the walls is cast in the warm, sunny glow that filters through wide windows and…