Bayeté Ross Smith: Everyone Belongs

Alumnus artist-in-residence Bayeté Ross Smith (2008) celebrates the cultural differences that make America so unique via his 2017 TED Talk.

Creativity + Empathy: Charles Thomas and Matt Olin in Conversation

Knight Foundation's Charles Thomas and Creative Mornings/Charlotte's Matt Olin talk about the present and future of creativity and empathy in The Queen City.

7 Artists Every Charlottean Should Meet

Seven artists-in-residence arrive at McColl Center in January for the spring 2018 residency season.

Banner Poems: P. Scott Cunningham

Poetry as a part of the experience and identity of everyday people.


In 2016, African Americans represented 44% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS features seven new and innovative short videos prioritizing Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS pandemic.

Leah Rosenberg and the Colors of Charlotte

“The point is to be immersed in this color.”

Zoë Charlton: Exploratory Time

McColl Center artist-in-residence Zoë Charlton harnesses the energy of time and place to create.

Day Without Art 2017

McColl Center observes the international day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis.

Nelson Morales: Making More Than Just “Beautiful Pictures”

While Nelson Morales's portraits often exude a proud sense of identity and sexuality, it’s his sharp eye that offers dignity and empathy to the subjects of his photographs.

Painters & Sculptors & Beyond

McColl Center exhibiting artist Rodrigo Valenzuela and "A Tale of Two Cities" project artist Antoine Williams receive 2017 Painters & Sculptors Grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.