McColl Center Awarded ArtPlace America’s 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund Grant

ArtPlace America announced that McColl Center for Art + Innovation was awarded $350,000 for the project, A Tale of Two Cities: McColl Center + the North Tryon Corridor, through its National Creative Placemaking Fund in 2016

Listen: Mark Steven Greenfield on “The Charlotte Observer”

Artist-in-Residence Mark Steven Greenfield got to know Charlotte in a very real way during his Fall 2016 residency here at McColl Center.

Fulfilling the Vision: An interview with dancer Jennifer Sydor

“The stories inspired us to investigate ways of embodying what transcends when two people are caught and trapped within the confines of a force outside of themselves; whether it is a weather pattern, the aftermath of a natural disaster, or the impending doom of watching a tsunami wave inch closer and closer to you at a rapid speed.”

Are you experienced? Create an experiential space at McColl Center

As a way to deepen the McColl Center experience, we’re looking to you, our creative community, to activate the Center with an innovative participatory experience.

Nicole J. Caruth Named New Artistic Director of McColl Center

McColl Center for Art + Innovation has named Nicole J. Caruth as its Artistic Director, effective December 1, 2016.

Animated Visions: Exploring Lewis Klahr’s Masterpiece Sixty Six

A milestone achievement, Sixty Six is the culmination of Lewis Klahr’s work in animated collage filmmaking.

Born from the First Line: An interview with writers Samuel Ligon and Robert Lopez

“The story is always born out of and somehow resides in that first line, but there is a blind discovery in the process of putting it together because I have no idea what might happen or how it might happen, or should happen.”

Cutting Through the Distractions: An interview with Battle Trance composer Travis LaPlante

Battle Trance is a genre-defying saxophone quartet that crosses boundaries between avant-garde jazz, classical music, ambient, and world music.

Erika Diamond: Object to Artifact

“I’m interested in documenting the traces we leave behind and the marks we leave upon each other.”

The Musician Is More Important than the Instrument: An Interview with Brent Bagwell

“We wanted to really dig in and develop the nuance and unspoken understanding that only comes when bands feel that camaraderie that stems from the hours of rehearsal and the interstitial time and the stupid jokes.”