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.

Day Without Art 2017

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

Amy Johnson on Art, Home, and Migration

“Home is a difficult thing for me to define. Alaska feels like home. When I come to Charlotte, I always say, ‘I'm going home.’”

Open Access: Carmen Papalia Offers New Ways to Experience the World Around Us

Artist-in-residence Carmen Papalia’s residency project, Open Access, challenges how we see not only art, but also the world at large.

Helado Negro: Everything to Music

Helado Negro, who performs at New Frequencies at McColl Center, talks about the mix of everything that brought him to music.

Zoë Charlton On Making Spaces for Young People to Create

“It’s important for young folks to see someone who looks like them doing the thing that they may want to do or that they may be unfamiliar with.”

Leah Rosenberg debuts "Color for the People" with The Blue Hour

Artist-in-residence Leah Rosenberg debuts "Color for the People" with The Blue Hour, inspired by alumni artist John W. Love Jr.

Rodrigo Valenzuela on the materials in "New Land"

Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela tells us about the materials he uses, and why, in the exhibition “New Land”.