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.

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.”

Erika Diamond: Object to Artifact

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

Spring Deity: An Artistic Collaboration

The story of an artistic collaboration between 2014/2015 McColl Center Alumna Betsy Birkner, Peachy the Magazine Publisher Blair Farris, Arts Advocate Pam Stowe, and Laura Vinroot Poole's Capitol.

The Secret History of Vermeer: An Appreciation of Peter Thompson’s Films

Peter Thompson has been called one of American cinema's best-kept secrets and the country’s greatest unknown filmmaker.

Mixing Tar and Oil Paint: The Art + Response of Laura McCarthy

“It’s a little like tar and oil paint. A chemical reaction occurs and you never know what is going to happen.”

Thanks, Obama

President Barack Obama announces intent to appoint Lisa Hoffman, Associate Director of McColl Center for Art + Innovation, to national advisory board.

Down And Dirty with Matthew Steele

2012 Alumnus Artist-in-Residence Matthew Steele explores a new medium, new dimensions, and the boundaries of traditional gallery spaces.

Sonya Clark Unravels The Past

2011 Knight Foundation Artist-in-Residence Sonya Clark unravels 150 years in order to continue to move forward.

Bright Stars in McColl Center’s Sky

McColl Center Artists Chris Watts and Endia Beal are two “artists to watch” who are gaining national and international attention.