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ASC - Healing African Rhythms - Kojo Bey

Look no further than to Kojo Bey to learn – and experience firsthand – the healing power of African drum and dance. Bey is cofounder of and lead drummer for the Sounds of Afrika Drum & Dance Troupe and founder of Drums 4 Life…
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ASC- Layers of Story - Jeff Jackson

  Readers of Jeff Jackson-authored works are quickly immersed into nuanced character-driven stories where his protagonist’s emotional wounds and fractured souls strengthen their resolve and ironically serve as scabbards in insulating…
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ASC- Ambassador to the Natural World - Ruth Ava Lyons

Ruth Ava Lyons travels the globe to find and depict the underlying beauty in ecosystems that are stressed and suffering from the effects of global warming and human actions. “Most of my work focuses on environmental themes, such as…
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ASC - Capturing Historical Narratives - Russell Smith

Oil painter Russell Smith has harnessed his love of history, aviation and the American West into an abiding passion for telling story through his artwork. He’s spent most of the past two decades working as a professional oil painter,…
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ASC - ASC Awards Four Creative Renewal Fellowships

I'm thrilled to share my mini-profiles of these four Charlotte artists - each an inaugural recipient of the $10,000 Creative Renewal Fellowship - Congrats to all! Audrey Baran Audrey Baran wants to challenge common misconceptions…