Grant Will Bring Environmental Art To Charlotte

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By AP

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Environmental artists are finding a home in a new Charlotte housing development.

The McColl Center for Visual Art and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership have received a $400,000 grant to create an art and ecology campus in the Brightwalk neighborhood.

The money is being used to bring in up to 11 environmental artists from around the world to build installations in the community.

Lisa Hoffman of the McColl center says function is a big part of environmental art. It could be a project in alternative energy or stream restoration.

She says each artist will bring an innovative approach to solving an environmental problem.

An art and ecology campus is just the latest effort in the Brightwalk neighborhood, where 800 apartments, townhouses and homes are being built in a $125 million project.

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