What's Good About Charlotte: The Arts
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--The great thing about Charlotte is no matter what day of the week it is, you can find the arts in every neighborhood. So, we hit the road to show you exactly what's possible.
Art begins early at Noah's Art in SouthPark. "My mom's pretty proud and everything's good" said Cotswold Resident Joseph Scalia. Scalia started when he was two years old."I've watched the progression of his paintings to actually pictures and him explaining what pictures are," said his mom Andi Scalia.
Teens interested in fashion learn to be apprentice designers at a camp run by Lore Emelio at her Dilworth studio. "I've never really designed my own product. To be able to draw it and design it,
At Mint Hill Arts, the works on the wall are just the beginning."If you really took the time and went through here, you would see an incredible amount of visions," said Tony Billotto of Mint Hill Arts. There are classrooms in the back, too. "We have often said that art is alive and well in the suburbs," Billotto said.
"The art community in Charlotte is growing. A lot of young folks moving here.
At the Duke Energy Theater in Uptown, Die Roten Punkte took the stage in the center
Banking and NASCAR might play a part in the Queen City. But, the art community has a lot of promise. "I'm really awesome of a painter and maybe I'll paint for you some day," said young Cotswald artist Joseph Scalia. He has no shortage of self confidence.
The art season in Charlotte really kicks into high gear this fall. Professional musicians, dancers, actors and opera singers will return to the stage as part of a packed season. Museums are also planning to showcase the works of well known artists for new exhibits.