Andy Sharpe began making knives, out of wood, when he was 8 years old. He switched to metal in his teens but took about a 25-year break from the craft. Then he picked up the hammer again and forged ahead in his 40s. Read the story here http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/travel/article132910214.html
A new exhibit, "Know Justice Know Peace" opens at the Levine Museum of the New South in late February. Brenda Tindal, Levine Museum historian, gave a tour of the exhibit which focuses on a quick response to the September 2016 protests of the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a CMPD officer.
Local model builder, Gene Hopkins, was commissioned in 2000 to build a complete, working 1/4 scale replica of Jean Tinguely's Cascade mobile sculpture currently hanging at the Carillon Tower in Charlotte. Hopkins made each piece by hand to duplicate the rotating parts, working lights and a fountain. The replica reconstruction is now installed and open for viewing by the public at the Bechtler.
With the McColl family's gift, the largest of its kind in the Charlotte Ballet's history, a whole new world of costumes and sets were created for this year's annual production of the famous Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. See how dancers are fitted and learn what it takes to turn tulle into tutus for the stage.
Follow members of the Charlotte Hornets' dance team through player introductions on Saturday night, right before tip-off of the first regular-season game since the arena's name changed to the Spectrum Center.