Davian "D.J." Robinson is the first blind dance major in UNC Charlotte's history. As a dancer with a disability performing with others, he asks: "How can we all be this united masterpiece of art? Not separated by fears, comparisons, doubts... Me being vulnerable doesn't mean that I'm weak. Me being vulnerable means that I am real."
Children's Theatre of Charlotte at ImaginOn has an immense structure called the Story Jar, a "jar" above which are suspended tons of things that have relationships to shows the group has done, or kids it has served. Maryann O'Keeffe, Partnership Coordinator for Children's Theatre, talks about objects on the Story Jar with the best stories.
Tracy Russ talks about Camp North End's murals and its desire to include a broad array of artists. Find its project, and other murals, on the Observer's interactive map at www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture.