Artists Given Huge, Public Canvas for Poetry Installation - myfoxcarolinas.com

Artists Given Huge, Public Canvas for Poetry Installation

Posted: Updated:
  • Kacie HollinsMore>>

  • Kacie Hollins

    Kacie Hollins

    Thursday, March 20 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-03-20 17:40:16 GMT
    I got so sick of the Canadian cold, I moved down to Charlotte just to avoid the snow. And of course to join the My Fox Carolinas family as a Digital Journalist. I grew up in Calgary (think the Houston of Canada) and after graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism, I moved to Toronto to cover sports; which in Canada means hockey.
    I got so sick of the Canadian cold, I moved down to Charlotte just to avoid the snow. And of course to join the My Fox Carolinas family as a Digital Journalist. I grew up in Calgary (think the Houston of Canada) and after graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism, I moved to Toronto to cover sports; which in Canada means hockey.
  • Discovery Place Launches Monthly 'Adults Only' Event

    Discovery Place Launches Monthly 'Adults Only' Event

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-19 17:08:40 GMT
    Science and discovery meets happy hour. That's the idea behind 'Science on the Rocks'. The monthly after hours event will be held at Discovery Place on the third Friday of every month and is geared at getting adults to explore what is typically a facility geared towards children.
    Science and discovery meets happy hour. That's the idea behind 'Science on the Rocks'. The monthly after hours event will be held at Discovery Place on the third Friday of every month and is geared at getting adults to explore what is typically a facility geared towards children.
  • Senate To Vote On Bill That Would Prevent Sales Tax Hike

    Senate To Vote On Bill That Would Prevent Sales Tax Hike

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:22:23 GMT
    On Wednesday, a the Senate Finance committee passed a bill that would set a maximum for county sales taxes. Mecklenburg County currently has what would become the maximum sales tax -- 2.5 cents -- which means this bill could thwart the county's plan for a referendum in November to raise the sales tax by a quarter of a penny.
    On Wednesday, a the Senate Finance committee passed a bill that would set a maximum for county sales taxes. Mecklenburg County currently has what would become the maximum sales tax -- 2.5 cents -- which means this bill could thwart the county's plan for a referendum in November to raise the sales tax by a quarter of a penny.
Charlotte, NC - Amy Bagwell is a poet, but she's also an artist. She believes poetry should be seen by everyone, and in order to turn that belief into a reality she's putting poetry in places that are impossible to ignore.

Bagwell is the director of a project called Wall Poems of Charlotte. The project is exactly what it sounds like: poetry painted onto building walls.

Her and Art Director Graham Carew did their first piece in April of 2013 on the side of Dandelion Market in Uptown. It is an excerpt from A.R. Ammons' "Salute". The second can be found at Trinity Episcopal School in First Ward. That poetry art installation features an excerpt from Carl Sandburg's "The People".
 
When those two installations went up in 2013, they did so to little fanfare. Now, the Wall Poems of Charlotte team is getting ready to do another one right in Uptown. The wall they'll be painting was donated by local art patrons Daniel and David Levine.

Levine Properties donated six walls on their properties near Brevard and 7th Street. The painted poetry that will adorn them will begin 'installation' at the end of June.

In addition to having their canvases donated by local art lovers, Bagwell and Carew have had supplies and funds donated by Rogers Builders, Sherwin Williams, Charlotte Center City Partners and Johnston, Allison & Hord, PA.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Unanimous Vote to Change CMS Students' Eligibility for Extracurricular Activity

    Unanimous Vote to Change CMS Students' Eligibility for Extracurricular Activity

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:00:27 GMT
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education met on Tuesday night to discuss a proposal to change the extracurricular activity eligibility for rising high school students.
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education met on Tuesday night to discuss a proposal to change the extracurricular activity eligibility for rising high school students.
  • Charlotte Schools Teach Language Skills Year Round

    Charlotte Schools Teach Language Skills Year Round

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:37:00 GMT
    Do you remember that Spanish class in high school...Or maybe that French course in college? Now just imagine going to a foreign country and taking all your classes in that language. Total emersion can be overwhelming. That's a reality many kids in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are facing every day.
    Do you remember that Spanish class in high school...Or maybe that French course in college? Now just imagine going to a foreign country and taking all your classes in that language. Total emersion can be overwhelming. That's a reality many kids in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are facing every day.
  • A Young Driver with Big Dreams

    A Young Driver with Big Dreams

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:16:49 GMT
    A young driver is gunning to keep his winning streak alive at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    12-year-old Chandler Smith is gunning to keep his winning streak alive at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices