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Oct 24

LIVE: Sharon Dowell – The Secret to My Fuel for Creativity

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Since she was three years old, Sharon Dowell knew that she wanted to be an artist. It seemed like an odd choice for the daughter of a safety chemical engineer. But she’s built an amazing career that she loves and deeply enjoys. But there’s a shadow side to Dowell’s success. “I’ve been dealing with anxiety [...]

Oct 24

LIVE: Jen Band

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Today. Today is yours, claim it. This life is yours, live it. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Jen shares her story of using her imagination and how she started Playing For Others. It all started when she started working at a camp. This camp wasn’t just your ordinary camp. For example, one girl had [...]

Oct 24

LIVE: CarlosAlexis Cruz

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Fresh off winning the McColl Award, CarlosAlexis Cruz stepped onto the stage in a white jumpsuit, looking like a gardener or a house painter. “I’m your typical Mexican gangster,” said Cruz. “I can play any of those typical Latino characters. ‘Salsa dancer to the left.’” (laughter) “I’ve worked for Telemundo!” (more laughter) “That is not [...]

Oct 24

LIVE: Chris McLeod – Healing the Wounds of Wealth

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Chris McLeod was five years old when she first saw a $100 bill. She was at her friend’s house and all she could do was to imagine how much candy she could buy with all that money! There was a lot of tension around money in Chris’ house, but the opposite was true in her [...]

Oct 24

LIVE: Doug Rader – Hope for the Oceans: Getting Fishing Right

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Title: Hope for the Oceans: Getting Fishing Right Kicking things off for TEDxCharlotte 2014: Renewal, Douglas Rader, the Chief Oceans Scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), admitted, “Because I’m a serious scientist, they wouldn’t let me up here unless I promised not to bore you to death with endless charts and graphs.” He lied. There was [...]

Oct 20

Meet The Speakers: Sharon Dowell

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Sharon Dowell is a painter, public art commissioned artist, and Rowe Galleries Coordinator and Adjunct Professor at UNC Charlotte. She exhibits nationally and her work is in the collections of The Federal Reserve Bank, SPX, Renaissance Hotel, Ritz Carlton, Pricewaterhousecoopers, Fidelity Investments, and Duke Energy, among others. She kicked off her public art career in [...]

Oct 16

Meet The Speakers: CarlosAlexis Cruz

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  CarlosAlexis Cruz is currently an assistant professor of voice and movement at UNC Charlotte and a recent winner of the McColl Award for the project “Nouveau Sud, Nouveau Cirque,” which translates to “New South, New Circus.”   He holds an MFA from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre where he studied a range [...]