Who’s included in America? Who isn’t? We talk with MyLoan Dinh about it.

April 23, 2019 | By Andy Goh | CLT Creatives | CreativeMornings/Charlotte | Podcasts

When we talk about “the American people,” who is included? Who belongs here? That’s a pressing topic in the world today. It was also a core question when Charlotte artist MyLoan Dinh spoke on the global topic of “Inclusive” at the April meeting of CreativeMornings/Charlotte. It’s at the heart of an upcoming exhibition at the Elder Gallery May 3-June 15. MyLoan is one of the artists in We See Heaven Upside Down, migration 4, an international, multi-disciplinary arts project responding to challenges of migration, displacement, and identity in contemporary society. Gathering in the backyard of her home, Charlotte’s famed “Poet’s Cabin,” MyLoan further explored her…


Jessica Moss – “Water”

March 26, 2019 | By Andy Goh | CLT Creatives | CreativeMornings/Charlotte | Podcasts


Larken, Dimple & Braxton

February 6, 2019 | By Andy Goh | CLT Nonprofits | CreativeMornings/Charlotte | Podcasts

CreativeMornings/Charlotte Podcast Ever heard of Raisin Pie? Nah. Neither have we. This week, Tim Miner & Matt Olin quiz it up about Charlotte history & talk about passion for civic service with Larken Egleston, Braxton Winston, & Dimple Ajmera after the 2/1/19 meeting of CreativeMornings/Charlotte. Plus, Kris Cole of the Levin Museum whets our appetites for Taste of the New South on 3/6/19! This podcast is produced by Andy Goh.


A Conversation with Stacy Smith of Tattoo Me Charlotte

January 13, 2019 | By Andy Goh | CLT Creatives | CreativeMornings/Charlotte | Podcasts

This 30-minute episode of the CreativeMornings/Charlotte Podcast was recorded immediately after Stacy Smith, local tattoo artist and contestant on the latest season of Ink Master on the Paramount Network, delivered a talk on the theme of “Surreal” to hundreds of creative Charlotteans. She discusses how she turned a passion in high school into a successful career, the business of creativity in Charlotte and handling insults from other artists. Matt and Tim also chat with Gavin Toth, co-owner fo Divine Barrel, about winning silver at the Great American Beer Festival.


Awesomeness Alert! Rebecca Henderson Bringing Wonder to CreativeMornings

May 28, 2019 | By Matt Olin & Tim Miner | CLT Creatives | CreativeMornings/Charlotte | Happenings

There are only two types of people in the world. Period. Those who know Rebecca Henderson. And, those who need to know her. If you don’t know Rebecca Henderson, you need to change that as soon as is humanly possible. If you do know Rebecca Henderson, there’s no way you’d pass up a chance to hear her speak. If you’re in Category A or B, we’ve got good news for you. She will be speaking on the global topic of “Wonder” at 8:30am on June 7 at Discovery Place for the June meeting of CreativeMornings/Charlotte. Better still, the whole thing – from parking to food…


Jamie Decker’s Podcast

May 23, 2019 | By | CLT Creatives | CreativeMornings/Charlotte | Featured Image | Podcasts


Charlottean Jamie Decker’s got brains

May 23, 2019 | By | CLT Creatives | CreativeMornings/Charlotte | Featured Image | Podcasts | Videos

Charlottean Jamie Decker’s got brains … and she’ll let you hold them in your hand. In fact, she wants you to. After being inspired by the traveling Body Worlds exhibit visiting Discovery Place in 2007, Jamie tracked down the creator of the plastination technique used to preserve the organs and bodies displayed, Dr. Gunther von Hagens. She impressed him so much, he invited her to train under him in Germany and is, today, the only person living in the US who has. She’s moved back to Charlotte and wants to share her passion … and knowledge … with you. She spoke about her experience at…


Jamie Decker’s Got Brains … and She’ll Let You to Hold Them in Your Hands

May 23, 2019 | By Tim Miner | CLT Creatives | CreativeMornings/Charlotte | Podcasts | Videos

Charlottean Jamie Decker knows you … inside and out. And, it’s her mission that you know what she knows. Jamie is the founder of Charlotte-based, Experience Anatomy. Her company preserves human organs through the process of plastination created by Dr. Gunther von Hagens. She was inspired to learn from Dr. von Hagens after his Body Worlds exhibition visited Discovery Place science museum in 2007. This experience was exhilarating for her. She discovered that Dr. Von Hagens was speaking at a conference a short time later and drove there to meet him. Jamie impressed Dr. von Hagens so much, he invited her to study under his…


That time Anthony Hamilton dropped by CreativeMornings/Charlotte …

May 8, 2019 | By The Biscuit Staff | CreativeMornings/Charlotte | Editorials | Videos

You never know just what’s going to happen at CreativeMornings/Charlotte … or who will stop by. On Friday, May 3, the group held their monthly meeting at the Charlotte Jazz Festival’s “Jazz Garden Tent” in Romare Bearden Park, coutesy of Blumenthal Performing Arts. Admist the celebration of Charlotte’s creativity, Anthony Hamilton, Grammy Award-winner and one of the Queen City’s favorite native sons, dropped by to surprise the audience with an impromptu performance of his song “Best of Me.” If you missed CreativeMornings, you’re in luck. Charlotte Star Room captured the performance and you can watch it below. Better still, you can catch Anthony Hamilton’s full…


Like Water, Jessica Moss Can Flow & Crash

March 27, 2019 | By The Biscuit Staff | CLT Creatives | CreativeMornings/Charlotte | Podcasts | Videos

“Water can flow. Or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” These are powerful, immortal words from the legendary Bruce Lee. They flowed through a talk on the global subject of “Water” from Jessica Moss and her father, Joseph, at the meeting of CreativeMornings/Charlotte on Friday, March 8 at NoDa Brewing. As an ardent advocate for artists, communities of color and accessible arts education, Jessica Moss is the Founder and Director of The Roll Up. This national network of art incubators is embedded in neighborhoods mired in persistent poverty and concentrated disadvantage. In Charlotte, the Roll Up explores economic improvement through people, community arts and…


Stacy Smith Knows the Building Codes of Creativity

January 28, 2019 | By Matt Olin & Tim Miner | CLT Creatives | CreativeMornings/Charlotte | Podcasts | Videos

Ten years after first picking up a needle, Stacy Smith is now co-owner of Tattoo Me Charlotte, was voted one of the top 10 tattoo artists in Charlotte, and has a signature watercolor/boho vibe style that is all her own. All of her pieces are custom, playing with tonal values and hues, resulting in what looks like a painting on the skin. Stacy recently starred in season 11 of Ink Master, the Dave Navarro-hosted reality competition television series airing on Paramount Network. At the January meeting of CreativeMornings/Charlotte, Stacy jumped into a Q & A with the 350 creatives on hand to discuss her thoughts on turning…