December 2017 is the 20th anniversary of a sad incident in Davidson, NC – the Christmas 1997 altercation that resulted in the deaths of Davidson resident Damon Kerns and police officer Mark Swaney. Advertisements
North Carolina sculptor Bob Trotman will have two shows this fall in the Charlotte area, both called “Business as Usual.” One runs Sept. 8-Dec. 14 at UNC Charlotte Uptown’s Projective Eye Gallery. The other is at Davidson College’s Van Every/Smith Galleries, Oct. 19-Dec. 8.
NOW Signs of the times in Davidson: Bedsheet banners for the Davidson Wildcats, who won their NCAA baseball regional over UNC Chapel Hill Sunday night. They play next in the superregional this weekend. This reminds me of 2008, when Stephen Curry and Davidson basketball ran to the Elite 8.
Davidson College says a $1 million donation from alum Ed Van Deman, CEO of Financial Navigator Inc., and his wife Dr. Nancie Fimbel, will pay for initial renovations on the old Bridgeport Fabrics mill on Delburg Street, near campus.
新年快樂 ! It’s Lunar New Year’s eve. The Year of the Rooster arrives Sat., Jan. 28, 2017. There’s a celebration tonight (Friday, Jan. 27) at Davidson College. The event runs 5-8pm in Davidson’s Lilly Family Gallery. With performances and cultural activities, it’s hosted by the Asian Cultural Awareness Association. Look for fireworks somewhere around 8pm on … More It’s the Year of the Rooster – 新年快樂 !
April is for #Arts in Davidson. Joyce Wynes is showing her paintings (including those above) all month atTown of Davidson, NC — Town Hall . She’ll be there during this Friday’s gallery crawl, 6-9pm. Stop by and see her. Wynes describes her work as “bright, bold, colorful, flat, and semi-abstract to abstract.” She says she loves … More It’s an arts weekend in Davidson
I spoke at a Davidson College seminar Monday afternoon. The Multicultural House and other locations around campus have all-gender restrooms. It got me thinking about the bill that North Carolina lawmakers passed last month. House Bill 2 excludes #LGBT people from protections under anti-discrimination laws. HB 2’s passage and quick signing by Gov. Pat McCrory … More A cultural divide?
Davidson Housing Coalition‘s 12th annual Souper Bowl was Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, with a dozen local chefs competing for the titles of best local soups. The big winner, as always, was the DHC’s HAMMERS emergency home repair program. Here’s a list of the winners: Best Farm to Spoon – Summit Coffee, “Half Thyme.” Best Creamy … More DHC Souper Bowl: And the winners are …
It’s the Year of the Monkey on the Asian lunar calendar. The Asian Cultural Awareness Association and the Chinese Culture Club at Davidson College will host their annual community Lunar New Year festival this Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, from 6-8pm, at the college’s Lilly Family Gallery. The event includes food, performances, cultural displays and a post-festival … More Celebrate Year of the Monkey Sun. at Davidson College
Here’s my latest show for “Charlotte Talks” on WFAE: It’s no secret that the U.S. is falling behind the rest of the world in math education and many of the worst performers are in low-income schools. But CMS is working with some math innovators to make improvements and inspire kids to learn. One of those … More Math Educators Compare Notes | WFAE