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Gaston Arts Council

Your Connection to ARTS & Culture in Gaston County


Jan 28, 2015 |  | Jennifer Phillips

Monthly meetups for Artists & Creative Professionals !

Creative Pollinators meetups provide an environment and atmosphere for cross pollination & exchange of innovative ideas among creative professionals and artists (“artprenuers”) of all disciplines [performing, literary & visual] – with the goal of connecting people & resources for success! Guest speakers are invited to share valuable and insightful industry information. The Featured Artist Segment offers the opportunity to highlight selected works! Refreshments are served. Visit the Artist Corner Page to tell us more about you.

Previous guest speakers:
Tommy L. Nichols, Executive Director, PowerUP USA; President/Founder: Tommy Filmworks and Charlotte Black Film Festival; Author of upcoming book release “Coding Black”
Alexys Taylor, Collections & Exhibitions Manager, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Richelle Williams, Manager and Choreographer for the Carolina Panthers TopCats Cheerleaders
Jamie Dee Clifton, Charlotte Ballet Academy Teacher & Former Principal Dancer for Charlotte Ballet
Bobby Robinson, Esq.., Founder & Managing Attorney, The Robinson Law Group, PLLC
Rashad Phillips, MBA – Tax Accountant, Small Business Advisor, Award Winning Journalist, Educator, and Publisher of “New Growth” Magazine
Anthony ‘Ant’ Pruitt, Digital Content Creator
Beth Petty, Director, Charlotte Regional Film Commission
Arden McLaughlin, Creator & Owner, Definita
Wendy Hickey, Founder, ArtPop
Rick Haithcox, award-winning photographer
Vickie L. Evans, award-winning playwright; bestselling author; Founder & President, Soaring High Productions
Larry Ferguson – commercial film director, scriptwriter, television art director (national Emmy finalist), media consultant, professional artist and educator
Elyse A. Williams, CEO, EAW Productions (one of Charlotte’s premier creative production companies)
Tim Greene, WSGE 91.7FM morning radio personality/assistant program director & music director; multi award winning film writer, producer, director
Terry “Dream Maker” Hudson, CEO, Hudson Media Concepts
Debra Funderburk, Chief Creative Officer, Charlotte Writing Academy, author & business coach
Cassandra Richardson, Art Galleries Director, Central Piedmont Community College
Carla Hanzal, Vice President, Public Art, ASC
Maria Howell, actress, singer, voice over artist & film producer
Kathryn K. Bentley, Affiliate Director, North Carolina Wolf Trap, ASC
Mo Sallah, Brokerage Associate, Coldwell Banker Commercial MECA
Rachel Bagley, Director of Communications and Marketing, City of Gastonia

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