More arts! More arts! It seems a bit like Sensoria - a nine-day-long celebration of visual arts, film, music, literature, history and culture-related events - is the answer to threatening demands from Charlotteans looking to be entertained at Central Piedmont Community College. But, really, the folks in charge of the annual event are just that good - they know Charlotteans want diversified quality arts, no pressure or pitchforks needed.
Highlights of this year's festivities include CPCC Opera Theatre's Dialogues of the Carmelites, a three-act opera set in the horrific backdrop of the French Revolution; playwright August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences, a drama about a black man's struggle with going from baseball league star to a garbage man; the Joe Bonham Art Exhibit, showcasing illustrations of wounded veterans by combat artists; Women in Film: Documentaries on the American Justice System, screening Therese Bartholomew's The Final Gift, a documentary shot during the course of Bartholomew's seven-year pursuit to find closure to her brother's murder and come face to face with his killer in a South Carolina prison; and an appearance during a special authors showcase by sci-fi/fantasy writer, Edward McKeown (watch an interview where he talks about writing and characters from his latest book series below, courtesy of intern Danielle Brodie).