Day: September 26, 2021

How Charlotte NC art museum workers pivoted during COVID-19


Fall Arts stories 2021

The Observer’s annual Fall Arts Guide checks out how people in diverse arts and culture groups weathered COVID, and what they are looking forward to next.

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From closing their doors, canceling longstanding programs and adding virtual events, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted Charlotte museums and arts organizations.

It also affected their employees, forcing them to learn and grow.

From producing digital programs to defining personal artistic styles and learning new skills, here’s how four Charlotte arts museum employees got creative during the coronavirus pandemic — and what they’re looking forward to this fall.

Carla Jarrett, the Gantt

On a Friday morning in mid-August, Carla Jarrett is preparing for a tech run-through for a new virtual program at the Harvey B. Gannt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.

Before the pandemic, the visitor experience and museum store manager made sure the Gantt’s

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