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Visiting Artists at Northwest!



Ami Vitale

September 2016


Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer, Ami Vitale, has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.”


Ami Vitale

Paul Keysar - Latta Plantation Painting Excursion


The students had a wonderful day at Latta Plantation with artist Paul Keysar! 

Andrea Polli - Particle Falls

March 2016


Northwest hosted Visual Artist, Andrea Polli! She was here on March 18th. 


Particle Falls is a realtime exhibit that uses technology to detect particulate matter in the air and transmits an image that conveys particulate matter readings. The image changes based on the current readings.


Andrea Polli has the Particle Falls outdoor exhibit at UNCC Center City West Wall - 9th and Brevard. This is in collaboration with the Clean Air Carolina and UNCC opend the Keeping Watch on Air exhibit on March 18th.

J Stacy Utley

February 2016


We recently had a visit from artist J Stacy Utley. Stacy spoke to our 8th graders about collage art techniques. He shared his process and inspiration with the class.  

Stacy's artistic disciplines include mixed media, painting and photography. "His current series “Any City, AMERICA” is a compelling look into gentrification through the placement of portable objects within an urban setting."




December 2015


We had the pleasure of hosting Matuschka at Northwest! She is a Pulizter Prize Nominee, and featured in the Life Magazine book

100 Photographs that Changed the World  for her photograph

Beauty Out of Damage.

She was a wealth of knowledge and inspiration for our students and all of the guests!




Matt Myers - Painter, Illustrator 

November 2015


Matt Myers visited Northwest in the fall of 2015. He is a local Charlotte artist, and we were excited to have him share his craft with us! Matt is a painter and an illustrator of children's books. Some of his artwork can be found in the books Clink, Tyrannosaurus Dad, Battle Bunny and many more!

Matt Myers

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