Arts Factory in the Media

JCSU leader pushes school past its gates

Published in The Charlotte Post 2010
by Herbert L. White

Johnson C. Smith University is no longer a gated community.

In 2010, the 143-year-old school launched a series of initiatives that transformed JCSU into a major force in northwest Charlotte’s academic, business and social revitalization. Those efforts earned President Ronald Carter The Post’s newsmaker of the year designation.

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Professor Creates Mural for Arts Factory at Johnson C. Smith University

Published in 2013

For Hasaan Kirkland, associate professor of fine art at Johnson C. Smith University, art has always been second nature. He started taking interest in his craft at a young age, drawing cartoons and race cars with his older brother on paper, but now his new canvas is a wall outside of the Arts Factory on West Trade Street near campus.

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