Meet the Curator: Marisa Pascucci

Marisa Pascucci is a local art curatorWe all know that Old Town Cornelius has earned its title as the budding center for the arts in North Charlotte. With the area’s breadth of local talent, the opportunities available at the Cornelius Arts Center, and the anticipation for the opening of the Cain Center for the Arts, there is a lot to be excited about in the OTC Art Scene. Marisa Pascucci is a local art curator who works closely with these organizations and artists to bring only the best to the OTC Scene. Let’s see what she has to say about the life of an art curator and the future of Old Town Cornelius as an Arts District.

Pascucci balances a busy schedule working with non-profit galleries, mentoring artists, and organizing art shows all over the Charlotte Area. She describes a day in the life of an art curator as “constantly changing” and says that “there is always more to learn”.  She begins each day browsing her email to read art newsletters and websites so that she can stay up to date on what is going on in the art community in Charlotte and beyond. This summer, she has been working alongside six resident artists with the McColl Center for Art and Innovation to guide their networking and lead them to their next opportunity. She is constantly meeting new artists and helping them discover how they fit into the Charlotte and Lake Norman Art Scene.  On top of this, she has also landed a position as an Art Appreciation teacher at Rowan Cabarrus Community College beginning in the Fall!

To see some of the latest projects Marisa has been working on, be sure to come out to The Outcome on August 8, 2019, which marks the end of the residency of the 6 artists she is working alongside at the McColl Center of the Arts and Innovation this summer. Also, stay tuned to see what Marisa and the Cornelius Arts Center have up their sleeve for ‘Tawba Walk coming up in the Fall!  

Photo Credit: Cornelius Art Center Facebook Page

I am a Cornelius local and student at UNC Chapel Hill pursuing a degree in Business. In my time at home in OTC, I love to explore the local flair of OTC art and music, enjoy some sun on LKN, and walk my pug, Holly, along the greenway.