May 7, 2018
Welcome to the #CharlotteIsCreative podcast. Today’s show features hosts Tim Miner and Matt Olin speaking with Chas Fagan, Charlotte artist and sculptor of the Captain Jack statue in Midtown, immediately following the May 4 Creative Mornings Charlotte event at Resident Culture Brewing Company, where Chas spoke about the global theme of “Commitment.”
While Chas Fagan is perhaps most famous for his sculpting work, he is also an accomplished portrait painter and political cartoonist. Born in Pennsylvania, raised in Belgium and educated at Yale, Chas has cultivated a strong body of work, including commissions portraying Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and Neil Armstrong.
In this episode of the #CharlotteIsCreative podcast, Chas talks about the importance of commitment in his own work, how important it is for his kids to see him living a creative life, how he captures the essence of the subject he’s portraying, and how it makes him feel to see people interacting with his work.
Register for the next Creative Mornings Charlotte event Friday morning, June 1 at 8:30 a.m. at The Fillmore Charlotte. The featured speaker will be bread baker, author and Johnson & Wales professor Peter Reinhart, speaking about the global theme of “Craft.” RSVPs will open at 9 a.m., Monday, May 28.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CharlotteIsCreative, and tweet us @CM_CLT whenever you see Charlotteans showing their creativity.