RCLM 37 is a collaborative creative history project that reimagines the past, present and future narratives of “The Ford.” Opening reception for this experiential museum exhibition includes a premiere of the documentary/soundtrack featuring artists and community stakeholders from the Beatties Ford Rd Corridor
“Influenced by the cultural aesthetic of Afrofuturism, RCLM 37 places Black people in the future of neighborhoods where that presence and history is witnessing the threat of erasure,” says Janelle Dunlap, Creative Director. The significance of the exhibit title RCLM 37 refers to the Beatties Ford Road exit 37 off of Interstate 85. In the 1960’s, the creation of the Interstate-277 expressway loop and the presence of I-85 split the Beatties Ford Road Corridor/Biddleville community and wiped out several homes, schools, and businesses.
Funded by Mecklenburg County, Culture Blocks is a community partnership between the Arts and Science Council, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation designed to bring arts and cultural experiences closer to where residents live.