Hayes is fixated on the experience his artwork creates. As he has said: “”My number one goal is to wow my audience and to have meaning behind it-to have people relate to my work or even just start a conversation,” explains Hayes.
It is ASC's hope that our voice and actions relative to diversity, equity, inclusion and access will encourage others – both in our sector and in the broader community – to begin and/or continue dismantling oppressive systems in pursuit of a more just, inclusive Charlotte-Mecklenburg for all.
Somewhere, under a tree, hiding out in plain sight is a little-big area of town known as Smithville. Smithville, which is arguably one of Corneilus' most important historic gems, is also on the cusp of one of the most exciting redevelopment plans of the era. Read more about this historic community and enjoy the documentary: Smithville History Tour.