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Bert Carpenter taught art history to generations of students. He was also a well-known painter and for twenty-five years served as director of the Weatherspoon Art Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During that period he put together an outstanding collection of modern art. In March, 1999, the Gallery honored him with a sixty-five year retrospective.
In 1997, five Mecklenburg County commissioners, so incensed that the Charlotte Repertory Company was presenting plays with gay themes, completely cut out the commission's annual $2.5 million contribution to the local Arts and Science Council. In a recent election voters replaced four of the five with art supporters.
Stricken with polio when she was ten years old, Joy Weeber is now a disability rights activist in Raleigh.