Art Animates Life
Charles Carr is a multiple award-winning, nationally published author (Macmillan/St. Martins/Eldridge/Heritage).
Charles has written thousands of newspaper articles, magazine stories, and columns for the San Diego Union Tribune, The Orange County Register, The Reader, The Californian, and dozens more. Carr has received many writing accolades including recent back-to-back San Diego Press Club awards. Many of his stories, articles, and essays appear in college textbooks published by Macmillan; St. Martin's Press; Bedford, Freeman & Worth; and others.
Carr is also a noted television producer/director with documentaries currently airing and/or in production on Cox Cable and elsewhere.
A decade ago, Charles, his wife Marsi Carr, and others looking for ways
to help organizations struggling in difficult economic times founded Art Animates Life, a CA incorporated, federally tax-exempt
Art Animates Life along with its award-winning theatrical company, North County Players, have raised tens-of-thousands of dollars for San Diego area charities including a disaster relief agency, arts nonprofits, a municipal art gallery, veterans' relief funds, a community outreach center, a historical society, and several struggling community theaters, among others. Thousands have attended North County Players events and productions.
Since its inception Carr has produced the Fallbrook International Film Festival's
Carr is author of What a World, a collection of vignettes chronicling twenty years in the San Diego backcountry. He enjoys speaking from time-to-time to schools and organizations about his eclectic life in the arts and volunteers at his hometown high school as a journalism teacher and student adviser.
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