Mint Hill artist and CPCC instructor Larry Ferguson will present a program at Mint Hill Arts tonight 7 pm called, “Abstract Painting – Where do you start? When do you stop?” Larry has been a commercial film director, scriptwriter, television art director (national Emmy finalist), media consultant (UNCC) and educator. His artwork has been in many films and television programs, and one of his murals is part of the Schiele Museum. Larry currently teaches Painting at CPCC and is an integral part of Mint Hill Arts.
The Moody Brothers, long time Mint Hill residents, were nominated for a Dove award for work they did on a song performed by George Hamilton IV. The song, I’m Using My Bible for a Roadmap, is a nominee for the 2011 GMA Dove Awards Bluegrass Song of the Year. Hamilton had some stellar backup musicians on the record including bluegrass legend Del McCoury. The track is from the critically acclaimed duets album by Hamilton and produced in Ireland and Nashville by Colin Elliott and Dave Moody.
Much of the album’s basic tracks were first recorded in Ireland, with many of the guest artists recording their vocals at Kingswood Studios in Nashville. The nominated track features Hamilton and McCoury’s duet vocals, with producer Moody on acoustic guitar, bass and mandolin, along with his brother Trent Moody on twin fiddles. The album was then compiled and completed in Ireland by Elliott before being released in the US by Lamon and in Ireland by Elliott’s label.
The 2011 Dove Awards will be held at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta on April 20th, 2011, marking the first time the Awards will be held outside the state of Tennessee. The show will broadcast on the Gospel Music Channel on Easter Sunday. For a complete list of this year’s nominees, visit the Gospel Music Association.
Mint Hill Arts’ intake for its annual photography show is open to everyone and will take place this Friday, February 4, from 4-6 pm and Saturday, February 5, from 10 am to 12 pm in the gallery. Here’s the details:
ll members and non-members are invited to enter up to six (6) pieces. All photographs using conventional or ‘unconventional’ photography techniques, computer generated images and computer enhanced images will be accepted. There are no size restrictions. If it fits through the door, we will display it! Continue reading
If you missed long-time Mint Hill area resident Dwight Moody at the Armed Forces Museum and Archive of the Carolinas show last weekend in Indian Trail, you have another opportunity to hear the master bluegrass fiddler showcase his talents. This weekend, The North Carolina Fiddler & Friends will be live, on WSVS-Am, 800 in Crewe , Virginia. Moody will play Saturday February 5, 2011 from 12 noon until 1 pm. He will be on the “Noonday Hoedown Show” with Mel Payne. You can go to www.wsvsam.com and follow the link to listen to the show.
The Mint Hill Times interviewed Moody last year about his many decades-long career in music. After the break, read the interview in its entirety. Continue reading
In this week’s paper, we report on Trip Rogers and his duo Thistledown Tinkers who were recently profiled on a BBC Ireland program. Here’s the segment that featured him and Tom Eure.
Also, Thistledown Tinkers have a house show coming up January 21 at 7:30 p.m. The event is at the home of Nancy Howe in Charlotte and tickets are $10 in advance. You can purchase them online by going to the Mint Hill Scottish Society website.
Mint Hill area filmmaker Jet Eller will give a screening of his new film “Never Feed The Troll” at CPCC on January 22 at 7 pm at the Tate Auditorium. Tickets are $5. Here’s the trailer: