Mint Hill Arts will host its October Opening Reception of “Creatures, Real and Imaginary” tonight (Friday) from 7 – 9 pm. Everyone is invited. Drop by for wine, goodies and fantastic art and bring your friends and family. The gallery is located at the former Grace Building on Matthews-Mint Hill Road. MHA has recently up-fitted the central part of the building for its new gallery.
Jim Young, one of the founding members of Mint Hill Arts and photographer for the Mint Hill Times, took these pictures at the Grand Opening of the new gallery on Matthews-Mint Hill Road. On Saturday, Mint Hill Arts hosts its first concert at the new gallery with the Renée Ebalaroza Duo performing from 6:30-9:30 pm.
Noted North Carolina artist Curt Butler will give a presentation on painting at Mint Hill Arts tomorrow (Tuesday, June 22) from 6:45 – 9 pm. Butler, a professional artist and teacher, enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge with others to create a journey for someone else. In 2006 he started Butler Studio where he creates paintings for galleries, businesses and private collections. Butlers’ paintings focus on his surroundings including the Appalachian, Piedmont and coastal plains of North Carolina. He currently teaches adult oil painting at Gaston School of the Arts. The public is welcome to attend this free presentation.
Twelve Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students were named among the most talented artists in the country by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The students won medals for their outstanding art and will be honored at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June. The students will also attend workshops with professional artists during the trip.
One student, Sally Baek, a senior at Butler High School, was honored with the Portfolio Gold Award, the highest level of achievement. Sally will receive a $10,000 award to help pay for college, as well as special recognition on the stage at Carnegie Hall. Only 15 students nationally won this award.
“It is incredible to have so many of our students honored nationally for their achievement,” said Cheryl Maney, pre-K-12 visual arts and dance curriculum specialist for CMS. “This is a big honor that art schools and universities across the country recognize. We are proud of our students and art teachers for the dedication they give to their work.” Continue reading