Tonight: Mint Hill Arts opening reception for “Creatures, Real and Imaginary”

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.

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Mint Hill Arts to host painting presentation tomorrow

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.
 

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What’s happening at Mint Hill Arts this weekend?

Mint Hill Arts hosts its opening reception for the “Student Arts Show” tonight from 7-9 pm at the gallery and studio in the Grace Building (7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road). This show features superb artwork from area students.

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Local students win national art awards

Sally Baek of Butler created this piece for the contest.

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

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