Mint Hill Arts will hold its February exhibit opening reception tonight from 7-9 pm at the gallery in the Grace building in Mint Hill. The exhibit is called “The World Well Seen: A Photography Exhibit.” It runs through March 5. Postcards and Reception will be sponsored by Willow Grove Retirement Community in Mint Hill.
The November 2009 art show at Mint Hill Arts will feature the smaller works of the artists. The opening reception for Small Treasures: “Good Things Come in Small Packages” is tonight from 7-9 pm. The exhibit runs through December 3. On Saturday, MHA hosts the 2009 Fall Jewelry Show from 10 am to 3 pm. The show featuring handmade, artisan jewelry crafted by its professional members.
Elvis Fan Club of Matthews-Mint Hill is supporting this benefit show Saturday, October 17 at 6 pm to raise money for the North Carolina State Korean War Veterans Memorial, to be built in Mint Hill Park on Fairview. The show will take place at the Indian Trail VFW, 100 VFW Lane in Stallings. Featured entertainers are The Carolina Blues Brothers, country singer Carrie Zohn, and Elvis tribute artist Chuck Ayers. Tickets are $25 a person, and includes the show and an Italian buffet dinner, with dessert. Dinner at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm. Advance tickets can be bought by calling 704-496-4709 or 704-545-6618. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the show. The KWVA is selling pavers to anyone who would like their loved one’s name immortalized in the memorial. It is open to any veteran of any war and military service. The pavers are a thick, beautiful granite and start at $200. They will be taking orders for pavers at the show.
Two organizations in Mint Hill, plus the Town of Mint Hill, learned last week they will receive grant money from the Arts and Science Council. Mint Hill Arts will receive $6,000 to provide art classes, The Scottish Society will receive $6,600 for the Highland Games and the Town will receive $4,583 for its annual slate of cultural events.
The summer may be winding down but the excitement at Mint Hill Arts is not. The September exhibit will feature works of art using a monochromatic palette. Monochromism is a painting, drawing, or other work of art utilizing a single color or various shades of the same color.
The exhibit opens with a gallery reception on September 11, from 7-9 pm and runs through October 1. MHA Gallery is open 10 amto 3 pm, Tues-Sat. Go to minthillarts.org for details of events and classes.
Take The Stage, the Public Library’s first talent competition for teens, is on a quest to find talented 12-18 year-olds. Teens that can sing, dance, or perform spoken word are needed to share their flair with the community. A $100 prize awaits the winner of the grand finale, set for August 8 at 2 p.m. at ImaginOn. Grand finale participants will also have the chance to meet Power 98 D.J. Jeanine Davis, who will host the event. The following libraries will hold first-round auditions for Take The Stage:
7/13, 6 p.m., South County Regional
7/21, 3:30 p.m., North County Regional
7/23, 3:30 p.m., University City Regional
7/27, 4 p.m., Freedom Regional
7/30, 6 p.m., Independence Regional
To register, interested teens should visit www.libraryloft.org to view contest rules and to complete a registration form.