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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NW School of the Arts needs musical instrument donations

Northwest School of the Arts (NWSA), an arts magnet in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, will begin a drive April 1 to collect gently used or new musical instruments for students at the school who cannot afford them. The school’s instrument drive, called “Recycle the Gift of Music,” will end May 5.
At present, students must rent or buy instruments from area music stores in order to participate in the band or orchestra. There are students at the school who want to participate, but cannot because their parents can’t afford instruments and the school does not have an extra supply. The school needs financial resources to purchase new instruments or to fix those that are damaged, so NWSA is also seeking financial donations during the drive. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Arts opening reception tonight

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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.

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Tonight! Listen to great music and help support the Korean War Memorial in Mint Hill


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.

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