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 […]
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.
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.” […]
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. […]
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.