Pat Elliott Named Mint Hill Arts’ Volunteer of the Month for March Pat Elliott has been named Volunteer of the Month for March. She was honored at the opening reception for the Cardinal Camera Photography Show that was held in March at the gallery. Mint Hill Arts offers the community two opportunities each month for artists to draw and paint from life: Life Drawing and Portrait Drawing. These sessions, which are free and open to the public, are an important part of the mission of Mint Hill Arts to serve the local arts community. […]
Nonprofit fundraiser helps feed local neighbors in need
Fore! The nonprofit Common Heart will host its 5th annual Common Cupboard Golf Classic Monday, June 8 to raise money for the food pantry.
The Common Cupboard pantry feeds local families in need, averaging about 500 families a month. In 2014, Common Cupboard provided a week’s worth of food to more than 22,000 people representing almost 7,000 households across Union County, Matthews, Mint Hill and southeast Charlotte.
By Leah Schmalz
As part of a continued effort to spotlight the vibrant art community, Mint Hill is displaying work from three local artists in the rear hallway of the town hall building. A reception was held last Saturday for the quarterly art exhibit, but the public is welcome to continue to view the work during regular business hours.
Ann-Marie Clarke, Ken Halstead and Jennie Martin Tomlin are the featured artists. Clarke creates her pieces with mixed media, such as scraps from other projects and pictures of models from magazines topped with paint. “I’m inspired a lot by music and things that happen in my life,” she said. “My work tends to go towards the odd and bizarre.”