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Three Artists-three views at Mint Hill Town Hall

The new Mint Hill Town Hall Exhibit, titled “Three Artists-Three Views,” runs through December. It features the work of Luis Ardila, John Barja, and Sharon Furner – all members of Mint Hill Arts. The artists will be honored at a public reception on Sunday, Nov. 2, 3-6 pm, at the rear of the hall.

“Each artist has a distinctive vision and style,” notes Judy Mizell, a well-known local artist, teacher, and MHA member. “Taken together, their art is a feast for the eyes, as well as the intellect.”

Columbia-born Luis German Ardila, whose preferred medium is oil, has exhibited his award-winning art throughout Europe and the Americas and has enjoyed an extensive career as an art teacher,. A recurring theme in his art is symbolism, which he believes is the key to enlightenment.   He has been influenced by 20th century Expressionism, as well as illuminators and sculptors of the Middle Ages.

John Barja, Sr., a Mint Hill businessman for over 30 years, began painting in high school and continued his study of art in college. He is known for his whimsical, often humorous pieces.  Barja is displaying for the first time ever his collection of paintings that commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I.  They are based on the poetry of Wilfred Owen, a renowned British poet who lost his life just days before the end of “The Great War.”  His moving portrayals of the horrors of war demonstrate the powerful message art can convey.  He hopes his works will provide inspiration to those interested in the arts […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Free health and wellness testing at Fall Fest in Mint Hill

On Saturday Carolina Health Systems held a Fall Fest. Free health and wellness testing and information was provided. In addition there was food, face painting, a bouncy house and pumpkin decorating.

By |October 30th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Road Paving Bid Awarded

Charles Kelleher Harris

Blythe Construction was awarded the bid to complete several annual resurfacing projects in Mint Hill.

“This will be strictly resurfacing,” said Town Manager Brian Welch.

Old Oak, Barnsdale, Cromarty, Carnegie, Pine Lake and Beaver Dam Lanes are on this year’s “to do” list, along with MiniMac and Mint Forest Drives, Terry Terrace, Gloman Court and Pine Hill Road.

“We opened the bids on September 30, but our Public Works  Director was talking to and meeting on-site with contractors a couple of weeks prior to that,” Welch explained.

According to Welch Blythe Construction was the low bidder offering just over $446,808 to complete all the slated streets.  […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Jennie Martin Tomlin Named Mint Hill Arts Volunteer of the Month for October

Mint Hill Arts has named Jennie Martin Tomlin Volunteer of the Month for October.  She was recognized at the recent Opening Reception for the “People’s Choice Award Show” at the Gallery, located at 11205 Lawyers Rd, Mint Hill.

The honoree, a long-time member of Mint Hill Arts, is an accomplished and noted artist, whose work is often exhibited at shows.  Last year she took First Place in MHA’s watercolor show for her “Roses, Always Roses.” She also won Best of Show for her watercolor “Blue on Blue” at the Falling Rivers Art Gallery in Albemarle.  As a dedicated member of the intake committee for several years, she has given many hours of service in this capacity. […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Good deeds|0 Comments

King Tiger Tae Kwon Do holds fall festival

By Leah Schmalz

King Tiger Tae Kwon Do provided a variety of pumpkin-related activities at their fall festival on Saturday. Held in the studio’s parking lot and adjacent field, the event featured “Pumpkin Chunkin,” where participants used a trebuchet to launch pumpkins into a giant metal bucket. Guests could also shoot paintballs at pumpkins using slingshots […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Around Town, Good deeds|0 Comments

Rocky River Vineyards to host grape stomping festival

By Leah Schmalz

If stomping grapes with your feet to make wine has been on your bucket list, this weekend is the time to cross it off. Rocky River Vineyards will host a Family Harvest Picnic and Grape Stomping event this Sunday from 12 to 6 pm. The free event features carriage rides, face painting, wine […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments