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Bill and Ann Litaker art show winners announced

By Michele Dotson  dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

The winners for the Mint Hill Arts show were announced on Friday, December 13, at 8 pm. The gallery was filled to capacity for the opening of the annual Bill and Ann Litaker judged art show.

The entire show was judged by Eldred P. Hudson, Head of the Art Department at UNCC. Hudson spent over four hours at the gallery meticulously studying and documenting each piece. He then spent two days sifting through his notes before making his final recommendations. Hudson also prepared written comments on all winning pieces.

The show was open to a wide range of genre, including water media, photography, painting (oils, acrylics and pastels), three-dimensional multimedia including drawing, graphics, and alcohol inks.

Several honorable mentions were awarded in each category, as well as first, second and third place prizes. […]

By |December 17th, 2013|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|2 Comments

Christmas comes to town hall

The annual Mint Hill Town Hall Christmas tree lighting was held last Thursday. Following the official lighting of the tree, Town Hall was open to the public for cookies, music, drinks, and visits with Santa.

By |December 14th, 2013|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Seniors enjoy annual Christmas lunch

By Michele Dotson  dotson.michele@minthilltimescom

At 8:30 am on Saturday, December 7, about 50 volunteers converged on Independence High School to prepare for the annual senior citizen Christmas lunch.

In just under two hours, 600 gift bags were prepared, 600 places were set for lunch, tables were decorated, food brought in, drinks prepared and prizes displayed.

Just before the opening remarks by emcee meteorologist Larry Sprinkle, organizer Mike Cochrane pulled some young volunteers aside for a little pep talk.

“Thank you all for coming out today,” says Cochrane. “There’s nothing better than giving of yourselves, your time and effort.” […]

By |December 14th, 2013|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|1 Comment

Queen’s Grant Community School production– Accepted into 2014 junior theater festival

By Michele Dotson   dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

Students from have been accepted into the 2014 Junior Theater Festival which will take place January 17-19 18 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.

Freshman Garrett Costin is in his second year in musical theater and this will be his first time attending the festival.

“I have so much fun getting together with people I’m comfortable with,” says Costin. “This is a great activity; a way of expressing who I am.”

For Costin, who has aspirations of being involved with Broadway someday, the festival will offer opportunities to see all aspects of theater.

Created by New York’s iTheatrics and produced by the Junior Theater group, the Junior Theater Festival is the world’s largest musical theater festival celebrating young people and the transformative power of musical theater. The 2014 festival will bring together more than 4,500 students, teachers, and Broadway professionals to celebrate on-stage and backstage excellence in musical theater. […]

By |December 4th, 2013|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Queen's Grant|2 Comments