The Independence High School Key Club visited Lawyer’s Glen Retirement Living Center last week and not only visited with the seniors but helped them do crafts and brought them treats!
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 […]
On Saturday Carolinas HealthCare System 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.
Charles Kelleher Harris
Mint Hill Commissioners voted unanimously to finalize the purchase of property at 9801 Brief Road for a total of $670,000. This decision comes on the feet of the news that Mint Hill had been awarded a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant totaling $335,000.
The PARTF grant application was submitted early this year and was approved by the state in late September.
It is a matching grant, meaning that the town must match the $335,000 in order to purchase land to be used for a future park.
Talks commenced almost immediately about usage of the 20 plus acres at 9801 Brief Road. Many have asked for a recreational complex that would feature playing fields.
“This is the last step to finalize the process,” said Town Manager Brian Welch. “We will be having a discussion here shortly about planning.” […]