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.” […]
Joseph Coletti of the John Locke Foundation gave a presentation today to the General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee. Read the press release after the break.
“More money is not the only issue, or even the most important issue,” Coletti added. “Spending what we have more wisely is the key, by acting to delay or delete funding for the most cost-ineffective projects and moving that money into maintenance needs.”