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.
NOTE: Early voting is taking place until November 1 at the Mint Hill branch library, 6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
By Leah Schmalz
The Mint Hill Times
Those looking to vote early can stop at Matthews Library at 230 Matthews Station Street from 10 am to 7 pm on October 30 and 31 and 10 am to 1 pm on November 1. For voting on November 4, the polling location for precinct 220 is the main room of the Mint Hill Masonic Lodge #742 at 10223 Lawyers Road. Voters can cast ballots on election day from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.
In the race for U.S. Senate, the three candidates are Republican Thom Tillis, Democrat Kay Hagan and Libetarian Sean Haugh.
Republican Robert Pittenger is running unopposed for District 9 for U.S. House of Representatives.
For State Senate in District 41, Democrat Latrice McRae is facing Republican Jeff Tarte. K […]