“Writing and Illustrating a Spiritually Inspired Child’s Book” is the February Program at Mint Hill Arts

The current exhibit at Mint Hill Arts, “There is Healing in a Story: An Invitation to Spiritual Art” by Jennifer McCormick, is co-sponsored by the Marianne Oberg Foundation for the Spiritual Arts (MOFSA).  In keeping with the theme of spiritual art, the monthly demonstration for January features author Jolene Joy Moss and illustrator Carlos Alvarez Cotera who will discuss writing and illustrating the spiritually inspired child’s book Emmalina and Papa’s Healing Hand.

Jolene Joy Moss

Jolene Joy Moss, a Charlotte resident who is also a recipient of a MOFSA grant, is an award-winning children’s book author of more than eight books. Her degree in Creative Literature has sparked over 40 writing projects published in magazines, books and websites. Jolene seeks to capture the everyday-world magic of life in her words and illustrations, and to pass them on

as a legacy to our children.  The book she will discuss lightly and playfully introduces the idea of energy and light as witnessed through “Papa’s healing hands.”

Carlos Alvarez Cotera, a pioneer in the development of Mint Hill Arts, is an award-winning artist and acclaimed teacher who resides and has his studio in Gastonia, NC. He has explored many mediums, but is primarily a painter.  He states that even in this medium he enjoys diversity – abstracts, realism, surrealism, portraiture, and now illustration. Cotera is also the author of I Am: This One Life, which recounts his own spiritual journey.

The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, at the Mint Hill Arts Gallery at 11025 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill. The public is invited and the lecture is free, so mark your calendars to attend.