Arts Beat: May 25

Calling all artists! Mint Hill Arts to host juried show

The nonprofit Mint Hill Arts is partnering with art supplier Binders to host a juried art exhibit next month – the first juried show in the group’s new space.

The show, which runs June 15 to July 11, is open to all area artists, including nonmembers. Artists can submit two pieces from any medium on any subject matter. Artwork will be accepted Friday, June 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20 per artist for members and $40 per artist for nonmembers.

Binders will provide store gift cards for award winners, ranging from $150 for the Best in Show to $25 for four honorable mention awards. Binders representatives will judge the artwork.

Mint Hill Arts will host a free opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 15 at the gallery, 11205 Lawyers Road, suite A. Awards will be presented at 8 p.m. Appetizers, wine and soft drinks will be served.

For more information, call Gallery Chair Tony Billotto at 704-844-2036 or email

Matthews market hosts peach fundraiser

Through the end of August, the Matthews Community Farmers’ Market, 188 N. Trade St., will host its annual peach fundraising sale.

Peaches supplied by Pee Dee Orchards in Wadesboro will be sold for $18 a peck or $7 a quarter peck, with proceeds to benefit the nonprofit market.

Peaches will be available during Saturday market hours, 7:15 a.m. to noon.

Free concert focuses on Jewish culture

The Charlotte Folk Society will host a free concert Friday, June 8 featuring Viva Klezmer!

The event is presented in partnership with the Levine Museum of the New South and its current exhibit, “Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina.”

Rooted in the Jewish culture of Eastern Europe, Viva Klezmer! musical style is often described as “Jewish jazz,” according to a news release from the society. The group consists of Gene Kavadlo on clarinet, Ali Kavadlo on violin and percussion, Mike Mosely on guitar and Ron Brendle on bass.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. in Charlotte.

Parking is adjacent to the Stella Center and is free in a nearby parking deck. Handicap-accessible parking and an elevator are available through the ground floor door on the parking lot side of the building.

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