Free concerts by Korean Children’s Choir
Organizers with the under-construction North Carolina Korean War Veterans Memorial in Mint Hill will host the Korean Children’s Choir for two free concerts this week.
The Seoul, South Korea-based choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Matthews United Methodist Church, 801 S. Trade St., and at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27 at the memorial site, 8850 Fairview Road in Mint Hill.
The 38-member choir includes nine boys and 29 girls ranging in age from 10 to 14. The choir also will perform at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church and for the staff of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association at the Billy Graham Library during their stay in Charlotte.
The students, who don’t speak English, learn to sing all of their songs in English. They typically close their concerts with a rendition of “Jesus Loves Me” after which they go into the audience, hug someone and say “I love you!”
For more information about the North Carolina Korean War Veterans Memorial, visit www.koreanwarmemorialnc.com.
ArtFest needs artists!
The Matthews Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications from artists to participate in the 27th annual ArtFest of Matthews.
The judged fine art and master craft show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 in front of the town hall on Matthews Station Street. Cost to enter is $20 per artist.
Cash prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000 will be given and a high school student show also is available. Applications are due by Sep. 14.
For more information or to register, visit www.matthewschamber.org/artfest.htm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet local painter Bill Colt
The nonprofit Mint Hill Arts will host Monroe painter Bill Colt during its monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Colt creates acrylic paintings on canvas and board with mixed media, which focus on planes and automobiles, urban themes and farm animals. He started drawing at an early age, copying pictures of Superman and Batman out of comic books. Later, he was an Art and Art History major at the University of Virginia and studied Commercial Art at Johnson & Wales in Rhode Island.
Colt is currently represented by the A. T. Hun Gallery in Savannah, Ga. and the Wilde-Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale and Tucson, Ariz.
See more of Colt’s work at www.billcolt.com.
Mint Hill Arts is located at 11205 Lawyers Road, suite A, in Mint Hill.
Meet teen author Megan Miranda
Area teens will have a chance to meet teen author Megan Miranda, author of “Fracture,” at the Matthews Library Tuesday, July 31. During the 4:30 p.m. program, teens will learn more about the process of writing a story and what inspired the author to write hers.
The Matthews Library is located at 230 Matthews Station St., in Matthews.
Show to boast work of New York choreographer
The Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works group will host an event next month with New York choreographer Bill Young.
Young will teach dance/improvisational classes and lead workshop participants through a collaborative process to create an original work. The new work will be presented in a show along with the work of several other Charlotte-based choreographers.
The “Master Blaster” event is Aug. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Open Door Studios, 1318 Central Ave., in Charlotte. It costs $5 to attend, and people must register in advance by emailing email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.mckineticworks.org or call 704-338-1533.