Golden Palette Society to host open house
Members of the Golden Palette Society will add to the festivities in downtown Matthews Saturday, Dec. 1 as they present the 2012 Fall and Holiday Golden Palette Society Art Show and Sale.
The open house runs from noon to 5 p.m. at Williams Business Properties in the Matthews Executive Park, 624 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
The society’s 14 members, as well as two guest artists, will display nearly 300 pieces of art, including acrylic, oil, pastel and watercolor paintings. Some artists also will have matted prints and note cards for sale.
Refreshments will be served, and participants can register to win one of two free prints. Participants don’t need to be present to win.
Bruce Chandler, director of the Golden Palette Society, said the show fits perfectly with the other downtown Matthews events planned including the Winter Farmers’ Market which begins at 8 a.m., the 10 a.m. dedication of the McDowell Arts Center, the Hometown Holiday Festival and tree lighting ceremony.
“We’d like to encourage people to come out and spend the day in Matthews,” she said.
For more information, call 704-364-1951 or visit the group’s Facebook page by searching for “Golden Palette Society.”
Mint Hill OKs town hall art display
For the next several months, the new Mint Hill Town Hall will host more than 20 pieces of artwork, courtesy of members of the nonprofit Mint Hill Arts.
Tony Billotto, gallery chair and president of Mint Hill Arts, said the organization has secured permission from the town for the display, which will be ready for viewing during the Sunday, Dec. 2 town hall open house. The collection of artwork has a “loose wintery theme,” with about half of the paintings reflecting some element of winter, he said.
Billotto said the show is hopefully the first in a series of quarterly art shows at town hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane, will host in conjunction with the nonprofit, each loosely based on one of the four seasons.
“We’ve been showing artwork on smaller scale in Town Hall for about four or five years, but this is big upgrade,” he said. “This offers another opportunity for artists to have their work displayed in town, especially in a really beautiful location. Town hall is a very impressive building, and for artists to have their work displayed there is quite an honor.”
Pottery 51 hosts open house
Last month, Pottery 51 settled into a larger storefront space at The Lofts in Mint Hill, and the nonprofit will host its first open house Friday, Dec. 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The event features wine and cheese, as well as the chance to view a plethora of local pottery. The group plans to host events the first Friday of every month.
For more information, call 919-996-9149 or visit www.facebook.com/pottery51.
Pottery 51 is located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill.
Mint Hill Arts hosts exhibit opening reception
The Ann and Bill Litaker Exhibit is returning to Mint Hill Arts, and the nonprofit will host a free opening reception for this annual juried show Friday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The reception features wine, soft drinks and appetizers. Awards will be announced at 8 p.m. for “Best in Show” and in the following categories: water media, photography, painting, 3-D and multimedia.
The annual December show honors the late Bill Litaker and his wife, Ann, who still volunteers at Mint Hill Arts.
For more information, visit www.minthillarts.org or call 980-226-5532.
The Mint Hill Arts gallery is located at 11205 Lawyers Road, suite A, in Mint Hill.
‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ to benefit Mint Hill Fire
The Dance to You Company will perform “The Velveteen Rabbit” Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church’s Kerr Building, 11501 Bain School Road, in Mint Hill.
Tickets cost $5 and will benefit the Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department.
For tickets or more information, call 704-900-3241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.