Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly Arts Beat Nov. 9

Get set for Silver Brush show

The 12th annual Art Show and Sale of the Silver Brush Art Society returns Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 to the Weaver, Bennett and Bland building, 196 N. Trade St., in downtown Matthews.

The event, which opens Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a free reception and runs Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., raises money for the nonprofit Matthews HELP Center. The event has raised more than $40,000 for the center during its history.

The Silver Brush Art Society is comprised of fine art artists: Prudy Weaver, John Moeslein, Cynthia Howard, Shane Somerset, Sharon Furner, Sandy Wilkinson, Sharron Burns, Max McLeod and Julie Johnson.

Pastel artist presents in Matthews

The Matthews Artists Guild will host pastel artist Diane Pike Tuesday, Nov. 13 during its monthly meeting at the Matthews Community Center, 100 E. McDowell St.

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. with a social time. Pike will begin her presentation at 7 p.m. A Lake Norman area resident, Pike relocated from Denver, Colo., where she studied painting from Denver artists. She has a fine arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado and worked for 10 years as a graphic artist. Her works portray vibrant colors and a strong presence of light.

Matthews offers break dancing classes

Area boys now have the chance to learn to break dance through classes offered at the Matthews Crews Recreation Center, 1201 Crews Road.

Six-week Bboy break dancing sessions are available Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for boys ages 7 to 10 and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for boys ages 11 and older. The next session begins Nov. 28 and costs $72 for Matthews residents and $77 for nonresidents. A session also is available Jan. 16 to Feb. 20.

Mecklenburg County native Matthew Sanchez, a student of the American Music Dramatic Academy in New York City, teaches the classes. The Ardrey Kell High School graduate has worked with well-known hip hop dancers and choreographers, including Quest Crew, So Real Crew, Bam the Liquid Robo, and CrazyLegs.

For more information or to register, visit

Senior center presents holiday show

Tickets are now on sale for the Levine Senior Center’s Holiday Musical Show, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

The show, presented by Performer Spotlight, will feature the Levine Senior Chorus and Arts Group. Tickets, available in the center’s library, are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and younger.

The nonprofit Levine Senior Center is located at 1050 DeVore Lane, in Matthews.

Holiday tea tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale now for fundraising holiday teas in Matthews and Mint Hill. Seating is limited for both events.

The annual Victorian Holiday Tea tradition continues this year in Matthews at the Historic Reid House, 134 W. John St. from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.
Hosted by the Matthews Woman’s Club Service League, the event features tea sandwiches and sweets served on real china in an elegantly-decorated, candle-lit  setting with live harp music, Christmas carolers and more. A special Children’s Tea on Sunday will feature Elf on the Shelf activities. Hand-crafted gifts by dozens of local artisans will be available at a special boutique on the Reid House grounds.

The cost is $25 and the league will donate proceeds from the event to local nonprofits.

For more information visit or to make reservations, call 704-849-5063.

‘Music Jam,’ becomes regular historical village offering

The Mint Hill Historical Society’s Carl J. McEwen Village, will host an “Old Time Music Jam” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The free event will occur on the third Saturday of every month through April.

Area musicians are encouraged to attend and play along. The village is located at 7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill.

For more information, call Rita Hartmann at 704-998-8909.

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