Capturing Creativity: Summer Exhibits Heat Up Mooresville Arts Gallery 

by JESSICA DeHART

The warm weather is officially here, and with the arrival of continuous sunshine, (and North Carolina humidity) Mooresville Arts is looking forward to its summer exhibits! For the summer exhibit season, we are pleased to announce two exciting shows at Mooresville Arts Gallery, in the historic train depot, in downtown Mooresville!

The 20th Anniversary Judged Photography Show & Competition – Now in its 20th year, the annual judged photography show attracts local and regional photographers, of all skill levels, to display their photography and compete for top honors. Photographers submit their latest and greatest work, and subject matter ranges from portraits and landscapes to macro and abstract representations. 

This year’s show judge is Cordelia Williams, photographer and educator. Ms. Williams’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work can be found in many public and private collections. Mooresville Arts photography program has grown tremendously in the last few years, and this year’s photography show reflects that growth. We are thrilled that our organization can help support local photographers and foster a deeper appreciation for the art of photography!

Women in Paper, a Featured Artists’ Exhibit – A new exhibit, featuring two women artists, will also be on display for the summer. KC Christmas (Greenville, SC) and Tina Vincent (Charlotte, NC) are both artists who work predominantly with the art medium of paper. Ms. Christmas creates female-inspired floral vignettes using paper collage, paint, with a nod to art history, while Ms. Vincent creates female-inspired sculptures using paper maché, paint, with a nod to her African roots and heritage. It is an exhibit of ladies, created by ladies, on paper and more!

Exhibit Information & Dates – Both exhibits will be on display in the Mooresville Arts Galleries June 4th through July 18th of 2024. There is no charge to visit; gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Most of the artwork is for sale, and art sales directly benefit local artists and Mooresville Arts.

An artists’ reception for both shows is Friday, June 7, 2024 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.). An awards presentation for the judged photography show will take place at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served; everyone is welcome to attend the reception! Come meet the artists and join in the greater artists’ community that we are so fortunate to have in Mooresville!

About Mooresville Arts – Mooresville Arts is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1955 (next year will be our 70th anniversary) by a small group of local artists who wanted to paint together and share ideas and inspiration. With artists’ camaraderie as a strong foundation, our organization has evolved throughout the years to become a successful hub and resource for local and regional artists. We have been lucky to call the historic Mooresville Depot our home since 1978, being granted use of the building by the Town of Mooresville for 46 years.

Our vision is to enrich the quality of life in the Lake Norman region as the premier venue for exhibitions, education and appreciation of the visual arts. Our gallery and education programs serve nearly 1,000 artists every year! We offer many exhibit opportunities, for all skill sets of artists, and we sell artwork to help support artists and our organization. We offer class and workshop opportunities as well as summer camps for youth and free art lectures led by experienced artists and arts professionals. Membership comprises nearly 300 members with artists, patrons and educators from the entire Mooresville/Lake Norman region, Charlotte and beyond! We are supported by the Town of Mooresville, the Iredell Arts Council, NC Arts Council, Mooresville Downtown Commission and many other individuals and businesses.

Mooresville Arts invites you to visit our beautiful historic building and view our wonderful and diverse exhibits of talented local and regional artists!

Find out more and visit our website at mooresvillearts.org

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