We want to share opportunities that we know about to help you be as successful and involved in the arts as possible. Click below to see opportunities outside of our Gallery. Let us know if you have information about opportunities to share with our members. Thank you.
Art expresses the inner being of the artist. I am an artist whose spirit is a mix of the East and the West, as my mother is Japanese and my father an American. It is natural for me to pursue art that expresses a merger of my diverse and divergent inner self.
Asian brush painting originated in China some 2000 years ago. It is a spontaneous art form. Each brush stroke must be thoughtfully placed because once it is set down
it cannot be changed, just like life itself. Sumi-e is Japanese form of Asian brush painting. "Sumi" means "soot" "e" means pictures. Sumi-e is brush painting on rice paper done in ink made from soot.
Sumi-e was originally black ink paintings. More recently colors have been embraced. While the sumi ink and its accompanying colors seem to be similar to watercolor, they are not. The ink and color become an integral part of the paper on which they
are painted and cannot be altered. The interactive nature of the artist with the ink, the brush, the paper and the water evolve into divergent effects, all with a single rush stroke. There are many techniques of sumi-e that are unique to the medium and cannot be duplicated in Western art forms. One major difference is in the paper,
which is thin and very fragile, particularly when wet.
Sumi-e seeks to depict the life spirit of the subjects. The artist attempts to capture the momentary essence of nature and aspires to express its soul, not just to render its physical likeness. A masterful artist learns to see the unseen and portray it, akin to an aim of abstract art.
East Greets West is my artistic theme. It expresses the concept of the spirit of the East greeting and meeting the mind of the West. It is neither the East nor the West, but a unique merging and melding of both.
I's hard to believe but we are approaching the time to cast your vote for Mooresville Arts terms of PRESIDENT, TREASURER & SECRETARY!
The terms of President & Secretary are up for renewal for 2019-2020.
Also, at this time, we will accept nominations for Treasurer (as no one has stepped forward, and Jeannine Tieri, MA VP, has kindly continued to serve in this position for us).
What do these positions do exactly, you might ask???
The President of Mooresville Arts shall preside at all Mooresville Arts meetings, except when necessary to delegate this authority to another officer. The President shall have the responsibility of appointing members to the Board of Directors and other committees as needed. The President shall be an ex officio member of all committees. This position is the primary spokesperson and overseeing agent for the organization, and is responsible for setting the direction of Mooresville Arts and ensuring the mission of the organization is upheld.
The Treasurer shall be responsible to Mooresville Arts for collecting all funds due to Mooresville Arts, properly disbursing and managing all Mooresville Arts Funds, and keeping all financial records pertaining to Mooresville Arts. He/she shall present a financial statement at each regular Board meeting and as requested by the President. He/she shall prepare an annual financial report and make records available for audit when required.
The Secretary shall be responsible for maintaining records of all Board, and Special meetings and shall report these records when requested by the Presiding Officer. The Secretary shall handle Mooresville Arts correspondence as required and is responsible for insurance policy and documentation. He/she is responsible for the maintenance and adherence of the Constitution and Bylaws.
So, please share your ideas/ opinions of who should be nominated for these very important roles and submit your Nominations to Linda Reville, Nominations Committee Chairperson at email@example.com
(We will accept nominations through September & October, and then announce the ballot in November. MA Members will be asked to vote in Late-November or early-December).
Dear Mooresville Arts Member,
The mission of Mooresville Arts is to be an ever-growing hub and resource for local artists, as well as to serve as an artistic center for the local community. We have many exhibits, classes and opportunities throughout the year for our members and artists. We pride ourselves in continuing, and expanding upon, its gallery and many offerings.
Along with this letter, you will find the 2018 gallery calendar. We have many exciting and diverse shows and opportunities planned, and we really work towards being an attractive gallery for both artists and for the community.
The year 2018 marks an important milestone for Mooresville Arts as this is the 40th anniversary of being able to call the historic Depot our home. We have now improved upon our front gallery space, and we were able to accomplish this goal by utilizing funds from last year’s Tea Time at the Depot fundraiser and also from the donation we received for our contribution to last year’s Arts at the Mill. Furthermore, we are happy to report that plans for renovating the Warehouse are part of our foreseeable future.
Mooresville Arts has a very busy schedule, and our group of volunteers work considerably to maintain all of our shows, classes and events. As we continue to grow, it is a given that we will need more people to help further our goals and mission. I encourage you to consider becoming more deeply involved and connected to our group; it is an exciting time to be a part of our organization. You can directly make a difference in the local arts community in which we all belong. Plus, it is a great way to meet fellow artists and other like-minded people!
Information about future shows, classes and other opportunities is always available on our website-www.mooresvillearts.org. If you are on Facebook or Instagram, please like us/follow us as this is also a great way to keep up with everything we are doing. And of course, keep an eye on your inbox for the emails we send as this is our primary, and quickest, means of sharing information with you!
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank you for being a member of Mooresville Arts. Your support of MA helps our organization to continue to thrive and grow!
Jessica DeHart, President
Mooresville Arts Board of Directors sent a survey to its membership to further engage the members and gather valuable feedback on how to improve the Gallery, Education opportunities, and more.
Please click the links below to see the survey results and also a synopsis of the results in the letter
To those of you who completed our recent Members survey - thank you! .. See More by downloading the survey letter below ...
Herring, Carol Ann / Ralph
Hooper, Mary Louise
Lawing, Julia C.
Sminkey, Tom and Alyce
Weidman, John Lindsey