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I have been in the world of art academia for the past several years—teaching and heading up graphic design department at Wake Tech Community College. I also served as an adjunct professor for William Peace University, Raleigh teaching art history and art appreciation.
During this time I didn’t have much time to focus on exhibiting and had to squeeze in some of my painting to satisfy my desire to “create” between working. I did manage to have a one woman show at the Academy of Trial Lawyers in Raleigh and one in Apex, NC. And, several at “Artwork Especially” (my gallery in the art district of Raleigh).
I also spent twelve years in business consulting, coaching and teaching Leadership and Management Skills. All of this has allowed me to travel extensively. I’ve been able to absorb many of the nuances of the planet and its sights and people. Always, the call of art lures me back. I grew up in a family of artists in the Chicago area The Chicago Art institute was a frequently visited place.
I also attended classes at the Chicago Museum School. I have a Bachelor’s in Art from Caldwell College, New Jersey and a Masters in Human Development, MHDL from UNCC in Charlotte.
I love oils, watercolors, Prisma Pencil and large artwork. I have also done many murals along the way, some commercial art designing, I have written three books to be used as texts for my students and a couple of children’s books as well.
Also I have illustrated two other children’s books. While I subscribe to the many more academic art forms of Art for general enjoyment, I think every person should be able to do, to acquire and define art for themselves. I am working harder and with joy on more artwork than ever now that I’m retired from the workforce.
I’m privileged to be able to focus on that which I love—Art and Family.
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 ...
PLEASE HELP FILL THE OPEN SPOTS by contacting Jessica email@example.com
Our heartfelt thanks to all the Committee volunteers for their generous spirit! These volunteers are making it all happen here at Mooresville Arts!!
Look for OPEN spots you can fill. If you want to be on an existing committee, just let us know.
WINTER JURIED EXHIBIT: Dianne Sorrell firstname.lastname@example.org
NC OPEN PLEIN AIR EVENT: Irene Jahns email@example.com
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW: Gina Ricciardelli firstname.lastname@example.org
MULTICULTURAL ART EXHIBIT: Open
36TH ANNUAL ARTOBERFEST: Open
TRACKSIDE POTTERY SHOW: Sandy Eaton email@example.com
GIVE THE GIFT OF ART SALE: Cheryl Ann Barrett firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Johnson, Office Manager
Herring, Carol Ann / Ralph
Lawing, Julia C.
Sminkey, Tom and Alyce
Weidman, John Lindsey