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    Artist Joe Dobson, Case Warnemunde, founder of Bella Love Charlotte, and artist John Burgin with the beginnings of a mural that the two artists painted during the festival.
  • Lake Norman Magazine Social Scene - The Sound of Love

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    Artist Joe Dobson has an audience as he adds to the mural that he and and John Burgin painted during the festival.
  • Lake Norman Magazine Social Scene - The Sound of Love

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    The stage in front of the Galway Hooker Restaurant & Pub featured local jazz bands - Ellos, Clowns Eating Fish, and Who Rescued Who.
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    Madison Huneycutt, Cindy Bui, and Marisa Cohen of La Chique Salon joined in on the festivities.
  • Lake Norman Magazine Social Scene - The Sound of Love

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    'Strength and Elegance' performers Jamie Poletti and Jena Honeyman provided hula hoops for anyone who was interested in hooping.
  • Lake Norman Magazine Social Scene - The Sound of Love

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    Artists Joe Dobson and John Burgin add to the mural that they painted during the festival.
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    'Strength and Elegance' performers Jamie Poletti and Jena Honeyman performed AcroYoga routines.
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    Davidson's Case Warnemunde, founder of Bella Love Charlotte, introduced the evening, "Welcome to the 'Sound of Love'" by Bella Love, the one stop shop to support everything local...We are always going to give you that twist of entertainment.
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    Jamie Poletti and Jena Honeyman from 'Strength and Elegance' entertained the kids, and a few adults, with hula hoops.
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    Artist, Justin Christenbery, offered his talents to help raise money for the Community Arts Project.
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    Artist, Justin Christenbery, adds color to his 'live painting' that was auctioned later in the evening.
  • Lake Norman Magazine Social Scene - The Sound of Love

    Laura Mueller

    - Laura Mueller
    'Strength and Elegance' performers Jamie Poletti and Jena Honeyman provided hula hoops for anyone who was interested in hooping.
  • Lake Norman Magazine Social Scene - The Sound of Love

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    Musician, Billy Bowman, enjoys a conversation with jazz broadcaster and promoter, Richard Dalrymple.
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    Bella Love's 'The Sound of Love' hosted young artists, performers, and seasoned musicians, to its music and arts festival.

Bella Love - The Sound of Love at Cornelius

Posted: Friday, Sep. 23, 2011

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Laura Mueller

Laura Mueller

Lake Norman resident Laura Mueller has been a photojournalist for more than 25 years, doing work for The Charlotte Observer, The Duke Endowment, Lake Norman Magazine, SouthPark Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Post and many other publications. Her many awards have included being named NC Press Photographer of the Year. Find her at www.lauramuellerphotography.com.

Jazz drifted through the streets at Kenton Place in Cornelius late on a recent Saturday afternoon. The stage in front of the Galway Hooker Restaurant & Pub featured local bands - Ellos, Clowns Eating Fish, and Who Rescued Who. Local artists displayed their work on either side of the grassy median where people listened and watched performers.

Davidson’s Case Warnemunde, founder of the non-profit Bella Love Charlotte, introduced the evening,“Welcome to the ‘Sound of Love’ by Bella Love, the one stop shop to support everything local...We are always going to give you that twist of entertainment.”

‘Live art’ demonstrations of painting and graffiti took shape as people watched. Colors twisted across the giant mural in a ‘live painting’ by artists John Burgin and Joe Dobson of Charlotte. Brush strokes twisted across artists Justin Christenbery’s and Marisa Cohen’s canvases. Performers Jamie Poletti and Jena Honeyman twisted their bodies into a union of fluid shapes.

Bella Love’s mission is to unite communities through local creative arts. Warnemunde’s goal is to inspire people to build local connections, support local businesses, and encourage local artists and musicians. “If we all take ownership and responsibility for our community, there is no limit to the things we can accomplish.”

‘The Sound of Love’ raised $300 for The Community Arts Project in Cornelius. About 400 people attended. “It had that community feel that we intended. Very organic.” Said Warnemunde, “We hit all our marks.”

www.bellalovecharlotte.com.

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