If you haven’t been to the new McDowell Arts Center in Matthews, this is a great time to go.Charlotte’s Golden Palette Society is holding an art show and sale through Nov.2, featuring watercolors, acrylics and oils, and both originals and prints are on display.The works are by many local artists who studied under Bruce Chandler.Chandler, 74, has earned numerous awards as both an artist and judge throughout the Southeast. A former resident of Georgetown, S.C., she exhibits her paintings at the Rice Museum there, where she is artist-in-residence and teaches on a scheduled basis.Chandler has been a Charlotte resident for 10 years. She attended Maryland School of Art and Design, workshops with national instructors and an intensive studies seminar in New Mexico. She has been teaching classes for children and adults for more than 37 years. Barbara Jimison, 69, one of Chandler’s students and a University of North Dakota art education graduate, said she is excited about the McDowell show. She has painted watercolors for 15 years and has a number of pieces on display. “This is a first time for a (Golden Palette Society) sale or showing at the new art center,” said Jimison, the event’s chairwoman; student works usually are displayed in the halls at the Executive Center across from Presbyterian Hospital on Old Matthews-Mint Hill Road.The McDowell Arts Center opened in December. The building, a renovation of the former Agriculture Center in the heart of the community arts district, has been in the works for many years. “It was amazing to see it come to fruition,” said Colten Marble, 30, manager for Matthews Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resource Department.Marble manages the McDowell Arts Center as well as the Community Center, and serves as a liaison for the town to outside cultural organizations.
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
Art sale at new McDowell Art Center in Matthews features local talent
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