Feature Articles

January 2011

Mooresville Artist Guild in Mooresville, NC, Offers New Exhibits

The Mooresville Artist Guild in Mooresville, NC, will present two new exhibits including: More Than Just a Pretty Face and Coming Out of the Darkroom, featuring works by Michael Tipton, both on view in The Depot Gallery, from Jan. 1 - 31, 2012. A reception will be held on Jan. 14, from 6-8pm.

More Than Just a Pretty Face is another installment of the Women Paint Women series.

Michael Tipton, is exhibiting his photography for the first time. He has been told that he has a “good eye” for photography. He specializes in nature photography. Be it animals, plants or cloud formations, nature always fascinates and surprises him with unexpected beauty. Tipton enjoys showing others his work, and appreciates their feedback - both positive and negative.

On November 17, 1966, numbering about 20 the group known as the Mooresville Artist Guild was organized. The Guild continued to increase in number and on Mar. 6, 1978, the Mooresville Town Board voted to allow the Mooresville Artist Guild to use the town-owned Southern Railway Depot. The Guild became a “quasi-municipal service” and has worked since that time to develop the former Depot into a visual arts center for the area. Working with the Town of Mooresville, members and supporters of the Guild have remodeled the building to include heated and air conditioned meeting rooms, rest rooms, and a gallery. The warehouse area is also used for large exhibits.

The Guild also became associated with the Iredell Arts Council and is supported in part by the Grassroots Art Program of the North Carolina Arts Council. On May 24, 1982 the Guild was incorporated in North Carolina as a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to provide art and art appreciation for members and the general public.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Guild at 704/663-6661 or visit (www.MAGart.org).


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