Porter Ridge student earns nod at art show
MINT HILL – Camila Moreno Lizarazo won honorable mention in Mint Hill Arts’ 11th annual student art show.
Camila, a senior at Porter Ridge High School taught by Janet Kerley, received the honor March 1 for her acrylic, “St. Maria Beheads Hubris.”
The show features 130 pieces of art from area schools – 77 from students in elementary and middle schools and 53 from high school students.
Work will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays, until March 28, at the gallery, 11205 Lawyers Road.
Waxhaw Arts Council displays work at hospital
MATTHEWS – The Waxhaw Arts Council will display artwork of its members at an exhibition at Novant Health Matthews Medical Center.
See the work April 1 to 27 at the hospital, 1500 Matthews Township Pkwy. A reception takes place 4 to 6 p.m. April 7.
Art can be purchased by contacting the artist directly.
Visit www.waxhawartscouncil.org for details.
Museum explores Tank Town
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Heritage Museum opened its exhibit, “Tank Town: A Good Place to Live,” after a year of research into the area settled by former slaves and freedmen after the Civil War.
The exhibit explores the people, lifestyles, jobs, schools and community organizations of the neighborhood.
A special teaching unit has been developed for third-grade classes, which meets curriculum standards. It can be downloaded for free from www.matthewsheritagemuseum.org.
The museum opens from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays through Aug. 17 at 232 N. Trade St. The entrance fee costs $4 for adults, $2 for children 10 to 17, and free for children younger than 10. The first Saturdays of the month are free.
Schedule tours by calling 704-708-4996 or emailing email@example.com for details.
Munkens releases new novel
MATTHEWS – Kenneth J. Munkens has released a new novel, “Satan’s Shadow,” through Amazon and Kindle.
Terrorism is the subject of the story that forces readers to come face-to-face with personal conventions and standards.
His Bronx upbringing, congenital eye problems and loss of his mother at a young age shaped Munkens’ character, giving him the strength to face the real world head-on with a non-yielding spirit.
Some of his other books include “Downtown Dreams,” “Black Ice” and “Rude Awakening in 1969.”
Visit www.KennethJMunkens.com for details.
Regal Stonecrest introduces immersive experience for ‘Captain Marvel’
CHARLOTTE – “Captain Marvel” was the first movie shown on the new 4DX screen at Regal Stonecrest.
CJ 4DPLEX’s 4DX immersive theater technology enhances the on-screen visuals of blockbusters through special effects, including motion-synchronized seats, wind, fog, rain, lightning, snow, bubble, vibration and scents.
This marks Regal’s first 4DX auditorium in the state and 14th location in the U.S.
“This immersive format creates an unforgettable cinematic experience we know Regal fans in Charlotte will enjoy,” said Heather Peters, Regal’s public relations director.
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