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Mooresville Arts presents two exciting new exhibitions at the gallery, located at 103 W. Center Ave.

“Interminglings” is a five-person group exhibition featuring multiple art forms, which will be on display in the central gallery. Artists include:

Eva Crawford, a Charlotte-based artist who exhibits paintings and mixed media works, which showcase the artistry and storytelling of portraiture.

Esther Moorehead, also a Charlotte-based artist, presents graphic and colorful acrylic paintings of characters and scenes.

Jake Pfeifer of Hot Glass Alley, another Charlotte-based artist, exhibits contemporary hand-blown glass pieces that showcase shape, color and pattern.

Ray Isales, an artist from Mooresville, is a self-taught woodturner who finds the beauty, form and function of a piece of wood, then turns it into a usable work of art.

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Sharon Muldoon, a Huntersville artist, creates functional and sculptural clay pieces, using found objects, her imagination and her whimsy for unique pieces.

The second exhibition, “Pleinly Seen”, is a group exhibition of nine people, which will be held in the Skylight Gallery and will present the art of the Wayside Plein Air Painters.

The Wayside Painters are a group of local artists who meet regularly to paint en plein air, which means “in the open air”. Their intention for this exhibit is to showcase the beauty and history of the area, showcasing places and scenes that are often overlooked.

Participating artists include Nancy Rosel Brown of Mooresville, Leslie Davis of Statesville, Robert Cline and Kathy Murray, both of Cornelius, Anne Gallagher of Sherrills Ford, Beth Taft of Concord, Charles “Bo” Jones of Charlotte, Ray Richardson of Spencer and Sherry Mason from Tennessee.

Both exhibits will be on display until September 22. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An artists’ reception will be held on August 12 from 6 to 8 am, and all are welcome. Artists will be present and available to meet and discuss their work with visitors. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to learn more about the artists and exhibits and view some of their work, visit the Mooresville Arts website at and click on the Learn More tabs for each event .

William E. Bennett