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September 2018

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THE ARTS

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Contents September vol. 11 No. 9

26  Make a Mess Leigh L. Whitfield

keeps it creative at Lake Norman Regional

Cover design by Kerrie Boys.

Movers, shakers and more at the lake

15  Kristen Feighery’s whimsical take 16  For the Long Run — Sunday Union celebrates a decade

ready for her solo

34  Thoughts from the Man Cave Mike Savicki finds school spirit with the Hough High School Marching Band

78  On the Circuit What’s happening at Lake Norman this month

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About the Cover:

on Downtown Davidson

28  Navigators Jessica Gordon is

80  Lori’s Larks Editor Lori K. Tate

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18  Live Like a Native — A round-

up of Lake Norman-area cultural organizations

19  Take 10 — Creating a cover for everyone

20  Cornelius Park & Ride’s awardwinning art

20  Charlotte Ballet heads north

38 The 2018 Fall Arts Preview Get your tickets and grab a seat

Lake Spaces

nails it in Downtown Mooresville

How we live at the lake

56  Dwellings

Changing it up in Cornelius

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Dine + Wine

Eating, drinking, cooking and fun

68  Wine Time

Tapping into tapas at Wine Maestro

48 T  rends + Style Artsy earrings for fall

70  On Tap

The art of Summit’s Beer Dinner

71  In the Kitchen with Jill Dahan Cashew Butter Cookies

72  Nibbles + Bites

French Market Café & Gourmet Shop offers tasty treats

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22  Beauty — Inside Out

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50 G  ame On

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Between the Beacons Charting Your Course to Retirement

Finding the Right Financial Coach in Retirement: Is Yours Still Right for You?

ne of the most frequent questions I get asked as a financial advisor is how to know which financial professional is the right choice. Although there’s no simple answer, the first thing I always tell folks is to trust your feelings. Aside from all the financial talk, you need to feel that you can trust your advisor, and that they are on the same page as you. Another thing to remember is that the advisor that got you to retirement may not be the right advisor to get you through retirement. It’s extremely important to understand the difference between advisors that help you “accumulate wealth” and advisors that help you “protect and distribute wealth”. In retirement, it’s vital to guarantee income and protect assets from too much risk, in my opinion. Another important thing everyone should ask a potential advisor is what their ideal client profile looks like. This is important because there are different kinds of advisors, with

“accumulation”. So, what type of advisor should most folks have when approaching or in retirement? Find an advisor that specializes in “preservation & distribution” strategies. What that means is an advisor that’s focused on secure investments and income planning strategies. A “preservation & distribution advisor” will typically have a better understanding of social security, tax issues, IRA planning, guaranteed income planning, and how to efficiently pass on assets to heirs (legacy planning). The skill set of these advisors is far different from the advisors that focus on accumulation. Note: This does not mean that one type of advisor is right and one is wrong. It simply means that they are different. All advisors should choose the type of clientele they want to serve and what they want to focus on. It’s very difficult to be all things to all people. Therefore, a lot of financial advisors have become highly specialized (at least the good ones have), just like doctors and lawyers. Another very important question that should be asked of a potential advisor is whether they operate under the Fiduciary Standard. Working under the Fiduciary Standard means that the advisor must legally put your interests ahead of their own at all times, giving you the best recommendation available, as well as fully disclose any conflicts of interest and potential fees. In my opinion, you’ll get the best non-biased advice from a fee-based Registered Investment Advisor that’s also skilled

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different areas of expertise that should be used at different times of your life. Not every advisor is suited to serve clients in your particular phase of life. For example, if you are younger (say 25 – 45) and have 20 to 40 years before retirement, it may be better to have a more aggressive advisor that invests in the market through stocks, bonds, ETF’S, and mutual funds. When you’re younger, you have time on your side and can afford to take on more risk trying to grow and accumulate assets. Many folks already do this with 401k plans, even if they’re not working with an advisor. Stock brokers typically fall into this category. I call these folks “accumulation experts”. Their job is to get you to retirement by accumulating assets. Like it or not, attempting to get higher returns means taking on higher risk. That’s okay at a younger age with time on your side and a paycheck to back up any losses. Once you reach age 50 or 55 and above, what’s more important, accumulation or preservation of assets? As retirement looms closer, the last thing folks can afford is to lose 25% - 50% of their retirement nest egg because the market didn’t cooperate! Once retired, ask yourself if it’s worth the risk of chasing high returns at all cost. Personally, I think it’s foolish, especially in this age of high volatility, political gridlock, and out of control debt. If you’re retired, and you lost a lot of money in 2000, 2001, 2002, or 2008, you were likely with an advisor that was focused on


from Where I Sit

The magazine by and for the people who call Lake Norman home

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by Lori K. Tate

SEPTEMBER 2018

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t all began with a slip of pink paper. I was living in Charlotte when I received a press release printed on pink stock announcing Davidson Community Players’ auditions for Crimes of the Heart. I remembered the movie of the same name because I’m a huge Diane Keaton fan. I had also been in a show in Davidson the previous summer and loved the experience. With that in mind, I drove to Davidson and auditioned. To my surprise, I was cast in the plum role of Lenny Magrath, the role Keaton played. As a single girl living in the big city, the only responsibilities I had were my job and my cat, so I threw myself into the production, studying every line like a chemical equation. It was a nice distraction from my dating life, which could best be described as a catastrophe at that point. Dating jerk after jerk had left me jaded about ever finding a man I could share my life with. Seriously, I made Debbie Downer look like an optimist. We rehearsed and rehearsed the show until we found ourselves performing it. The run of the show was going well, and I was having a ball sharing the ups and downs of Lenny’s life with the audience. Then one Thursday evening after a performance, a handsome man came backstage

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and told me the show “just kept getting better and better every night.” When I shook his hand an electric shock went through me, so I immediately asked his name. Turns out he was the lighting guy a friend had vaguely tried to set me up with the previous summer. Her efforts were denied because I was in a relationship when one of the previously mentioned jerks. But this summer was different. I was a free agent, and there was something about this guy that I liked. As down as I was on dating, something told me to give this guy a chance. Fast-forward through a cast party that lasted until 2 a.m. and a first date that was off the charts, and you have John and Lori K. Tate, who celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary this month. John and I got engaged eight months after Crimes of the Heart, and were married five months later. Though my allegiance to

romantic comedies wants me to believe that fate brought us together, I also have to recognize that our love for the arts had something to do with it. My husband began playing saxophone at Cornelius Elementary School in fifth grade, and I took my first piano lesson in third grade. John’s mom, Joan, is a matriarch at Davidson Community Players, and I did my first play in kindergarten. (I played a horse.) The arts have always been part of our lives, so it’s only fitting that the arts connected us. Even though I know how powerful art can be, it still takes me by surprise. The first time I heard (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, one of my alltime favorite songs, after Aretha Franklin passed away last month, I unexpectedly cried my eyes out. Listening to her incredible voice and knowing that she was gone moved me in a way that I would have never predicted. That’s art. As you peruse our annual arts issue, I hope you find an exhibition or performance that connects with you because you never know where that connection might lead.

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Kristen Feighery

Artist Kristen Feighery stands in front of her mural of Downtown Davidson at Mandolino’s Artisan Pizza.

Kristen Feighery’s whimsical take on downtown Davidson

him that she had never painted anything that big before, as the wall measures 20 feet wide. “He said, ‘You’ll do fine,’ ” recalls Feighery, who then asked him if he was okay with it being whimsical and folksy. “He kind of let me do what I wanted to make it fun, and that’s how it came about.” The result is a colorful mural of the businesses on downtown Davidson’s Main Street. This part wasn’t new ground for Feighery because she’s painted Davidson’s streetscape three times prior, albeit on a different scale. “Jason wanted all of the building on Main Street, which I thought was absolutely fantastic,” explains Feighery. “I had to write out all of the buildings I was going to paint, figure out which ones were

tall, which ones were wide, which ones were tiny and figure out in inches how tall and wide each building was going to be before I could even come in here and start working on it.” Feighery sketched it out in blocks. Then she came in with a measuring tape to center it. “I took sidewalk chalk, and I chalked it all in. Occasionally I would got outside and look at the buildings and make sure I was getting the shape right, making sure I was getting the tall ones. That probably took me a couple of days to where it was ready to paint.” It took Feighery close to three weeks to complete the project because she was limited on when she could work on it. She could only paint before the restaurant opened and other times when it wasn’t very

crowded. She finished it at the end of May. Looking back on the project she says she enjoyed the challenge of it the most. “I painted the streetscape three times before at 4 feet long, and so this time, painting the buildings on a larger scale, not just being 20 feet long but being able to paint the buildings 2 feet tall as opposed to 6 inches tall was really fun,” she says. “I got to know the ins and outs of the buildings too because I had to look at them, and I took all of these pictures of them. …. It made me feel very, very connected to Main Street again.” — Lori K. Tate. Photography by Anthony Rikansrud 

To see more of Kristen Feighery’s artwork, visit www.kristenfeighery.com.

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lthough Kristen Feighery is a professional artist, she had only painted one mural in her career when Jason Tognarina, managing partner of Mandolino’s Artisan Pizza, asked her to paint a mural for the Davidson restaurant. “He [Tognarina] asked me a few months ago if I would do artwork for Flatiron, so I did a bunch of pieces and I put them over there,” explains Feighery, a Davidson resident who formerly owned Sanctuary of Davidson on Main Street in Downtown Davidson. “Then after we got that restaurant [Flatiron] stocked up, and I was in here [Mandolino’s] having dinner, he pointed at this wall and said, ‘Hey, you want to paint me a mural?’ ” Feighery remembers telling

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For the Long Run

Playing for 10 Years and Counting

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Despite its ups and downs, Sunday Union keeps strumming

The Davidson band Sunday Union celebrates a decade of making music together.

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or Davidson’s beloved band Sunday Union, the past decade has flown by. The group first met in 2008 when the youth minister at Davidson College Presbyterian Church called on parishioners Monica Galloway, Rusty Knox, Elizabeth Mills, Brad Reddick and Stephanie Rollans to start a weekly jam session for the church’s teens. Dave Malushizky joined soon after. “I remember really feeling this magic,” recalls Reddick, who plays lead guitar. “We had such a good time that we decided to get together outside of church.” Fans were drawn by the band’s soul-stirring vocal harmonies and variety of instruments. In addition to the guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, you’ll hear the mandolin, the banjo, the tambourine and even the

tin whistle. Galloway, who used to be an agent for AC Entertainment, arranges the play list and has a gift for feeling out the crowd. The band plays more than 1,000 songs drawing from many genres. “We might start out with singer/songwriter stuff and end up with AC/DC,” says Rollans, whose mother was an opera singer. The bond between them is unquestionable as they remember the joys and sorrows they’ve experienced over the years. One of their happiest occasions was the recent marriage of Rollans to Malushizky. The couple played with Sunday Union at their own wedding, declaring that they “wouldn’t have had it any other way.” The band’s bond was also deepened by the

tragic loss of Stephen Mills, husband of singer and guitarist Elizabeth Mills. “The last thing I remember saying to him was ‘I love you,’ ” she recalls, and from then on it was music. The band was singing Amazing Grace to him when he took his last breath. Over the past 10 years the band has experienced other transitions. Knox left to produce an album and play at Merlefest, while Robert Alexander joined as a bassist. Alexander is one of several songwriters in the band and also has an album out. Another member, Marshall Erb, is so musically versatile that he fills in wherever he’s needed. A couple of drummers have come and gone, but Jeff Boardman, who joined in 2017, has quickly become a cherished part of the family.

The best place to hear the band live is on the stage built in memory of Stephen Mills behind Summit Coffee. Sunday Union performs there on the 3rd Friday evening of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. They receive far more requests to perform than they can accommodate since all of them are juggling daytime professions and families of their own. Their music has become tighter and more fluid over the years. It is the energy of a true communion of souls. Their sense of gratitude for the faith and call to service that originally brought them together is part of what makes their music so uplifting. They all agree that they need each other. — Elizabeth Chaney, photography courtesy of Monica Galloway


The Lake by Joyce A. Vukela-Mayer

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There are a lot of artistic depictions of Lake Norman floating around, but Joyce A. Vukela-Mayer’s metal canvas painting titled The Lake is one of a kind. A Mooresville resident, Vukela-Mayer has a chemical engineering background, which comes in handy creating these pieces. Her metal canvas pieces combine paint, chemicals, metal and the laws of nature. First, the process begins with shaping metal into canvas form. After that, chemicals and paints are applied in a variety The Lake by Joyce Vukela-Mayer of combinations. The canvas is then is a metal canvas painting. set outside to start the oxidation process. Multiple layers are employed to create the final result, which is a stunning map of our Inland Sea.

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Lake Norman-area cultural organizations need you

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The Lake Norman Big Band is comprised of volunteers.

Davidson Community Players’ productions, such as Boeing-Boeing shown here, are fueled by volunteers.

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North Mecklenburg Community Chorus www.nmccsings.org

Cornelius Arts Center 19725 Oak Street Cornelius www.cornelius.org

History and Science

Carolina Raptor Center 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville www.carolinaraptorcenter.org

Mooresville Arts Mooresville Arts Depot 103 West Center Mooresville www.mooresvilleart.org

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Music

Alexander Community Concert Series St. Peter By-the-Lake in Denver 8433 Fairfield Forest Road Denver 704.489.6249 Cornelius Youth Orchestras www.corneliusyouthorchestras.com The Lake Norman Big Band www.thelakenormanbigband.org Music at St. Albans St. Albans Episcopal Church 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson www.musicatstalbans.org

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Latta Plantation Nature Preserve 6211 Sample Road Huntersville www.mecknc.gov

Theatre

Activate Community Through Theatre www.activatecommunitythroughtheatre.com

Historic Latta Plantation 5225 Sample Road Huntersville www.lattaplantation.org

Davidson Community Players (Connie Company) 209 Delburg Street, Suite 132 Davidson 704.892.7953 www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org

Historic Rural Hill 4431 Neck Road Huntersville www.ruralhill.net

Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre Mooresville www.mooresvillechildrenstheater.org The Guardians by Ellen Patterson of Mooresville Arts.

Warehouse Performing Arts Center 9216-A Westmoreland Road Cornelius 704.619.0429 www.warehousepac.com

Photography by Brant Waldeck

he Lake Norman area has a thriving cultural scene, and it grows more and more every year. Most of the arts and cultural organizations in the area are nonprofits, and they always need volunteers and/or financial contributions. So if you’re itching to brighten our community’s cultural scene, below are some organizations that could use your help. — Compiled by Lori K. Tate


Take 10

Coming Up with a Cover

The December 2010 cover of CURRENTS featured more than 70 people.

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brothers and listened to this album all the time. I remember staring at the cover for hours looking for familiar faces,” recalls Simpson. “It was a running joke that everywhere I went, someone asked me what they needed to do to be on the cover [of CURRENTS], so I decided to surprise everyone at the party and give them the opportunity.” The result was a cover that featured more than 70 guests who attended the party. Many of them were holding past issues of the magazine. Glenn Roberson took the photo. Simpson says after the issue came out, people would tell her that they had gotten a lot of comments from friends who saw them on the cover. “It was so much fun,” remembers Simpson. “My guess is that most of those folks still have a copy of that issue.” — Lori K. Tate

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his year marks the 10th anniversary of CURRENTS, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. As our staff looks back over the last 10 years, there are plenty of moments that stand out in our memories. That said, we’ve decided to share some of the best ones each month throughout 2018 in this column appropriately titled Take 10. On the second anniversary of the magazine, we threw a big party. While we were planning the party, Sharon Simpson, co-founder and now advertising manager of the magazine, came up with the idea of shooting the cover of the December issue at our soiree. Her inspiration came from the cover of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, which featured a crowd of famous people, including members of the band — twice. “I grew up with two older


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Ivan Toth Depena’s Surface wins big

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Senior classes will be offered.

Ivan Toth Depena’s Surface is an artistic wonder at the CATS Park and Ride facility in Cornelius.

f you’re a commuter who uses one of the 354 parking spaces at the CATS Park and Ride facility at Sefton Park Road and One Norman Place in Cornelius, you’ve experienced the public art of Ivan Toth Depena. While his awning of colorful glass titled Surface provides shelter for bus riders, it was also recently awarded the 2018 Year in Review Award by Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN). This organization’s Year in Review recognizes outstanding public art projects from across the country each year. Surface is inspired by Lake Norman, as Depena used underwater topographic data

from the 112-foot-deep basin to exude the feeling of looking up through the surface of the lake. Depena, an artist currently residing in Charlotte, incorporated the lake’s blues and greens, as well as shades of orange, hearkening to the area’s clay, into the design of the 1,766-square-foot canopy. Depena, who has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, has also completed public art projects for MiamiDade Art in Public Places, Denver RTD and the University of New Mexico. — Compiled by Lori K. Tate, photography by JoAnn Sieburg-Baker

Pre-K and senior dance classes will be part of the center’s inaugural programming, as Gretchen Jax, a faculty member of Charlotte Ballet since 2003, will serve as the instructor. Jax has a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance from Winthrop University. The classes will take place in the existing Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture (PARC)-run Cornelius Arts Center at Oak Street Mill. Registration opens September 1. Visit www.corneliusarts.org for more information. — Compiled by Lori K. Tate

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As the Cornelius Arts Center’s new building becomes more of a reality, the nonprofit has partnered with Charlotte Ballet to bring more artistic opportunities to the Lake Norman area. Known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical ballet to bold, contemporary works, Charlotte Ballet was founded in 1970. This is the company’s first presence in the North Mecklenburg community.


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Running for a Reason

Robert Alexander hopes his 50-mile loop saves lives

Robert Alexander of Davidson College Presbyterian Church plans to run 50 miles on September 29 to benefit Lily Pad Haven.



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mission. He named the event, 50 for Freedom. Although Alexander has set a $50,000 fundraising goal, his priority is raising awareness. He plans to have an online signup page where runners can volunteer to join him during certain laps. Volunteer runners will be encouraged to make a donation when they sign up. “I hope people will learn to recognize signs of trafficking and feel empowered to report them,” Alexander says. “Just one phone call could save someone’s life.” — Eleanor Merrell, photography by Lisa Crates

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n September 29, Robert Alexander, associate pastor at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, is going to run a five-mile loop around the town of Davidson. Actually, he’s going to run a fivemile loop 10 consecutive times. “The idea originated with me thinking about my birthday,” explains Alexander, who turns 50 this year. “I decided to do a 50-miler, but if I was going to run that far, then I wanted to have a deeper mission.” Alexander connected with Lily Pad Haven, a Charlottebased nonprofit working to help survivors of human trafficking transition into society, and learned that in 2017, North Carolina was one of the top 10 states cited for human trafficking incidents. As the father of three teenage girls, he was floored by the knowledge that trafficking transpires “right in our back yard” and resolved to use his run to support Lily Pad Haven’s


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MAINTAINING THE BEST QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH SKINCARE, MASSAGE AND MORE by Renee Roberson

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e all want to look our best. We all know that aging gracefully and taking care of ourselves requires work. But how do we prioritize self-care while raising families, working, making sure everyone else’s needs are taken care of, and juggling a million different activities? From choosing the right type of skincare, to innovative and non-invasive anti-aging solutions to regular massage appointments, we asked local experts in the field for tips and tricks on how to best take care of ourselves and our mental and physical health.

Dr. Lindsey Mashburn of South Lake Women’s Healthcare in Cornelius is a board-certified OBGYN and member of the North American Menopause Society and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. She offers some simple tips for achieving the healthiest skin daily. “Sunscreen is the most important thing for great skin,” she says. “It needs to be used every day and reapplied every two hours when you are outside. Also, a diet full of a rainbow of fruits and vegetables helps provide antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to protect the skin from inside out.” Kristy Serdinsky, owner and strategic partner of Massage Heights in Cornelius, says that a person’s skin is essentially a mirror to one’s overall health and takes a regular beating by fighting elements like sun, dirt, sweat, and what we eat and drink. “Getting a skin treatment isn’t a luxury,” she says, “it’s a workout for your skin health. Whether you are looking to defy signs of aging or to clear congested skin, a facial at Massage Heights will give your skin the boost it needs.” As there is no one-fits-all solution for healthcare, the same goes for taking care of skin. Jennifer Garrett with the Graystone Aesthetic Center in Hickory believes everyone should invest in a daily skin CO2 Laser Resurfaccare routine that correlates ing from Graystone Aesthetic Center uses with their a light beam to vaporize individual the outermost layer of the skin. needs, and

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Beauty

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then invest in monthly exfoliating treatments such as microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and skin rejuvenating chemical peels. For example, the CO2 Laser Resurfacing at Graystone uses a light beam to vaporize the outermost layer of the skin, which stimulates collagen production and allows the skin to restructure itself as it heals.

Lori Sumner, a physician assistant with Iredell Health System, believes that combining wellness with the mind-body connection is the

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Regular Self-Care

or indulgences, because regular therapeutic services facilitate an overall feeling of well-being that continues to build from session to session. Massage therapy can help increase range of motion, strengthen the immune system and provide an overall sense of self. “There are numerous health benefits to regular massage therapy,” she says. “We often treat guests that come in from a recommendation from their physician. More than 50 percent of Americans receive regular monthly massages for medical or health reasons.”

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Lori Sumner, a physician assistant with Iredell Health System, believes that combining wellness with the mind-body connection is the future of medicine.

future of medicine. “In addition to conventional healthcare, incorporating self-care practices can improve your overall health and reduce the stress that comes with a busy lifestyle. You can help manage your stress levels with good, quality sleep and regular exercise, which releases natural endorphins to improve overall well-being,” explains Sumner. Serdinsky says people shouldn’t think of massages and facials as one-time treats

Melting Away Stubborn Fat So your busy lifestyle has led to the build-up of some unwanted fat in your body but you are hesitant to invest in a complicated surgical procedure to help you look slimmer. The Lake Norman area has another solution, available at the Piedmont HealthCare Women’s Center in Statesville. CoolSculpting freezes and


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Coolsculpting at Piedmont HealthCare Women’s Center in Statesville eliminates stubborn fat by targeting fat cells beneath the skin.

eliminates stubborn fat by administering a precisely controlled cooling to target fat cells beneath the skin. Over time the treated fat cells are crystalized and then die. A patient’s body will naturally process the fat and dead cells. This results in a reshaped body, allowing for a slimmer look and better clothing fit. Piedmont HealthCare Women’s Center invites

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With advances in technology, more and more treatments are available for anyone interested in reversing

signs of aging, and as a bonus, many recover with little downtime. Dr. Mashburn says products with antioxidants and micropeptides can reverse signs of aging in your 30s and beyond as sun spots start to show up along with signs of lost collagen. She recommends laser photofacials to help reverse some of the damage and restore collagen. One of the most popular treatments is the photofacial with a GentleMax Pro laser. It addresses fine lines, wrinkles, collagen, brown spots and facial veins. “Balancing hormones through menopause is important to helping you feel and look your best as you age,” she says. “Estrogen supports collagen and elastin, so it helps the skin and the other areas remain more youthful. You will get even better results

from laser treatments if your hormones are balanced. It is important to have these managed by a doctor that really understands the reproductive system and menopause.” Another issue specialists offer consultations on is reversing damage from the sun. Graystone Aesthetic Center utilizes IPL (Intense Pulsed Lighting) Skin Rejuvenation, Co2 Laser Resurfacing and chemical peels. Garrett says the center offers complimentary skin analysis and consultation for initial visits. There’s no better time to take care of you. Schedule a consultation, evaluate which types of treatments will help you maintain your physical and mental health and give you the energy boost you need, and book a little “me time” on your calendar, all in the name of loving the skin you’re in.

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Keeping it Creative

Leigh L. Whitfield stays productive in her native Mooresville

by Rosie Molinary | photography by Lisa Crates

A Mooresville native, Leigh L. Whitfield has worked for Lake Norman Regional Hospital for 30 years.

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Behind the n the late 1990s, when Lake Norman Regional Medical Center was under construction in Mooresville Leigh L. Whitfield was there. In preparation for the hospital’s move from downtown to its current location, Whitfield, the director of marketing and public relations for the hospital, carefully monitored the progress. “I remember walking around in a hard hat when we had just the steel beams up and thinking I needed to write my name in the cement somewhere for my children and grandchildren to see one day that I had a footprint.” With 30 years of service at the Mooresville hospital and a central role in each marketing

campaign and branding decision, Whitfield’s signature is readily evident without a cement signature. “I am so proud I can walk through any floor of this hospital and see my work. I can see the brochures, the rack cards and banners,” she says. “I can see my footprint all over this hospital.” The pride Whitfield feels in her professional contribution is rooted in her dedication to being of service. As a life-long Mooresville resident with a family history that dates back 200 years in this area, Whitfield is devoted to having an impact on her hometown. “I am so happy and thankful to be a part of the community I call home — to work locally,

have an impact locally and be involved locally,” says Whitfield, 53. “I learned serving at a very young age from my grandmother. That was her passion; it kept her going 90 miles per hour. My grandmother felt like every day should be a productive day and that you should go to bed knowing you had done something. I want to go to bed every night and feel like I was productive.” Whitfield has long relished making her contribution by using her creativity. As a teenager, she worked at the Mooresville Tribune, covering local sporting events. “They let me take the Mooresville Tribune car, my press pass and a camera,” she

Process Creativity is? Contagious. When you were 10 years old, what was your favorite way to be creative? Running around barefoot outdoors or sitting on a rock in a creek. What’s a good way to be more creative every day? Getting outdoors and experiencing our Mother Earth more. What do you wish you had more time for in your life? More time for family, travel and sleep. What resource has been most helpful to you? Stepping into my father’s dark room and looking through thousands of his photographs.


naturally for me because I am constantly in motion.” She also gathers creative inspiration from visiting her father’s darkroom. “Stepping into that darkroom and closing the door, I am overpowered by endless ideas and thoughts and memories. Memories are creativity producing. When I was a little girl, my dad always said, ‘Creativity is contagious; pass it on,’ ” remembers Whitfield. “I didn’t realize then that it wasn’t a Richard Lowder quote; it was an [Albert] Einstein quote.” Whitfield has taken her father and Einstein’s reminder to heart, leaving her impact wherever she goes. “Creativity is at the root of everything we do from getting through each day, how we hold and manage ourselves, and communicating with others,” she says. “It shows up in everything we do.”

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recalls. “It was such a great job. That led me into the field of journalism.” At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Whitfield majored in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures and then returned to her hometown to begin her career and start a family. Along the way, she honed her creative process so she could keep the constant stream of ideas her work demanded fresh. “When I start work on a campaign, the first thought is how I am going to grab someone’s attention,” she explains. If Whitfield finds herself short on ideas, she heads outdoors. “Getting outside, breathing and being still is something I have had to learn. Going outside and breathing is when everything comes into focus for me,” she says. “It is not something that comes

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In Jessica Gordon’s For the Weary, a woman lies in a hammock, water rising up around her, at peace, but also seemingly overwhelmed.

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is Ready for Her Solo by Claudette Bakhtiar | photography by Anthony Rikansrud

ncountering a painting by Jessica Gordon is a bit like having a large butterfly land on your thigh — it’s a mild shock to the system, at once beautiful and unsettling. There is a precision to her compositions that makes them startlingly real. She has an uncanny talent for capturing the tonal complexity of surfaces — skin, petals, walls — as well as light, shadow and water, as they move in the natural world. And the faces of her figures reverberate with an independent inner life, such that even sleeping figures appear to be dreaming. Her female figures, in particular, are notable for an

“In most of my paintings, it’s not just all beauty and ease. There is something in them that represents a check to that happiness.” — Jessica Gordon

extraordinary self-possession. These achievements become all the more astonishing when one learns that Gordon is self-taught.

Discovering her talent Growing up on a farm in Milford, Ohio, the daughter of

a salesman and a homemaker, Gordon never imagined being a painter. She rode horses and was aiming for the Olympics. But, when she was 17, the death of her trainer and father in quick succession, as well as her need for scoliosis-related back surgery, put an end to her equestrian ambitions.

Still, it wasn’t until 2010 when she was 31 that she first picked up a paintbrush. She wanted decorations for her children’s rooms and started with acrylic paintings of birds, cars and flowers. Surprised at how they turned out, she challenged herself to attempt more mature themes and oil


Davidson’s Jessica Gordon is a self-taught painter who is represented by Robert Lange Studios. One of her paintings is in the prestigious Bennett Collection.

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paints, a move she says was “frightening” because “I didn’t know what I was doing.” She learned by trial and error, painting at night, when her children were asleep, often until 1 a.m. in the morning. Within a year, she was submitting her paintings to art competitions and winning first place and “Best in Show.” But it was her fateful decision to post a photo of her painting Compose on Instagram that led to acclaimed art dealers clamoring to represent her. Now at 39, she lives in Davidson with her husband and two children, Caleb (12) and Jenna (8), both of

whom have appeared in her paintings. She is represented by the esteemed Robert Lange Studios, which for the past few years has been voted Best Art Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina by the Charleston City Paper and Charleston Living Magazine. Her paintings fetch anywhere from $1,200 to $10,000. One of them, The Odds Against It All, now rests in the prestigious Bennett Collection.

Aiming for ambiguity There is an ambiguity to her compositions that makes them particularly interesting. This is purposeful. “I don’t want to

steer anyone,” she says. In the dramatic This Way and The Anchor, for instance, one sees themes of love and sex, or are they power and resistance? In A Dark Kind of Angel, a young woman, vulnerable in a sheer blouse, is not thwarted by a downpour, nor your appraising gaze. In For the Weary, a woman lies in a hammock, water rising up around her, at peace, but also seemingly overwhelmed. Water is an ever-present theme that seems to take on shifting symbolic meanings in each painting. In Compose, water appears to represent life-giving, artistic inspiration. In The Odds Against It All, it

lends an almost baptismal initiation. And in In Bloom, water appears as a source of both life and death, while in For Kicks, En Pointe and Bliss, a black background of water lends buoyancy and humor to a dancer’s legs — but there is gravity also. Robert Lange Studios will be hosting Gordon’s first solo show this month in Charleston. The title of her show, At Summer’s End, represents the bittersweet duality of life. “In most of my paintings, it’s not just all beauty and ease,” says Gordon. “There is something in them that represents a check to that happiness.”


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Finding School Spirit If you’re looking for back-to-school energy, check out the Hough High School Band by Mike Savicki | photography by Anthony Rikansrud

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Members of the Hough High School Marching Band have their game face on for the new school year.

s someone who spends a good part of his days in classrooms, I find it difficult to admit that when it comes to that back-to-school time of year and harnessing the necessary energy that comes with it, I’m at a bit of a loss. I much prefer long, lazy summer days to early morning wake-ups, I’d just assume read a best seller on the beach than a textbook in a classroom, and when it comes to mustering and showing school spirit to students who make it known that they don’t want to be there either, even the adage “fake it ‘til you make it” falls short.

With returning to school being imminent, I needed as much assistance as possible, so I reached out to Rob Carrington, Hough High School’s Director of Bands, for a little insight into finding, then building my back-to-school spirit. If the band director doesn’t know about school spirit, I reasoned, no one does. Now beginning his ninth year (he was the school’s founding director of bands when it opened in 2010), Rob has grown the band from a small group with a horn line of 17 to a formidable musical force with a horn line nearing

90. He works year-round to grow the program, keep his musicians sharp and perform at a level that is nothing short of “wow.” “Ours is a culture all its own,” he begins. “It breeds and breathes energy and spirit like nothing else, starting with the football team and extending to the band, the cheerleaders, the color guard, and the highly coordinated student section and everyone on our side of the field. “Could you imagine a football game, or a school for that matter, without a band out in front?” he continues. “I

Rob Carrington, Hough High School’s Director of Bands

couldn’t.” I asked Rob if he has a secret formula for motivating the kids, and he says there is much more to it than a single


for the upcoming school year before the previous one has even ended, and they stay fresh throughout the summer. They dedicate hours upon hours learning not just the music but also the leadership and life skills that will help them succeed long after they finish high school. “And it is about pride, believing in and trusting one another, and possessing the confidence to show it,” Rob says. As we end our conversation I imagine the Huskies’ band playing with spirit and zeal on any given Friday night, leading through not only their music but also their energy. A living, breathing force with many parts moving as one. If you are looking for school spirit as I was, I learned to look no further than the students and those who involve themselves in the schools. Therein lies the energy. Therein lies the wonder.

These musicians work hard, play, compete, have fun and learn to lead, and, when it comes to school spirit, the energy just flows.

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director or face. “As much as I’d like to think band is about the music, it really isn’t. It is about friendships, relationships, trust, fun and family. If you walk into our band room, you’ll see something special — kids from so many backgrounds, so many different types, in a home together,” he explains. “There is pride, the parents buy in, and even for the new kids, we have so many each new year, it is about making that connection that helps them set off on the right foot for the school year. Everyone does it for one another; it’s that simple.” He adds, “I value what this band means on so many levels.” I learned from Rob that there’s more to school spirit than meets the eye. His musicians work hard, play, compete, have fun, learn to lead, and when it comes to school spirit, the energy just flows. They begin planning

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The Second City, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theatre, returns to Davidson College on September 22.

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The Lake Norman area’s arts scene continues to flourish, offering all kinds of opportunities for you to get a culture fix. We looked ahead to see what’s coming for fall, and we couldn’t be more excited. So get your tickets and grab a seat. It’s showtime!

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Kinan Azmeh, a Grammy Award-winning clarinetist, composer and improviser, performs with the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra on November 13.

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Sidecar Social Club (September 2) Enjoy jazz and classic standards. The Davidson College Symphony & Jazz Ensemble (September 16) The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble of approximately 50 student musicians, all of whom have diverse backgrounds and varying career interests but have a keen passion for music. With only about 4 percent of the orchestra being composed of music majors, the orchestra is an excellent place for students to rehearse and perform in a collaborative atmosphere while honing their technical skills and broadening their musical knowledge and experience. The Davidson College Jazz

Davidson College Music Department

The Davidson College Music Department brings a variety of concerts to the area each year, www.davidson.edu. The Song Cycles of Beachy Head (September 4) In a wonderfully collaborative project involving the English and Music Departments, join three visiting scholarperformers for a lecture-recital of an original musical setting of Beachy Head, a poem by Charlotte Smith. The song cycle is a delightful narrated recital of 26 art songs for mezzosoprano and piano. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. Scholars Concert (September 13) This annual concert highlights the winners of the Plott and Millner Music

Scholarships. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: Chamber Music Featuring the Contrabass (September 16) Experience the unique character of the contrabass as performed by Kurt Reicken along with other members of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, including Sam Sparrow on clarinet, Andrew Fierova on horn, Joshua Hood on bassoon, Kirsten Swanson on viola, Joseph Meyer on violin and Alan Black on cello. Pieces include Dvorák’s String Quintet No. 2, Rossini’s Duo for Cello and Bass and a fascinating chamber version of Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks. After the concert, there will be a reception in room 200 sponsored by Ruth and Richard Ault. 3 p.m. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. Concerto Competition (September 22) Davidson

College students partake in the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra’s annual competition to win a performance opportunity with the orchestra at its November 13 concert. 10 a.m. Free. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. An Afternoon of Trumpet, Piano and Horn with Bill Lawing, Cynthia Lawing and Eric Keith (September 23) The charismatic spousal duo of trumpeter Bill Lawing and pianist Cynthia Lawing take the stage of Tyler-Tallman Hall joined by horn player and Director of Music Production and Promotion Eric Keith. 3 p.m. Free. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: Celtic Adventure Featuring Jamie Laval & Rosemary WarrenGreen (September 27) Join internationally recognized, traditional folk violinist Jamie Laval for an invigorating evening of Celtic music featuring pipers, drummers and dancers. As a special added musical treat, Rosemary

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All concerts take place from 6-8 p.m. on the Green in Davidson. The concerts are free, www. concertsonthegreen.com.

Ensemble is an auditioned “big band” of approximately 18 musicians. The group rehearses and performs throughout the year, with several events highlighting the schedule.

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Dominican Jazz Project (September 28) Davidson College welcomes back Stephen Anderson as he performs with the Dominican Jazz Project. Formed out of a trip to the 2014 Jazzomania Jazz Festival in Santo Domingo, the group is known for its combination of jazz with traditional Dominican styles such as bachata and merengue. 7:30 p.m. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Faculty Recital: Jon Hill, Mandolin (October 14) Join Davidson College Adjunct Instructor of Guitar Jon Hill and friends for an eclectic mix of classical, jazz, traditional Appalachian and even some bluegrass. Music by Vivaldi, Villa-Lobos, Chick Corea and Bill Monroe to name a few will be performed. 3 p.m. Free. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. Davidson College Chorale and Davidson Singers (October 26) The Davidson College Chorale & Davidson Singers offer the first choral concert of the season. This special performance highlights some of the vibrant and challenging repertoire the ensembles are performing this year. 5 p.m. Free. Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Davidson College Symphony Orchestra (October 26) Have an up-close and personal concert experience with the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra as it shares highlights from the season in an intimate setting. 7 p.m. Free. C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union. Davidson College Jazz Ensemble (October 26)

Join the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble as it performs highlights of its season during Davidson College’s Family Weekend celebrations. 9 p.m. Free. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: Flute4 Quartet (October 28) Flute4 is a quartet of hard-working Carolina flutists brought together by friendship, a common enthusiasm for the flute, and a desire to explore and commission flute repertoire with a professional group enabled by a team approach. Discovering this repertoire with friends, new and old, is full of personal rewards, but also contributes to the work within their teaching studios and renewed excitement for chamber works for flutes. DavidsonLearns is proudly sponsoring a preconcert reception and a lecture by the performers at 1:30 p.m. in room 200 next to Tyler-Tallman Hall. To attend and for more details, contact Amy Diamond at amysdiamond@gmail.com. 3 p.m. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Davidson College Chorale Fall Concert: Otherworldly (November 2) Join Davidson’s premier choral ensemble as it presents its fall concert Otherworldly: Music Fanciful, Magical, Mysterious and Mystical. The program features music by John Williams, Wolf, Orban, Berlioz, Boulanger and more. This concert also showcases the two studentled ensembles from Chorale: After Hours Vocal Jazz and Collegium Musicum Early Music Group. 7:30 p.m. Free. Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center. Choral Arts Society Fall Concert: Lux et Laudare (November 11)Continuing its tradition of performing the most sublime works from choral repertoire, Choral Arts Society of Davidson joins with Davidson Singers in a concert entitled Lux et Laudare: In You, Lord, Our Trust. In this concert you will bask in the ethereal Lux Aeterna by Morton Lauridsen, and be thrilled by the rousing Te Deum by Anton Bruckner — a work that has been described as “one of the most

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Warren-Green, principal violinist and education and outreach artistic director for the London Chamber Orchestra, pairs up with Laval to perform one of his newly composed works for violin, viola and orchestra. 7:30 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center There will also be a Master Class with Jamie Laval in Tyler-Tallman Hall at 11:05 a.m. during common hour on the day of the concert. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. All ticket sales go to charity.

Native South Carolinians, Ranky Tanky (loosely translated as “Work It!” or “Get Funky!”) bring life to the soulful songs of Gullah culture, fusing them with elements of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. Ranky Tanky performs at Davidson College on November 16.


Arts+Culture important sacred choral works of the 19th century.” 3 p.m. Davidson College Presbyterian Church. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135.

Vespers: A Service of Lessons and Carols (December 2) The annual Vespers Service is a time-honored tradition in the Davidson community. The traditional candlelight service features beautiful choral music provided by the Chorale with scripture readings by campus leaders that reflect upon the meaning of this holiday season. Special guests include the Davidson Pro-Arte Brass Ensemble and the Davidson College Presbyterian Church Handbell Ensemble. The musical prelude begins at 7:00 p.m. The service follows at 7:30 p.m. Free. Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Messiah Sing-Along (December 3) Join the Davidson College Choirs and more than 300 community members from Statesville to Charlotte to sing the choruses and hear soloists sing Handel’s Messiah — including nearly all the choruses. As in past years, the performance will be accompanied by the exquisite North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. Whether you wish to sing or simply listen, you’ll love being a part of the performance of this timeless classic. Singers, bring your own score, and the college will also have a few to share. 7 p.m. Davidson College Presbyterian Church. For tickets, contact the Union Box

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Davidson Holiday Gala (November 26 and 28) Performed for consistently sold-out houses, the annual Holiday Gala is the perfect way to usher in the spirit of the season. Join the Davidson College Music Department — choirs, orchestra, jazz band, soloists — with special community guests, Dance Davidson and the North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre, in the celebration of the sights and sounds of timehonored holiday traditions. 7:30

Jazz Combo Fall Concert (November 29) Under the direction of accomplished saxophonist Tim Gordon, the popular Davidson College Jazz Combo presents an enthralling evening of small group jazz literature and improvisation. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center.

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Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: United in Music Featuring Kinan Azmeh, Clarinet & Concerto Competition Winners (November 13) Welcome Grammy Award-winning clarinetist, composer and improviser, Kinan Azmeh. As an international soloist and member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Azmeh brings the music of Syria to the main stage. Also featured on the program are the winners of the annual concerto competition. Part of Davidson College Symphony Orchestra’s 10th year of Concerts for a Cause, this concert is a fundraiser for Syrian refugees as it unites the audience in spirit, hope and music. Kinan Azmeh will provide a demonstration and lecture at 11:05 a.m. during common hour in the C. Shaw Smith 900 room on the day of the concert. 7:30 p.m. Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. All ticket sales go to charity.

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chamber music for two violins and harp. Iris Piano Trio (November 18) The Iris Piano Trio, based in Washington, D.C., performs piano trios (piano, violin and cello) by Mozart, Ravel and McKee.

Music on Main

All concerts take place on the Mooresville Town Hall Lawn (413 N. Main Street) at 6:30 p.m. and are free, www.ci.mooresville.nc.us. Celebrated soprano Molly Quinn performs through the Music at St. Alban’s on September 23.

Office at 704.894.2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

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All concerts take place at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson at 3 p.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 2:30 p.m. to hear young artists perform. General admission $20, students and young adults under 25 $10, seniors (62+)$15, children under 12 free. Tickets are available at the door or for purchase at www. musicatstalbansdavidson.org. The Winged Lion and the Unremembered Sea with Heartland Baroque (September 23) Take an imaginative walking tour of Venice with Mark Twain as our 19th-century guide, hand in hand with the most revered Venetian composers of the 17th century. Guest artist and celebrated soprano Molly Quinn will be featured in works honoring Venice and the Blessed Virgin Mary, the city’s “protector of the waters.”

Chamber Music for All (October 21) Chamber Music For All, an ensemble comprised of principal players from the Charlotte Symphony, explores

Chairmen of the Board (September 7) With one of soul music’s all-time great group names, the Chairmen of the Board has pleased music lovers for over 30 years. The Lilly Brothers (October 5) The Lilly Brothers are an upcoming Americana-Roots band from Lexington, North Carolina.

Organ at Davidson

All concerts take place at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 North Main Street, Davidson at 7:30 p.m. and are followed by a meet-the-artists reception hosted by Friends of the Organ. Free, but donations accepted. Elizabeth Harrison (September 17) Elizabeth Harrison is an assistant professor of music at Pfeiffer University, and she also serves as the director of music at Christ Church Episcopal in Albemarle, North Carolina. Nicolas Heigh and Margaret Carpenter Heigh (October 15) Nicolas Heigh is a music associate at Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte. Soprano Margaret Carpenter Heigh performs with him. Dorothy Papadakos (November 12) Dorothy

Papadakos accompanies the silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Performing Arts Live of Iredell

Performing Arts Live of Iredell holds concerts at the Mac Gray Auditorium at 474 North Center Street in Statesville at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $29, students $13, www.PALofIredell.com. One Night in Memphis Million Dollar Quartet (September 29) One Night in Memphis is a rocking concert tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Be a witness to a rock and roll royalty jam session with the music and talent that has stood the test of time. True American music featuring the hits Blue Suede Shoes; Folsom Prison Blues; Great Balls of Fire; Whole Lotta Shaking Going On; Shake, Rattle and Roll; Don’t Be Cruel; Hound Dog; and many, many more. Aubrey Logan (November 3) Aubrey Logan takes a song you’ve heard a thousand times and spins it on its heels. A graduate of Boston’s renown Berklee College of Music and winner of the top vocal competitions at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Logan is passionate about her art and finds herself at home whether in a recording studio, on stage with symphony orchestras, in intimate clubs with her own ensemble or in a classroom teaching kids. The Equinox Orchestra with the Hall Sisters (December 8) All across America, audiences have fallen in love with these two sophisticated Southern gentlemen and the high-energy show that is Davis & Johnson Present the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Along with

the greatest songs, the best original arrangements and phenomenal musicianship, these two bring their rich friendship and charm to the stage. Fashioned in the style and swagger of the legendary entertainers led by Frank Sinatra, Davis & Johnson are putting their own stamp on the Great American songbook. Graced with a touch of Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more, they offer a freshness and relevance that speaks to every soul. The Hall Sisters’ music has always been at the center of the Hall household, and their performances showcase that variety of sounds and styles. Soulful originals, crazy fun throwbacks and inspiring hymns are just a sampling of their music.

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••••••••••••••• Davidson College Van Every/Smith Galleries, Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center

Davidson College’s Van Every/ Smith Galleries at the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center are located at 315 N. Main Street, Davidson, www.davidson.edu. Cast Your Vote: Digital Art Acquisitions (September 25) Over the next two years, the Video Wall at the E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center will present the work of more than 30 professional artists who have been selected by a jury panel, including members of the Art Collection Advisory Committee and Davidson College Faculty and Staff. For one night only the college will screen all videos available for potential purchase. Hear interns talk about their favorite works and then cast your vote to select


Revisit: Artwork from Former Visiting Faculty (Through October 5) This year in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Art Center, Davidson College presents Revisit: Artwork from Former Visiting Faculty. The exhibition features work from 10 individuals who taught at Davidson in a short-term capacity between 1997 and 2016 including Tonya Clay, Debra Fisher, Darren Douglas Floyd, McArthur Freeman, Ray Kleinlein, Liss LaFleur, Lydia Musco, Clinton Sleeper, and locally, Nathaniel Rogers ‘02 and Felicia van Bork.

Jamie Laval and Rosemary Warren-Green perform September 27 at Davidson College.

Moonlight Sculpture Tour (November 29) In conjunction with Christmas in Davidson, a moonlit tour of sculptures on campus, accompanied by hot beverages, will be offered. 6-8 p.m. RSVP to Allison Tolbert at altolbert@davidson.edu or 704.894.2575. Day Without Art/World

AIDS Day (November 30) Come view a screening of ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS, new short videos commissioned by Visual AIDS. The new videos were created by six inspiring community organizations and collectives — ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective and VOCAL NY — and highlight the impact of art in HIV/AIDS activism and advocacy today. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Mooresville Arts

Formerly known as the Mooresville Artist Guild, Mooresville Arts is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to provide art and art appreciation for members and the general public. Mooresville Arts resides in the Mooresville Arts Depot, 103 West Center Avenue, Downtown Mooresville,

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Yinka Shonibare MBE: The American Library
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(October 25–December 14) In the Fall of 2018, Wind Sculpture (SG) I, a largescale outdoor work by Yinka Shonibare MBE, will be permanently installed and dedicated on campus. In order to provide additional context for this work, the galleries will present The American Library, an exhibition featuring Shonibare’s new project of the same name, along with related sculptures, photographs and a film.
The dedication of Wind Sculpture (SG) is Wednesday, November 14, 4:30 p.m. at the entrance of the E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center.
Yinka Shonibare MBE: In Conversation with Davidson College President Carol Quillen
will be held Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m.
at the Duke Family Performance Hall, Alvarez College Union. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture at the Van Every/Smith Galleries.

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Arts+Culture www.mooresvillearts.org. Multicultural Art Exhibit & Featured Artists: Leena Rosentreter, Amanda Foshag and Malia Bryngelson (September 4-27) The opening reception for this exhibit is Friday, September 14, 6 to 8 p.m. 36th Annual Artoberfest Judged Show & Competition (October 2-November 15) Opening reception and awards ceremony is Friday, October 5, 6-8 p.m. Uncorked & Artsy (October 12) Enjoy wine and beer tastings, while you go on an art walk in Downtown Mooresville. 6-9 p.m.

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••••••••••••••••• The C. Shaw and Nancy K. Smith Artist Series This series offers a variety

of entertainment for the community. All performances take place in Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall of the Knobloch Campus Center at 8 p.m., www.davidson.edu The Second City (September 22) Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theatre returns to Davidson with an irreverent look at the current state of America. This topical new show features political satire made famous by Second City alums like Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and Keegan Michael Key, as well as brand new scenes, songs and improv straight out of their sold out shows in Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles. $20.51, faculty/ staff/seniors/students $15.85 and youth/student $11.19 — does not include convenience and handling fees. Ranky Tanky (November 16) Native South Carolinians, Ranky Tanky (loosely translated as “Work It!” or “Get Funky!”) bring life to the soulful songs of Gullah culture, fusing them with elements of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. Gullah comes from the languages of West Africa and means “a people blessed by God.” From playful

game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, South Carolina are “rank” and fertile ground from which these five contemporary artists are grateful to have grown. $20.51, faculty/staff/seniors/students $15.85 and youth/student $11.19 — does not include convenience and handling fees. Sankofo Danzafro (December 1) Founded in Colombia in 1997, Sankofa Danzafro seeks to build a bridge between Afro-Colombian peoples and the African continent. The company creates poetic dance as rooted in African tradition that connects to the daily as well as the contemporary. The company was awarded the 2008 National Dance Award by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, as well as a mention from the United Nations for its “good practice of Afro-descendant social inclusion in Latin America.” Sankofa Danzafro’s The City of Others is a work showcasing powerful Afro-Colombia and Afrocontemporary dance with live drumming and singing. $20.51, faculty/staff/seniors/ students $15.85 and youth/ student $11.19 — does not

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The Davidson College Theatre Department performs productions throughout the year, www.davidson.edu. The Book of Will (October 24-28) What if Shakespeare’s words had been lost forever? After his death and a couple of badly botched productions, his fellow actors and friends realize that his lines are disappearing from memory. Join their journey as they battle an unscrupulous publisher and their own mortality to create a complete copy of Shakespeare’s plays, the First Folio. A true story of love, loss and laughter that will shed new light on a figure you may think you know. Tickets and times TBA. Chasing Gods (November 9-11) Tragic events often force us to take a closer look at our values, our relationships and ourselves. Inspired by the events of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando in 2016, this new play

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takes a closer look at the effects of tragedy on one family. Davidson students will collaborate with playwright Paris Crayton, III to bring this new work to life in this workshop production. Tickets and times TBA.

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All fall performances take place at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street, Davidson, www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

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Sankofo Danzafro creates poetic dance rooted in African tradition. The company performs December 1 at Davidson College.

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GameOn Seventeen-year-old Hannah Lorch of Iron Station is determined to become a professional dancer.

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Toward her Dream produced by Lori K. Tate photography by Brant Waldeck


Hannah knew when she tried on her first pair of pointe shoes that dancing was going to be her thing.

HANNAH LORCH focuses on the future

Talking to Hannah you wonder if the Iron Station teenager has any free time. Most every day she heads to Dance Davidson after school to either teach or take classes. “I’m here from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day, except for Tuesdays and Sundays, and Friday I have a shorter day because Friday is just tap,” explains Hannah. “I love it.” On Tuesdays she works at Enso Elite Gymnastics in Huntersville, helping students with their dance skills. She grabs time for homework between dance classes or early in the morning before school. “I just fit it in,” says Hannah, who can often be seen sitting outside

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hough Hannah Lorch began taking dance at age 3, it wasn’t until she tried on her first pair of pointe shoes that she knew dancing was going to be her thing. “I started pointe at 11 or 12,” recalls the 17-year-old. “I was just at the store, and I was trying my pointe shoes on with my mom, and I was like, ‘Mom, this is what I want to do. I want to stay with dance all through high school and college, and I want to try to be a professional.’ ” Hannah’s passion for dance has only grown stronger since her “aha” moment. This past summer she spent four weeks at a Ballet Summer Intensive at Indiana’s Butler University before spending a week at a Rockettes Summer Intensive in New York City. As she enters her senior year at Christ the King Catholic High School in Huntersville, the National Honor Society student is focused on the future more than ever.


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Dance Davidson working on her laptop. “Hannah’s work ethic is incredible,” says the owner of Dance Davidson, Terilynne “Hannah’s work ethic is incredible,” says Terilynne Knox, owner of Dance Davidson. Knox, adding a summer one day to build her standards.” that Hannah is acting skills. She’s doing that by excellent in ballet, tap and jazz. building on her strengths and “She can do it all…And she’s kind. addressing her weaknesses. It’s just nice to see someone with The love of Knox says for a long time all of this talent be so down to Hannah struggled to find performance earth.” the beat to the music while Underlying her love of dance While it’s hard to have a dancing. “All of the sudden it is her love of performance, social life with her schedule, she clicked for her, ” remembers even though she admits she manages to squeeze that in as Knox. “I was like 14 or 15 when still gets butterflies before the well, but is quick to explain that I really started hearing the curtain goes up. “I get so, so dance is a social outlet for her. “I music, ” says Hannah. “That’s nervous but then right before come directly from school, and my hardest part. I still struggle I’m on stage, I’m like, ‘Hannah, it’s just like a whole different with musicality. I think tap this is your last time doing this thing. I can let all of my stress go, really helped me. I did privates number. You have to kill it,’ and and I love that it’s like a family [private lessons] with Ms. Pam so I love the performing aspect, here,” Hannah says. “All of the [Pam Janas, a former Radio City especially doing all of these company members are so close Rockette], and that helped me different shows.” because we are here every single so much. ” When she played the day, so we all get so close. It’s like The other challenge for Snow Queen, she also played no judgment. There are ups and Hannah was getting into Dewdrop and was the Reed downs. You’ll have a good class character while dancing. Pipe Lead. She had 13 dances in or a bad class, but in the end it’s Hannah says that she was that one show, not to mention all good because you’re just doing raised to be modest so as many costume changes. what you love.” portraying characters who “You need to perform well aren’t modest was initially in rehearsal, too, which I find Building on hard for her. “When you’re hard because you don’t have dancing, it’s so hard to add a the costume on and the lights strengths face. I was just so focused on and the pressure,” says Hannah, One of five children, Hannah the steps, ” she explains. “When who occasionally asks her is the daughter of Eric and I started getting roles, I was parents to sit in on a class. “We Susan Lorch. With an older like, ‘I’ve really got to be in it. ’ do so much that you don’t see brother and two older sisters, When we did Grease Lightning when we perform. …I love it she grew up watching them when we did Dance Davidson when my parents come watch go after and achieve their At the Movies, I was the lead in normal technique classes, goals. “My two older sisters that, and I really had to be in especially tap.” and brother are amazing, and character. I had to be a man, Like most high school seniors, I just feel like I have to live up have the face and have fun Hannah is in the process of to them,” says Hannah, clad in while dancing. ” filling out college applications, a black leotard and light pink Later when she was cast as but for someone who wants tights, her blonde hair perfectly the Snow Queen in Nutcracker, to study dance, the process is pulled in a bun. “My parents are she remembers working hours more complex, as she also has to always talking about keeping in front of a mirror to find the audition. To practice auditioning, the Lorch name strong, so I feel right expressions for the role. she re-auditioned for the like having older siblings that She feels more comfortable Rockettes Summer Intensive this were so successful, especially playing characters now but past year even though this was with my brother being in says she might like to work at her third year doing it, and an the Air Force Academy, I feel Disneyworld as a character for audition was not required based like I have to live up to their

on her previous performance with the program. “I actually reauditioned this year just for fun and practice,” says Hannah, who had to drive to Atlanta to try out. “Once I turn 18 I’m going to audition for the real Rockettes, which I’m excited about.” As for colleges, she’s looking at the University of Alabama, the University of Arizona, Butler University and the University of South Carolina. “I want a college experience where it’s not just an arts school. These colleges have good dance programs,” says Hannah. “Alabama probably is one of my top because they have more tap than the other ones.” Right now she says that tap and ballet are tied for her favorite type of dance, but when pushed she says tap is probably her best. “I want to be the dancer that gives you it all. Especially because this day in companies, that’s what companies are looking for,” she says. “I really try not to focus on one thing. I have different mindsets when I go to ballet, tap and jazz.” This past Christmas her family renovated the attic of their home into a dance studio for her. “I’m really excited about that. I like to choreograph in my free time because I want to be a teacher, a choreographer and a professional dancer,” says Hannah, acknowledging that it will be strange to leave Dance Davidson when she graduates in the spring. “It’s literally been a part of my life forever, so it’s definitely going to be a big change,” she says. “I love how I can have close relationships with my teachers, but I still have so much respect for them. …They treat you like a dancer, but they also treat you like a human.”


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Lori Savio helped Don and Donna McDaniel give their Cornelius lakeside home a new look.


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produced by Lori K. Tate | photography by Ken Noblezada

With the help of Lori Savio, Don and Donna McDaniel are giving their lakeside home new life


Interior designer Lori Savio incorporated pieces the McDaniels already had into her design for the great room.

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on and Donna McDaniel have a lovely home on the lake in Cornelius. However, when you live somewhere for almost 30 years (their home was built right before Hurricane Hugo hit), you need to make some changes here and there. That’s why Donna brought in the help of interior designer Lori Savio, owner of Home Heart & Soul Design and The Shoppes at Home Heart & Soul in Cornelius, approximately four years ago. “I’m very traditional. I like things very traditional,” says Donna. “I just wanted to make our home look more of the current fashion and make it look nicer.” With Savio’s design sensibilities, that’s exactly what happened. Don and Donna McDaniel have lived on the lake for almost 30 years.


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Old and new The home’s makeover began in the great room. From the beginning, Donna wanted to incorporate pieces she already had into the great room’s new look. Lucky for her, that’s something that Savio enjoys doing with clients. “I wanted to work with the architecture of the house, as well as the textures and the exposed brick because it’s unique. It’s not your typical red brick that you always see,” says

Savio, adding that the brick has a light beige quality to it. Donna loves black, cream and camel, so Savio used that as inspiration for the space, as well as a large floral painting the couple owned. She incorporated two black leather chairs the McDaniels already had into a design featuring a new custom sofa with beige upholstery and two other chairs upholstered in a black and cream fabric. The pillows and ottoman were also custom made. In addition, Savio had the


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Custom cabinets in the master bathroom add to the elegance of the space.

mantel and built-in bookshelves refinished in a distressed black and placed a black and tan sisal rug into the mix. “I tried to bring an old world feel in because that’s kind of the direction they were heading, and I also wanted it to be lake friendly,” explains Savio. “We have touches and pops of red because she [Donna] really likes that, and I wanted a really fabulous chandelier in here.” A new iron and crystal chandelier did the trick for the room, and a large red glass bowl Donna, an avid traveler, had custom made in Germany adds the perfect amount of color. Savio next transformed the McDaniel’s basement. “This space used to be really dark,” says Savio. “Donna wanted to lighten everything up and be more comfortable and have seating.” Savio granted Donna’s wish by bringing in a linen blend couch with a navy contrast

cord and light basket weave Berber carpeting. A large square custom ottoman features the same color scheme as the couch. Donna had lots of blue and white accessories, so they all found a home on basement’s built-in shelves, which Savio had painted cream. A photograph Don took of their lake view at sunset was enlarged and wrapped on a canvas to bring coral into the design. Custom pillows continue the coral and navy theme. “Before, they didn’t use it [the basement] very much. Now they use it every day, so that makes me feel good,” says Savio. “I especially like this space,” adds Donna. “I come down here a lot because it’s cooler, and I can watch what I want to watch on TV. I binge on Hallmark movies, which Don doesn’t care for. I also like HGTV.”

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With two successful projects under her belt, Savio was asked to transform the master bath. Don had received a quote from another source that was way more than they wanted to invest in the renovation, Savio worked with her sources to come up with a more affordable plan. The result is a luxurious master bath, complete with Carrera marble laid in a herringbone pattern. A curbless mosaic shower floor features a basket weave pattern of Carrera marble with black accents. Savio reconfigured the space to include custom cabinetry painted in black and a sculptural standalone tub. She also created a water closet for the space, as well as a vanity for Donna. Framed shelves filled with Donna’s crystal and silver collection now reside where a medicine cabinet once did. Another one of Don’s photos hangs on the light gray walls. This one features a red amaryllis,


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Top: Don’s sunset picture of the lake was the inspiration for the basement. Bottom: Blue and white accents can be found in the basement, bringing in a lake feel.

which he is famous for growing in their yard. “Donna is very classic and very refined,” says Savio. “That’s just who she is, and that’s how I wanted this bathroom to be, to reflect her.” The kitchen is the latest space that the McDaniels updated with Savio. Again, the goal was to brighten the space, so the wood-toned cabinets were refinished in cream, and a ceiling-mount cabinet was removed to open up the lake view even more. Extra lighting, new hardware, new appliances and grass cloth wallpaper by Thibaut give the kitchen an

elegant and current feel. Donna says she likes all of the updating they’ve done to their home because it’s more her now. “I tell the story about the first week we were married. My friend came over, and Don and I were in the middle of the hall upstairs moving his dresser to the guest room,” she recalls, adding that she moved into the house a couple of years after Don built it. “He said, ‘She’s making me change everything. I had it arranged the way that I wanted it for the rest of my life.’ Men don’t like change, and I’m constantly changing.”


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Patrons can enjoy a casual cup of tea or a more formal afternoon tea served with scones, pastries, mini quiches, and assorted tea sandwiches and petite sweets at the French Market & Gourmet Shop in Cornelius.

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to Mooresville’s Wine Maestro Tapping into Tapas Ais trip cheaper than a trip to Spain

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y wife, Mary Ellen, and I are huge fans of tapas meals — small savory dishes typically served at a bar with wine. The two of us spend as much time as we can in Barcelona and a great deal of that time sees us hopping from one tapas bar to another. Back home in Mooresville we get our ”Barcelona fix” by dropping in at Wine Maestro. Wine Maestro’s new owners, John and Lisa Cogar, bring a boatload of enthusiasm and a love of wine and, wisely, are continuing the food tradition headed by Executive Chef Graddie Lane — yes, a wine bar with an executive chef. A recent Sunday was cloudy and overcast so, naturally, we headed to Wine Maestro for a late lunch at the bar. We spent a good deal of time going over new additions to the wine list and to the inventory in the retail store adjoining the bar. The Wine Maestro crew is constantly in search of “under the radar” wines that are little known and great values. I like that. One wine on the wine list caught my eye. It was from a winery in Lodi, California that we had visited a few years back. It was a Petite Sirah with a little Petit Verdot blended in — intriguing enough and interesting enough to get a glass of it in front of me at the bar. Wine Maestro’s wine list is large and expansive — expansive while not expensive. It actually gets better than that. It’s almost limitless. The adjoining retail store carries a vast selection of wines and, if something on

the wine list doesn’t catch your fancy, you can choose from the store’s wines and get a bottle delivered to your table with just a $10 corkage mark-up. But, back to my glass of wine. It definitely had the feel of a Spanish wine to it, deep and lots of character. Or maybe my subconscious was taking me back to Barcelona. Either way, it got me in a tapas frame of mind. My wife and I decided to get a couple of Lane’s dishes and to

share them. She was sipping on a lighter wine, an Albariño from northwestern Spain, so she ordered a light hummus dish. My little flavor bomb required something more robust, so I opted for a Pizzetta Toscano, a flatbread of grilled chicken with olives, pesto sauce and three different cheeses. More Italian than Spanish but it hit the spot and paired nicely with the wine. It paired so nicely that a second glass of wine found

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The Art of the Beer Dinner

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his is a story about Summit Coffee that has nothing to do with coffee. It’s a beer story. And, it’s a food story. Once a small, but thriving coffee shop in a quiet college town, Summit Coffee has blossomed into a multi-faceted enterprise that now boasts four locations, a roasting operation and a full kitchen. And, in keeping with the times, beer taps now command as much counter space as its caffeinated companions, coffee and tea. Indeed, Summit Coffee is no longer just a place to grab your morning cup of joe. It’s also your afternoon pick-me-up, evening dinner table and nighttime hangout. So, it was only a matter of time after Summit Coffee opened its Outpost location on Davidson College’s campus that the first in what is now a regular and highly anticipated series of beer dinners was held. Ask Courtney Spear, beer dinner chef and Summit Coffee’s director of engagement, catering and special events, what makes a great beer dinner, and you’ll get an answer that’s equal parts science and art. “They [guests] are going to experience great local food, a unique line up of beers and be well taken care of for the night,” explains Spear. “When we are creating a beer dinner menu, we try not to overcomplicate things, but we also like to do things we’ve never done before.” It’s a collaborative process that begins weeks in advance with Spear; Summit Coffee Director of Beer and Wine, Alex Taylor; and Brian Helfrich, Summit’s owner and CEO, settling on a brewery to feature. Beers are chosen by Taylor to showcase the brewer’s range, and then begins the conversation about beer profiles and menu. Locally sourced meats, fruits and vegetables are a priority, so Spear keeps

Summit’s Beer Dinners are equal parts science and art.

a list of in-season Davidson Farmers’ Market foods to provide inspiration. The menu and beers start light and get progressively heartier over the courses. A salad course paired with an effervescent Kölsch is followed by a trademark Summit pizza washed down with a full-bodied pale ale. As the main courses come out, so do the bigger beers. IPAs, double IPAs and other high-gravity styles complement the meatier courses, while dessert often features a malty or fruit-forward strong ale or a darker offering like an imperial stout or porter paired with a homemade ice cream with fruit cobbler. The rise of the foodie movement and the explosion of craft brewers has made beer dinners a hot ticket. For Summit Coffee, now in its 20th year, they are a way to expand the brand beyond coffee, and remain remarkable rather than routine in the minds of its customers. “It elevates the level of what we do,” explains Taylor. Spear quickly adds, “When guests leave and say to us, ‘This was the best one yet — see ya next time,’ that’s success.” Will Keible, is the director of marketing and sales at WDAV, and he loves a good beer.

The menu and beers start light and get progressively heartier over each course at a Summit Beer Dinner.


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Jill Dahan

5 tablespoons — about 1/3-cup coconut sugar with vanilla — (Big Tree brand is great.)

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1 large responsibly laid egg 3 ounces dark chocolate chunks (optional)

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Back to school and back to work after a sunny summer. And what could be better than a tray of sweet nutty deliciousness wafting through the kitchen? Chock full of protein, and with or without chocolate, these cookies are melt-in-your-mouth simple and can be made with any kind of nut butter. My “pack” favors the cashew butter with chocolate, but almond, sunflower or peanut butter all get gobbled up quickly, too. Naturally gluten free and low in sugar, these are the perfect after school or after work snack. Whip up a batch today and your “pack” will go nuts!


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Nibbles + Bites

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Time for Tea

FRENCH MARKET CAFÉ & GOURMET SHOP OFFERS TASTY TREATS

French Market Café & Gourmet Shop

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Casual or dressy (some choose to dress up for tea)

Bob and Kathy Montbleau, center, own French Market Café & Gourmet Shop in Cornelius.

repare to feast your eyes and then your belly at French Market Café & Gourmet Shop in Cornelius. Tucked into Shops on the Green, this quaint, yet charming café offers tea, coffee, pastries and gourmet food provisions. But first, there are those handmade fine chocolates waiting to greet you at the door. After you’re done salivating over the beauties in the pastry chocolate case, you can sit down and enjoy a beverage, another sweet treat, or even a soup and sandwich.

A little spunk Owners Kathy and Bob Montbleau are no strangers to the Lake Norman culinary scene. The couple ran Les Trois Faisans, a French restaurant, and The Village Cupboard, an upscale deli, café and wine shop, in downtown Davidson from the 1990s until the early 2000s. Bob, the son of French parents, is the pastry chef at Pomodoro’s Italian American Café in Denver. He also makes many of French Market Café & Gourmet Shop’s desserts, including his famous carrot cake.

Kathy examined the Lake Norman and Charlotte market and realized a true teahouse was missing. “This area needed a little something different — a little spunk,” explains Kathy. French Market Café & Gourmet Shop carries a variety of teas, such as black, green, white, oolong and scented teas. Placed in infusion pots at the table, each type of tea has a different amount of steeping time. The beauty of French Market Café & Gourmet Shop is that the customer

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Business Expo 2018 Kathy says they can make your experience as fancy or as casual as you want.

The Montbleaus set out to create a place that encourages people to engage in conversation. “I wanted a real comfortable and cozy setting in here. I felt there was a need for a nice, quiet place where people could actually talk together,” says Kathy. From book clubs and bridal showers to birthday parties, Kathy enjoys watching customers interact. At French Market Café & Gourmet Shop, Kathy also combines her love of tea and French foods with her love for antiques. She even painted and refinished vintage furniture to evoke a French country feel. “I love to decorate a place and make it look pretty,” says Kathy, who previously owned Ain’t Too Shabby, an antique store in Mooresville and prior

French Market Café 20920 Torrence Chapel Road, Suite B-1 704.641.2201 Hours: Tue-Sat, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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to that, Cornelius. Small touches like fresh flowers in glass milk jars create a warm, tranquil atmosphere. The café space has a limited number of tables and booths inside in addition to a small patio. Reservations are recommended, especially for parties of four or more. In addition to tea, the menu also features three roasts of coffee (European blend, French roast and Sumatra) and specialty coffees such as espresso, cappuccinos and lattes. Wine and beer also are served. If you find a favorite tea, soup, jam or pastry at French Market Café & Gourmet Shop, you can buy it and take it home. The shop also sells its own line of mixes. On Saturdays, the café hosts tastings for patrons to sample products sold there. “Most of the products we use, we sell. Most [products] I’ve carried for 18 years,” says Kathy. “I try to find unique products that you don’t find everywhere.”

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can design their tea experience. Patrons can enjoy a casual cup of tea or a more formal afternoon tea served with scones, pastries, mini quiches, and assorted tea sandwiches and petite sweets. Foods are served on silver trays. “We can make it as fancy as they want to casual,” says Kathy. “Some people come in hats and boas.”

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140 Gateway Blvd. Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-664-9638

Cardiology Piedmont HealthCare Gary K. DeWeese, MD, FACC Jips Zachariah, MD

359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-235-1829

Dermatology PHC – Mooresville Dermatology Center Naomi Simon, MD Scott Paviol, MD Kristin Prochaska, PA-C Lauren Wilson, PA-C 128 Medical Park Road, Suite 201 Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-235-1827

PHC – Wolfe Dermatology Steven F. Wolfe, MD Jennifer Bender, PA-C

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Kerry M. Shafran, MD, FAAD Lindsay Jayson, MPAS, PA-C Keri Squittieri, MMS, PA-C Mari Klos, CMA, LE 704-896-8837 Cornelius www.Rivaderm.com

Ears, Nose and Throat Piedmont HealthCare Keith Meetze, MD Thomas Warren, MD Herb Wettreich, MD Fred New, Jr., ANP

140 Gateway Blvd. Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-664-9638

Family Medicine Piedmont HealthCare Timothy A. Barker, MD Heather C. Kompanik, MD Bruce L. Seaton, DO Amanda H. Bailey, DO Sherard Spangler, PA

357 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-664-7328

Piedmont HealthCare Tiana Losinski,MD

206 Joe V. Knox Ave. Suite J Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-360-4801

Piedmont HealthCare James W. McNabb, MD Emmett Montgomery, MD

435 East Statesville Avenue Mooresville, NC 28115 • 704-663-5056

PHC – Fairview Family Medicine Rebecca Montgomery, MD

150 Fairview Road, Suite 210 Mooresville, NC 28117 •704-235-0300

Iredell Family Medicine Emily Nabors, MD FAAFP Jodi Stutts, MD

544 Brawley School Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-360-5190

Pellegrino Family Medicine Yvette-Marie Pellegrino, MD, FAAFP Lori Sumner, PA-C 544 Brawley School Road Mooresville, NC 28117 •704-360-9299

Gastroenterology Charlotte Gastroenterology and Hepatology John H. Moore, III, M.D. Steven A. Josephson, M.D. Scott A. Brotze, M.D. Michael W. Ryan, M.D. Devi Thangavelu, M.D. Vinaya Maddukuri, M.D.

Lake Norman Offices: 13808 Professional Center Dr. Huntersville, NC 28078 115 Commerce Pointe Blvd. Mooresville, NC 28117 Appointment Line: 704-377-0246 www.charlottegastro.com Locations also in Charlotte, Matthews, and Ballantyne

Piedmont HealthCare Carl A. Foulks, Jr., MD Chi Zuo, PA-C

359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-878-2021

Piedmont HealthCare Vivek Trivedi, MD Tiedre Palmer, FNP-C

359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-878-2021

Neurology

Orthopedic Surgery – Spine

Piedmont HealthCare Dharmen S. Shah, MD

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359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-873-1100

124 Professional Park Dr, Ste A Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-662-3077

Piedmont HealthCare Andrew J. Braunstein, DO Ryan Conrad, MD Craig D. DuBois, MD Douglas Jeffery, MD Roderick Elias, MD

9735 Kincey Avenue, Ste 203 Huntersville, NC 28078 • 704-766-9050

Neurosurgery Iredell NeuroSpine Peter Miller, MD, Ph.D.

544 Brawley School Road 28117 Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-954-8277 Petermillermd.com

Piedmont HealthCare Manish G. Patel, MD Julie Abney, PA Andrea Brock, PA-C

128 Medical Park Road, Suite 101 Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-658-1001

Piedmont HealthCare John C. Gatlin, MD LuAnne V. Gatlin, MD Ann Cowen, ANP-C

548 Williamson Road, Suite 6 Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-660-5520

Stout Internal Medicine & Wellness Dr. Sam Stout 444 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-360-9310

Piedmont HealthCare Harsh Govil, MD, MPH Thienkim Walters, PA-C April Hatfield, FNP-C

359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-235-1829

Piedmont HealthCare Jacqueline Zinn, MD

359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-235-1838

Primary Care Iredell Primary Care for Women Eva Imperial, MD, FAAFP

114 Gateway Blvd, Suite B Mooresville, NC 28117 • 980-435-0406

PULMONOLOGY Obstetrics/Gynecology Piedmont HealthCare James Al-Hussaini, MD Laura Arigo, MD Katie Collins, DO Grant Miller, MD James Wilson, MD Nicole S. Wellbaum, MD Coral Bruss, ANP-C

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Occupational Medicine Internal Medicine

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Iredell Occupational Medicine Joe Wolyniak, DO

128 E. Plaza Dr., Unit 3 Mooresville, NC 28115 • 980-444-2630

Orthopaedic Surgery Piedmont HealthCare Scott Brandon, MD Byron E. Dunaway, MD Brett L. Feldman, MD Alex Seldomridge III, MD Kim Lefreniere, PA-C Sherry Dawn Repass, FNP-BC

359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-235-1829

Iredell Orthopaedic Center Jason Batley, MD

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Piedmont HealthCare Enrique Ordaz MD Jose Perez MD Ahmed Elnaggar, MD

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Rheumatology Piedmont HealthCare Sean M. Fahey, MD Dijana Christianson, DO

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at the Lake

a month of things to do at the Lake Date Night CONCERTS

LangTree LIVE Concert Series (Every Thursday) Enjoy live music every Thursday night at LangTree Lake Norman. 7-9 p.m. Free. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road, Mooresville, www.langtreelkn.com. The 2018 Music on Main Concert Series (September 7) Chairmen of the Board performs beach music favorites. 6:30 p.m. Free. Mooresville Town Hall Lawn, www.ci.mooresville.nc.us.

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Davidson Concerts on the Green (September 2 and 16) Sidecar Social Club performs September 2. The Davidson College Symphony & Jazz Ensemble performs September 16. 6-8 p.m. Free. Davidson Village Green, www. concertsonthegreen.com.

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The Song Cycles of Beachy Head (September 4) In a wonderfully collaborative project involving the English and Music Departments of Davidson College, join three visiting scholar-performers for a lecture-recital of an original musical setting of Beachy Head, a poem by Charlotte Smith. The song cycle is a delightful narrated recital of 26 art songs for mezzo-soprano and piano. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center, www.davidson.edu. Scholars Concert (September 13) This annual concert highlights the winners of the Plott and Millner Music Scholarships. 7:30 p.m. Free. Davidson College, Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center, www.davidson.edu. Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: Chamber Music Featuring the Contrabass (September 16) Experience the unique character of the contrabass as performed by Kurt Reicken along with other members of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra including Sam Sparrow on clarinet, Andrew Fierova on horn, Joshua Hood on bassoon, Kirsten Swanson on viola, Joseph Meyer on violin and Alan Black on cello. Pieces on the program include Dvorák’s String Quintet No. 2, Rossini’s Duo for Cello and Bass and a

fascinating chamber version of Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks. After the concert, there will be a reception in room 200 sponsored by Ruth and Richard Ault. 3 p.m. Davidson College, Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135, www.davidson.edu. Lake Norman Big Band (September 17) The Lake Norman Big Band plays every third Monday night at The Finish Line Restaurant in Mooresville. The show features favorite hits from the big band era and more. 7-9 p.m. $20 cover (includes buffet dinner). Call 704.664.2695 for reservations. The Finish Line Restaurant at George Pappas Victory Lanes, 125 Morlake Drive, Mooresville, www. thelakenormanbigband.org. Elizabeth Harrison (September 17) Elizabeth Harrison is an assistant professor of music at Pfeiffer University, and she also serves as the director of music at Christ Church Episcopal in Albemarle, North Carolina. She performs on the organ through the Organ at Davidson music series. 7:30 p.m. Free, but donations are encouraged. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 North Main Street, Davidson, www.dcpc.org. Concerto Competition (September 22) Davidson College students partake in the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra’s annual competition to win a performance opportunity with the orchestra on its November 13 concert. 10 a.m. Free. Davidson College, Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center, www.davidson.edu. An Afternoon of Trumpet, Piano and Horn with Bill Lawing, Cynthia Lawing and Eric Keith (September 23) The charismatic spousal duo of trumpeter Bill Lawing and pianist Cynthia Lawing take the stage of Tyler-Tallman Hall joined by horn player and Director of Music Production and Promotion, Eric Keith. 3 p.m. Free. Davidson College, Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music

Girls’ Night Out Center, www.davidson.edu. The Winged Lion and the Unremembered Sea with Heartland Baroque (September 23) Take an imaginative walking tour of Venice with Mark Twain as our 19th-century guide, hand in hand with the most revered Venetian composers of the 17th century. Guest artist and celebrated soprano Molly Quinn, will be featured in works honoring Venice and the Blessed Virgin Mary, the city’s “protector of the waters.” Part of the Music at St. Alban’s. 3 p.m. General admission $20, students and young adults under 25 $10, seniors (62+)$15, children under 12 free. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson, www. musicatstalbansdavidson.org. Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: Celtic Adventure Featuring Jamie Laval & Rosemary Warren-Green (September 27) Join internationally recognized, traditional folk violinist Jamie Laval for an invigorating evening of Celtic music featuring pipers, drummers and dancers. As a special added musical treat, Rosemary Warren-Green, principal violinist and education and outreach artistic director for the London Chamber Orchestra, pairs up with Laval to perform one of his newly composed works for violin, viola and orchestra. 7:30 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center. There will also be a Master Class with Jamie Laval in Tyler-Tallman Hall at 11:05 a.m. during common hour on the day of the concert. All ticket sales go to charity. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135, www.davidson.edu. Dominican Jazz Project (September 28) Davidson College welcomes back Stephen Anderson as he performs with the Dominican Jazz Project. Formed out of a trip to the 2014 Jazzomania Jazz Festival in Santo Domingo, the group is known for their combination of jazz with traditional Dominican styles such as bachata and merengue. 7:30 p.m. David-

Family Fun son College, Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135, www.davidson.edu. One Night in Memphis Million Dollar Quartet (September 29) One Night in Memphis is a rocking concert tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Be a witness to a rock and roll royalty jam session with the music and talent that has stood the test of time. True American music featuring the hits Blue Suede Shoes; Folsom Prison Blues; Great Balls of Fire; Whole Lotta Shaking Going On; Shake, Rattle and Roll; Don’t Be Cruel; Hound Dog, and many, many more. Presented by Performing Arts Live of Iredell. 7:30 p.m. $29, students $13. Mac Gray Auditorium, 474 North Center Street, Statesville, www.PALofIredell.com.

EVENTS

Revolutionary War Battle Reenactment (September 1-2) Historic Latta Plantation brings the local history of revolutionary Charlotte to life. The circa 1800 living-history farm and cotton plantation will buzz with action in honoring the history of the founding of the region as we know it today. Throughout the weekend meet with Colonel Polk and General Lord Cornwallis. Learn of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, and see its repercussions as the Revolutionary War makes its way through the local communities. Patriot and British soldier camps will be open for visitors to venture through. The main battle will take place at 2 o’clock each day. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. $10 adults, $9 senior/students, children 5 and under free. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, www.lattaplantation.org. Field of Honor (September 4-18) One hundred U.S. flags will stand in solemn formation at Veterans Park as a memorial to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001. This

Me Time stirring display will bring the community together that adults may remember and that youth may learn. Each flag represents an individual and tells a story. Veterans Park, 201 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, www.huntersville.org. Our Towns Habitat for Humanity Builder’s Bash (September 8) Dance the night away to high-energy live music, enjoy a wine and beer bar with heavy hors d’oeuvres, and bid on live and silent auction packages to raise money to build homes for Habitat for Humanity. 7-10 p.m., VIP Reception 6 p.m. $100 per person. Sweet Magnolia Estate, 10101 Bailey Road, Cornelius, www.ourtownshabitat.org. Whiskey Wine and Moonshine (September 8) Enjoy tastings, live entertainment, speakeasy games and food pairings. All proceeds benefit the Topdeck Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the Cornelius Police Department. $65-$75. Hyde Park Pop-Up Party Place, 10508 Bailey Road, Cornelius, www.lkntopdeck.org. Pet Life Celebration (September 9) Celebrate the love you have for your pets, past and present, at the seventh annual Pet Life Celebration. Pet Pilgrimage invites you to share in an evening of reflection and celebration — an opportunity to honor pets that have touched our lives and a chance to pay-it-forward by touching the lives of pets still in search of a forever home. Well-behaved leashed pets are welcome to attend the event. Pet supply collection boxes will be available for Catering to Cats & Dogs. 6-8 p.m. Free, $5 luminaries can be personalized in honor of pets, past and present. Pet Pilgrimage Crematory Memorials, 492 East Plaza Drive, Mooresville, www.petpilgrimage.com. Veterans Park Car & Truck Show (September 15) The Town of Huntersville and Sons of the American Legion Post 321 present the Veterans Park Car and Truck Show. Award categories


include Best in Show, Best in Show Car, Best in Show Truck, Pre-1970, Post-1970, Staff’s Favorite, Best Rear End and Longest Drive. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Veterans Park, 201 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, www.huntersville.org.

Cornelius Arts Center Various exhibitions. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri-Sat 9 a.m.noon. 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius, www.cornelius.org. Foster’s Frame and Art Gallery Various exhibitions. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10a.m.-4p.m. 403 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, 704.948.1750. Four Corners Framing and Gallery Various exhibitions. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 148 N. Main Street, Mooresville, 704.662.7154, www.fcfgframing.com. Lake Country Gallery Various exhibitions. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Exit 36 – Mooresville, between Belk and Kohl’s, 704.664.5022, www. lakecountrygallery.net. Mooresville Arts Gallery Multicultural Art Exhibit & Featured Artists: Leena Rosentreter, Amanda Foshag and Malia Bryngelson (September 4-27), opening reception September 14, 6-8 p.m. Tue-Fri noon-4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 103 W. Center Avenue, Mooresville, www.magart.org. Tropical Connections Various exhibitions. Tue- Fri 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. 230 N. Main Street, Mooresville,

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The Van Every/Smith Galleries Revisit: Artwork from Former Visiting Faculty features work from 10 individuals who taught at Davidson in a short-term capacity between 1997 and 2016 including Tonya Clay, Debra Fisher, Darren Douglas Floyd, McArthur Freeman, Ray Kleinlein, Liss LaFleur, Lydia Musco, Clinton Sleeper, and locally, Nathaniel Rogers ‘02 and Felicia van Bork. (Through October 5). Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; SatSun noon-4 p.m. Davidson College, The Van Every/ Smith Galleries, 315 N. Main Street, Davidson, www.davidsoncollegeartgalleries.org.

MONTHLY EVENTS

Carolina Raptor Center Live bird presentations, flight shows, behind-the-scenes tours and more take place at Carolina Raptor Center throughout the month. Visit carolinaraptorcenter. org for more details. 2nd Friday Street Festival (Every second Friday) This event features many of the area’s most talented and innovative artists and craftsmen while showcasing a fabulous lineup of entertainment including local bands, performance groups, live art demonstrations and much more. Area businesses will be out to impress, offering special sales and incentives to event guests, who can also enjoy a variety of food and drinks from local breweries and food. 6-10 p.m. Free. 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius, www.oldtowncornelius.com. Davidson Farmer’s Market (Every Saturday) 8 a.m.-noon. Next to Town Hall between Main and Jackson streets in downtown Davidson, www. davidsonfarmersmarket.org.

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SPORTS

Davidson College Football Get ready to tailgate for some Wildcat football. Brevard (September 1, 7 p.m.), Chowan (September 8, 7 p.m.), Guilford (September 15, 7 p.m.). Davidson College, Richardson Stadium, www.davidsonwildcats.com. Davidson College Men’s Soccer If watching the World Cup has you in the mood for soccer, you’re in luck. Furman (September 4, 7 p.m.), UNC (September 11, 7 p.m.), UNC Asheville (September 16, 2 p.m.), George Washington (September 29, 6 p.m.). Davidson College, www.davidsonwildcats.com. Davidson College Women’s Soccer The Wildcats are ready to dominate the pitch this season. UNCG (September 7, 7 p.m.), La Salle (September 20, 7 p.m.), Fordham (September 27, 7 p.m.). Davidson College, www.davidsonwildcats.com.

THEATRE

Sex with Strangers (Through September 1) In this play by Laura Eason, Ethan is a hot millennial writer whose online journals of “sexcapades” are the buzz of the blogosphere. Olivia is an attractive Gen-Xer whose own writing career is fizzling. Ethan tracks down his idol to find that they each crave what the other possesses. As their relationship unfolds, both most confront the dark side of ambition. Sex with Strangers explores how we invent our identity – online and off – and what happens when our private lives become public domain. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun (August 26) 2 p.m. $20, seniors/students $15. Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius, www.warehousepac.com. The Second City (September 22) Chicago’s

legendary sketch and improv comedy theatre returns to Davidson College with this irreverent look at the current state of America. This topical new show features political satire made famous by Second City alums like Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and Keegan Michael Key, as well as brand new scenes, songs, and improv straight out of their sold out shows in Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles. Presented through The C. Shaw and Nancy K. Smith Artist Series. 8 p.m. $20.51, faculty/staff/seniors/students $15.85 and youth/student $11.19 — does not include convenience and handling fees. Davidson College, Duke Family Performance Hall, www.davidson.edu. Deathtrap (Septmber 27-October 14) Seemingly at ease in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, struggles to overcome a “dry” spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from one of his students--a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential commercial hit. Sidney offers to mentor the student but connives to steal the script. Suspense steadily mounts that will enthrall audiences until the play’s startling final moments. Presented by Davidson Community Players. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $20, seniors $18 and students $12 — add $3 if buying tickets at the door. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street, Davidson, www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

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The 2018 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze (September 15-November 4) Get lost in this giant seven-acre corn maze featuring more than two miles of interconnecting paths. One of the largest in the Southeast, this maze is sure to please. The whole of Rural Hill’s 265 acres is available to you and your group during maze hours. Take a hayride around the farm, play a round of corn-hole, explore the historic site, play in the mini-mazes, have a picnic, hike the trails, pick a pumpkin (in October,) and more. Times and ticket prices vary. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, www.ruralhillfarm.org.

GALLERIES

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SEPTEMBER 2018

Rural Hill Quidditch Cup (September 15-16) Come to Rural hill for UNC Charlotte’s Official Quidditch Tournament, as well as a full weekend of wizarding fun. In addition to the tournament, try your own hand at Quidditch with workshops lead by UNC Charlotte. Attend wizarding classes and visit the House Tent. Don’t know which tent to go to? Get sorted in a Sorting Ceremony. Find your magical supplies and other fancies in DiagonAlley and meet with local authors for book signings in KnockturnAlley. Take a ride on the Hogwarts Hayxpress while sipping on Butterbeer. For the adults, have some local craft beer. Hear live music, and fly around in the bounce houses (additional fee may apply). Saturday, 10 a.m. until; Sunday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $15-$78. Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, www.ruralhill.net.

Downtown Davidson Fall Arts Festival (September 22) Davidson hosts more than 40 fine artists, crafters and makers of all kinds. Main Street Davidson businesses join in the celebration of the arts with refreshments and extended hours. Select restaurants will be offering outdoor food and drink sales for crawlers, as well. 5-9 p.m. Free. Downtown Davidson, www.kristenfeighery.com.


Lori's Larks

Nailing

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SEPTEMBER 2018

Editor Lori K. Tate ends summer with a bang at Nailed It D.I.Y. Studio

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by Lori K. Tate | photography by Graydon Tate

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Melinda Dutcher,co-owner of Nailed It D.I. Y. Studio in Downtown Mooresville, helped Editor Lori K. Tate nail a North Carolina sign.

ummer has always been my favorite season, but I love it even more now because it means I get to spend more time with my twins. As this past summer drew to a close, I wanted to do something special with them before they headed back to school, so I took them to Nailed It D.I.Y. Studio in Downtown Mooresville. Husband and wife Melinda Dutcher and Bob Kinser opened the studio, which is part of a small franchise based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, on July 6. Both have nonprofit and corporate backgrounds, as well as entrepreneurial experience, as they also own Zen Massage locations in Mooresville and Charleston, South Carolina. And though Dutcher wouldn’t describe herself as an artist, she definitely has a crafty side.

“I like interior design, and I’m always moving stuff around,” says the Mooresville resident. “I would find signs in a store and not like one or two things about them. I would come home and make my own.” Now she’s helping others make wooden signs and decorative items for their homes, as she guides them step by step through the process. First, you make a reservation and select what type of project you want to do online or you can come in during open studio and choose a project. My daughter, Margot, opted for a monogrammed flamingo, while Graydon selected a shark picture. I went with a North Carolina sign. Margot and Graydon’s projects required personalized stencils, which Dutcher printed out before we arrived.

When we got to the studio, she had our wood ready to go, so we headed to the back to smooth the edges with an electric sander. We all wore safety glasses to protect our eyes. Once the wood was ready, we selected paint colors for our projects. All of the paints, stains and wax used are organic, so there are no toxic fumes. Dutcher carefully placed our stencils on the wood, and we began dabbing paint. We dried the wood with hairdryers during different phases of the process, and when it was completely dry, she lifted the stencils. The Tater Tots, my 8-year-old twins, immediately deemed Dutcher a magician when they saw the finished product. We waxed over it to give it a nice sheen before we were finished, and voila, we had three new

pieces of art for our home. Nailed It offers workshops, birthday parties, girls’ night outs, date nights and all sorts of other events. Regardless of why you come to the studio, you’ll leave proud of your project. For Dutcher, Nailed It offered her a chance to help people in a creative way. In the studio, you’ll find a large picture of a young girl. The girl is Dutcher’s niece, Lexi Briskie, who battled depression and died by suicide this past January. She was 21. “I want to help people find their happiness,” says Dutcher, who loves seeing customers beam about their projects when they’re complete, especially when they have doubts about their artistic ability. “I think we overcomplicate life too much.” Nailed It D.I.Y. Studio www.naileditdiy.com


Lake Norman Currents Magazine September 2018  

The Magazine for the people of Lake Norman by the people of Lake Norman.

Lake Norman Currents Magazine September 2018  

The Magazine for the people of Lake Norman by the people of Lake Norman.