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Emerging Artist Exhibit features Mackenzie Jenkins

The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s  Emerging Artist Exhibit will feature the work of  Mackenzie Jenkins of  Taylorsville during the months of April and May. 

Mackenzie is a talented 18 year old currently attending CVCC and working to earn an Associate’s in Art.  She plans to later transfer to Western Carolina University where she can further her studies and earn a Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design. Her interest in art sprouted during the 2020 Covid quarantine.  After finding it to be her niche, she started her journey to becoming an artist. Currently, animals are a favorite for her to paint. She explores the fun that painting can be by going beyond a paintbrush. Mackenzie has used spoons, butter knives, and toothbrushes to create some of her art.  She uses mostly acrylic paint, but occasionally makes charcoal portraits.  Be sure to make a trip to see  the talent and artistic creativity that Mackenzie has invested into these paintings and portraits on display. 

Emerging Artist exhibits are located on the third floor of the Center’s Lucas Mansion. Emerging Artist Exhibits are free and open to the public Monday – Friday from 10:00am until 4:30pm and on Saturday from 10:00am until 3:00pm.  Don’t miss this beautiful exhibit.

For more information or to learn more about The Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center please visit , call 828-632-6966, email or find on Facebook and Instagram.

Hiddenite Center programs and events are supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources., with generous funding from the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, the Sharpe Chair of Fine and Applied Arts, Alexander County government, the Town of Taylorsville, the Unifour Foundation, the Rotary Foundation, the E. R. Carpenter Family Foundation, Grassroots grant from the NC Arts council, South Arts, William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Friends of the Center membership program. The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible. 

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