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Guest Speaker and Student Show

Two exciting art events in January

Story by Ami Brown

Leland is never short on art exhibitions, artistic events and special guest speakers. The Art League of Leland welcomes guest speaker Barton Hatcher this month and the Leland Cultural Arts Center showcases their Student Exhibition during January.

Painter and Sculptor Barton Hatcher to Speak to the Art League of Leland

The Art League of Leland (ALL) invites artists and art enthusiasts to its Thursday, January 9, 2020, meeting with artist Barton Hatcher as its featured guest speaker. Hatcher will discuss his eclectic, bold and colorful paintings and mixed-media sculptures. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland, NC 28451.

Self-taught artist Barton Hatcher describes his distinctive paintings as contemporary abstracts. His sculptures, created from found objects, may include wood, metal, and glass. An avid gardener and fly fisherman, Hatcher draws inspiration for many of his eclectic artistic designs from nature itself. His work has been showcased in several North Carolina galleries and may be found in private art collections. Hatcher also owns and operates Gardens by Barton, a landscape design business in Wilmington, NC, where he uses his artistic talents to create customized garden designs. Go to to view Hatcher’s artwork.

ALL’s mission is to encourage, guide, support, inform, and provide learning opportunities for area artists and advocates of the arts. ALL welcomes artists and art lovers not only from Leland but also from neighboring communities. To learn more, go to

LCAC Student Show

The Leland Cultural Arts Center is proud to announce their student exhibition. The LCAC Student Showcase will be displayed all month - from January 6 to January 31.

The reception will be held on January 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The students in the LCAC programs have been creating incredible works of art all year and will be able to show what they have been working on. Works include clay, glass work, paintings and more.

Make sure to come out and support this vibrant art center and all it has to offer Leland and the surrounding areas.

The Leland Cultural Arts Center is located at 1212 Magnolia Village Way, in Leland.

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