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Jonathan grauel

Jonathan Grauel is a Charlotte based artist who has gained international and regional recognition. Grauel's life has been shaped by his desire to create. He transforms that need into unique visual narratives.Jonathan uses energetic line, whimsical shape, and vivid color to construct surreal spaces. Focusing on the places “we" travel, he portrays not just physical locations, like the coffee shops, pubs and parks he frequents. Jonathan also constructs villages from mental, emotional, and spiritual territories. Grauel believes the juxtapositions of relationships and environment tell the story of our day-to-day existence. His work is a response to his surroundings and the connections they contain.Grauel participates in gallery events, one man shows, group exhibits, and artist residencies around the world. His paintings have received multiple awards. Jonathan has received multiple public art commissions, including murals for Charlotte Douglas International Airport and the Levine Children’s Hospital. Over the years Jonathan has participated in collaborative works with fellow artist. Grauel has lead numerous live art painting sessions in corporate and private settings. Jonathan teaches workshops, private lessons, and has been a guest speaker in the classroom upon many occasions. In addition, he taught High School art, so has a keen interest in arts education. For many years, Jonathan's primary mediums were acrylics, oils and oil pastels. In 2008, an accident with a table saw left him without an index finger on his dominate hand. Grauel soon discovered a new joy in digital "finger painting”. An iPad became a welcome addition to his artist toolbox, and has joined his sketchbook as a constant companion. He enjoys the freedom of the digital medium and also continues to work with traditional 2D and 3D media. Though art Jonathan’s strives to offer encouragement, fresh energy and contemplative joy to viewers as they make their way on their own adventures.

Angela Grauel joined Arts+ (formerly Community School of the Arts) in July 2020 as Director of Studio 345. Prior to her role at Arts+, she worked for the Arts & Science Council (ASC) in  Charlotte as the Studio 345 Program Director. She has served in this same position for 6+ years while Studio 345 was a program of the ASC. Angela manages all aspects of providing this free program to Charlotte Mecklenburg high school students. Angela received a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a BFA from East Carolina University with a concentration in Communication Arts. Angela began her career in non-profit arts management at McColl Center for Art + Innovation. Her role at McColl Center was Education & Outreach Manager where she served for 5 years. She worked with every resident artist to engage them with the community and oversaw all the education programs.Prior to moving to Charlotte, Angela taught at Craven Community College in New Bern, NC and was the Creative Director for Rough Draft Design. She served on committees with Swiss Bear Downtown & Redevelopment non-profit and the local Chamber of Commerce. She has associations with American’s for the Arts, NAEA – National Art Education Association, and serves on the board of Oakhurst Community Neighborhood Association as Treasurer, a position she has held since 2006.


Angela grauel

Calendar of events

Delivery of Entries

All entries must be hand-delivered to Belton Center for the Arts

Tuesday, August 29              10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, August 30        10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, August 31            10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday, September 1            10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, September 2         10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Art market

The Art Market will consist of the entries that were NOT selected for the Juried Art Show. Its purpose is to give the public an opportunity to view and purchase the artwork, while giving the artists another chance to make a sale. The Art Market will be displayed in the Pruitt Gallery on the second level of Belton Center for the Arts. It will begin on the night of the Juried Art Show’s opening reception and end during the Belton Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival October 7th. 

The market will be open:

September 23

September 26 – October 6

October 7

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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