Moore County native William Mangum returns home for a special art show that celebrates North Carolina at the Broadhurst Gallery (2212 Midland Road, Pinehurst). The one-man exhibition will feature 50 new paintings that showcase the state’s natural beauty of seasons and topography. Mangum will greet visitors during the show’s opening weekend events on October 31 through November 2.

This exhibition is diverse in subject matter and each painting is captured with a variety of mastered techniques. Visitors will immediately notice that colorful gardens are the essence of this show, combined with vistas and hideaways discovered during Mangum’s extensive exploration of the state.

“I look forward to returning to Pinehurst and sharing this colorful collection of my latest artwork”, says Mangum. “I have always considered North Carolina and ‘artist paradise’.”

As one of the South’s leading landscape artists, William Mangum’s art career is synonymous with celebrating his beloved state of North Carolina. Six coffee table books attest to that love affair, capturing its iconic virtues from the coast to the mountains. With more than 3,000 paintings to his credit, his palette has broad diversity. More than 50,000 of his works have made their way into private and corporate collections.

Born in Pinehurst, North Carolina in 1953, William Mangum knew at the age of eight that he would pursue art as his livelihood. While a senior art student at UNC Greensboro, he first purchased a 59-cent tray of watercolors at Woolworth’s Five & Dime store to create his first painting for his mother. Bill went on to begin his professional journey while earning his Master of Fine Arts while still in school.

“Broadhurst Gallery is pleased to welcome William Mangum, one of North Carolina’s favorite artists, back home for an exhibition and sale of over 50 original paintings celebrating the beauty of his home state”, says Judy Broadhurst. “His works of art mix beautifully with everything from traditional to abstract, proving that we all need a little realism in our lives.”

In addition to the originals, his North Carolina Beautiful coffee table book will be available for purchase. It features 100 paintings that create a scenic travelogue of the state’s natural treasures.

The show will continue through December 21. Two special evening receptions kick off the exhibition on October 31 and November 1, 4-7 PM. Mangum will also share inspirations behind the art on Saturday, November 2, 11 AM until 1 PM. The Broadhurst Gallery is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11 AM-5 PM and Saturday 1-4 PM.

ConventionSouth Magazine Honors Destination for Best Meeting Sites in the South

PINEHURST, NC (October 15, 2019) – The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has earned its tenth consecutive Reader’s Choice Award as determined by the voters of ConventionSouth magazine. The CVB is among nearly 350 convention and visitors’ bureaus, meeting facilities and hotels located across the South to receive this year’s award.

Led by CVB executive vice president, Beverly Stewart, the organization garnered top votes for the best meeting sites in the South. More than 7,000 voters participated in this year’s Reader’s Choice survey. The survey also reported its highest voter participation via social media this year. The Reader’s Choice Awards program started in 2001.

“Receiving this award for the tenth time is awesome and a reflection on the true Southern hospitality we value here,” says Beverly Stewart, executive vice president for the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Of course, we have a truly unique area to promote, but it is the service and attention to detail on the part of the CVB team that is really appreciated by meeting planners.” Stewart added, “I’ve worked with many of these meeting planners for years, and it is those long-term professional and personal relationships that reap the benefits of new and return business.”

“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Senior Editor Marcia Bradford. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

The CVB will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2019 awards issue of ConventionSouth magazine. Celebrating over 35 years as a leading meeting planner resource, the magazine is based in Gulf Shores, AL, and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book meetings held within the South.

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