Constellation CLT is a new museum-wide project designed to connect visitors to The Mint Museum with the universe of talent in the local community.

Each year, the work of three different artists from the Charlotte region will be featured in three of Mint Museum Uptown’s public spaces, allowing the public to become familiar with the city’s diverse, every-expanding creative community. Here, you will find a list of artists who have participated in Constellation CLT thus far, as well as an interactive map populated with markers associated with each of the artists, such as their studio location, where they may have works of art on view, and perhaps noteworthy past or future projects. You’ll also discover ways to connect with the artists on social media so that you can see more of their work. Enjoy!

Constellation CLT is generously supported by The Arts & Science Council.

Nellie Ashford

Exhibition is on view from January 26, 2019 – March 17, 2019 at Mint Museum Uptown

About The Artist

Although she has enjoyed making art throughout her life, Charlotte native Nellie Ashford really hit her stride in her 50s. Since then, she has received accolades for exhibitions of her work at the Levine Museum of The New South and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture, and was recently awarded a major commission for the new terminal at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Combining painting and collage, she often celebrates the unsung members of Charlotte’s community: children and teachers, artists, parents, musicians, and religious figures. Her work tells rich stories of her experiences, ranging from her memories of growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era to depictions of contemporary events. Nellie created a number of new works for her Constellation CLT installation.

Find more of Nellie’s work at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Places / Exhibitions

Charlotte Douglas Airport 2019

Coffey & Thompson Gallery, 2017
1201 S. Graham Street, Charlotte, NC 28203

Harvey B. Gantt Center, 2016

Queens University Art Gallery 2013

Gaston County Museum 2013

Exhibits: Foster’s Frame & Art Gallery, Huntersville
102 N Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28070