About ART CRUSH

Tune in to ART CRUSH, the new podcast series showcasing the observations, confessions, and obsessions of Charlotte’s creators and style setters, and those who crush on them.


Hosted by Sheri Lynch and Stacee Michelle – national media personalities well known to Charlotte audiences – ART CRUSH goes deeper into our region’s arts scene, where there’s more than meets the eye. We’re talking with leading artists, style setters, collectors, curators, and art lovers. Lively and candid discussions delve into the worlds of art, fashion, photography, and more, with a focus on the diverse exhibitions on display at the Mint. Join us for the ART CRUSH experience, and find a new podcast series to crush on.

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and other platforms. Listen to Stitcher

Latest Episode

Charlotte’s Charlotte

Welcome to a new season of ART CRUSH! Queen Charlotte is the focus of this provocative episode, as artist Ken Aptekar, curator Carla Hanzal and host Sheri Lynch delve into the story behind the contemporary reimagining of the Queen’s iconic coronation portrait. On the 250th anniversary of the city of Charlotte, what does it mean to be named for a woman whose biracial heritage has only recently been acknowledged and celebrated? And did this 2008 painting forecast the explosion of meme culture? Find out on this Charlotte-centric episode of ART CRUSH.


Previous Episodes

André Leon Talley on Oscar de la Renta

A fashion obsession drives this episode, as Stacee Michelle talks to the iconic Andre Leon Talley about everyone from Oscar de la Renta to Andy Warhol to Rihanna, and Sheri Lynch welcomes Hillary Cooper to discuss plans for the museum’s groundbreaking Fashion Studio.


Allen Blevins ‘Develar y Detonar’ Part 3

In this final episode of the multi-part conversation between Sheri Lynch and exhibition organizer Allen Blevins, the behind-the-scenes details of ‘Develar y Detonar’ are revealed, giving even greater meaning to the stunning images of Mexico’s most important young photographers.


What’s Your Art Crush?

Jazz influences. Burning buildings. Disastrous first dates… Partygoers at the ART CRUSH podcast launch at The Mint Museum share their art crushes and unfiltered impressions with Stacee Michelle.


Allen Blevins on ‘Develar y Detonar’ Part 2

Sheri Lynch continues a fascinating conversation with exhibition organizer Allen Blevins, with topics ranging from a third gender known as “muxe” to the connection between an earthquake and a live human body covered with crawling ants.


Allen Blevins on ‘Develar y Detonar’ Part 1

Intensely personal and deeply provocative, ‘Develar y Detonar’ showcases internationally acclaimed young photographers who turn their artistic lens on contemporary Mexico and its many layers of history and identity. Exhibition organizer Allen Blevins talks with Sheri Lynch about the exhibition’s journey to Charlotte, with the goal of breaking down artistic and cultural walls.


For complete access to the rest of the ART CRUSH episodes, go here.

Sheri Lynch, Broadcaster/Podcaster

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Sheri Lynch is an award-winning radio broadcaster, recognized five times by the Alliance For Women In Media for her outstanding and realistic depiction of women. Named one of America’s Most Influential Women in Radio every year since 2010, and nominated nine times for the industry’s highest honor, the Marconi Award, Sheri is a unique talent and role model in broadcasting. Sheri is the founder of Now! Media, the company that syndicates her radio program in the U.S. She is also heard worldwide on the Armed Forces Network.

Sheri is also a podcaster, the author of two best-selling books, and holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. She puts that degree to work all day long, both in the studio and at home where she and her husband lay claim to eight or nine kinds, a small herd of dogs, and an entire battalion of cats. Follow her on Twitter @sherilynch; Instagram @sherilynch1; and Facebook at Bob and Sheri.

Stacee Michelle, Fashion Insider

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Stacee Michelle is a published wardrobe stylist and fashion correspondent. Her magnetic on-air presence has captured the attention of national and local networks, including E! News, FOX, CBS, and more to serve up her opinion on fashion trends, beauty tips and seasonal musthaves.

She has conducted fashion and entertainment interviews with celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, Trina Turk, Michael Costello, Fantasia, the Carolina Panthers, NASCAR drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr, and more. She is routinely tapped by corporate brands and non-profit organization to host special events and galas. Most recently, Stacee hosted the Super Bowl LI Players’ Wives Fashion Show in Houston, TX and partnered with TRESemme for New York Fashion Week and Miami Swim Week.

As a regular contributor to several lifestyle and fashion magazines, Stacee has moonlighted as an art director and created custom looks for photo shoots and fashion shows as a wardrobe stylist. You can even catch her styling athletes, musicians, business owners, and city influencers as their personal stylist. Her bubbly personality coupled with intimate product knowledge and perspective on fashion industry trends makes her the “go-to” woman in all things fashion!

Stacee loves giving back to the community. In her free time, she empowers grade school to collegiate level fashion enthusiasts to pursue their passion, educating them on what it takes to navigate through the industry and sharing insider tips on becoming a stylist and host. Learn more at www.stacee-michelle.com or follow her on Instagram @itsStaceeMichelle.

Produced by Kelso Communications with generous support from the Arts & Science Council. Additional support provided by Bold Missy Brewery.

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