Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi

  Mint Museum Randolph

Jun 22, 2019 – Nov 3, 2019 | The exhibition will feature more than 150 of DiTerlizzi’s original works, as well as highlighting the early years of his career as a designer for Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. On view will be works of art from The Spider & The Fly, Kenny and the Dragon, the WondLa trilogy, and The Spiderwick Chronicles. Read More

Crista Commaroto

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Crista Cammaroto

Exhibition is on view from March 30, 2019 – July 7, 2019 at Mint Museum Uptown
Terra Forma installation will be moved to Mint Museum Randolph later in the spring.

About The Artist

The Terra Forma series began in 2016 and continues today. I pull forms out of the existing environment, inspired by the events of the day and the ecosystem around me for the choice a “drop.” The drop involved placing a ring to create a formal circumference: a terra form, a spherical boundary, a cell, a reference to the earth that sustains us despite our interference. I begin the terra forms as a sensing and experience of place, restricting myself primarily to what nature provides as materials from each form. I dig and mold the earth, later placing surrounding flora, and it becomes a very physical meditation.

-Crista Cammaroto


These framed archival inkjet prints are sumptuous details of Crista Cammaroto’s striking Terra Forma installations. In these images, she preserves the ephemeral beauty of what is actually a fleeting event, as many of the elements in a Terra Forma earthwork will wither and fade over time.

Constellation CLT can be seen in four places at Mint Museum Uptown: at the foot of the atrium escalator, on the landings of the mezzanine, and the 4th Levels.

Cammaroto will also create temporary Terra Forma installations in the atrium of the Mint Museum Uptown from April 17-28 and later in the spring at Mint Museum Randolph.


Follow Crista Cammaroto on Instagram: @crista4205 or check out her website: cristacammaroto.com

Places / Exhibitions

C3 Labs, 2019
2525 Distribution St., Charlotte, NC


Piedmont Open IB Middle School, 2019
1214 East 10th Street, Charlotte, NC


Carolina Raptor Center: 2018, 2019
6000 Sample Rd., Huntersville, NC


McColl Center for art + Innovation, 2014
721 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC


Levine Museum of the New South, 2002
200 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC

Constellation CLT  is designed to connect visitors of The Mint Museum with the universe of talent in the local community.

Throughout the year, different groups of artists from the Charlotte region will be featured on the walls of Mint Museum Uptown, allowing the public to become familiar with the city’s diverse, every-expanding creative community.

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

Nellie Ashford

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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

Mike Wirth, Elizabeth Palmisano, Brett Toukatly

Constellation CLT logo

Constellation CLT  is designed to connect visitors of The Mint Museum with the universe of talent in the local community.

Each year, the work of three different groups of artists from the Charlotte region will be featured at Mint Museum Uptown, allowing the public to become familiar with the city’s diverse, every-expanding creative community.

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

Mike Wirth

Exhibition is on view from September 16, 2019 – January, 2020 at Mint Museum Uptown

About The Artist

Mike Wirth’s new installation combines a dynamic mural with examples of his two-dimensional art. While some of Wirth’s murals are figurative, drawing upon his interest in icons of pop culture from his youth, others are more abstract, exploring the intersection of art and technology, stemming from his interest in infographic design and data visualization.  


Wirth is a founding member of the Southern Tiger Collective, a group of artists dedicated to promoting street art and murals in the Charlotte area. He is also involved with Talking Walls, now entering its second year, which is a citywide public art & mural festival bringing together artists with diverse styles and backgrounds. 

Wirth’s installation for Constellation CLT can be seen in the atrium of Mint Museum Uptown, to the left of the main entrance.


Follow Mike Wirth on Instagram: @Mikewirth.

Elizabeth Palmisano

Exhibition is on view from September 16, 2019 – January, 2020 at Mint Museum Uptown

About The Artist

Elizabeth Palmisano is an artist and educator that has created a boundary-pushing installation. Palmisano often combines abstract painted surfaces with textiles and collage, creating rich, multilayered compositions. Her work often uses recycled materials, breathing new life into objects not typically considered for use in the creation of art. Experimentation, exploration, and play are key to her creative process.


Palmisano’s work for Constellation CLT can be seen on the Mezzanine level of Mint Museum Uptown.


Follow Elizabeth Palmisano on Instagram: @ellafaeart

Brett Toukatly

Exhibition is on view from September 16, 2019 – January, 2020 at Mint Museum Uptown

About The Artist

Brett Toukatly, who was the winner of the inaugural Battle Walls project, a summer collaboration between The Mint Museum and the Southern Tiger Collective in which local street artists competed head to head over four rounds. The winner was decided by public voting, culminating in a grand finale featuring the winners of the first four rounds on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph on August 16. 


Toukatly’s signature style is bold and colorful, and features an ever-expanding cast of quirky, monstrous characters. 

Toukatly’s work for Constellation CLT can be seen on the 4 floor of Mint Museum Uptown.


Follow Brett Toukatly on Instagram: @B_twokat