Brett Toukatly

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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

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 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, ever-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.

Live at the Mint

Join us for a FREE eight-week series known as Live at the Mint, which celebrates Charlotte’s dynamic arts community. Each week will feature a new lineup, from performance art to lectures with leading artists, provocative films to gallery tours with community leaders (and lots of specially-crafted art activities and craft cocktails in between). Every Live at the Mint is an intentionally layered experience that will incorporate the permanent collection and special exhibitions. The result: the Mint will be the place to be on Wednesday nights.

 

Leo Twiggs, Judy Schindler, and Conversation Piece Band
October 16
6-9 PM

Enjoy a conversation with SC artist Dr. Leo Twiggs and Rabbi Judy Schindler, as they discuss how art can offer a safe space to discuss uncomfortable yet urgent current issue. Twiggs made headlines for his work in the aftermath of the 2015 murders at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Jazz ensemble Conversation Piece will play before and after the discussion.

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Gottaswing Charlotte
October 23
6-9 PM

Ever wished you knew how to swing dance? Grab someone and learn from the pros! Join Gottaswing Charlotte for free instructions followed by an evening of dancing.

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Youth Orchestra of Charlotte & The Poltergeist
October 30
6-9 PM

The 90-piece Youth Orchestra of Charlotte will perform a selection of spooky symphonic masterpieces, followed by a screening of the 1982 horror film Poltergeist in the auditorium.

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Elton John Impersonator Carl Rosen
November 6
6-9 PM

Couldn’t score tickets to Sir Elton John’s farewell tour at the Spectrum Center? Catch the next best thing on the same night, as Elton John Impersonator Carl Rosen of Yellow Brick Road tribute band performs the Rocketman’s classics. Rose-colored glasses included.

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Silent Film with Pianist Ethan Uslan
November 13
6-9 PM

Enjoy a silent film as the brilliant and award-wining Ethan Uslan accompanies on piano. In Partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

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Charlotte Storytellers
November 20
6-9 PM

The lauded Charlotte Storytellers will preform four original works created in response to pieces on view in Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint and Coined in the South. The one-of-a-kind experience will help you bring fresh eyes to the stunning exhibitions.

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MercuryCarter
December 4
6-9 PM

Relax and unwind with internationally renowned bass vocalist MercuryCarter, as he performs an evening of old standards and new songs destined to become classics.

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Chócala
December 11
6-9 PM

Enjoy the inventive sound of Latin fusion band Chócala, as they ride the tide of their new record release this fall.

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Live at the Mint is generously sponsored by Fifth Third Bank with additional support from the Mint Museum Auxiliary.

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Free Wednesday Evenings are sponsored by Bank of America, the Mint Museum Auxiliary, and Publix Supermarket Charities.

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Dutch Design Lecture Series

As a design aesthetic from the Netherlands, Dutch Design is often described as minimalist, experimental, innovative and unconventional, all while retaining a sense of humor. The futuristic designs coming out of the Netherlands reinterpret the function of design, and look to reinvent the perception of artistic qualities in daily life.

Speaking to the modern and robust talent coming from Dutch artists, our guest speakers deconstruct Dutch Design in its finest forms. Hear three different experts give presentations on their favorite aspects of Dutch Design, and how it has been incorporated into the art and lives of people around the world.

The Dutch Design Lecture Series is coordinated around our exhibition Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint. The exhibition features five works by Studio Drift dating from the last decade to today, most of which have been modified for the Mint. It is the first solo exhibition for Studio Drift in the United States.

Modern Dutch Design

Silvia Barisione, Curator at The Wolfsonian – FIU

Reception to follow

December 13,  2019 | 6-7 PM
Mint Museum Uptown

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From Eindhoven to Amsterdam: Dutch Design in the 21 Century

Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Craft, Design & Fashion, The Mint Museum

Reception to Follow

February 14, 2020 | 6-7 PM
Mint Museum Uptown

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Annie Carlano in a patterned blouse wiht ruffled textures on the shoulders

Liquid Garden

Tanja Smeets, Artist & Professor of Textile Design, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL

Reception to follow

Friday, April 3 | 6- 7  PM
Mint Museum Uptown

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The Dutch Design Lecture Series is coordinated around our exhibition Immersed in light: Studio Drift at the Mint, which is graciously supported by PNC Financial Services, with additional support from Mint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite. This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.

Constellation CLT

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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 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, ever-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.

Fall 2019 Artists

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

Mike Wirth

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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.

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 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, ever-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.

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