POSTPONED – Constellation CLT ‘Andrew Leventis: Contemporary Vanities’ Opening Celebration


Join us for the opening of the newest Constellation CLT installation Andrew Leventis: Contemporary Vanities by Charlotte artist and UNC Charlotte associate professor Andrew Leventis.  Constellation CLT is presented by Fifth-Third Bank.


Andrew Leventis: Contemporary Vanities Opening Celebration
January 14, 2022 | 5:30-9 PM
Mint Museum Uptown

Constellation CLT

Constellation CLT logo

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

Constellation CLT is an exhibition series designed to connect visitors to The Mint Museum with artists in our community. The installations rotate three times per year and can be seen in six places at Mint Museum Uptown: in the entrance; at the foot of the Morrison Atrium escalator; and on the landings of the Mezzanine, Level 3 and Level 4, and The Mint Museum Store.

Constellation CLT is generously presented by Fifth Third Bank.

On View

Watchers #3 (detail), 2021; paper, insulation board and paint

Lydia Thompson: Travelers

On view May 13-September 4, 2022

Mixed-media sculptor Lydia Thompson has traveled the world, working in such geographically diverse places as Nigeria, Denmark, and Canada. She trained as a ceramic artist with a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Ohio State University and a master’s degree in fine art from the renowned Alfred University. She has both taught and led university departments throughout the country, most recently at UNC Charlotte. The majority of her work is ceramic, but she also creates sculpture out of paper and mixed media.

In any material, a common thread through her work is the exploration of how we imbue objects with meanings and power and how places—both the landscape and the culture it contains—define who we are. Because she has traveled extensively, she also recognizes the variety of meaning a single image can hold, sometimes provoking diverse interpretations even to members of the same family. Her work explores a person’s relationship to the culture in which they find themselves, presenting identity as distinct from environments while remaining a product of their surroundings.

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Previous Installations

Constellation CLT is generously presented by Fifth Third Bank.