Coined in the South: 2022 Opening Weekend

Join us for the opening weekend of Coined in the South: 2022, presented in collaboration with the Young Affiliates of the Mint. The juried exhibition includes works by 41 selected artists from across the Southeast and will be on view March 26, 2022-July 3, 2022 at Mint Museum Uptown. Museum admission is free.

 

Coined in the South: 2022 opening weekend
March 26-27, 2022 | Saturday, 11 AM-6 PM; Sunday, 1-5 PM
Mint Museum Uptown
FREE

Coined in the South: 2022 Opening Weekend

Join us for the opening weekend of Coined in the South: 2022, presented in collaboration with the Young Affiliates of the Mint. The juried exhibition includes works by 41 selected artists from across the Southeast and will be on view March 26, 2022-July 3, 2022 at Mint Museum Uptown. Museum admission is free.

 

Coined in the South: 2022 opening weekend
March 26-27, 2022 | Saturday, 11 AM-6 PM; Sunday, 1-5 PM
Mint Museum Uptown
FREE

Kevin Cole studio tour with Young Affiliates of the Mint

Kevin Cole YAM’s Studio Tour

Young Affiliates of the Mint join Kevin Cole (virtually) for another studio tour. Cole was featured in the Young Affiliates juried show “Coined in the South” in 2019. His work is included in more than 3,600 public, private, and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad (Michael Jordan owns one of his pieces!). Watch to hear about some of Kevin’s latest work and the inspiration behind some of his best known pieces.

The Mint Museum From Home is Sponsored by Chase.

Take 5 with Micah Cash: Artist talk on Coined in the South

Micah Cash is an American photographer who lives and works in Charlotte. Cash’s work uses the visual languages of landscape and architecture to “explore narratives of utilization, [separation], and ownership.” Cash’s very southern and peculiar Waffle House Vistas featured in Coined in the South exhibition focuses on the built environment as seen through the windows of Waffle House restaurants from across the southeastern United States. Micah has been featured in numerous private collections and a host of publications across North America. He received his MFA from the University of Connecticut and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina.

This event is part of our new free event series, Live at the Mint. For eight weeks, the Mint is hosting a unique lineup of performances and activities for the local community to enjoy as part of our ongoing Free Wednesday Evening program.

 

December 11, 2019
Wednesday | 6- 6:15 PM
Mint Museum Uptown

 

 


This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


Take 5 with Ken West: Artist talk on Coined in the South

Ken West is an American photographer and documentarian, born in the Historic Bordeaux Neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee. Today Ken lives in Mableton, Georgia. Fascinated by storytelling, human perception, and the human experience, Ken was inspired to capture the moving images of “common things” and folk in both rural and city-life. His photos Father of Man and Black Boys Cry featured in Coined in the South exhibition encourages audiences to reevaluate how they view black men and masculinity. By capturing people and things on camera and film “as they are and not how w[h]e wished they were…” West holds each of his subjects “in reverence, mindful appreciation and curiosity.” West, has studied at the University of Paris, and holds graduate degrees from Ohio State University and New York University.

December 6, 2019
Wednesday | 6- 6:15
Free after paid museum admission

Mint Museum Uptown

 

 


This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


Take 5 with Tom Schmidt: Artist talk on Coined in the South

Tom Schmidt is an American artist, designer, and educator who lives in Charlotte. Tom is an Associate Professor of Art & Art History and interdisciplinary 3D Studio and Digital Fabrication at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Tom was the Co-Founder of Recycled China from 2009 through 2013. Additionally, he taught ceramic design at the Alfred/CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine Art) Ceramic Design for Industry program in Beijing. His Notebook Series featured in Coined in the South uses paper and ink to capture “a sense of permanence” in the dwindling experience of touching pen to paper “in a post-digital age.” Schmidt received his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA at The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

This event is part of our new free event series, Live at the Mint. For eight weeks, the Mint is hosting a unique lineup of performances and activities for the local community to enjoy as part of our ongoing Free Wednesday Evening program.

October 23, 2019
Wednesday | 6 – 6:15 PM
Mint Museum Uptown

 

 

 


This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


 

Jasper Lee

Jasper Lee
birmingham, alabama

Instagram: @jasperlee.studio

 

 

 

 

 

 


Silver in the Churn
2019 Video (color, sound), full duration: 9:00

Courtesy of the artist

Silver in the Churn uses natural phenomena, bodily gestures and views of the Southern landscape to explore superstition, ritual and the sacred. Drawing from research into Southeastern superstitions, the abstract lyrical quality of this lore is woven into a hypnotic audio-visual song through repetition and juxtaposition.

Joyce Watkins King

Joyce Watkins King
raleigh, north carolina

Instagram: @jwkingartist

 

 

 

 

 

 


Joyce Watkins King. Familial Threads: Memory and Loss, 2017, mono-printed shirt collars on paper, thread. Courtesy of the artist.

Familial Threads: Memory and Loss
2017, Mono-printed shirt collars on paper, thread
Courtesy of the artist

I grew up as a child of the South and a descendant
of Eli Whitney in the small town of Oxford, NC with a mom who sewed my clothes as did her mother before her. Learning to sew while I was in middle school was my introduction to soft sculpture, though I did not realize it until I was studying at the NC State University College of Design many years later.

As a lifelong artist and designer, I have worked in many media during my career but returned to my roots in ber, fabric, and sewing in 2005 during an artist’s residency at Vermont Studio Center. For me, textiles are part of a universal language that cuts across all cultures, providing beauty, utility, and symbols for special occasions: births, initiations and celebrations. Fabric itself is a metaphor for how many separate strands (fragile thread or yarn) are fashioned together to make something strong, lasting and beautiful.

In opposition to the escalating trend of consuming and rapidly disposing of cheaply made clothing without consideration for the devastating e ects on ber growers, laborers, consumers, and especially the environment, in my most recent body of work I reuse garments, fabric, and thread whenever possible.

Chieko Murasugi

Chieko Murasugi
chapel hill, north carolina

Instagram: @cmurasugi

 

 

 

 

 


Chieko Murasugi. Roshambo (Rock, Paper, Scissors) #19, 2019, acrylic, collage (including nori), and black Flashe on Arches paper. Courtesy of the artist.
Instagram: @cmurasugi

Roshambo #19
2019, Acrylic, collage (including nori), and Flashe on Arches Paper
Courtesy of the artist

Each work in the Janken series consists of both painted and collage elements. The white collage pieces reference samurai armors, artifacts, and weapons preserved in museum collections. These pieces are cut out from older works on paper that contain toned paper, organic pigments, inks, and nori. The painted forms in Janken are inspired by Bauhaus and Op Art, with their at origami- inspired colors, ambiguous and shifting geometric forms. These illusive shapes allude to the shifting, transient, and often unreliable processes of memory and history.