The Art of Conservation with Friends of the Mint

Open field of orange poppies
Courtesy of Artist, Mary Erickson

The Art of Conservation with painter Mary Erickson. Mary’s beautiful artworks depict nature in great detail and in beautiful color. Her works reflect a strong commitment to land preservation.

The artist will tell us about High Ridge Gardens, her 39-acre residence, slated to become a bird sanctuary and artist retreat. The property is on the Carolina Birding Trail, home to the subject matter she portrays.

Refreshments begin at 6 PM. The program begins at 6:30 PM.

October 16 
Mint Museum Randolph | 6 PM


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Afterschool Art Club Ages 9-12

A collection of drawings by children. they depict human-like figures with wingsJoin us for creative art time at Mint Randolph! Students ages 9-12 will find inspiration in Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi, sketch in the museum galleries, explore a variety of art projects in the classrooms. The 8 week session will culminate in a student artist exhibition and reception. 

Payment (minus a 20% administration fee) will be refunded, only if the cancellation is submitted to the museum five business days prior to the first class or day of the event/program. Due to limited space, a spot cannot be held without full payment. 

8 Wednesdays, October 16 – December 11
Mint Museum Randolph |   5-6:30 PM
$180 ($130 Mint Members) Registration required, Ages 9-12

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Earthenware water bottle from England in the shape of a traditional bottleneck vase

CANCELED – Taste of the Mint: Portals to the Past

NOTE: Taste of Mint: Portals to the Past will not be held on May 5, 2019.

Art, food, and wine all in the same place for you to enjoy! Wine & dine on tastings by a top 10 Charlotte restaurant and one of the nation’s top-rated museum restaurants, Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth, and then take a guided tour.

Your Mint Member discount will be deducted at the time of checkout. Please log in using your membership information and the discount will automatically apply. For additional information or to register over phone, please call Guest Services | 704.337.2100

If you have a dietary restriction, please respond immediately to the confirmation email received after checkout.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the need to give an advanced headcount to the restaurant, no refunds can be granted for cancellations after registration closes.

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A man standing in front of a sculpture comprised of large ovals protruding from the ground

Friends of the Mint: Thomas Sayre

Friends of the Mint invite you to hear Thomas Sayre, Sculptor and Artist, present “Somewhere Between Earth and Sky”. Sayre is well known here in Charlotte for his largescale earth castings Grandiflora and Furrow. He will discuss his current work as well. The program is free and open to the public.

Organized in 1965, the Friends of the Mint stimulates interest in and support for the Arts. The Friends sponsor a series of lectures featuring nationally and internationally renowned speakers in the art world that are free to the public with museum admission. Learn more about Friends of the Mint.

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Charlotte Garden Club: John P. Ertz

John P. Ertz will be discussing Perspectives on Our National Parks/Challenges for the Giant Sequoia. More info at

Originally from Long Island, NY John is a graduate of the Forestry Program of Oregon State University and has spent over 40 years in the forestry industry working as a forest ranger, firefighter, national parks ranger, certified arborist, and with American Electric Power. He is most comfortable “in the woods” and will bring up-to-date information from a recent month long trip to some of our national treasures.

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Founders’ Circle & YAMS: Annual Oyster Roast

Join Founders’ Circle and Young Affiliates of the Mint on the Mint Museum Randolph lawn for our annual Oyster Roast on Saturday, February 2 from 2 – 5PM! There will be wine, beer, oysters, and low country boil for as long as it last. Get your tickets before prices go up on January 25!

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