Mercury Carter at The Mint Museum

Wednesday Night Live: MercuryCarter Sings Bjork!

MercuryCarter will perform the songs of Bjork with special guests Simon SMTHNG, Benjamin Sochko, and Leo Wolf. Enjoy free museum admission and a cash bar.

Presented by Bank of America, Wednesday Night Live includes free admission to The Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture 5-9 p.m. every Wednesday, as well as live entertainment or programming at one of the four Levine Center for the Arts institutions each week. Special programming includes everything from Brazilian dance performances to spoken-word artists to film screenings.


Wednesday Night Live: Mercury Carter Live

Presented by Bank of America
August 3 | 6
–9 PM, 7 PM performance
Mint Museum Uptown
Free

Wednesday Night Live: Claudio Ortiz Live

Claudio Ortiz performs Areítos that comprises contemporary and experimental usage of Afro-Caribbean rhythms, particularly those from Cuba and Puerto Rico, and electronic samples looped in real time. The musical performance is paired with a mini-lecture honoring the traditions Afro-Caribbean rhythms. 

Presented by Bank of America, Wednesday Night Live includes free admission to The Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture 5-9 p.m. every Wednesday, as well as live entertainment or programming at one of the four Levine Center for the Arts institutions each week. Special programming includes everything from Brazilian dance performances to spoken-word artists to film screenings.


Wednesday Night Live: Claudio Ortiz Live

Presented by Bank of America
July 6 |
5–9 PM, 6:30 PM artist talk
Mint Museum Uptown
Free

Wednesday Night Live: Coined in the South: 2022 artist talk

Coined in the South: 2022 winners discuss their works and practice, plus free museum admission and a cash bar.

Presented by Bank of America, Wednesday Night Live includes free admission to The Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture 5-9 p.m. every Wednesday, as well as live entertainment or programming at one of the four Levine Center for the Arts institutions each week. Special programming includes everything from Brazilian dance performances to spoken-word artists to film screenings.


Wednesday Night Live: Coined in the South: 2022 artist talk

Presented by Bank of America
June 1 |
5–9 PM, 6:30 PM artist talk
Mint Museum Uptown
Free

Wednesday Night Live: Poetry by Jay Ward

Charlotte Poet Laureate Jay Ward, is joined by award-winning poets Angelo Geter and Shane Manier, for a night of spoken word poem performances in response to select works in the Coined in the South: 2022 exhbition at Mint Museum Uptown, plus free admission and a cash bar.

A bit about the poets:

Jay Ward was named Charlotte Poet Laureate in April 2022. Ward is a poet and teaching artist from Charlotte, a NationSlam champion, an Individual World Poetry Slam champion, and the author of “Sing Me A Lesser Wound” and “Composition.” Ward facilitates writing and performance workshops, and coaches youth poets attending Brave New Voices each year. He serves as vice-chair for the board of The Watering Hole, a non-profit organization that aims to nurture writers of color in the Southern tradition.

 

Angelo Geter is a poet and performance artist also known in the spoken word world as “EyeAmBic.” A Winthrop University graduate, Geter was named Rock Hill Poet Laureate in 2020, is a National Poetry Slam champion, Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam finalist, Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam finalist, and a 2019 All-America City winner. He has performed at venues and competitions across the country.

 

 

Shane Manier is creative coach, poetry mentor and national spoken word poet based in Charlotte. She is the founder of The National Poetry Month Summit and the founder of Guerilla Poets, a nonprofit art collective with branches in the U.S. and United Kingdom. She is currently the Spoken Word and Arts Teaching Instructor for The Harvey B. Gantt Center, Henderson High School, and Playing for Others, as well as Center for Faith in the Arts Visual Artist in Residence.

 

Presented by Bank of America, Wednesday Night Live includes free admission to The Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture 5-9 p.m. every Wednesday, as well as live entertainment or programming at one of the four Levine Center for the Arts institutions each week. Special programming includes everything from Brazilian dance performances to spoken-word artists to film screenings.


Wednesday Night Live: Poetry by Jay Ward

Presented by Bank of America
May 4 |
5–9 PM, 6:30 PM poetry reading
Mint Museum Uptown
Free

Wednesday Night Live: Rothko Becoming Rothko

To celebrate the two Rothko paintings on view at Mint Museum Uptown, Harry Cooper, senior curator and head of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art,  presents a lecture about the life and works of Mark Rothko as part of the Wednesday Night Live Series presented by Bank of America.


Wednesday Night Live: Rothko Becoming Rothko

Presented by Bank of America
April 13 |
5–9 PM, 6:30 PM talk
Mint Museum Uptown
Free

Wednesday Night Live: The QC GarMINT District

Designers Megan Ilene, Gordon Holliday, Tara Davis, Gege Gilzene, and Brehon Williams present their fashion creations in a live runway show, plus sounds by DJ Dammit Wesley and a pop-up market with 50 local designers and artists.

The QC GarMINT District is coordinated in partnership with Davita Galloway, co-owner of DUPP&SWATT, and Charlotte-based professional model and runway coach Jennifer Michelle, owner of J Model Executives. Charlotte influencer Ohavia Phillips will emcee the event, music provided by DJ Dammit Wesley, plus an additional performance by B&C Ballroom, and cash bar. Wednesday Night Live is generously presented by Bank of America.

Admission is free, but seating will be first come, first served. The runway show highlights the Mint’s recognition of fashion designers’ work as art and is a prelude to the December 2022 exhibition and catalogue Fashion Reimagined that celebrates 50 years of the Mint’s fashion collection, which was founded by the Mint Museum Auxiliary in 1972.

Can’t join in person? Watch the live feed on YouTube.

MEET THE DESIGNERS

TARA DAVIS is the founder of Flow by Tara Davis. Her designs are created with lifestyles of modern, eclectic women on her radar. Inspirations of architect and modern art transform her concepts into chic and sophisticated apparel. Through the aesthetic of style lines, color, and comfortable fabrics, Davis has defined the art of bold simplicity. The foundation of Flow by Tara Davis started with signature dresses and custom designs, evolving into desk-to-dinner styles, including separates, leather belts, and handbags along with her newest design venture in home décor. @flowbytaradavis

 

MEGAN LAGUERUELA is a fiber artist who makes clothes and created the zero- waste, biodegradable clothing brand Megan-Ilene. All materials used are completely biodegradable and many are organic (no pesticides are used to facilitate growing or harvesting). Dyes used are either natural or minimal- impact synthetic with a focus on low-immersion techniques to prevent water waste and are safe for city water reclamation. Patterns are either designed to prevent textile off-fall or any fiber waste is reconfigured, reused, or revitalized creating a closed loop, zero-waste system. Silhouettes are forgiving and functional, and are meant for myriad of body types, shapes, and genders. All items are made in North Carolina and produced by entities receiving a fair, livable wage. @megan.ilene

GORDON HOLLIDAY uses remnant textile and fibers to construct sustainable garments that tell stories about culture, history, and identity in the fashion industry. A Brooklyn Collective Artist in Residence, Holliday received his bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a concentration in photography and a minor in retail studies at UNC Greensboro. He currently is featured in the Waste Management Design Challenge and was published in “Forbes” for the work he has committed in the community. Holliday is an up-cycle designer, utilizing donated fabric/materials, remnant scraps, previously owned items, or thrifted clothing into new garments. RENEW REWORK ROOLĒ is a brand created by Holliday that documents how reconstructed garments reach their final form through up-cycling. His latest project, the Yasuke Collection ROOLE F/W 21, details the story about the first African samurai. Inspired by Japanese quilting techniques (Sashiko and Boro) 10 quilted kimonos were constructed out of donated and leftover materials. @roole.co

BREHON WILLIAMS is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia who currently resides in Charlotte. He graduated from The Art Institute with a bachelor’s degree and is currently working on a Master of Science degree. Initially a womenswear-only designer, Williams has expanded his portfolio to now include menswear. His bold, innovative, and forward-thinking aesthetic has allotted him the opportunity to participate in numerous shows across the United States. The award-winning designer has won numerous design competitions and has been featured in national and international publications, including Veer, New Pittsburgh Courier, Ink Magazine, and The Virginian Pilot.

GEGE GILZENE is the creative designer, lead designer, and owner of Gege J. Gilzene, LLC, a luxury women’s line for every event and a man’s casual, yet upscale, label designed and produced in Atlanta. His designer clothing line is composed of jaw-dropping statement pieces, and wardrobe staples with a hint of distinction. The collection’s masterful use of colors and silhouette, makes the G-three women and men the centerpiece of every event and stand out in a crowd. Every garment is carefully designed and crafted to exude the joie de vivre (to express a cheerful enjoyment of life, an exultation of spirit) and sexiness, while maintaining character, and class. gegegilzene.com 

 

Wednesday Night Live: The QC GarMINT District
Presented by Bank of America
March 2, 2022 | 5-9 PM, 7 PM runway show
Mint Museum Uptown
FREE

Wednesday Night Live: Follow Your HeART Guided Gallery Tours with Buff Faye and sounds by Selah Say

Join the “Queen of the Queen City” Buff Faye for a guided gallery tour of portraits in the American and Contemporary Galleries at Mint Museum Uptown. DJ Selah Say will also be spinning tunes throughout the evening.

Registration required for guided gallery tours. Gallery tours are limited to 50 people each and guests are required to wear masks. Enjoy a cash bar and free museum admission.

Wednesday Night Live, presented by Bank of America, is a collaboration between The Mint Museum, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, and Blumenthal Performing Arts’ Knight Theater. Visitors have free admission to the three museums 5-9 PM every Wednesday, as well as live entertainment or programming at one of the four institutions. The weekly entertainment will rotate each week between the four venues.

 

Registration for 6:30 PM Tour Registration for 7:30 PM Tour

 

Wednesday Night Live: Follow Your HeART Guided Gallery Tours with Buff Faye and sounds by Selah Say
February 2, 2021 | 5-9 PM
Guided gallery tours at 6:30 and 7:30 PM
Mint Museum Uptown
Free

Gallery Chat with Quentin Talley

A headshot of Quintin TalleyCome hear Quentin “Q” Talley, a local spoken word poet, actor, and musician give his take on our exhibition Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint.

This event is apart of our new free event series Live at the Mint. Each week will feature a new lineup, from performance art to lectures with leading artists, provocative films to gallery tours with community leaders. After hearing from our guest speak on the exhibition, make sure to stick around to see a live performance by local musician, Mercury Carter.

December 4, 2019
Mint Museum Uptown | 6- 6:15 PM
FREE with Admission


This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint is graciously supported by PNC Financial ServicesMint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite.

This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.

 

 

Take 5 Gallery Chat with Quentin Talley

A headshot of Quintin TalleyCome hear Quentin “Q” Talley, a local spoken word poet, actor, and musician give his take on our exhibition Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint.

This event is apart of our new free event series Live at the Mint. Each week will feature a new lineup, from performance art to lectures with leading artists, provocative films to gallery tours with community leaders. After hearing from our guest speak on the exhibition, make sure to stick around to see a live performance by local Elton John Impersonator, Carl Rosen.

November 6, 2019
Mint Museum Uptown | 6- 6:15 PM
FREE with Admission


This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint is graciously supported by PNC Financial ServicesMint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite.

This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.