Oyster Roast 2017

The YAMs and the Founders’ Circle are proud to present the 3rd annual Mint Oyster Roast. As with years past, we will have all the oysters and low country boil you can eat while they last and s’mores for the kid in all of us.Read More

Young Affiliates of the Mint announce call for submission for ‘Gendered’

Second art show headed to Level 5 expansion space

The Young Affiliates of the Mint (the “YAMs”) announce their Second Annual Art Show, Gendered: An Inclusive Art Show, to be held in Mint Museum Uptown’s Level 5 expansion space, with a call to artists to submit bodies of work that explore intersectionalities with gender, race, class, and identity. Gendered will be a group exhibition including 10-15 artists, each of whom will show a body of cohesive work to be selected by guest curators. The Young Affiliates are accepting submissions now through March 26, 2017. The show will be regional, accepting entries from artists living and/or making art in the Southeastern states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia.  Artists must submit high resolution images of the works submitted, an artist statement, and a CV. The entry fee is $40 for up to 15 works of art from a cohesive body of work. Gendered will open to the public on June 16, 2017 and be on view until July 21, 2017 with additional programming to be announced in conjunction with the show.

80×80: An Art Show , the Young Affiliates’ Inaugural Art Show, was awarded BEST EXHIBITION OF 2016 by the readers of Creative Loafing. Held in June of 2016 at Mint Museum Uptown, opening night was attended by over 600 people. 80×80 featured 80 works in honor of Mint Museum’s 80th anniversary, opening a dialogue between artists, unbridled from any overarching theme, content, medium, or geographic parameters. A featured 80×80 piece, ’Impala’ by Anne Lemanski of Spruce Pine, N.C., was acquired by The Mint Museum through a generous private donation and is currently on view at the Schiff-Bresler Family Fiber Art Gallery at the Uptown location.

For submissions and more information about GENDERED visit youngaffiliates.org/gendered  

For questions regarding GENDERED, email: youngaffiliatesartshow@gmail.com

For more questions about Young Affiliates email: youngaffiliatespr@gmail.com

ABOUT THE YOUNG AFFILIATES:

The Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum is the longest running young professional group and the premier social arts organization for young professionals in Charlotte, North Carolina. For 27 years, the YAMs have supported the Mint Museum through a variety of social, cultural, leadership, and fundraising activities and events. The YAMs have made substantial donations of tangible and intangible goods to The Mint Museum since 1990.

Opening Night: 80×80, An Art Show

80X80, An Art Show

The Young Affiliates of the Mint (YAMs) will host their inaugural art show, 80×80, in Mint Museum Uptown’s Level 5 expansion space from Friday, June 10 through Saturday, June 25. The public is invited to celebrate the opening from 6-10 p.m. on June 10 at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street. (Note: The museum will also be hosting its regular Mint to Move event from 8-11:30 p.m.)

Admission to the 80 x 80 show will be FREE during regular museum operating hours.

80×80 consists of a total of 80 works, in commemoration of The Mint Museum’s approaching 80th Anniversary. Works of art shown were selected from submissions by a jury consisting of Mary Edith Alexander, Grace Cote, and Lori Kornegay.

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Ayako Abe-Miller, Amna Asghar, Amy Bagwell, Andrew Blanchard, William Brown, Amanda Brown, Robert Bubp, Micah Cash, Jong-un Choi, Chris Clamp, Meredith Connelly, Deangalo Dia, Sharon Dowell, RJ Dygert, Johanna Evans-Colley, Anne Fiala, Mark Flowers, Corey Fowler, Brian Gillis, Jamey Gray, Julie Anne Greenberg, Joshua Dudley Greer, Tinashe Gwata, Garrett Hansen, Ian Henderson, Amy Herman, Glenn Holmstrom, Julie   Jones, Craig Kaths, Mary Klacza, Kenn Kotara, Anne Lemanski, Betsy Lewis, Alexandra Loesser, Allison Luce, Katrina Majkut, April Marten, Andy McMillan, Nicholas Napoletano, Christopher Owen Nelson, Erik Nohalty, Isaac Payne, Jonathan Pellitteri, Miranda Pfeiffer, Michelle Podgorski, Stacy Rexrode, Ellie Richards, Lynne Riding, Barbara Schreiber, Lila Shull, Sandy Singletary, Clint Sleeper, Sydney Sogol, Matthew Steele, Margaret Strickland, Laura Sussman-Randall, Jaimee Todd, Felicia van Bork, Aric Verrastro, Linda Vista, Jason Watson, Annemarie Weekley, Charles Williams, Holly Wilson, Stephen Wilson, Doohyun Yoon, Liliya Zalevskaya, Xiwen Zhu

For additional information, visit the YAMs website.

Young Affiliates of the Mint to host inaugural juried art show

The Young Affiliates of the Mint (the “YAMs”) will host an inaugural art show, 80×80, in the Level 5 expansion space of Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street, from Friday, June 10 to Saturday, June 25, 2016. Opening night of the exhibit will feature a media hour from 5 to 6 p.m., and the opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. 80×80 features 80 works in honor of Mint Museum’s 80th anniversary. The 80 works were selected from over 1100 entries, and span a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, video and more. The panel of distinguished jurors includes Mary Edith Alexander, curator for Bank of America Corporate Art Program; Grace Cote, Senior Coordinator at Jerald Melberg Gallery; and Lori Kornegay, Curator of Art & Public Engagement at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

80×80 features 80 works in honor of Mint Museum’s 80th anniversary, which will be celebrated with a series of community events to be held this October. The Mint Museum opened in its original location on Randolph Road as the state’s first art museum in October 1936; Mint Museum Uptown opened in 2010. 80×80 will open a dialogue between artists, unbridled from any overarching theme, content, medium, or geographic parameters, and the Charlotte community. There is a noted schism between the museum space, the gallery space and the studio space. Through 80×80, the YAMs hope to bridge that gap to give attendees and participants the medium through which to view this new space and start a new conversation. For those curious about collectorship, designated works in 80×80 will be available for purchase.

 

For more information about 80×80, visit: youngaffiliates.org/80×80

For questions regarding 80×80, email: 80x80show@gmail.com

ABOUT THE YOUNG AFFILIATES:

The Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum is the longest running young professional group and the premier social arts organization for young professionals in Charlotte, North Carolina. For 26 years the YAMs have supported the Mint Museum through a variety of social, cultural, leadership and fundraising activities and events. The YAMs have made substantial donations of tangible and intangible goods to the Mint Museum since 1990.

Featured Artists

Ayako Abe-Miller, Amna Asghar, Amy Bagwell, Andrew Blanchard, William Brown, Amanda Brown, Robert Bubp, Micah Cash, Jong-un Choi, Chris Clamp, Meredith Connelly, Deangalo Dia, Sharon Dowell, RJ Dygert, Johanna Evans-Colley, Anne Fiala, Mark Flowers, Corey Fowler, Brian Gillis, Jamey Gray, Julie Anne Greenberg, Joshua Dudley Greer, Tinashe Gwata, Garrett Hansen, Ian Henderson, Amy Herman, Glenn Holmstrom, Julie Jones, Craig Kaths, Mary Klacza, Kenn Kotara, Anne Lemanski, Betsy Lewis, Alexandra Loesser, Allison Luce, Katrina Majkut, April Marten, Andy McMillan, Nicholas Napoletano, Christopher Owen Nelson, Erik Nohalty, Isaac Payne, Jonathan Pellitteri, Miranda Pfeiffer, Michelle Podgorski, Stacy Rexrode, Ellie Richards, Lynne Riding, Barbara Schreiber, Lila Shull, Sandy Singletary, Clint Sleeper, Sydney Sogol, Matthew Steele, Margaret Strickland, Laura Sussman-Randall, Jaimee Todd, Felicia van Bork, Aric Verrastro, Linda Vista, Jason Watson, Annemarie Weekley, Charles Williams, Holly Wilson, Stephen Wilson, Doohyun Yoon, Liliya Zalevskaya, Xiwen Zhu

Young Affiliates of the Mint to Host Derby Days on May 7

Enjoy a celebration of “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” at Mint Museum Randolph

The Young Affiliates of the Mint (YAM), a group of diverse young professionals who promote and support The Mint Museum through social, educational, leadership, and fundraising activities, will host the 26th annual Derby Days event on Saturday, May 7 from 3 – 7 p.m. on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road in Charlotte.

Named the “Best Party for Young Professionals” by the Charlotte Observer and “Best Young Professional Party” by Society Charlotte magazine, Derby Days brings together more than 400 of Charlotte’s young professionals to enjoy a day of live music from the Time Sawyer band; lawn games; free wine and beer; food trucks; 50/50 raffle; and a large-screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby, dubbed “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”

Additional information about this year’s event will be made available on the YAM website, https://derbydays.splashthat.com. Tickets will be sold online, with Early Bird prices starting at $30 for YAM members and $45 for nonmembers. Those who wish to attend must purchase their tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. This event is for patrons 21 years of age or older.

Money raised from the event will go towards providing museum field trips to Charlotte-Mecklenburg students.

For more information about the 2016 Derby Days, visit https://derbydays.splashthat.com

ABOUT THE YOUNG AFFILIATES OF THE MINT

The Young Affiliates of the Mint is a group of diverse young professionals who promote and support The Mint Museum through social, educational, leadership and fundraising activities. Founded in 1990, the Young Affiliates is the premier social arts organization for young professionals in the Charlotte area. For more information about the Young Affiliates of the Mint, visit youngaffiliates.org. The Mint Museum is funded, in part, with operating support from the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc.; the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; the City of Charlotte; and its members.

Young Affiliates of the Mint Announce Envision & Empower Event

To be held March 9 at Mint Museum Uptown

The Young Affiliates of the Mint (“YAMs”) are excited to announce their second annual event entitled, Envision & Empower, hosted at Mint Uptown’s Level 5 Grand Room on March 9, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Envision & Empower provides an opportunity for the Charlotte community to come together and celebrate the transformative power of arts education on children in our community.

For Envision & Empower, the YAMs partnered with Behailu Academy, an arts-based youth development program that empowers youth to find and use their voices through the arts, academics, and community service. Located in the North Davidson area, Behailu Academy offers a variety of classes including performing arts, music, and visual arts.   This coming spring, seven seniors will graduate from Behailu Academy; forever transformed by the incredible opportunity Behailu has given them to learn about themselves in a supportive environment, through the creation of art and music.

In preparation for this event, photographer and YAM board member Margaret Strickland had the unique pleasure of meeting and photographing the seven exiting seniors for Envision & Empower. Margaret quickly picked up on a symbiotic relationship between the students of Behailu Academy and the arts. Margaret captured the essence of this artistic engagement in photographs that will be on display at the event. In reflection of her meeting the seniors of Behailu, Margaret stated, “I was profoundly impacted by the stories of the students at Behailu. I met a musician, a marine, an illustrator, photographers, and designers. It is obvious that the drive, confidence and talent of these students are due in large part to the friendships and experiences made possible by Behailu Academy. These seniors have used their time at Behailu to support each other, define themselves, and dream big about their futures.”

Behailu Academy students that participated in this collaboration will be in attendance and will share their powerful stories with attendees.  Additionally, keynote speaker Senator Jeff Jackson will join the YAMs for this evening event. Guests will enjoy jazz musician, Buff Dillard, and a cash bar will be available with wine, beer and liquor for purchase. The art galleries will also be open for all guests to enjoy.

The YAMS cordially invite you to join us and help us raise awareness about the impact of art on youth in our community and to raise a glass to the big futures of Charlotte’s students impacted by the arts. Tickets are $25 for YAM members and $35 for non-members.

To purchase tickets for Envision & Empower, please visit: https://2016envisionempower.splashthat.com/

For questions regarding Envision & Empower, please email: Whitney.feld@gmail.com

ABOUT THE YOUNG AFFILIATES OF THE MINT

The Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum is the longest running young professional group and the premier social arts organization for young professionals in Charlotte, North Carolina.  For 26 years, the YAMs have supported the Mint Museum through a variety of social, cultural, leadership and fundraising activities and events. The YAMs have made substantial donations of tangible and intangible goods to the Mint Museum since 1990.

Young Affiliates of the Mint Announce Envision & Empower Event

To be held March 9 at Mint Museum Uptown

The Young Affiliates of the Mint (“YAMs”) are excited to announce their second annual event entitled, Envision & Empower, hosted at Mint Uptown’s Level 5 Grand Room on March 9, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Envision & Empower provides an opportunity for the Charlotte community to come together and celebrate the transformative power of arts education on children in our community.

For Envision & Empower, the YAMs partnered with Behailu Academy, an arts-based youth development program that empowers youth to find and use their voices through the arts, academics, and community service. Located in the North Davidson area, Behailu Academy offers a variety of classes including performing arts, music, and visual arts.   This coming spring, seven seniors will graduate from Behailu Academy; forever transformed by the incredible opportunity Behailu has given them to learn about themselves in a supportive environment, through the creation of art and music.

In preparation for this event, photographer and YAM board member Margaret Strickland had the unique pleasure of meeting and photographing the seven exiting seniors for Envision & Empower. Margaret quickly picked up on a symbiotic relationship between the students of Behailu Academy and the arts. Margaret captured the essence of this artistic engagement in photographs that will be on display at the event. In reflection of her meeting the seniors of Behailu, Margaret stated, “I was profoundly impacted by the stories of the students at Behailu. I met a musician, a marine, an illustrator, photographers, and designers. It is obvious that the drive, confidence and talent of these students are due in large part to the friendships and experiences made possible by Behailu Academy. These seniors have used their time at Behailu to support each other, define themselves, and dream big about their futures.”

Behailu Academy students that participated in this collaboration will be in attendance and will share their powerful stories with attendees.  Additionally, keynote speaker Senator Jeff Jackson will join the YAMs for this evening event. Guests will enjoy jazz musician, Buff Dillard, and a cash bar will be available with wine, beer and liquor for purchase. The art galleries will also be open for all guests to enjoy.

The YAMS cordially invite you to join us and help us raise awareness about the impact of art on youth in our community and to raise a glass to the big futures of Charlotte’s students impacted by the arts. Tickets are $25 for YAM members and $35 for non-members.

To purchase tickets for Envision & Empower, please visit: https://2016envisionempower.splashthat.com/

For questions regarding Envision & Empower, please email: Whitney.feld@gmail.com

ABOUT THE YOUNG AFFILIATES OF THE MINT

The Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum is the longest running young professional group and the premier social arts organization for young professionals in Charlotte, North Carolina.  For 26 years, the YAMs have supported the Mint Museum through a variety of social, cultural, leadership and fundraising activities and events. The YAMs have made substantial donations of tangible and intangible goods to the Mint Museum since 1990.