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 25th Anniversary Homecoming Events Announced

2nd annual Fall Ball, Inaugural flag football game, and Oyster Roast at Mint Museum Randolph

The Young Affiliates of the Mint (YAM) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a Homecoming Weekend filled with events beginning with the 2nd Annual Fall Ball on Friday, November 7 and concluding with several events on the Mint Museum Randolph lawn on Saturday, November 8.

The YAM 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fall Ball are part of a larger Young Affiliates of the Mint Homecoming Weekend where Young Affiliates, friends of the Mint and the Charlotte community will join together to celebrate 25 years of the YAMs being the preeminent young professional cultural group in the city.

Events on Saturday, November 8 include:

  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Inaugural Flag Football tournament: Oldies vs. Newbies (Free event.  Bring a blanket and cheer for your favorite team).
  • 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Oyster Roast and Low Country Boil (Tickets to the oyster roast include complimentary beer and wine and all-you-can-eat oysters and low country boil.  Guests will also enjoy live music, lawn games, a caricature artist, and roasting s’mores by the fire).

The Young Affiliates of the Mint (YAM) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a Homecoming Weekend filled with events beginning with the 2nd Annual Fall Ball on Friday, November 7 and concluding with several events on the Mint Museum Randolph lawn on Saturday, November 8.

Tickets will be sold online at 25yearsofyam.eventbrite.com. Tickets for the oyster roast are $30 and must be purchased online by November 7 at 4. p.m. No tickets will be sold at the door for the oyster roast.

 

For more information about 25th Anniversary Celebration, click here.

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 www.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 to Host 24th Annual Derby Days on Saturday May 3

Popular event will feature free food and beverage, live entertainment, lawn games, a silent auction, and a viewing of “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” at Mint Museum Randolph

The Young Affiliates of the Mint (YAM) will host the 24th Annual Derby Days with Triple Crown Sponsor The Sporting Gent. The event will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 3 – 7 p.m. on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph, located at 2730 Randolph Road in Charlotte.

New for this year’s Derby Days, the YAMs will feature a signature Derby cocktail, The Mint’s Julep, featuring Maker’s Mark® Bourbon Whiskey and Maker’s 46®  Bourbon Whiskey, using the recipe of Heist Brewery’s award-winning mixologist, Stefan Huebner. In addition to the traditional hat contest for the ladies, this year’s event will also feature a Dapper Dan contest for the best-dressed gentleman at Derby Days.

Named the “Best Party for Young Socials” by SouthParkMagazine, Derby Days brings together more than 300 of Charlotte’s young professionals to enjoy a day of live entertainment; lawn games; free beer, wine, and food; a silent auction; 50/50 raffle; as well as a large-screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby, dubbed “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”

The Official After-Party for this year’s Derby Days will be held at Peculiar Rabbit, located at 1212 Pecan Avenue.

Tickets will be sold online, with Early Bird prices starting at $30 for YAM members and $45 for nonmembers. The price for both will increase by $10 after April 19. 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 toward Project FundaMINTal. Project FundaMINTal is the YAM’s campaign to raise $10,000 that will help support the Mint’s Annual Fund in 2014. The Mint’s Annual Fund addresses the most critical needs of the museum.

For more information about the 2014 Derby Days, visit www.derbydayscharlotte.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 www.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 Host Inaugural Fall Ball November 8: Vintage ’20s in MINT Condition

Jazz Era-inspired party kicks off the holiday event season, raises money for planned photography exhibition

The Young Affiliates of the Mint have opened ticket sales for their inaugural Fall Ball to be held at Mint Museum Uptown on Friday, November 8, 2013.

Inspired by select artifacts in the groundbreaking World’s Fairs exhibition now on display at Mint Museum Uptown, the 2013 Fall Ball will transform the museum atrium into a Jazz Era club for the evening. Guests will enjoy 1920’s-inspired fare and Prohibition-era cocktails designed by sponsor Rémy Martin V and Cointreau. Live music will be provided by Charlotte-based performing band Cookie.

 

Guests will also have a chance to peruse and bid on a wide range of items in a luxury silent auction.  Event tickets include admission to the acclaimed exhibition Inventing the Modern World : Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs 1851-1939, as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and signature event cocktails.

 

After 11 p.m., the party will continue at Bubble Charlotte, this year’s official Fall Ball After-Party sponsor.

 

Proceeds from the 2013 Fall Ball will go to support Bearing Witness: The New York Photo League and Sonia Handelman Meyer, a photography exhibition scheduled to open at Mint Museum Randolph on November 24.  Meyer, currently a Charlotte resident, first picked up the camera 70 years ago, but this will be the first time her work is the focus of a major museum exhibition.

 

Find more information and buy tickets at FallBallCharlotte.com. Tickets are $75 for members and $95 for non-members.

 

Date & Time: 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2013
Location: Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

 

Tickets: $75 members, $95 non-members.

 

Website: FallBallCharlotte.com
Dress: Cocktail or vintage 1920s-themed attire

 

 

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 and events. Established in 1990, the Young Affiliates are the premier social arts organization for young professionals in the Charlotte area.

 

Our mission is designed to introduce members to the resources available at the Mint, and develop their own appreciation of the arts. The Young Affiliates offer a wide variety of programs including gallery openings, receptions, annual fund-raising parties, membership meetings, and after-work educational seminars.

 

The Young Affiliates make substantial donations of tangible and intangible goods to The Mint Museum each year. To date, the Young Affiliates have made eight acquisitions, including a photograph by Annie Leibovitz and outstanding pieces of contemporary craft purchased at the American Craft Council Craft Fair. These artworks are held in the permanent collection of the Mint with credit to the Young Affiliates.