Join us as more than 50 North Carolina potters gather on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph to sell their creations. There will be pottery demonstrations, food, live music, and more! Your ticket is also valid for museum admission.
The Potters Market Invitational is presented by the Delhom Service League, ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum, and helps fulfill the Delhom's mission to promote ceramic arts and education.
Since 2004, the Potters Market Invitational has raised more than $250,000 and now attracts close to 1,500 people to the event each year. The reputation of PMI continues to grow each year attracting local, regional, and national collectors. This year's event on September 10, 2016 will be our 12th anniversary.
Sponsorships are available for early entry on Saturday and the Friday night "Potters Party."
For more information, including individual and corporate sponsorships, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.337.2000
New York Times Best Selling Author Amber Smith, a former assistant curator at the Mint, shares excerpts and open dialogue with the audience from her novel The Way I Used to Be & a sneak peek into her latest novel The Last to Let Go comin in February 2018. The Way I Used to Be shares an unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault & subsequent hardships that contribute to her challenges. Joining in the chat will be Charlotte Psychotherapist & Teen Health Educator Delilah McDonald, MSW, LCSW who will provide insight and community resources that all can share to help sexual abuse and domestic violence victims, parents, and communities heal.
Guests can purchase the book, have the book signed, chat with the featured author & guest educator at the Mint Shop, enjoy free entertainment, and sip (lemonade or wine), shop, and save on unique items at Wine on Wednesdays.
Note: Subject matter is sensitive & parental guidance is advised.
Mint Members are cordially invited to our Mint Member Moment for a "last look" at The Wyeths: Three Generations of American Art. Join us at Mint Museum Randolph for a docent led tour of the exhibition and socialize with other Mint members over light appetizers.
6:00 – 6:10pm: Refreshments and light appetizers
6:10 – 6:15pm: Membership Manager Welcome
6:15 – 7:15pm: Docent-led Tour Wyeths: Three Generations of American Art
7:20 – 8:00pm: Browse other collections/Mix and Mingle
In The Gift Way Up in the Closet, teaching artist, lecturer and performer Dawn N. Anthony introduces the reader to little Melody who searches everywhere for the gift her grandmother told her she had. She finally finds it in an unusual place. Guests can purchase copies of the book to donate to a Title 1 CMS library OR to share with a special child. Enjoy live jazz, a special vocal performance, and the exhibition John Biggers: Wheels in Wheels which can be viewed following the signing.
A former math major turned zoology and film studies graduate of Duke University, Jeff Whetstone has held professorships at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Princeton University. His work questions stereotypes and explores the complicated bond between people and the landscape. Join Mr. Whetstone for an engaging lecture on his circuitous route from the Sciences to Art and his current work.
Free for K-12 Educators; this workshop is geared towards Art and Science Teachers only.
Jeff Whetstone is a photographer currently based at Princeton University by way of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with degrees from Yale University and Duke University. His work questions stereotypes and explores the complicated bond between people and the landscape. Join him and Mint staff for a half-day workshop engaging these themes.
Stick around afterward for our Teacher Night at City Lights! Click here for more information.
You are invited to meet and mingle at City Lights Rooftop , Charlotte's biggest and best rooftop bar, with acclaimed artist Jeff Whetstone, featured in the exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now(on view at Mint Museum Uptown through September 3). Enjoy sweeping skyline views, beverage specials, and great conversations about art!
Le Meridien Hotel, the Mint's " Unlock Art " partner, and City Lights Rooftop is a 15-minute walk or a quick drive with your own transportation (discounted parking rates will be available). Click here for directions, or Mint staff will direct at the conclusion of the Teachers' Workshop.
Drink Specials at City Lights are open to anyone who shows a Mint sticker! Note: You MUST visit the Mint first and obtain a sticker to receive these prices.
$6 special "Mint" Drink $6 House Red or White Wine $5 Beer
This event is also open to non-educators; anyone interested in meeting the artist and enjoying City Lights is welcome.
FREE for teens with NexGen registration register HERE.
To start his creative engine, Jeff Whetstone ventures deep into the woods of North Carolina. There he uses photography and video to explore the complicated connections between people and nature. NexGen students will work with Mr. Whetstone to create a fun and radical project.
Join author Steve Compton and several members of the Owens family for a fun and informative discussion on the history of Jugtown Pottery. Mr. Compton will be signing copies in the museum shop immediately after his talk.
Tap into your creative side during this new Taste of the Mint, which will feature a short sketching class after a brief tour of the Mint's permanent collection pieces in the Craft & Design gallery . All materials will be provided, but you may also feel free to bring your own. Small plates and wine will be provided by Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth .
North Carolina native William Ivey Long is one of the most renowned theatrical costume designers working today. This exhibition, organized by The Mint Museum, explores Long's most recent work, from 2007 to today. It features the theatrical productions The Lost Colony (redesigned 2007–2008), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012), Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (2013), Little Dancer (2014), and On the Twentieth Century (2015), as well as the television specials Grease Live! (2016), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016). Focusing on Long's process, it features sketches, swatches, mood boards, and other preparatory materials in addition to the costumes themselves. Because costume design is not an area in which the Mint collects, it provides visitors with exposure to this form of art and allow for comparison of the different goals of theatrical costume and fashion. The exhibition is co-curated by Annie Carlano and Rebecca Elliot.