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Mint to Chat About That: CommUNITY Conversation

Mint Museum UPTOWN

Wednesday, Oct 25

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Admission: FREE

DECODING : Symbols, Icons, Mysteries, & Mischief in the Art of John Thomas Biggers

As John Biggers: Wheels in Wheels , comes to a close, this illustrated talk about NC native son John Thomas Biggers of Gastonia will explore a more intimate look at the artist through the eyes of B.E. Noel. Noel is an art consultant, art educator, fine art dealer, owner of Noel Art Liaison, Inc., former Mint Museum trustee and Spirit Award recipient. She will share her professional insights and delightful personal anecdotes on the artist, painter, print-maker, muralist, sculptor, storyteller, griot, esteemed professor and North Carolina native son John Thomas Biggers, PhD.

Following the talk, a curator-led tour will be given of the featured exhibition by Jon Stuhlman, PhD, Senior Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art. Guests also will view a small display of works-on-easel by local visual artists responding to John Biggers: Wheels in Wheels.

Image: John Biggers (American, 1924 – 2001), Family Arc, 1992, lithograph. 1996.66A-C. Collection of The Mint Museum. © Estate of John Biggers, Courtesy Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC