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Wendell Castle, Mikyoung Kim to visit the Mint

January 13, 2015

Speakers headline museum's Contemporary Architecture + Design (CAD) Series

The Mint Museum is announcing an exciting lineup of speakers for its 2015 CAD (Contemporary Architecture + Design) lecture series, now entering its fourth year.

The series, aimed at exploring innovative perspectives and insightful stories on architecture and design, brings four speaker events to the community this winter and spring: Wendell Castle, known as the Picasso of the studio furniture design movement; Mikyoung Kim, who is currently designing a work of art for the Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) Blue Line Extension; avant-garde fashion design team threeASFOUR; and installation artist, painter, and nail designer Dzine (aka Carlos Rolon).

Except where noted, event admission is $12; $5 for Mint Museum members (with included admission to select special museum exhibitions); or free to teens and college students with student ID. The events occur at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street. Tickets and more details are available at mintmuseum.org/happenings.

Wendell Castle, Furniture Designer

Thursday, January 15, 6 – 8 p.m.

$5 Mint members, $12 non-members*

FREE to teens and college students with ID

Light reception provided

Wendell Castle helped establish the art furniture movement in the 1960s and remains one of its most creative and iconic designers. Castle has influenced generations of furniture makers. He is renowned for his innovative techniques creating sculptural, biomorphic furniture.

wendellcastle.com

* Includes pre-program admission to the Beyond Craft exhibition

 

Mikyoung Kim, Architect and Public Artist

NOTE: Due to inclement weather, this event was rescheduled to April 16 at 6 p.m.

FREE event, co-sponsored by Charlotte Area Transit System

Light reception provided

Mikyoung Kim is an internationally renowned landscape architect and artist whose work focuses on merging sculptural vision with the urban landscape. Mikyoung Kim Design is currently designing art to be integrated at the UNC Charlotte station of the new CATS Blue Line Extension, scheduled to open in 2017. She has received awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Institute of Architects. Her work is also featured in Architectural Record, the New York Times, and Dwell Magazine.

myk-d.com

 

threeASFOUR, Fashion Designers

Sunday, April 12, 3 – 5 p.m.

$5 Mint members, $12 non-members*

FREE to teens and college students with ID

Light reception with cash bar

threeASFOUR is an avant garde group of three designers: Gabi Asfour, Angela Donhauser, and Adi Gil. Major museums acquiring designs for their collections include the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Costume Institute, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additionally, their works have been featured in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and Musee de la Mode et du Costume Galliera in Paris.

threeasfour.com

* Includes pre-program admission to the exhibition Body Embellishment

 

Dzine (aka Carlos Rolon), Installation Artist and Painter

Wednesday, May 6, 6 – 8 p.m.

$5 Mint Members, $12 non-members*

FREE to teens and college students with ID

Light reception with cash bar

Carlos Rolon, known as Dzine, creates ornate works of art and installations that combine contemporary art strategies with the “Kustom Kulture” and exuberant visuality of his Puerto Rican upbringing in Chicago. Formally trained as a painter, Rolon is the author of “Nailed,” a photographic history of nail art from the ancient Egyptians to contemporary fashion. Rolon’s work has been exhibited in prominent venues as diverse as Miami’s Bass Museum of Art and the 2007 Venice Biennale.

dzinestudio.com

* Includes pre-program admission to the exhibition Body Embellishment

 

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