Mint Museum Auxiliary Presents an Evening with Jonathan Adler

Style trendsetter headlines Fall EnrichMINT Forum October 14

Style trendsetter Jonathan Adler will headline The Mint Museum Auxiliary’s Annual Fall EnrichMINT Forum on Wednesday, 0ctober 14, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street in Charlotte.

Adler is a renowned potter, interior designer, author, and entrepreneur. His mission is to bring style, craft, and joy to the consumer. Iconic and irreverent, his collection takes inspiration from mid-century style, art, global pop culture, and luxe lifestyles, offering consumers a refreshing approach to modern American glamour.

From his obsession with ceramics as a child growing up in New Jersey, Adler attended Brown University to study semiotics and art history but spent most of his time at the Rhode Island School of Design making pots.

He then taught pottery in New York City, eventually selling his concept for unique ceramic décor pieces to Barneys New York. His entrepreneurial career and design brand development had just begun. In 1998 he opened his first retail store and now has 26 Jonathan Adler stores worldwide. He also has numerous wholesale relationships with major high end retailers, and a website, all featuring his signature pottery, furniture, lighting, décor, bed, bath, tabletop, area rugs, and handbag product lines.

Adler has authored My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living, 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life, On Happy Chic – Colors, and On Happy Chic – Accessorizing. He was also head judge on Top Designer, a reality series on the Bravo network.

An entertaining, humorous, and inspiring speaker, Adler’s presentation will be followed by a book signing. Proceeds benefit The Mint Museum.

“The Mint Museum Auxiliary is thrilled to welcome Jonathan Adler to Charlotte as the keynote speaker for the Fall EnrichMINT Forum, our premier kick-off event of the 2015-16 Room To Bloom Celebration. We’re sure our guests will be delighted by Jonathan’s outrageous humor and wit as he speaks about his humble beginnings, believing and achieving the American dream, the creative process, his design philosophy and personal mission to bring style, craft, and joy to your life – one accessory at a time! We expect this event to sell out,” said Mint Museum Auxiliary President Rocky Trenkelbach.

“In gratitude, we extend a special thank you to our Fall Celebration Partner, Wells Fargo, and to all of our sponsors, benefactors, and patrons for their significant contributions to make this event possible. We also want to thank Event Co-Chairs Kathryn Dixon and Carrie Miller for their ingenuity and hard work.”

Tickets for the event are $150. Seating is limited. Funds raised will be used to support inspiring educational offerings for the community and significant acquisitions for the permanent collection of The Mint Museum.

In addition to the Fall Celebration Partner Wells Fargo, the Auxiliary salutes its other generous sponsors: Presenting – InterCon and Veranda; Signature – ADAC; Select – Beacon Partners and Triad Foundation. Corporate – Belk, Carolina CAT, Doyle New York, Moore & Van Allen, Rinehart Wealth Management, SteelFab and Whitlock Builders; Mint Medley – Paper Twist, The Sporting Gent and Woo; Business – Autrey Kemp Nurseries, Barrie Benson Interior Design, Couture Knots, Dickens Mitchener, E. Frank Smith Residential Design, The English Room, Gerrard Builders, Gray Walker Interiors, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Hilliard Studio Method, Joyner Benfield Distinctive Land & Waterscapes, Mark Phelps Interiors, Meyer Greeson Paullin Benson, Morgan Landscape Group, Pursley Dixon Architecture, Ruard Veltman Architecture, Tiny and Vargi & Vargi; In Kind – Classic Party Rentals, Peachy the Magazine and The Scout Guide.

For more about the Mint Museum Auxiliary, how to join The Mint Museum, and ticket sales, visit . For questions, email Nancy Smith at or call 917.855.4443.

Above image: Photo by Todd Tankersley.