Teachers’ Workshop: Jeff Whetstone

Thursday, August 10th | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | UPTOWN

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.

Image credit: Jeff Whetstone (1968- ). Drawing E. Obsoleta, 2011, 16mm film transferred to digital video, duration: 8 minutes, 28 seconds. Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photo courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York. © Jeff Whetstone.

Calling all educators and art fans!

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!

Following the Mint’s Educator Workshop with Jeff Whetstone from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., you can make your way from Mint Museum Uptown to Le Meridien Hotel, the Mint’s “Unlock Art” partner, and enjoy the views and specials at City Lights! Not attending our workshop? That’s OK – you can join us at City Lights anyway!

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 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.

This event is also open to non-educators; anyone interested in meeting the artist and enjoying City Lights is welcome.

About Le Méridien Charlotte

Le Méridien Charlotte, the newest hotel in Uptown, introduces a premier global brand with a blend of contemporary culture and European heritage to Charlotte. By creating a culturally-refined, meaningful and stimulating atmosphere, the hotel appeals to creative-minded guests seeking a new perspective in each destination they visit. The hotel recently completed a multi-million-dollar transformation, providing guests with the most up-to-date and luxurious rooms, spaces and amenities. As part of a dual-hotel complex, Le Méridien Charlotte’s guests benefit from an expansive area, which features 300 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, and over 55,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including five ballrooms and 29 meeting rooms, ideal for business meetings and functions up to 1,800 guests. Whether looking for relaxation, activity or cuisine, the hotel is replete with options. Guests may enjoy Evoke, the hotel’s award-winning new-age steakhouse, and Longitude Bar, a full fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as indoor and outdoor pools. For more information, please call 704.372.9610.