Young Affiliates of the Mint to host inaugural juried art show

The Young Affiliates of the Mint (the “YAMs”) will host an inaugural art show, 80×80, in the Level 5 expansion space of Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street, from Friday, June 10 to Saturday, June 25, 2016. Opening night of the exhibit will feature a media hour from 5 to 6 p.m., and the opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. 80×80 features 80 works in honor of Mint Museum’s 80th anniversary. The 80 works were selected from over 1100 entries, and span a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, video and more. The panel of distinguished jurors includes Mary Edith Alexander, curator for Bank of America Corporate Art Program; Grace Cote, Senior Coordinator at Jerald Melberg Gallery; and Lori Kornegay, Curator of Art & Public Engagement at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

80×80 features 80 works in honor of Mint Museum’s 80th anniversary, which will be celebrated with a series of community events to be held this October. The Mint Museum opened in its original location on Randolph Road as the state’s first art museum in October 1936; Mint Museum Uptown opened in 2010. 80×80 will open a dialogue between artists, unbridled from any overarching theme, content, medium, or geographic parameters, and the Charlotte community. There is a noted schism between the museum space, the gallery space and the studio space. Through 80×80, the YAMs hope to bridge that gap to give attendees and participants the medium through which to view this new space and start a new conversation. For those curious about collectorship, designated works in 80×80 will be available for purchase.


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The Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum is the longest running young professional group and the premier social arts organization for young professionals in Charlotte, North Carolina. For 26 years the YAMs have supported the Mint Museum through a variety of social, cultural, leadership and fundraising activities and events. The YAMs have made substantial donations of tangible and intangible goods to the Mint Museum since 1990.

Featured Artists

Ayako Abe-Miller, Amna Asghar, Amy Bagwell, Andrew Blanchard, William Brown, Amanda Brown, Robert Bubp, Micah Cash, Jong-un Choi, Chris Clamp, Meredith Connelly, Deangalo Dia, Sharon Dowell, RJ Dygert, Johanna Evans-Colley, Anne Fiala, Mark Flowers, Corey Fowler, Brian Gillis, Jamey Gray, Julie Anne Greenberg, Joshua Dudley Greer, Tinashe Gwata, Garrett Hansen, Ian Henderson, Amy Herman, Glenn Holmstrom, Julie Jones, Craig Kaths, Mary Klacza, Kenn Kotara, Anne Lemanski, Betsy Lewis, Alexandra Loesser, Allison Luce, Katrina Majkut, April Marten, Andy McMillan, Nicholas Napoletano, Christopher Owen Nelson, Erik Nohalty, Isaac Payne, Jonathan Pellitteri, Miranda Pfeiffer, Michelle Podgorski, Stacy Rexrode, Ellie Richards, Lynne Riding, Barbara Schreiber, Lila Shull, Sandy Singletary, Clint Sleeper, Sydney Sogol, Matthew Steele, Margaret Strickland, Laura Sussman-Randall, Jaimee Todd, Felicia van Bork, Aric Verrastro, Linda Vista, Jason Watson, Annemarie Weekley, Charles Williams, Holly Wilson, Stephen Wilson, Doohyun Yoon, Liliya Zalevskaya, Xiwen Zhu