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INSPIRED BY THE PAST, INSPIRING THE FUTURE: A LOOK BACK WITH CLAUDIA HEATH AND MARY BEAVER March, 2013

The 2012-2013 Auxiliary year is dedicated to the group of members who have led our organization and created such an important legacy for The Mint Museum and the Charlotte Community. At each membership meeting, we will feature A Look Back from a past Auxiliary President, inspiring us to follow in their footsteps for the future....
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Mary McDonald: Fearless, Exuberant & Thoroughly Modern March, 2013

Mary McDonald is consistently ranked as one of House Beautiful's "Top 100 Designers." She is also the recipient of the "Stars of Design" Award and was honored as one of the top 25 designers by Veranda in 2012. McDonald's gorgeous interiors have captivated the interior design community and are featured in national publications including Town & Country, Veranda, House Beautiful, The Wall Street Jornal, The New York Times, and International Vogue.
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INSPIRED BY THE PAST, INSPIRING THE FUTURE: A LOOK BACK WITH MARY LOU BABB AND STEWART GORDON January, 2013

The 2012-2013 Auxiliary year is dedicated to the group of members who have led our organization and created such an important legacy for The Mint Museum and the Charlotte Community. At each membership meeting, we will feature A Look Back from a past Auxiliary President, inspiring us to follow in their footsteps for the future.

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LAST CALL FOR ROOM TO BLOOM PATRONS January, 2013

With great pleasure and enthusiasm we invite you to join us as a Patron for the 60th Anniversary of the Room to Bloom Celebration. Since its inception six decades ago, this fundraiser has helped the Auxiliary to contribute over $12,000,000 towards The Mint Museum including funds and acquisitions. This year's festivities will commence on Wednesday, April 17 and continue through Friday, May 17.

Funds raised this spring will support a year-long art program targeting a Project L.I.F.T school that serves students in an economically challenged Charlotte community. It will also finance a grade level of Charlotte-Mecklenburg School students touring the museum's blockbuster exhibition, Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs 1851-1939, opening in September 2013.

Your patronage is vitally important as it not only allows the Auxiliary to fund these critical educational initiatives, but also sponsor [..] read more


Talk of the Town: Trina Turk October, 2012

"Mondays are the new Thursdays." Trina Turk
Thanks to the generous support of Trina Turk and her team, our sponsors, and a crowd of 400 guests, the Mint Museum Auxiliary's Fall EnrichMINT Forum raised over $32,000last Monday night! These funds will be used to support inspiring educational offerings for the community and significant acquisitions for The Mint Museum's permanent collection.

I would like to especially thank Jodianne Johnson and Windy O'Connor for their amazing leadership of this event. These two talented women spent countless hours over the past several months to ensure that this event was a success. From coordinating models' shoe sizes to unloading boxes in the wee hours of the morning, these ladies tended to every last detail. The fashionable "Mod Squad" recruited an impressive turnout of 400 guests. Special thanks to Erin Vorhoff [..] read more


Bright & Beautiful Behind the Scenes with Trina Turk October, 2012

Source: Olivia Fortson http://cltoliviafortson.blogspot.com/2012/10/bright-and-beautiful-behind-scenes-with.html

This morning I joined designer Trina Turk at one of my favorite places in Charlotte, The Duke Mansion, for a one-on-one interview. She is as bright and beautiful in person as her colorful clothes. The mansion is the site of a trunk show of her brand's clothes, jewelry and home decor that runs until 5 p.m. today, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 16). Her designs are so well priced and absolutely ooze style and fun that I urge you to check it out. And, 20 percent of the proceeds go to the Mint Museum.

Trina is here as the speaker at tonight's Fall EnrichMint Forum at the Mint Museum uptown. Hosted by the Mint Museum Auxiliary, it includes a fashion show and Trina talking about her "Mid-Century Modern Musings." It's sold-out, but here's a link to Trina and some of the models from her appearance with super fan Colleen Odegaard on WCNC's [..] read more


The Fall EnrichMINT Forum: A Passion for Fashion featuring Trina Turk October, 2012

Jodianne Johnson, Windy O'Connor and their "Mod Squad" are hosting a fabulous evening filled with creativity, fashion, and modern design.

Trina Turk

Trina Turk is both inspired by, and represents the lifestyle of, California: optimistic, progressive, accessible, effortless, colorful, and confident. Her ready-to-wear, accessory, and home collections are influenced by her love of vintage apparel, jewelry, and accessories from the '60s and '70s, modernist and graphic arts, and mid-century modern architecture. Turk is widely known for her use of dynamic colors and signature prints, from bright florals to bold graphics to vintage inspired jacquards.

The Fall EnrichMINT Forum: A PAssion for Fashion

The talented Ms. Turk will guide our members through her Mid-Century Modern Musings and its influence on her designs. Guests will experience an educational program and fashion show where the lines of art, architecture, design and fashion merge to reveal her creative [..] read more


FUTURE: A LOOK BACK WITH SALLY VAN ALLEN September, 2012

INSPIRED BY THE PAST, INSPIRING THE FUTURE: A LOOK BACK WITH SALLY VAN ALLEN

SEPTEMBER 19, 2012

A year long celebration honoring the past leaders of the Mint Museum Auxiliary begins with a recollection from Sally Van Allen, Auxiliary President (1969-1970) narrated by Laura Babb Grace, Auxiliary President (2006-2007).
The 2012-2013 Auxiliary year is dedicated to the group of members who began our organization and created such an important legacy for The Mint Museum and Charlotte community. Inspired by the women who boldly led our organization for these many years, meetings will be focused on Auxiliary history and acquistions and special events that showcase modern women and their contributions.
At each Membership Meeting, we will be inspired by Look Back from a past Auxiliary President, inspiring us to follow in their footsteps for the future.

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Auxiliary Board Approves $150,000 Donation for Education and Weir Exhibition September, 2012

Funds were raised during the 2012 Room to Bloom Celebration. In keeping with the Auxiliary mission statement, Dr. Kathleen Jameson suggested the allcoation of funds as follows:

Contemporary Architecture and Design Series

The Auxiliary's support of this new series last year was instrumental in its success. Launched in 2012, the series brings architects and designers from a diverse range of industries to share knowledge, expertise and innovative perpectives. This year's roster includes Cortney and Robert Novogratz, who, with their seven children, are featured on Bravo's show " 9 By Design;" Matthias Pliessnig, an independent furniture designer based in Philadephia; Ian Cunningham, Design Director and head of Industrial Design of Rubbermaid; Preston Scott Cohen, Principal of Preston Scott Cohen and Chair of Department of the Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design; and Michael Graves.

2012-2013 Education Programs

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