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. [..] read more
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.... [..] read more
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. [..] read more
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 ongoing educational programs for the community and [..] read more
"Mondays are the new Thursdays." Trina TurkThanks 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 and Penny Forshaw for hosting Trina and company Sunday night; to Anne Poole for making the reservations process seamless; to Reid Simons [..] read more
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 Charlotte Today: http://www.wcnc [..] read more
Jodianne Johnson, Windy O'Connor and their "Mod Squad" are hosting a fabulous evening filled with creativity, fashion, and modern design.
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: