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It Takes a Village: Charlotte Artist Collectives

June 12 - September 26, 2021

Mint Museum Randolph




In celebration of the vibrant, grassroots art happening throughout Charlotte, The Mint Museum is collaborating with three of Charlotte’s innovative art collectives—BLK MRKT CLT, Brand the Moth, and Goodyear Arts—to create installations at both Mint Museum sites. It Takes a Village, an exhibition of artwork by 27 collective members will be on view in the Jones-Dwelle-Belk galleries at Mint Museum Randolph.



"A safe, creative environment for artists of color"

Article with WFAE 90.7

More info on the Mint Museum Website


Sir Will (Will Jenkins) 

Filmmaker and photographer creating cultural connections

ig: @simplisticphobia

Carey J. King


ig: @eyesof_theking 

Article in Creative Loafing Charlotte


Carla Aaron-Lopez

Multidisplinary images and text celebrating black culture

ig: @iamkingcarla  

Charlotte is Creative: article 

Dammit Wesley

Multidisciplinary artist commentating on the black experience

ig: @dammit_wesley

Article in Charlotte Observer 

Creative Loafing Charlotte article



Brand the Moth

"Supporting artists and painting walls"

Article from Charlotte Observer

More info on the Mint Museum Website



Muralist working with recycled materials

 ig: @arko.clt 

Article in Charlotte Observer 


Hannah Fairweather 

Mixed media artist dealing with ideas around nature

ig: @hannahmfairweather

Sam Guzzie 

Multimedia artist and muralist

ig: @samguzzie 

QCNerve article 



Printmaking and abstraction

ig: @owl.clt 

Article in QCNerve

Jay Robert Watson 

Complete environment artist

ig: @jayrobertwatson 

Article in Creative Loafing Charlotte 



Goodyear Arts

"Artists need SPACE, TIME, MONEY, and COMMUNITY"

More info on the Mint Museum Website


Amy Bagwell 

Poet/mixed media artist

ig:@emotiontapes @wallpoems

Interview with Charlotte Observer

Lee Herrera

Figurative illustration

ig: @hopefuleeart

HNin Nie

Painting human emotions

ig: @hninstagram

Article in CLTure

Elisa Sanchez 

Illustrator focused on juxstaposition

  ig: @elissandraa


Renee Cloud

Text art and mixed media; focus on narrative and the black experience

ig: @nathanknowsbetter 


Blaine Hurdle

Handmade conceptual jewlery  

ig: @needlesandpinsjewelry

Article in Charlotte Observer

 Debora Koo

Still lifes in oil


 Grace Stott

Mixed media/painting/ceramics; applying narrative to surface

ig: @stott_pots

Article from Creative Loafing Charlotte

 Lilya Zalevskaya

Multidisciplinary; fantasy that questions reality 

ig: @lilyazalevskaya

Article from HappeningsCLT 

Holly Keogh

Painter working with family archives 

ig: @hckeogh

Artist residency at the McColl Center

de'Angelo Dia

 Multimedia; addresses cultural and theological issues

ig: @1518dia

Article in The Charlotte Post about Constellations CLT


Todd Stewart 

Mechanics transforming into social experiences

ig: @t__o_d_d

Katrina Sánchez Standfield

Fiber/mixed material; addressing social and environmental networks 

ig: @fiberess

Andrea Vail

Mixed media; makes connections between objects and people

 ig: @andreaevail

Interview from The WMA

 Seirin Nagano

 Mixed media

ig: @seirinnagano

 Amy Herman


ig: @amy.n.herman

Interview with On Life and Meaning Podcast:


Matthew Steele

Works with ideas of man-made technology and aesthetics 

ig: @mtsteele

Interview with HappeningsCLT


Goodyear Arts (and BLKMRKTCLT) located at Camp North End 

Original Goodyear Arts location in 2015: article from Creative Loafing Charlotte

Demolition of original Goodyear Arts location: article from Charlotte Magazine

Permanent Location: article from Axios Charlotte 






Created by Shreya Dwibedy, Mint Museum Library Intern, Summer 2021