Mint Masterpieces

Artists, art collectors, patrons and gallery owners all show up at Mint Masterpieces, this first one at the home of Linda and David Whitaker. (Photo: Charlene Uresy)

Our second art-full gala moves to Palmer Woods, where a judge who is an artist and an attorney who is a serious collector will host our party with a purpose on Oct. 19. This beautiful event features fine wine and food, fabulous music by jazz guitarist A. Spencer Barefield and violinist Jannina North, lots of art – and some surprises. Our silent auction gives guests the opportunity to take home art by professional artists and our emerging artists.

Mint Masterpieces supports Mint Artists Guild’s growth, and creates more opportunities for youth in Detroit. A limited number of tickets are available now; buy yours today: http://bit.ly/mintgala

Learn more about our hosts in this blog post and video, and watch for updates on our blog and social media.

Mint Masterpieces is sponsored by Blossoms, DET Property Management, Eric’s I’ve Been Framed Shop, Integrity Shows, Sherwood Forest Gallery – and soon other caring businesses.

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Quotable: artist Austen Brantley

Austen Brantley stands between two of his pieces.

 

“If you’ve got to sell your art, you’ve got to sell yourself.”

-sculptor Austen Brantley, at a Mint Artists Guild Learn & Earn workshop.
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Mint is partnering with Art Road, another Detroit area nonprofit, to create original art in Edison Elementary School in Detroit  Mint Artists will create a painting backdrop on the theme ‘Detroit is” and work with the kids to create a collage of photos and other elements. Some of the work may be featured at Mercedes Benz Financial Services regional offices in May. This is what Mint likes – the win-win-win arrangement, and a beautiful and fun one too.

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Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Twyla Tharp, a dancer who has choreographed 160 pieces and won the MacArthur genius award. 

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Join us Thursday for our fall opening. And if you know a worthy nonprofit in Detroit or nearby, consider nominating a nonprofit to receive a made-in-Detroit painting from Mint Artists.

The Carr Center is in Paradise Valley, in downtown Detroit, and our exhibit is on the second floor.

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Art is about history and telling stories.

Detroit artist Hubert Massey, in a Detroit News profile as he works on a giant fresco in Cobo Hall. Massey is vice president of Mint Artists Guild’s board of directors, and a co-founder of the nonprofit.
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We depend on volunteers to make Mint grow.

Join us this evening to learn more about volunteering with Mint Artists Guild. 

Or if you want to help out with fundraising, marketing or during the Belle Isle Art Fair this weekend or the Art of Resilience on Aug. 13, please contact Vickie at mintartistsguild@gmail.com or fill out this online volunteer info sheet.

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We depend on volunteers to make Mint grow.

Join us this evening to learn more about volunteering with Mint Artists Guild. 

Or if you want to help out with fundraising, marketing or during the Belle Isle Art Fair this weekend or the Art of Resilience on Aug. 13, please contact Vickie at mintartistsguild@gmail.com or fill out this online volunteer info sheet.

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Art takes me to a better place, I absolutely love making things that appeal to the eye and the heart.

Mint Artists Alexis Bagley, a Cass Tech student who is learning about the business of art and creative skills. Support the Mint crowdfunding campaign today and perhaps Alexis will work for us – and for Detroit nonprofits – this summer.
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Mint Artists Guild is honored to partner with several nonprofit organizations on our current “beautiful win, win, win fundraiser.” Among them are Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Programs and Coalition on Temporary Shelter, or COTS, which helps families facing homelessness in Detroit.  If we meet or approach our campaign goal, we will donate at least 25 paintings to 25 local charities – including these two beauties!