Art Crush



Hosted by Sheri Lynch and Stacee Michelle national media personalities well known to Charlotte audiences ART CRUSH goes deeper into our regions arts scene, where theres more than meets the eye. Were talking with leading artists, style setters, collectors, curators, and art lovers. Lively and candid discussions delve into the worlds of art, fashion, photography, and more, with a focus on the diverse exhibitions on display at the Mint. Join us for the ART CRUSH experience, and find a new podcast series to crush on.


  • African-Print Fashion Now! - Alexis Temomanin

    18/03/2019 Duration: 23min

    “Fashion designer” or “artist”? Alexis Temomanin says the two terms are interchangeable in his approach to fashion, now on display at “African-Print Fashion Now!” Hear about his journey from Ivory Coast to the trendsetting streets of London.

  • Michael Sherrill - Part 2

    26/02/2019 Duration: 31min

    Hear more from acclaimed artist Michael Sherrill in a conversation that touches on inspiration everywhere, from Japanese raku to the wild trails of the North Carolina mountains.

  • Michael Sherrill - Part 1

    18/01/2019 Duration: 26min

    Translating the natural world into exquisitely rendered art is a lifelong passion for acclaimed potter and sculptor Michael Sherrill. He discusses his inspirations and processes as he celebrates his first-ever career retrospective

  • Todd Herman - Part 2

    02/01/2019 Duration: 27min

    In a continuation of his conversation with Sheri Lynch, new Mint Museum CEO Todd Herman shares his excitement about Charlotte’s local arts scene as well as his vision for The Mint’s growth and evolution.

  • African-Print Fashion Now! - Titi Ademola

    19/12/2018 Duration: 27min

    What does it take to go from sewing garments in a garage in Ghana to dressing an Oscar-winning actress for the world stage? Titi Ademola, one of the featured designers of “African-Print Fashion Now!,” discusses her journey and the exciting rise of Afropolitan fashion and culture.

  • Todd Herman, PhD, President & CEO of The Mint Museum - Part 1

    30/11/2018 Duration: 39min

    What’s next for the Mint? Hear it straight from the new President & CEO Todd Herman, PhD. In the first part of an in-depth conversation with Sheri Lynch, Todd discusses his excitement in joining the fast-paced Charlotte community, his plans to engage the next generation, the importance of storytelling, and his wish that museum visitors could put their hands on every work of art in front of them (which isn’t possible, but it’s his wish).Storytelling is the key to a great museum, and Herman discusses plans and dreams for evolving the museum in the digital age, while never losing sight of the power of experiencing art up close and personal.

  • Holiday Shopping at The Mint Museum Stores

    24/11/2018 Duration: 15min

    What awaits this holiday season at The Mint Museum Store? Stacee Michelle drops in for a fun conversation with Store Manager/Buyer Amy Grigg, who shares holiday gift ideas as unique as the Mint itself – plus details on one of the year’s biggest discounts, for one day only. Tune in to ART CRUSH for inspiration on gift giving for all ages and price ranges, all in support of the Mint.

  • Charlotte's Charlotte

    17/10/2018 Duration: 47min

    Welcome to a new season of ART CRUSH! Queen Charlotte is the focus of this provocative episode, as artist Ken Aptekar, curator Carla Hanzal and host Sheri Lynch delve into the story behind the contemporary reimagining of the Queen’s iconic coronation portrait. On the 250th anniversary of the city of Charlotte, what does it mean to be named for a woman whose biracial heritage has only recently been acknowledged and celebrated? And did this 2008 painting forecast the explosion of meme culture? Find out on this Charlotte-centric episode of ART CRUSH.

  • André Leon Talley on Oscar de la Renta

    26/06/2018 Duration: 01h06min

    A fashion obsession drives this episode, as Stacee Michelle talks to the iconic Andre Leon Talley about everyone from Oscar de la Renta to Andy Warhol to Rihanna, and Sheri Lynch welcomes Hillary Cooper to discuss plans for the museum’s groundbreaking Fashion Studio.

  • Allen Blevins 'Develar y Detonar' Part 3

    17/04/2018 Duration: 26min

    In this final episode of the multi-part conversation between Sheri Lynch and exhibition organizer Allen Blevins, the behind-the-scenes details of ‘Develar y Detonar’ are revealed, giving even greater meaning to the stunning images of Mexico’s most important young photographers.

  • What's Your Art Crush?

    03/04/2018 Duration: 17min

    Jazz influences. Burning buildings. Disastrous first dates... Partygoers at the ART CRUSH podcast launch at The Mint Museum share their art crushes and unfiltered impressions with Stacee Michelle.

  • Allen Blevins on 'Develar y Detonar' Part 2

    20/03/2018 Duration: 24min

    Sheri Lynch continues a fascinating conversation with exhibition organizer Allen Blevins, with topics ranging from a third gender known as “muxe” to the connection between an earthquake and a live human body covered with crawling ants.

  • Allen Blevins on 'Develar y Detonar' Part 1

    06/03/2018 Duration: 17min

    Intensely personal and deeply provocative, 'Develar y Detonar' showcases internationally acclaimed young photographers who turn their artistic lens on contemporary Mexico and its many layers of history and identity. Exhibition organizer Allen Blevins talks with Sheri Lynch about the exhibition’s journey to Charlotte, with the goal of breaking down artistic and cultural walls.

  • William Ivey Long Part 3

    22/02/2018 Duration: 25min

    There’s power in being weird, according to William Ivey Long. This multiple Tony Award-winning costume designer shares his thoughts on the art of design, his eureka moment in biology class, and walking into The Mint Museum for the first time as a boy growing up in the Charlotte area. Sheri Lynch and Stacee Michelle host the final episode of this entertaining chat with the Broadway legend.

  • William Ivey Long Part 2

    20/02/2018 Duration: 19min

    He has dressed Rolling Stones and Pink Ladies. Now William Ivey Long brings his adventurous creativity to Charlotte with an exhibition at The Mint Museum. Sheri Lynch and Stacee Michelle continue an entertaining conversation with this multiple Tony-Award winning Broadway legend and costume designer for Grease Live! and The Rolling Stones’ Steel Wheels tour, among other triumphs.

  • Highlights

    06/02/2018 Duration: 09min

    Highlights from our first 4 episodes. We have more coming soon!

  • Ann Tarwater: Modest can be bold & surprising

    23/01/2018 Duration: 11min

    In this latest episode of ART CRUSH, fashion insider Stacee Michelle chats with fashion collector Ann Tarwater, a contributor to the 'Charlotte Collects' exhibition at The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC. Ann talks about modest couture, why art and fashion are so important to creating a vibrant city, and walking in on the arm of designer Geoffrey Beene.

  • William Ivey Long Part 1

    06/01/2018 Duration: 16min

    How did a North Carolina boy become a legendary costume designer?In this episode of ART CRUSH, Sheri Lynch and Stacee Michelle roll up their sleeves with multiple Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long, the subject of the retrospective William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016 at The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC. Episode 1 of this in-depth interview includes conversation about William’s North Carolina roots, his challenge in hiding the zipper for opera diva Renee Fleming, and his breakthrough moment designing a ruffled Elizabethan collar for his dog.

  • Lisa Dargan: A wedding dress made of ostrich feathers

    21/12/2017 Duration: 14min

    In this episode of ART CRUSH, Stacee Michelle chats with fashion collector Lisa Dargan, a contributor to the Charlotte Collects exhibition at The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC. Lisa discusses wearing snow boots under her wedding dress, why Charlotte is her favorite shopping destination in the world, and a one-of-a-kind item known as “the car wash dress.”

  • Ashley Anderson: Charlotte Collects

    18/11/2017 Duration: 10min

    In this episode, Stacee chats with collector and TV news anchor Ashley Anderson Mattei, a contributor to the Charlotte Collects exhibition at The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC. Ashley talks about a little black dress covered in bats, how fashion is all about solving a problem, and why yoga pants look like underwear on the streets of Paris.