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New South for the New Southerner- Decoding Charlotte Murals

Have you noticed? Charlotte is a-bloom with murals!

Meet Mike Wirth Art, mild-mannered Queens U art professor by day, professional artist and co-leader of the Talking Walls Mural festival (which recently added 16 murals to the city's outdoor art scene) by night.

At April's New South for the New Southerner, Mike will show-and-tell about Charlotte murals and the history of the art form and introduce the Southern Tiger Collective - an alliance of local painters who’ve come to Charlotte from as far away as Colombia, South America!

Hosted by community historian Dr. Tom Hanchett, the event will also feature a Southern buffet dinner by Mert's Heart & Soul.

Each program is $15 for non-members (25% discount for members) and includes program, a Southern chicken dinner from Mert’s Heart and Soul, and a cash bar. Space is limited, reservations required.


Sponsored by: North Carolina Humanities Council and Arts & Science Council.

All New South for the New Southerner programs will be hosted by retired Levine Museum historian Dr. Tom Hanchett. This program is geared for adults interested in the history and culture of the Piedmont region in general and the city of Charlotte in particular.

The program will feature guest speakers drawn from academia, publishing, media and the arts. Informal in nature, each program may also feature music, food and drink, short films, interviews, panel discussions and audience participation. The program series is often built through partnerships with organizations with similar mission goals to Levine Museum of the New South.

Earlier Event: April 24
#ShapingCLT- Legacy of Lynching
Later Event: May 22