The Mint Museum Uptown
In recognition and celebration of the vital role of frontline and essential workers during the COVID 19 pandemic, The Mint Museum’s Messages for the City showcased artist-made images and videos on the Wells Fargo digital screen outside its Levine Center for the Arts in Charlotte, NC. Every hour on the hour, five messages of love, gratitude, and solidarity played for 55 seconds each, followed by the artist’s credit.
Crown’s short video, #solotogether (MESSAGES FOR THE CITY) (2020), was originally shown in New York City’s Times Square. It depicts our gorgeous blue planet spinning through a space populated with the words “Solo” and “Together.”
“During these turbulent times, we are reminded of the ways in which our solitudes can be unified,” explained Crown. “I am humbled by the acts of courage, integrity, and generosity exhibited daily by healthcare and essential workers. They are showing us the way, through their actions, that a better day will come.”
During the global pandemic, she continued, “We need to be as unflinching and clear in our understanding of how every action ripples through our interwoven ecosystem. Our front line workers remind us in the most beautiful way that we are never alone. Solo and together we can find our way to healing.”