2018 Holiday Art Market

CPCC Art Galleries will be hosting the Annual Holiday Art Market in Ross Gallery on Central Campus November 5th- December 5th, 2018. Students, faculty, and some local artists will have works for sale to help you complete your holiday shopping! Choose from ceramics, jewelry, paintings, and photography created by members of your Charlotte community.  There will be a large selection of gifts priced under $50, so be sure to stop in and discover what is in store!

if you are a local (Charlotte Area) artist interested in participating in the Holiday Art Market, email renee.cloud@cpcc.edu for more information.

 

 

Coming Soon: A visit from local artists and editor Gavin Edwards of The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses

Gavin Edwards, editor of The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses will be visiting Ross Gallery on Central Campus on Wednesday October 31, 2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Accompanying Edwards will be local artists and book contributors Dustin Harbin and Holly Keogh. Be sure to stop by as the first 200 visitors will receive a FREE copy of the book!

The game of Exquisite Corpse is simple: two or more people create an unpredictable artwork by folding the paper to hide each contribution, leaving only small connective lines for clues. The unfolded page reveals a finished collaboration—sometimes wacky, sometimes twisted, and always unique. With this book, you can create your own Exquisite Corpses, with friends or on your own, because the pages are already packed with potential collaborators.– Penguin Random House

Click here for an article from Charlotte Magazine about the concept and contributors behind The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses.

MakerSpace 2018

Now is your chance to come explore your creative side! In collaboration with CPCC Student Life, The Ross Gallery in Overcash Building on Central Campus will be transformed into the inaugural MakerSpace. Students are invited to come into the gallery and express some creativity! From collage to origami, we will be offering a variety of artistic and craft based materials for students to experiment with and explore their creative hand.

Take a moment to breathe and relax and carve some time out of your busy day and make a craft with us!

October 15-31, 2018, Monday – Thursday 10am-2pm

Don Peeler’s Magnified View

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Have you ever wondered how a bumblebee feels while going about the business of collecting nectar? You need wonder no longer, as Don Peeler has brought to us the view of our beloved pollinators. These oil on canvas paintings make us look at the iris and hibiscus in a new way. It is common enough to see floral photographs and paintings, but Don invites us inside the flower itself to see a very magnified view of the petals. Our busy bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds certainly have a lovely office to work in.

These are large paintings and their colors will draw you in making you want to pull up a chair and sit for awhile. To get the full experience come by the Pease Gallery Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm. These paintings will be on display until October 4th.

Don is also represented by the Shain Gallery

http://www.shaingallery.com/

Isaac Payne’s Take on Light

 

 

 

 

 

Accomplished artist, Isaac Payne is fascinated with light and how it never seems to stay the same. Sometimes it may be very bright and cast long shadows on the ground, and other times it may exhibit a more orange look, like during a brilliant sunset. Light is constantly changing and shifting throughout the day, as well as the year. Additionally, light can look different depending on where you are in the world. Isaac grew up on the West coast, and now he resides here in the Carolinas producing and selling works of art and teaching at CPCC.

Currently on display now in the Pease Gallery are two of his pieces. They are partially drawn as well as painted with an emphasis on architecture. It is also important to keep in mind what is seen as well as what is not seen while viewing Isaac’s artwork. If that is not enough, he incorporates elements of photographs that he has taken. They are large, brightly colored renderings of cityscapes. When viewed in person, it is possible to see the the dimensions and depth as well as the individualistic elements, which make them pleasing to the eye. On display now through October 1st!

Tashonda Wright’s Spin on “Time”

Architecture has been a common theme in art throughout the ages. Tashonda Wright has put a new spin on it with her current piece in the Pease Gallery “Time”. With this ink drawing, Tashonda explores the relationship between architecture and humanity. Architecture influences people and people inadvertently influence architecture. “Time” was created during a trip Tashonda took to China with a study abroad program at the China Academy of Art. Each architectural feature seen in the drawing has a special significance to the artist. Tashonda also took advantage of the opportunity to learn Chinese calligraphy and painting techniques while in the program. These elements are used throughout the composition.This is a piece that has many fascinating details embedded in it, and requires much more than a casual glance. Come see it in person and be sure to ask us what the Chinese inscription means!

Marks of Intuition: the Work of Anderson Carman

Anderson Carman “Wash”, ink on bristol board, 2017

CPCC Alumni Anderson Carman has gone on to do great things, his imagination and resourcefulness shows no bounds. After leaving CPCC, Carman continued his education at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Atlanta  and received a BFA in Sequential Art. Currently, Carman is working as a children’s book illustrator for Apologia.

The work showcased in Past & Present is part of a series called “Scratch Paper”, an artifact of Carman’s drawing practice. When preparing bristol board for laying out comic book pages, he trims a 3 inch sliver off the page to size it to the dimensions he needs. Carman realized the potential of this paper trimming and used it as a place to prepare his drawing utensils. “Scratch Paper” is now a collection of over 50 pieces, each one uniquely different from the others. Some are bare with few marks and others are almost black with ink.

The “Scratch Paper” series is a testament to the art of the process. While these little slivers of paper were initially saved for a practical purpose, the process of illustrating comics allowed for them to become pieces themselves. It shows the importance of considering all parts of your practice as art, you never know what it could yield!

 

To see more of Anderson Carman’s work, click here.