The Visual Arts Department is offering studio classes in Ceramics (Art 283), Photography Art (260), Painting (Art 240 and Art 241), Sculpture (Art 282) and Drawing (Art 131). We are also offering classes in Art History, both European (Art 114 and Art 115) and Non Western (Art 117: that includes China and Japan). Many of these courses are offered both during the day and at night to accommodate work schedules. The semester begins August 17th and ends December 11th and you can register until August 16th. Please go to CPCC.edu and click on ‘schedule builder’ and then enter the course prefix and number to find out when these classes are offered. We look forward to seeing you in class!
On the Red Carpet at Charlotte Magazine’s B.O.B. Awards: CPCC’s Ross and Pease Voted 2015 BEST ART GALLERY!
Cassandra Richardson, Gallery Director & Alice Jenkins, Arts Programming Coordinator
- Installation view of Shaun Cassidy’s “The Sound of Everything” at CPCC’s Ross Gallery, on view now through July 16, 2015.
Charlotte Magazine has announced that CPCC Ross and Pease Art Galleries has received a Best of the Best award as the city’s Best Art Gallery!
The galleries at Central Piedmont Community College have always served students and faculty, providing a space for their work and occasionally bringing in outside talent. But recently, the spaces have evolved. The Ross and Pease are now home to emerging and professional talent, from Shaun Cassidy’s The Sound of Everything (which runs through July 14) to a recent exhibition made entirely of animated GIFs, a medium never before presented in Charlotte galleries.
"New Geographic One", a pop-up exhibition of animated gifs in Pease Gallery January 14-20, 2015
Currently on display in Ross Gallery is Shaun Cassidy’s The Sound of Everything, on view through July 14. Cassidy was also recognized with a BOB award as Best Artist by Charlotte Magazine.
The Annual Student Exhibition is now on display in Pease Gallery, and has been extended through mid-July.
CPCC Art Galleries remains committed to our mission of inspiring, educating, and engaging students, faculty, and community members through access to exceptional visual art in all media. The Galleries constantly support the teaching mission of the college by serving as a lab for the visual arts curricula and enhancing a variety of other subjects. Additional educational programming celebrates artistic achievement and cross-discipline collaboration.
Look for more exciting events and artist’s lectures in the coming year!
“The Sound of Everything,” currently on view at Ross Gallery,
is featured in an article by The Charlotte Observer’s Barbara Schreiber.
Shaun Cassidy, "The Sound of Everything" Ross Gallery CPCC
Ms. Schreiber states: “Cassidy’s vivid, powder-coated steel sculptures succeed because they are primal.”
“The Sound of Everything” was inspired by music, and Schreiber writes, ”Although several vaguely resemble actual instruments, some of the best ones – including ‘Violin,’ ‘Fiddle,’ and ‘Snare’ – are sheer explosions of movement and sound.”
Read the article in the Charlotte Observer
New work by sculptor Shaun Cassidy is currently on display in
“Shaun Cassidy: The Sound of Everything”
in Ross Gallery through July 16, 2015.
Shaun Cassidy, "The Sound of Everything, Fiddle" 2015
In this new body of work, Shaun Cassidy has created sculptural equivalents of the emotional and associative resonances of specific musical sounds. Each work, through its form, composition, stance and color, captures specific nonverbal feelings. This exhibition consists of eight steel, powder-coated sculptures ranging in size, shape, and color.
British born artist Shaun Cassidy has been making work in the U.S. since 1991. He studied sculpture in England and Canada. He also worked as a studio assistant for Sir Anthony Caro in London. His work spans a diverse range of materials, processes and ideas. He has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Art in America and the Wall Street Journal.
Shaun has been awarded artist residencies at over ten venues including two at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, an Affiliate Artist residency (2001-2002) and a Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) sponsored artist-in-residence (2006). He has completed several public art projects throughout the region and is currently working on new public art commissions for the CATS Blue Line Extension McCullough Station and the Arts and Science Council in Charlotte. Shaun is currently on the National Board of Directors of the McColl Center for Art and Innovation in Charlotte and works as a Professor of Fine Art at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC. Cassidy’s work is represented in Charlotte by the New Gallery of Modern Art.
Shaun Cassidy, featured artist in Ross Gallery during Sensoria
Upcoming Sensoria artist, Shaun Cassidy, is featured on the cover of this month’s edition of “Carolina Arts!” Sensoria is CPCC’s week long celebration of the arts April 10-18, 2015. More info at http://sensoria.cpcc.edu/
“Shaun Cassidy: The Sound of Everything” opens March 16 and continues through July 14.
“In this new body of work, Cassidy will create sculptural equivalents of the emotional and associative resonances of specific musical sounds. Each work, through its form, composition, stance and color, attempts to capture specific nonverbal feelings. This exhibition will consist of eight steel, powder-coated sculptures ranging in size, shape and color. British born artist Shaun Cassidy has been making work in the US since 1991. He studied sculpture in England and Canada and worked as a studio assistant for Sir Anthony Caro in London. His work spans a diverse range of materials, processes and ideas and has been featured in ‘Sculpture Magazine,’ ‘Art in America’ and ‘The Wall Street Journal.’” http://www.carolinaarts.com/315/315carolinaarts-pg39.pdf
Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thur., 10am-2pm
Polyester Plate Lithography Workshop
with exhibiting artist Adrian Rhodes
February 27, 10 a.m.
AU 108, CPCC Central Campus
$15 Students / $25 Non-Students
Space is limited – Sign up now!
Matthew Steele: “ONE” will open Monday, January 26 in Pease Gallery. Please join us for a reception with the artist on Thursday, February 5 from 5-7 p.m., and a lecture in Pease Auditorium on Wednesday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Matthew Steele, Monument to Regret, 2014.
Monuments were the first, and are still the most publicly accessible, form of art. With a visual vocabulary that stylistically echoes the commissioner’s culture and time, monuments will typically fall into one of three categories: nationalism, heroism, or tragedy. These celebratory undertones are what separate monuments from public art, which is usually integrated, interpretive, and representative of other ideas.
In this new body of work, Matthew Steele seeks to reclaim the monument from its location specific nationalism. With basic elements like wood and glass, Steele creates models for more universal monuments dedicated to the thing humanity has in common: emotion. Our feelings, our intuitive responses, are what connects us all, pervading the self-imposed separations we adhere to (culture, language, nation, histories, etc.). Fear, joy, futility, vulnerability, indecision, regret, relief; everyone knows those feelings. These monuments represent the human technologies of the self (emotions and responses to those emotions) through architectural vernacular and the aesthetic of function.
On Thursday, we will host a lecture by Adrian Rhodes in Tate Hall at 4 p.m. She’ll speak about her journey as a printmaker and elaborate on her technique and the experimental approaches she takes.
Following the lecture, we will host two receptions, one for Adrian in Ross Gallery, and the second for New Geographic One, a collaborative Gif exhibition by Dan Romanoski and Eric Hurtgen. Both receptions will take place from 5-7 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.