Andi Steele in Sculpture Magazine

Take a look at the review section of this month’s Sculpture Magazine to see work by Andi Steele. The Magazine reviewed her recent installation, Emanate, on view in the Brossman Gallery at York College of Pennsylvania.

Her solo exhibition, Burst, will be on view in Ross Gallery I starting Wednesday, May 14. Join us for a reception May 14 from 5-7 pm.

Andi Steele and Kyle Worthy coming to Ross Galleries 5/14

Andi Steele – Ross Gallery I

Andi Steele, an associate professor of sculpture at UNC Wilmington, creates site-specific installations involving brightly colored monofilament wire that she strings across spaces. She designed her piece “Burst” around the front window of Ross Gallery I, an area usually used to frame and showcase art hanging in the gallery. When visitors look through the window, they will see little: a few lines and a little color. The whole of the work cannot be experienced without going into, and interacting with, the altered space. Steele encourages guests to walk in, look up, sit down, move through, look around and find their place.

Kyle Worthy – Ross Gallery II

While Steele abstracts physical space, Kyle Worthy abstracts memories tied to place in his photographs. In “Anyone’s Ghost,” Worthy presents a series of landscape photographs that are both highly specific and nonspecific at the same time. Blurred images taken from a variety of locations are manipulated, toyed with and blended. He then infuses them with anonymity so they become relevant to all viewers, sparking remnants of our own distant memories tied to place.

Opening Reception May 14, 5-7 pm in Ross Gallery

‘Past Perfect’ in the Charlotte Observer

Late last week, a short review of Kirsten Tradowsky’s solo show in Pease Gallery was highlighted by arts writer Barbara Schrieber in the Charlotte Observer’s monthly gallery round-up. See below:

‘Past Perfect’

San Francisco artist Kirsten Tradowsky makes paintings of items found on Craigslist – tender, earnest depictions of objects that once were valued but are now forsaken, their owners bored with them, dead or in need of money. Together, these paintings of dishes, puzzles, recreation equipment and other objects constitute a catalog of abandoned dreams.

The centerpiece of the show is “Reunion.” In this mirror-image diptych, crystal swan candy dishes, decorative boxes, pitchers and other sentimental doodads are arrayed on a table in a way that resembles a display of wedding gifts. But this coming together is really a taking apart, a final gathering of once-cherished items that will be dispersed forever.

Click here to read the entire article.

The show is on view through July 3.

Student Show Awards and Reception

Thanks to everyone who came to the student show reception last Thursday night. It was quite a party, with more than 250 attendees! The celebration was proof of both the number of successful students in the CPCC program and how many people support them.

A special thanks to Richard Zollinger, Vice President for Learning and Workforce Development, for handing out awards, as well as Cato Campus Dean, Janet Malkemes, and Levine Campus Dean, Edith McElroy, for announcing awards on behalf of their respective campuses.

A list of awards is below, followed by a few images of the reception and Award Ceremony. Congratulations to the many talented Visual Arts students here at CPCC!

2014 Annual Juried Student Show Awards

First Place
Monty Montague, Carnal Cosmos, $300

Second Place
Chris Sirico, Self Portrait, $200

Third Place
Hnin Nie, The Nest, $100

Arzberger Purchase Award
Matthew Brien, Surface Tension
Heather Geiser, The Multitasker
Caroline Kerrigan, Blue Mother
Denetra Rodriguez, Just Beyond My Site

John White Photo Award
Lauren Isaacs, Float, $250

Presidential Purchase Award
Suzanne Mellichamp, Magnolia

Student Life Purchase Award
Jeremy Boseman, Golden Cup 7
Catalina Duarte, Tribute to Margaret 2 & 3
Anthony Whidbee, Landscape

Cato Campus Purchase Award
Anderson Carman, Salsa
Eva Rizzardi, Black Capped Chickadee
Phillip Thomas, Light No. 1
Kathleen Tomlinson, Copper and Garlic

Student Success Purchase Award
Eric Wagner, The Bridge
Fred Vohwinkel, Cut Star Bowl

Levine Campus Purchase Award
Chase Currie, Untitled 3
Karen V. Jones, Autumn Glory

Central Campus Purchase Awards
Hnin Nie, The Nest, Fantasy, and Distant
Rebecca Buchanan, Fire Pit Mornings and Kat and Cow Skull
Carol Connaughton, In the Flow
Catalina Duarte, Untitled
Haris Vahabovic, Seated Figure Study
Maritza Brunetto, Vase With Flowers
David Clark, Shino Jar and White Lidded Jar
Lauren Isaacs, Float, Only Time, and Silver Mark
Cambey Gallagher, Summer Hike

Nutcracker Awards
First Place, for Gamer Nutcracker: Camilla Middleton and Latoy R. Burch
Second Place, for Camo Nutracker: Trevor Metz and Husnia Ayar

Pearson Publishing Textbook Cover Award, Decided collectively by CPCC Art Appreciation Teachers, to be published on the cover of the Art Appreciation textbook.
Nick DeMarsico, Abstract, $250


Sensoria Is Here!

Wednesday, April 9

Artist Lecture, Kirsten Tradowsky

Pease Auditorium, 2 p.m.

Opening Reception to follow

 Pease Gallery, 3-5 p.m.


Thursday, April 10

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, 2014 Annual Juried Student Show

Ross Gallery, 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, April 12


Pease Gallery, 11 a.m.

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