‘The Boxing Gym’ Is Now on View

Join us in Ross Gallery I to view “The Boxing Gym,” an exploration into the psyche of an African American athlete, on view through December 18.

Artists de’Angelo Dia and Shaun El C. Leonardo photography, film and poetry to explore the hype and demise of one boxer, examining the media and public’s contradictory desire to build up our heroes (specifically our athletes of colore) only to see them torn down. This boxer, once headed toward glory, is now a man who clearly did not live up to his potential. Photographed in the gym where he once trained, he and his environment are now a mere shell of the macho grandeur, aggression and intensity they once symbolized.

Join us for a reception with light refreshments on November 6 with de’Angelo Dia from 5-7 p.m. Dia will perform at 6 p.m.

10/30 – McColl Center Artist-to-Artist Talk

October 30, 2 p.m. in Tate Hall

CPCC will host current McColl Center for Art + Innovation residents for an artist-to-artist lecture, in which each artist speaks briefly about their own practice.  Lecturing artists include Austin Ballard, Betsy Birkner, Beverly McIver, Frank Selby, and Jessica Whitbread.

Important Road Closing! – Kings Ave.

The City of Charlotte has announced Kings Drive will be closed between 4th Street and 7th Street starting Oct. 18, and remained closed for several weeks, to install trolley car tracks at the intersection of Elizabeth Avenue and Kings.

This closure will have a major impact on vehicular traffic on and around Central Campus. The map below shows the traffic flow during the construction project.

The construction project will force students and employees to plan accordingly. Getting in and out of Central Campus parking areas likely will take more time.

Aspen Hochhalter Lith Printing Photography Workshop

The CPCC Art Galleries were pleased to host our first ever workshop with an exhibiting artist. Aspen Hochhalter taught a group of 12 students and community members the art of Lith Printing Photography. The technique is simple and easy for darkroom neophytes to catch on to, but is full of surprises as well.

Thanks to Aspen for teaching the class! Look for more opportunities to learn from our exhibiting artists soon; more darkroom photography and printmaking classes are in the works!

Learn more about Lith Printing Photography here

Objects in Perspective reception

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the reception for “Objects in Perspective: Collaboration by Aspen Hochhalter and Natalie Abrams.” About 100 attendees enjoyed light refreshments while looking at the art and asking the artists questions.

Looking forward to seeing you at Aspen Hochhalter’s lecture on Thursday 10/9 at 3 p.m. in Pease Auditorium! (Save the date for Natale Abrams’ lecture on 10/22 at 3 p.m.).

Friends & Family Market!

October 7, 2014

Contact: Jeff Lowrance, 704.330.6660, jeff.lowrance@cpcc.edu

CPCC’s Ross Gallery to host first annual Friends & Family Market fundraiser

WHAT: Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Galleries will host the first Friends & Family Market to raise funds for educational programming.

The Friends & Family Market will contain work by 35 artists who have an affiliation to the gallery. Original works and prints will be sold for $50 or less. Fifty percent of all sales will go to the artist, 40 percent to the galleries and 10 percent to one of three CPCC student visual arts groups.

Artists include current and former CPCC students, instructors, alumni exhibiting artists, future exhibiting artists and more. They include: Natalie Abrams, Eli Arenas, Amy Bagwell, Betsy Birkner, Matthew Brien, Anderson Carman, Shaun Cassidy, Sharon Dowell, Catalina Duarte, Heather D. Freeman, Amy Herman, Aspen Hochhalter, Carolyn Jacobs, Anna Kenar, Ashley Knight, Janet Lasher, Andrew Leventis, Oliver Lewis, Allison Luce, Terry McMicking, Nam Nguyens, Nancy Nieves, Karen O’Leary, Isaac Payne, Don Peeler, Miranda Pfeiffer, Zachary Tate Porter, Eva Rizzardi, Elizabeth Ross, Ahmad Sabha, Laurie Schorr, Barbara Schreiber, Caitie Sellers, Paula Smith, Matthew Steele, Tom Thoune, Alvaro Torres, Jason Watson, Janet Williams, Pam Winegard, and Kyle Worthy.

The Friends & Family Market strives to prove that quality art is affordable and the public’s support of regional artists encourages them to keep creating and exploring new works that may add to the beauty of the local community.

WHEN: Nov. 3 – Dec. 18, 2014
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday; noon – 6 p.m., Saturday

WHERE: Ross Gallery II, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus

CONTACT: For more information, please visit http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/friends-family-market/

Central Piedmont Community College is one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. CPCC responds to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC has provided more than 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry.

CPCC Visual Arts Wins Creative Loafing Best of Charlotte Award!

Congrats to Ashley Knight and his sculpture students for winning this award with the McColl Center for Art + Innovation!

See it online here.

Staff Pick

Best Art/Community/Environment Partnership
Aurora Robson and CPCC Sculpture Students in the Exhibition Synthesis

Robson, a McColl Center for Art + Innovation Artist-in-Residence, designed a course implemented by Central Piedmont Community College sculpture students under Ashley Knight called “Sculpture + Intercepting the Waste Stream.” The students went to the Brightwalk neighborhood and collected waste from Irwin Creek (three truckloads!). Working with this trash, they created unique works of art that were exhibited in the show Synthesis, which featured a silent auction with proceeds benefitting a stewardship group that will continue the effort to keep Irwin Creek clean.