Exhibition Photos from the 2020 Annual Juried Student Art Show

If ever there was an exhibition that deserved a shout out, it is this one. The art drop off day for this show took place just days before the stay at home order went into affect. We were unsure if any of the students would feel comfortable dropping off their artwork in the midst of a pandemic and equally unsure if we would have a show. Nearly every single artist braved the circumstances and the cold weather to bring their work to the Gallery. It did our hearts good to see the dedication and resilience of our student body. Granted, we did not complete the installation of the Student Show until June as Gallery staff worked off site for three months, but it is now completely prepared for viewing. We understand many students and other visitors may not feel ready to visit the gallery yet, so we put together a slideshow featuring the exhibition.

We will be back to a regular Gallery schedule beginning the Fall semester. If you would like to see the show before then we are open for a limited number of visitors at a time. Please email our Gallery Coordinator if you would like to schedule a visit.




Keith Bryant’s Public Art Sculptures

Some of you may remember our Instagram story from last Tuesday when we installed Keith Bryant’s outdoor sculptures. Procession, seen above, features six groupings of poles with colorful adornments on top. Each pole is a different height, offering a staggered look, adding visual interest with varying levels. As the sunlight moves throughout the day, it hits the sculptures at unique angles, creating fluctuating visual effects with the light and color. This group of sculptures is on Central Campus in front of the art wing of Overcash Center.

Journey, stands on Central campus on the lawn in front of the Citizens building. If you drive down Chrarlottetowne Ave toward East 4th street and look to your right, you may catch a glimpse of it. Keith sculpted this piece using metal and bondo, a type of automotive plastic. The title as well as the curved shape is indicative of our own life journey. Certainly, all of us are going through trying times right now and can relate to the the challenges, twists and turns that come our way.

Keith, a ceramics instructor at UNC Charlotte, will also have an exhibition this fall in the Overcash Gallery featuring more of his sculptures. For more information, or to see more of his artwork, please visit his website keithbryantsculpture.com.

Faculty Art Show in August

Central Piedmont Art Galleries are excited to announce that we will be hosting an exhibition featuring our CP Art Faculty! Our students already know that their instructors are talented accomplished artists, but this show will give students and other members of CP staff the opportunity to see our Art Faculty’s accomplishments in a gallery setting. The show will run from the start of the Fall Semester August 10 through October 2.