Forged Landscapes: Ahmad Sabha & Sharon Dowell

September 4, 2013

Contact: Jeff Lowrance, 704.330.6660,

CPCC Ross Gallery to feature works by Sharon Dowell and Ahmad Sabha
Exhibition to feature works by a ceramicist and painter

WHAT: Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will host works by ceramicist Ahmad Sabha and painter Sharon Dowell October 3 through November 14 in its Ross Gallery.

Sabha uses industrial forms like factories, pipes and water towers as inspiration for his ceramic creations, which are replete with contrasts in shape, texture and color. In contrast, Dowell’s paintings capture the bright energy of place through mapping, layering and architectural forms that combine to create representations forged with emotional experience.

Each artist’s appreciation for the overlooked reliquaries of industry and their medium will be evident to exhibition attendees.

Dowell’s paintings will serve as a dramatic backdrop to Sabha’s ceramic pieces, which will be displayed on pedestals or on their own forged steel stands throughout Ross Gallery.

October 3 – November 14, 2013
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Opening Reception: October 10, 5 – 7 p.m.

Sharon Dowell Artist Lecture: October 24 at noon in Ross Gallery
Ceramic Workshop with Ahmad Sabha on October 29 at noon in the Automotive Technology Building (Central Campus), Room 011

WHERE: Ross Gallery, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Grace Cote at 704.330.6211 or at

Central Piedmont Community College is one of the largest 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. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC is celebrating 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry.