CPCC Galleries are committed to 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.
Ross Gallery is located on the first floor of Overcash Building on Central Campus (at the intersection of Elizabeth Avenue & S. Kings Drive), adjacent to Halton Theatre. The gallery, named for long-time instructor Elizabeth Ross, features two intimate spaces, Ross Gallery I and Ross Gallery II. (704) 330-6211
Pease Gallery is located on the first floor of the Learning Resources Center (LRC), across the hall from Pease Auditorium. The LRC or Library can be found by turning onto Pease Lane from Elizabeth Avenue; it is the white building recessed approximately 50 yards from the street. (704) 330-3211
The CPCC Galleries Program encompasses Ross and Pease Galleries on Central Campus, as well as the Patty and Bill Gorelick Galleries on Levine, Harris, and Cato. Additionally, our Art Galleries Program manages CPCC’s permanent art collection, curates public art installed on our six campuses, and oversees the student-run Balance Art Gallery (4th Floor, LRC, Central campus).
Hours: 10:00am- 2:00pm Monday-Thursday, and by appointment. *Both galleries are also open one hour before performances in Halton Theater or Pease Auditorium and during intermission.
Megan Lynch, Gallery Director
Megan Lynch has been active in the national art world as an art adviser, consultant, curator and artist for over a decade. Ms. Lynch hold a Master’s Degree in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles. She served as a Fine Art Consultant with National Geographic Fine Art Galleries prior to joining Central Piedmont Community College.
She began her career in the Collections and Registrar Department at Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum and subsequently worked in Fine Art Appraisals at Jacqueline Silverman Associates, and Director of the Art Department for Art and Coin TV. In 2014, Ms. Lynch started curating exhibitions in non-traditional spaces throughout Southern California and now in Charlotte, NC.
Heather Felts, Gallery Coordinator
Our talented installation expert, Heather Felts, was promoted from Gallery Assistant to Gallery Coordinator while working as a student at CPCC, and pursuing her Fine Arts General Studio degree. She then graduated with a BFA from Winthrop University with concentrations in Jewelry and Drawing. Heather is intrinsically involved in the curitorial layout of each exhibition and the day-to-day operations of both Ross and Pease Galleries, and had the great pleasure to install and curate such high-profile exhibitions as The Original Odyssey by Romare Bearden, which featured rarely seen original works by the native Charlottean.
Alan Huck, Gallery Facilitator
Alan Huck serves as a Gallery Facilitator at Central Piedmont Community College. He holds a BFA from the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts and is currently an MFA candidate through the University of Hartford’s limited residency program in photography. He previously lived and worked in Los Angeles and New Haven, Connecticut before relocating to Charlotte in early 2016. As Gallery Facilitator, Alan contributes to the design and layout of exhibitions and is responsible for social media outreach, marketing, and website development.
Free parking is available in the Theater Parking/ Faculty/Event lot behind the Overcash building on 4th Street.
Secondary parking can be found off Pease Lane in the Visitor’s Lot. The visitor’s parking lot is gated and requires $3.00 to exit. It is also accessible via Kings Drive.
Question, comments, and creativity are always welcome; please contact Megan Lynch, Gallery Director, at: Megan.Lynch@cpcc.edu