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Mission Statement

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:  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and by appointment.           

*Both galleries are also open one hour before performances in Halton Theater or Pease Auditorium and during intermission.

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Gallery Staff

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.

Ms. Lynch 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.

Amelia Zytka, Gallery Facilitator 

Amelia Zytka has been a resident of Charlotte since 2013. As well as working in the Art Galleries, she is also a CPCC student working towards her AA degree. Upon graduation, she will be pursuing a degree in Art History in hopes of working in the museum world someday. Recently, she spent the summer as an intern at the Mint Museum working in Archives.

Ziere Massey, Gallery Assistant through Work Study Program

Ziere Massey is a current Central Piedmont Community College student pursuing her Associates Degree in Nursing. Ms. Massey aspires to continue her education at East Carolina University to receive a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Ms. Massey is a Charlotte native, fulfilling her love for the Arts through working in the galleries at CPCC.

Renee Cloud, Assistant Gallery Coordinator

Renee Cloud is a Charlotte native and received her BFA in Studio Art from Appalachian State University in 2015.  She has been a practicing artist and curator in the Charlotte area for the past 6 years.  A Goodyear Arts Alumni, her dedication to the local art community stems from a deeply rooted interest in creative thinking and problem solving.

 

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Parking

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

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