When Worlds Collide Now Open!

To kick off our Spring Semester, we have theĀ  privilege of hosting the works of three amazing artists in the Ross Gallery. From now until March 14 we have a mix of digital photography (Nancy O. Albert), polaroid photography (Meg Greene Malvasi) and alcohol ink paintings (Leigh B. Williams). These talented ladies have pulled together three very different artistic styles that complement each other nicely. Stop by and check out the show for yourself and we will tell you more!

Ross Gallery Hours (Overcash Building 1st Floor) Monday-Thursday 10:00-2:00 p.m.

The Art Market is Still Going Strong!

The semester might be coming to a close, but we here at the gallery are still keeping the Holiday Market going. Come to the Ross Gallery today to see what we have available. Here is a sneak peak of some unique items we have for sale.

If you’re part of our Visual Arts Club, or you just want a a really cool T-shirt, come and pick one up today!

And while you’re here, “just fork the heck of it” check out these super cool and funky pins by Terry Galante.

Since it is the holiday season, a time when many of us send friends and family greeting cards. Why not, meander over to the next table and peruse our array of gift cards by Nancy Albert and Leigh Williams?

Here are some unique items from Kc Roberge that you are not likely to find in many other places.It is a paw and a mug all in one each one unique and different in design. This is sure to be crowd pleaser.

The Ross Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 10-4pm from now until the 18th. We hope to see you soon.





Airy Knoll Farm Show Closing Soon!

Like all good things, it is nearly time to say goodbye to the art creations by the Airy Knoll Farm students. We have enjoyed exhibiting their art, and learning about the unique opportunity that Airy Knoll offers to students who desire to go deeper into their creative journey of art. Elizabeth Ross would tell you that each piece has a story, and she is right. We have had the privilege of learning the tales behind the pieces on display and have enjoyed sharing them with our art gallery visitors.

There is still time to come and visit the exhibition! The show is open through Tuesday, December 4th. This year’s Airy Knoll Farm Show also serves as a final salute to our Pease Gallery. Thank you to all who made it possible. It has been amazing!

Come Visit the Art Market in the Ross Gallery!

Our Holiday Art Market is still going strong! We have a fantastic variety of handcrafted goods all made by local artists. With such a diversity of items for sale, there is certain to be something to catch anyone’s eye. Those visiting the Ross Gallery, will enjoy wandering through the displays in search of the perfect gift, or treasure perhaps discovering something new and special. The Ross Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 10-4pm. We are extending our hours to December 18th!

Free Book Give Away








Don’t forget to stop by the Ross Art Gallery between 11-1pm tomorrow (10/31) to pick up an autographed copy of the coloring book “The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses”. The first 200 students will receive it free of charge. Gavin Edwards, along with some of the artists featured in the book will also be here. See you then!

Tomorrow is also the last day for our MakerSpace. A big thanks to everyone who has participated. It has been a lot of fun! Happy Halloween!


Don Peeler’s Magnified View








Have you ever wondered how a bumblebee feels while going about the business of collecting nectar? You need wonder no longer, as Don Peeler has brought to us the view of our beloved pollinators. These oil on canvas paintings make us look at the iris and hibiscus in a new way. It is common enough to see floral photographs and paintings, but Don invites us inside the flower itself to see a very magnified view of the petals. Our busy bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds certainly have a lovely office to work in.

These are large paintings and their colors will draw you in making you want to pull up a chair and sit for awhile. To get the full experience come by the Pease Gallery Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm. These paintings will be on display until October 4th.

Don is also represented by the Shain Gallery


Isaac Payne’s Take on Light






Accomplished artist, Isaac Payne is fascinated with light and how it never seems to stay the same. Sometimes it may be very bright and cast long shadows on the ground, and other times it may exhibit a more orange look, like during a brilliant sunset. Light is constantly changing and shifting throughout the day, as well as the year. Additionally, light can look different depending on where you are in the world. Isaac grew up on the West coast, and now he resides here in the Carolinas producing and selling works of art and teaching at CPCC.

Currently on display now in the Pease Gallery are two of his pieces. They are partially drawn as well as painted with an emphasis on architecture. It is also important to keep in mind what is seen as well as what is not seen while viewing Isaac’s artwork. If that is not enough, he incorporates elements of photographs that he has taken. They are large, brightly colored renderings of cityscapes. When viewed in person, it is possible to see the the dimensions and depth as well as the individualistic elements, which make them pleasing to the eye. On display now through October 1st!