A Hands On Challenge


Happy Monday everyone! While passing by the Overcash Gallery, you may notice that we have a tinker space set up. For those willing to take up the challenge we invite you all to try building a dodecahedron. Artist Richard Elaver graciously left us with extra pieces of his cardboard laser cut wall piece “Dodec”, in hopes that our students may have the desire to try building one themselves. Quite a few of you have tried it already and succeeded!

Elaver’s exhibition Structure and Void is open through March 12. Stop by today and we will give you a tour of his work!

Gallery Hours Monday-Thursday 10-2 p.m.

This Week in The Gallery

Join us this Wednesday for an artist lecture featuring one of our currently exhibiting artists, Allison Tierney and her exhibition ‘I Am My Things and My Things Are Me’. The lecture will be held Wednesday, February 5 at 3:30 p.m.,  Overcash Center, 2nd floor, Tate Hall. Students will learn how Ms. Tierney uses repurposed materials, as well as art waste from her own studio, to craft her designs.

Following the lecture we would like to invite everyone to the opening reception, which will be held in the Overcash Center, 1st floor, Ross Gallery. Our guests will be treated to some light refreshments in the gallery, and a chance to meet Ms. Tierney in person!


This Week’s Events

We hope you are all enjoying the spring semester so far! This week in the Art Galleries we have two events that we are sure you will not want to miss. Richard Elaver, one of our currently exhibiting artists, will be giving an artist lecture on Thursday, January 30 at 3:30 p.m., in the Overcash Center in Tate Hall. Mr. Elaver will be speaking about his 3D printing design process. If you have not had the chance to see his exhibition, Structure and Void, be sure to stop by the Overcash Gallery for a tour.

Following the lecture at 5:30, we will be hosting the opening reception for Mr. Elaver’s exhibition. The reception will take place on the first floor of Overcash Center in the Overcash Art Gallery. Stop by for some refreshments, and a chance to meet Mr. Elaver in person!

Two New Exhibits for Spring 2020!

Welcome back everyone to Spring Semester 2020! To kick off the new year and the start of the semester, we have two new exhibitions. In the Ross Gallery we are exhibiting I Am My Things and My Things Are Me by Allison Tierney. If you are interested in repurposed objects and found materials as art, then this is the show for you. She incorporates a lot of bright colors and patterns into her art as well.


In the Overcash Gallery we have Structure and Void by Richard Elaver. He is specializing in the 3D printing and laser cut objects for his art. The technological aspect of his work is fascinating plus the geometric shapes are very eye pleasing. There might even be a hands on element to his show. Stop by and find out more!

Both Galleries are located on the first floor of Overcash Center next to the Halton Theater.

The Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Last Chance to See “Blur”

Just a few more days left before the end of our latest exhibition “Blur: A Community Portrait Project” by Melissa Alexander. If you have not seen in it yet hurry on over as the show will close Thursday, December 12. It has been a pleasure walking all of our visitors through the show and answering their questions. We have really enjoyed sharing Blur with all of you, and a special thanks to those of you who took part in the Photography Sessions way back in August. You made this exhibition possible!

12 More Days of…


Only 12 days left in our Holiday Art Market! If you have not stopped by yet it is not too late. We still have many lovely items just waiting to be purchased. If you do not already know, our entire inventory was made by students, faculty and alumni. Everything is for sale and offered at affordable prices of $50 and under.

More from Blur

Here are a few more behind the scenes photos from Blur: A Community Portrait Project. We enjoyed letting Ms. Alexander turn our back room in the Ross Gallery into a photo studio.

Photo Credit: Darnell Vennie

Our Holiday Art Market is up and running! We have some beautiful items for sale this year. If you don’t know, every year we invite our students along with some art faculty to sell their handmade crafts in our gallery. From jewelry to ceramics we have a little bit of everything. Market hours are Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We are also open for this coming weekend’s performances.

The Holiday Art Market Reception will be held Wednesday November 6, 5-7 p.m. in the Overcash Art Gallery.

Our CP Community

Atlanta-based photographer Melissa Alexander uses her camera to create a space of respite and self-rediscovery, Ross Art Gallery, August 27th, 2019

Our community at Central Piedmont Community College is a diverse and wonderful thing. Melissa Alexander has worked hard these last few months capturing the different faces that can be found in our college. If you haven’t been by the Gallery recently stop by soon! It will be our pleasure to share with you the faces of our student body and tell you about Ms. Alexander’s process in creating this photographic exhibition. Additionally, we invited guest curator Jonell Logan, to curate the show for us.

Photo Credit: Campus Photographer Darnell Vennie


We are Open!

If you passed by our Art Galleries recently and noticed two empty spaces, have no fear because those empty spaces have been filled! Today we opened with two new shows. In the Ross Gallery we are exhibiting Blur: A Community Portrait Project featuring Atlanta based photographer Melissa Alexander along with guest curator Jonell Logan. Ms Alexander’s artist lecture and reception will be held on Thursday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall with a reception following at 5:30 p.m. in the Ross Gallery.

In the Overcash Gallery we have opened our annual Holiday Art Market. All items are for sale and nothing is priced higher than $50. All art is handmade by our student body and faculty and we have some beautiful items for sale! The opening reception for the Holiday Art Market is November 6 from 5-7 p.m. in the Art Galleries.