Join Us Tomorrow, Thursday April 11th for a Day Full of Sensoria Arts Events!

We hope your calendar is clear tomorrow for all the amazing Sensoria programming we have planned!

11 a.m. in Tate Hall, poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib  will present poetry and prose, including work from his new chronicle Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest.

12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, Interdisciplinary artist Andrea Vail will present her artist lecture about Bridging, her collaborative, multi-campus textile work, created with CPCC student-sourced imagery and installed in Overcash Lobby.

5:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, we will host the awards presentation ceremony for CPCC’s Annual Juried Student Art Show, which recognizes outstanding student works in painting, photography, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture. Awards will include first, second, and third place prizes, Arzberger Purchase Awards, Presidential Purchase Award, Foundation Purchase Award, John White Photo Award,  Central Campus Purchase Awards, and the Kappy McClenahan Drawing Award.

7:00 p.m. in Overcash lobby, we will have a joint reception for both Andrea Vail’s piece Bridging, and the 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show. Please join us for light refreshments as we celebrate the wonderful art on campus!

7:30 p.m. leaving from Overcash Lobby, we will have studio tours to help the public get acquainted with the facilities we have to offer students. Tours will go through the art wing of Overcash Building and on to the AU Building. Visitors will get the opportunity to see the painting, drawing, design, ceramics, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and jewelry studios and see where the amazing work in the student show was made!

Ross Gallery Presents: The 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show!

We are so excited to welcome the work of students from CPCC’s Visual Arts department to the walls of Ross Gallery! 90 pieces were hand selected by this year’s juror Bryan Wilson, professional artist and art instructor at Northwest School of the Arts. We invite you to come see the show for yourself and marvel at the amazing work students representing the departments Ceramics, Computer Art, Design, Drawing, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, and Printmaking.

The show will run from March 27 to June 3, 2019 with the awards ceremony on April 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in Tate Hall of Overcash Building.  The reception will follow in Overcash lobby from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

The Gallery is open to the public from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Hours extended through Sensoria during events.

Sensoria 2019 featured artist Andrea Vail presents Bridging, a collaborative installation featuring you!

We are excited to announce Andrea Vail as our 2019 Sensoria Featured Artist! Her project titled Bridging is a large scale fabric based installation created in collaboration with the community that surrounds CPCC. Vail will source imagery from photos posted to the Instagram hashtag #cpbridging, and we want your images to be included!

Follow these instructions to be a collaborator for the Bridging project and have your image included in the final piece:

  1. Locate something with a pattern that represents you or create your own. This can be anything that relates to culture or identity ( a tattoo, a grandparent’s quilt pattern, a cultural or religious artifact). The more visual contrast, the better – look at the pattern and squint your eyes, if it blends together, its best to find something else.
  2. Take a close-up picture of it – make sure that the image is crisp and vibrant.
  3. Post the picture to Instagram and use the hashtag #cpbridging

Images that do not meet the following requests will be deleted:

  • Please do not post images of copyrighted logos or anything that can be deemed offensive or illegal.
  • make sure the image is crisp and well lit – – dark and blurry images will not be printed.

For examples of what to post, click through the hashtag to see what others have posted!

2019 Annual Juried Student Show

For more information about the 2019 Annual Juried Student Show Prospectus Click here!

We are now accepting submissions for the 2019 Annual Juried Student Show! Submission deadline is February 28, 2019 and submission drop-off will be accepted Monday – Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm in Ross Gallery (first floor of Overcash Building).

When dropping off your submission, please have ready:

  1. Completed entry form. Each submission must be signed by art faculty to verify the completion of the work was done during a class in the past academic year(Spring/Summer/Fall 2018 and Spring 2019). Download and print the entry form here.  
  2. Submission images on a cd or flash drive. If you submit a flash drive, it will be returned to you in a timely manner.
  3. Entry fee of $5 for the first 3 submissions, cash or check. Checks should be made out to CPCC Art Galleries. You may submit up to 2 additional submissions for $5 each. The total number of submissions we can accept per student is 5 for a total of $15.

For more information about the 2019 Annual Juried Student Show Prospectus Click here!

It’s Reception Season!

CPCC Central campus has a full calendar of receptions for the month of November and we would love for you to join us for them all (or as many as you can). The schedule and show notes are as follows:

  • Thursday, November 8 from 5-8 pm in Ross Gallery, Central Campus Overcash Building
    • Please join us for the reception for the Holiday Art Market! The market features art from local artists, CPCC faculty, staff, and students. There are lots of pieces priced $50 or less, so please join us for an evening of sweet treats and local art shopping!
  • Wednesday, November 14 from 4-6 pm on the 4th floor of the library, Central Campus Hagemeyer Learning Resource Center
  • Wednesday, November 14 from 6-8 pm in Pease Gallery, Central Campus Lower Level of Learning Resource Center
    • Join us as we host our final Reception in Pease Gallery before demolition of the building. The Airy Knoll Farm Show : Cross-Pollination showcases work from students and professional artists who visited Elizabeth Ross’ farm in Middlebrook, Virginia this summer. This is the final Airy Knoll Farm Show on CPCC campus and we would love for you to join us for an evening of light refreshments and fellowship.

2018 Holiday Art Market

CPCC Art Galleries will be hosting the Annual Holiday Art Market in Ross Gallery on Central Campus November 5th- December 5th, 2018. Students, faculty, and some local artists will have works for sale to help you complete your holiday shopping! Choose from ceramics, jewelry, paintings, and photography created by members of your Charlotte community.  There will be a large selection of gifts priced under $50, so be sure to stop in and discover what is in store!

if you are a local (Charlotte Area) artist interested in participating in the Holiday Art Market, email renee.cloud@cpcc.edu for more information.

 

 

Coming Soon: A visit from local artists and editor Gavin Edwards of The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses

Gavin Edwards, editor of The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses will be visiting Ross Gallery on Central Campus on Wednesday October 31, 2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Accompanying Edwards will be local artists and book contributors Dustin Harbin and Holly Keogh. Be sure to stop by as the first 200 visitors will receive a FREE copy of the book!

The game of Exquisite Corpse is simple: two or more people create an unpredictable artwork by folding the paper to hide each contribution, leaving only small connective lines for clues. The unfolded page reveals a finished collaboration—sometimes wacky, sometimes twisted, and always unique. With this book, you can create your own Exquisite Corpses, with friends or on your own, because the pages are already packed with potential collaborators.– Penguin Random House

Click here for an article from Charlotte Magazine about the concept and contributors behind The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses.

MakerSpace 2018

Now is your chance to come explore your creative side! In collaboration with CPCC Student Life, The Ross Gallery in Overcash Building on Central Campus will be transformed into the inaugural MakerSpace. Students are invited to come into the gallery and express some creativity! From collage to origami, we will be offering a variety of artistic and craft based materials for students to experiment with and explore their creative hand.

Take a moment to breathe and relax and carve some time out of your busy day and make a craft with us!

October 15-31, 2018, Monday – Thursday 10am-2pm

Marks of Intuition: the Work of Anderson Carman

Anderson Carman “Wash”, ink on bristol board, 2017

CPCC Alumni Anderson Carman has gone on to do great things, his imagination and resourcefulness shows no bounds. After leaving CPCC, Carman continued his education at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Atlanta  and received a BFA in Sequential Art. Currently, Carman is working as a children’s book illustrator for Apologia.

The work showcased in Past & Present is part of a series called “Scratch Paper”, an artifact of Carman’s drawing practice. When preparing bristol board for laying out comic book pages, he trims a 3 inch sliver off the page to size it to the dimensions he needs. Carman realized the potential of this paper trimming and used it as a place to prepare his drawing utensils. “Scratch Paper” is now a collection of over 50 pieces, each one uniquely different from the others. Some are bare with few marks and others are almost black with ink.

The “Scratch Paper” series is a testament to the art of the process. While these little slivers of paper were initially saved for a practical purpose, the process of illustrating comics allowed for them to become pieces themselves. It shows the importance of considering all parts of your practice as art, you never know what it could yield!

 

To see more of Anderson Carman’s work, click here.