It’s Reception Season!

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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.

The Balance Gallery Open Call For Student Work

The Balance Show is currently set up in the 4th floor of the Library! We’re pleased to announce that we’ve already sold a few pieces, and the show’s Reception will be November 14th from 4PM-6PM, right before the Airy Knoll Farm Show Reception.

This Show has been entirely built, designed, and written up by Students and we’re pleased to announce that, due to extra space, we will keep the Show open to all members who’d like to submit until the Day of the Reception!

You may download and print the application attached here  VAC Balance Exhibition Show Application and pay $3 for the Application fee. Please keep in mind that 20% of the sale will go to the Visual Arts Club for next semester in order to fund the High Museum Trip to Atlanta that we will be talking about soon! Due to this being entirely student run, there will be no insurance value on artwork, we understand that this might deter some from showcasing work.

Pieces DO NOT need to be framed, however, framing is preferred. You also DO NOT need to sell your work.

3D Pieces can be submitted but there are limited Podiums and we do not recommend anything small scale. These pieces will be displayed for the Reception and removed after the reception to ensure the safety and security of these pieces, as such there will be no cost associated with any three dimensional work placed into the show.

The Show will go until November 30th and will be the last show in the Balance Gallery before it goes down!

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.