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!

Shaun Cassidy’s ‘Fiddle’ Installed in Zeiss Building Atrium

Tri Part View Fiddle in Zeiss Building Atrium

We are proud to announce the installation of Shaun Cassidy’s ‘Fiddle’ sculpture in the Zeiss Building atrium, thanks to the assistance of GCA / Facilities Services.   ‘Fiddle’ was a keynote sculpture in Cassidy’s The Sound of Everything exhibition for Sensoria 2015, and represents the college’s commitment to collecting original artwork as a testament to Sensoria festivals past, and the enrichment of student life at the college.

Join us for special dedication ceremonies:

Dr. Tony Zeiss Building
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
at 10 a.m.
CPCC Central Campus
1231 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204

Looking for a Unique Present?

Join us for the annual Holiday Pottery and Jewelry Sale, Thursday, December 3rd           10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Center for Arts Technology Building, Room 012—lower level (1315 East  4th Street).   Collect an original treasure for yourself or loved ones this holiday season!

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The Visual Arts Department is offering studio classes in Ceramics (Art 283), Photography Art (260),  Painting (Art 240 and Art 241),  Sculpture (Art 282) and Drawing (Art 131).   We are also offering classes in Art History, both European (Art 114 and Art 115) and Non Western (Art 117: that includes China and Japan). Many of these courses are offered both during the day and at night to accommodate work schedules.  The semester begins August 17th and ends December 11th and you can register until August 16th.   Please go to and click on ‘schedule builder’ and then enter the course prefix and number to find out when these classes are offered.   We look forward to seeing you in class!

CPCC Visual Arts Wins Creative Loafing Best of Charlotte Award!

Congrats to Ashley Knight and his sculpture students for winning this award with the McColl Center for Art + Innovation!

See it online here.

Staff Pick

Best Art/Community/Environment Partnership
Aurora Robson and CPCC Sculpture Students in the Exhibition Synthesis

Robson, a McColl Center for Art + Innovation Artist-in-Residence, designed a course implemented by Central Piedmont Community College sculpture students under Ashley Knight called “Sculpture + Intercepting the Waste Stream.” The students went to the Brightwalk neighborhood and collected waste from Irwin Creek (three truckloads!). Working with this trash, they created unique works of art that were exhibited in the show Synthesis, which featured a silent auction with proceeds benefitting a stewardship group that will continue the effort to keep Irwin Creek clean.