10/30 – McColl Center Artist-to-Artist Talk

October 30, 2 p.m. in Tate Hall

CPCC will host current McColl Center for Art + Innovation residents for an artist-to-artist lecture, in which each artist speaks briefly about their own practice.  Lecturing artists include Austin Ballard, Betsy Birkner, Beverly McIver, Frank Selby, and Jessica Whitbread.

Important Road Closing! – Kings Ave.

The City of Charlotte has announced Kings Drive will be closed between 4th Street and 7th Street starting Oct. 18, and remained closed for several weeks, to install trolley car tracks at the intersection of Elizabeth Avenue and Kings.

This closure will have a major impact on vehicular traffic on and around Central Campus. The map below shows the traffic flow during the construction project.

The construction project will force students and employees to plan accordingly. Getting in and out of Central Campus parking areas likely will take more time.

Friends & Family Market!

October 7, 2014

Contact: Jeff Lowrance, 704.330.6660, jeff.lowrance@cpcc.edu

CPCC’s Ross Gallery to host first annual Friends & Family Market fundraiser

WHAT: Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Galleries will host the first Friends & Family Market to raise funds for educational programming.

The Friends & Family Market will contain work by 35 artists who have an affiliation to the gallery. Original works and prints will be sold for $50 or less. Fifty percent of all sales will go to the artist, 40 percent to the galleries and 10 percent to one of three CPCC student visual arts groups.

Artists include current and former CPCC students, instructors, alumni exhibiting artists, future exhibiting artists and more. They include: Natalie Abrams, Eli Arenas, Amy Bagwell, Betsy Birkner, Matthew Brien, Anderson Carman, Shaun Cassidy, Sharon Dowell, Catalina Duarte, Heather D. Freeman, Amy Herman, Aspen Hochhalter, Carolyn Jacobs, Anna Kenar, Ashley Knight, Janet Lasher, Andrew Leventis, Oliver Lewis, Allison Luce, Terry McMicking, Nam Nguyens, Nancy Nieves, Karen O’Leary, Isaac Payne, Don Peeler, Miranda Pfeiffer, Zachary Tate Porter, Eva Rizzardi, Elizabeth Ross, Ahmad Sabha, Laurie Schorr, Barbara Schreiber, Caitie Sellers, Paula Smith, Matthew Steele, Tom Thoune, Alvaro Torres, Jason Watson, Janet Williams, Pam Winegard, and Kyle Worthy.

The Friends & Family Market strives to prove that quality art is affordable and the public’s support of regional artists encourages them to keep creating and exploring new works that may add to the beauty of the local community.

WHEN: Nov. 3 – Dec. 18, 2014
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday; noon – 6 p.m., Saturday

WHERE: Ross Gallery II, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus

CONTACT: For more information, please visit http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/friends-family-market/

Central Piedmont Community College is one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. CPCC responds to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC has provided more than 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry.

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.

Gorelick Gallery at Levine Shows Richard Siegel

Exhibition of Works by Richard Siegel
Gorelick Gallery at Levine Campus
2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC
July 15 – November 15, 2014
Reception: Friday, September 26, 7-8pm
RSVP: ellen.dale@cpcc.edu

Charlotte-based artist and craftsman, Richard Siegel enjoys working with different types of wood, turning bowls and building furniture, but his first love is watercolor painting. This exhibit features watercolor paintings and turned wood pieces.


Mission Statement

The CPCC Art Galleries are pleased to announce our new mission statement. We look forward to using it as a tool to guide our programming and educational efforts in the future.


CPCC Galleries are committed to inspiring, educating, and engaging students, faculty, and community members through access to exceptional visual art in all media. The Galleries constantly support the teaching mission of the college by serving as a lab for the visual arts curricula and enhancing a variety of other subjects. Additional educational programming celebrates artistic achievement and cross-discipline collaboration. 



Stop-Action with Heather Freeman

Last week, CPCC Art Galleries partnered with Center City Partners to bring Heather Freeman to the Pocket Park at 6th & Tryon in Uptown Charlotte for some lunchtime fun. Heather brought a huge bucket of legos, set up a camera, and encouraged passerby to come move them one at a time, capturing every change with her lens. The result is a great example of what happens when technology and imagination meet.

Click here to watch the full video.

Heather Freeman’s exhibition ‘Denisovan’ is on view through Thursday 9/4.

Queen City Soup in Pease Auditorium

On Sunday, September 28 at 4 p.m., Central Piedmont Community College will host the 8th Queen City Soup in Pease Auditorium.

“Queen City Soup” is a regional micro-grant program for emerging and established artists and community activists in the Charlotte metropolitan area. This quarterly event seeks proposals from local artists for projects in the range of $1500-$2500. The projects must have some tangible benefit to community, and projects that have a broad public impact are encouraged. Project Art Aid organizes the events, which include food and drinks, an opportunity to meet the artists, and a program where the artists pitch their projects to the attendees.

Queen City Soup website

Details about the event:

  • Tickets are $10 when paid in advance, $15 at the door
  • Dress is casual – parking free
  • We will serve appetizers, desserts and soft drinks
  • Beer and wine are available at a cash bar

Click here to buy your ticket