One of our upcoming exhibitions has been written up “The Charlotte Post”! Click on the link below to read the article. Blur: A Community Portrait Project will be on display from October 16 – December 12. Also, don’t forget about our Photography Session Days. Those will be held August 26 and 27, Monday and Tuesday from 3-7:00 p.m. in the Ross Gallery. Be sure to stop by and have your portrait taken!
This exhibition has everything in it. We have sculpture, photography and even art therapy. Shift features three different artists; Reuben Bloom, Amanda Foshag and Heather Lewis. These three talented artists will make you think about life in new and challenging ways. As docents, we are excited to share the stories behind these pieces with you and we hope that you will find them as thought provoking as we do.
We have two exhibits closing soon! Be sure to stop by and visit the Art Galleries. As of August 1, both of our current shows will be taken down to make way for the next exhibition. We have greatly enjoyed hosting Orr Ambrose’s The Invisible Landscape as well as our Archival Exhibit Our Stories.
Think back to last spring 2018. What did we have going on in the Ross Gallery? This was Felicia Van Bork’s exhibition color + color = space, courtesy of the Jerald Melberg Gallery. During Sensoria 2018, Ms Van Bork organized a group mural project at Levine Campus. Students came from all campuses to participate and work on a small piece of the mural that took up an entire wall. Originally, the mural was painted on a wall that was marked for demolition, but with a little luck and a little more organization we were able to save the entire mural! It is still on display at the Levine Campus in Matthews. Be sure to stop by and see it!
(Above is shown the mural in its planning stages and also in its finished form)
One of our more engaging exhibits we have right now in the Overcash Gallery is our scrapbook. The Dental Hygiene Class of 2004 put together scrapbook for the graduation. Additionally, we have a Phi-Lamba scrapbook on display with tons of fun pop culture references from the early 2000s. Gallery visitors have enjoyed pulling on the white gloves and going through these delightful books. Some of our guests, who were around CP during this time, have even seen a few faces they recognized!
Check out the link above to read a fantastic article , “Full Circle”, on Orr Ambrose! Learn a little bit about Orr’s journey as an artist, from how she got her start to where she is now. Don’t forget to stop by the Ross Gallery to see her artworks in person!
Her work is still on display in the Ross Gallery from now until August 1.
Have you ever considered working in a creative environment at Central Piedmont? Now is your chance!
Central Piedmont Art Galleries are looking for people like you to apply for the current volunteer role. And guess what, you can receive a scholarship.
Details and how to apply in the link below! Don’t miss your chance to launch your creative career in arts industry here at CP.
Apply for Gallery Volunteer Role
We turn around exhibitions very quickly in the gallery and if you stopped by last week, you would have seen us busily installing not just one but two new exhibits for the summer! We are very excited to welcome Orr Ambrose and her exhibition The Invisible Landscape. As an accomplished artist, Orr Ambrose paints the landscapes that are unseen to the naked eye. Intrigued? Stop by today to check out her artworks and we will tell you more! The show will be open until August 1, 2019.
Orr has also been featured in the June 2019 edition of Carolina Arts!
For more information on Orr, please also follow the link below to view her website.
We are really excited to announce that we now have a second Gallery space named Overcash Gallery. It is located directly across the hall from our Ross Gallery. We worked with our Archivist, and pulled artifacts from the archives. The story is CPCC through the ages and highlights the evolution of our school logo.
A big shout out to all of our volunteers who helped us get both of these shows up! We appreciate you!
For all of you landscape lovers out there here is a classic scene for your enjoyment! This oil painting, “Shelf Cloud Release”, was done by Jennifer Bready. She has captured a marshland scene with clouds and a sunburst which illuminates the painting. What’s not to like? The Annual Juried Student Art Show has just a few more weeks left, so be sure to stop by before the last day!
Many of our students are multi-talented and submitted art in in different mediums. Highlighted in today’s post are three works currently on display in the Ross Gallery by Celia Elias. The first two many of our gallery visitors have found delightful, “Red Panda” and “Take Flight into the Sorrowful Night”, are both soft cut prints. The third, “Hidden Octopus Vessel”, is made out of clay. This piece, especially when viewed in person, gives the impression that an octopus is about to emerge from the jar at any moment.
There are only a few more weeks left until show comes down so be sure to stop by soon!