Read the interview in full HERE
Tuesday, April 4, 2017:
Annual Juried Student Show: Awards Ceremony & Reception
Awards Presentation: 5:30–6p.m., Pease Auditorium
Opening Reception: 6–7:30pm, Pease Gallery
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5:30- 6:15p.m.
LRC Greenroof (Outdoor Patio, First Floor)
Matt Horick Sculpture Presentation: Unveiling New Public Art at CPCC
Thursday, April 6, 2017: We See Heaven Upside Down, Opening Night
6pm- 7:15pm., Tate Hall: MyLoan Dinh/ Lee Baumgarten Artist Talks and Performance by Moving Poets
7:30-9:30p.m., Ross Galleries: We See Heaven Upside Down, Opening Reception
We See Heaven Upside Down is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that responds to the challenges concerning mass migration, displacement, and identity in contemporary society. Based on an idea by painter MyLoan Dinh – herself a refugee of the Vietnam War – and a collaboration with artist/educator Lee Baumgarten, the project has since developed into an international dialogue that seeks to stimulate further discourse and understanding around these issues, inviting collaboration from those with both non-migratory and immigrant or refugee backgrounds.
The Organic Garden: Student Collaborative Sculpture Project
Overcash Atrium: March 27- April 21, 2017
Lee Baumgarten / Ashley Knight / CPCC Sculpture Students
Over the course of the 2017 Spring semester, more than a hundred CPCC students collaborated with Sensoria artist Lee Baumgarten to create a monumental site-specific installationto be suspended from the ceiling of Overcash Performing Arts building atrium.
Something About a Bunch of Boats: Painting II Student Response Exhibition
Gallery Reception, April 3- April 10, 2017
Visit https://sensoria.cpcc.edu/ for more information and a full schedule of events.
Thank you to Awedience Media for promoting our Sensoria exhibition at Ballantyne Village!
See the video HERE
The McColl Center for Art + Innovation has two volunteer opportunities for students coming up this month:
Community Pie Social, Saturday, February 18th
During this time of community dialogue around our latest exhibition, The World is a Mirror of My Freedom, volunteers are needed to help with setup, breakdown, and serve food. Volunteer shifts will be 4:30pm-7:30pm. Please see event info here: http://mccollcenter.org/events/community-pie-social/184
Studio Party 17, Saturday, February 25th
Please join us for our biggest party of the year! Volunteers will serve as gallery assistants who will direct guests and help facilitate art purchases. Volunteers will be needed from 6pm-11pm
Read more about the event here: http://mccollcenter.org/events/studio-party/167
Please contact Erin Taylor to volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently seeking a Federal Work Study Gallery Assistant:
- Must be a currently enrolled CPCC student taking at least 6 credits
- Must be receiving Financial Aid
- Must be available Tuesday/Thursday 10 AM–2 PM; Some evenings & weekends
Gallery Assistant will greet students and visitors, record daily attendance, assist with installation of exhibits and co-host at gallery opening receptions. Punctuality, an interest in art and galleries, a friendly demeanor, and willingness to learn are all highly desirable qualities.
Email Gallery Director, Cassandra Richardson, for more information: email@example.com
Stacey Davidson & Jason Watson: Doppelgängers; January 17 – February 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Wed, February 1, 6—8p.m. Ross Gallery (Overcash, 1st Floor)
Artist Lectures: Wednesday, February 8, 6—7:30p.m., Tate Hall (Overcash, 2nd Floor)
Doppelgänger: A mannequin, a puppet, a porcelain head, a marble bust, a figurine, a doll…
Artists Stacey Davidson and Jason Watson both use these figurative forms to explore themselves and the social worlds they navigate, along distinct, but sometimes parallel, paths. Davidson’s paintings and drawings begin with keen observation of both live models and the dolls she makes. Her probing of these real and newly imagined bodies is an ongoing investigation of portraiture and what it reveals to both herself and her viewers. With painterly grace, she investigates dolls not to dispel their uncanny nature, but instead to enter into its deep mystery.
Jason Watson also draws from found figures, but along with dolls, looks at museum mannequins and portrait busts made from marble, wood, and bronze. He encounters these heads in museums and sketches them onsite, translating hard materials into lyrical drawn line, and adding to the archive of faces he later pieces together in tangled, cryptic compositions. Found objects and fractured text animate these works into something caught between narrative suggestion and the absurdity of dreams.
**Ross Gallery is located on the first floor of Overcash Building, adjacent to the Student Commons cafeteria, and is open to students, classes, and the public Monday- Thursday, from 10a.m. to 2p.m. and by special appointment (please email Gallery Director Cassandra.Richardson@cpcc.edu). CPCC Art Galleries are always FREE to attend. We look forward to seeing you this semester!
Ross Gallery II: October 24–December 5, 2016
Holiday Reception: Thursday, October 27, 5–7 PM
Market Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 AM–2 PM
and Saturday, November 5, 12–6 PM
Join us for our third annual Friends & Family Market fundraiser: Alumni, faculty, and student artists offer work for sale for under $50. Commission from works sold will go towards Gallery educational programming and to support the Visual Arts Club, ClayBodies or the Metal Arts Club. This is a wonderful opportunity to collect affordable art by prominent Charlotte artists or to find that perfect, one-of-a-kind holiday gift!
Creative Loafing “Best of Charlotte 2016” announces Charles Williams’ Continuum exhibition Best Use of Art as a Form of Therapy:
Greensboro-based artist Charles Williams has had three near-death experiences, all of them involving water. Luckily, he turned his bad experiences into a good thing through his Continuum series, which showcased at CPCC’s Ross Gallery during this year’s Sensoria and also at New Gallery of Modern Art in Uptown. Williams has acknowledged his fears of water and accepted that he can’t swim, although his ability to paint water and ocean scenes has been a success. As he said in an interview earlier this year: “When I feel like I don’t want to paint water anymore, then that’s when I’ll take swimming lessons.” We suggest you keep splashing that paint onto canvasses, Charles.