CP Art Galleries Presents

Central Piedmont Community College Art Galleries are proud to present two new exhibitions! Here are some sneak peaks into what is truly two amazing shows.

In the Ross Gallery we have the 2020 Annual Juried Student Art Show, a much anticipated exhibition we host every year featuring our talented students. Including all disciplines of art from photography to sculpture and everything in between there is always something to delight every visitor.

In the Overcash Gallery we are extremely excited to host an exhibition by Alice Ballard, Harmony With an Edge. Ballard uses her creative mind and talents to craft intricate earthenware sculptures. Each piece in its shape and color palette points us to nature helping us reconnect with the natural world around us. To see more from Alice Ballard, check out her website aliceballard.com 

Alice is also on instagram@aliceballard64


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, neither of these exhibitions is currently open to the public. As artists and creative types, we find art to be healing and therapeutic no matter what state of chaos the world is in. The show will go on. Please stay tuned for a virtual exhibition of each show! Also, be sure to check out our instagram and facebook sites for new pictures and updates.  

19 days left for “Structure and Void”

If you have not had the chance to see Richard Elaver’s exhibition Structure and Void stop by take a look today! We have enjoyed having Elaver’s work in the Overcash Gallery and sharing the artwork with our Gallery visitors. There are only a few weeks left in the show and they will fly by quickly!

Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00-2:00 p.m.

A Few Weeks Left!

Be sure to stop by and see I Am My Things and My Things Are Me by Allison Tierney. This exhibition closes on March 12. Tierney’s exhibition focuses on maintaining a sustainable art practice. Rather than making art from new materials, she develops ways to reuse and recycle found objects, or art waste from her own studio. “Green Weave” (pictured above) currently hangs in the back room of the Ross Gallery. We would love to share with you the story behind this piece, as well as the rest of Tierney’s work.

Gallery Hours Monday – Thursday 10-2p.m.

A Hands On Challenge


Happy Monday everyone! While passing by the Overcash Gallery, you may notice that we have a tinker space set up. For those willing to take up the challenge we invite you all to try building a dodecahedron. Artist Richard Elaver graciously left us with extra pieces of his cardboard laser cut wall piece “Dodec”, in hopes that our students may have the desire to try building one themselves. Quite a few of you have tried it already and succeeded!

Elaver’s exhibition Structure and Void is open through March 12. Stop by today and we will give you a tour of his work!

Gallery Hours Monday-Thursday 10-2 p.m.

A Joy Forever: Asian Brush Painting

Fresh for spring semester we have new exhibits up at several campuses!

Currently at The Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Levine Campus, we are honored to showcase the works of Barbara Rizza Mellin. Working with traditional Chinese brush painting techniques and incorporating modern floral and foliage subjects, she creates stunning and vibrant paintings that are such a welcome, uplifting experience this time of year. In addition, she has generously supplied a bounty of her working materials which are also on display, providing us with a deeper look into her process. This is a show that is not to be missed.

The exhibit runs until the end of June at Levine Campus and then opens at the Cato Campus in July.

This Week in The Gallery

Join us this Wednesday for an artist lecture featuring one of our currently exhibiting artists, Allison Tierney and her exhibition ‘I Am My Things and My Things Are Me’. The lecture will be held Wednesday, February 5 at 3:30 p.m.,  Overcash Center, 2nd floor, Tate Hall. Students will learn how Ms. Tierney uses repurposed materials, as well as art waste from her own studio, to craft her designs.

Following the lecture we would like to invite everyone to the opening reception, which will be held in the Overcash Center, 1st floor, Ross Gallery. Our guests will be treated to some light refreshments in the gallery, and a chance to meet Ms. Tierney in person!


This Week’s Events

We hope you are all enjoying the spring semester so far! This week in the Art Galleries we have two events that we are sure you will not want to miss. Richard Elaver, one of our currently exhibiting artists, will be giving an artist lecture on Thursday, January 30 at 3:30 p.m., in the Overcash Center in Tate Hall. Mr. Elaver will be speaking about his 3D printing design process. If you have not had the chance to see his exhibition, Structure and Void, be sure to stop by the Overcash Gallery for a tour.

Following the lecture at 5:30, we will be hosting the opening reception for Mr. Elaver’s exhibition. The reception will take place on the first floor of Overcash Center in the Overcash Art Gallery. Stop by for some refreshments, and a chance to meet Mr. Elaver in person!

Two New Exhibits for Spring 2020!

Welcome back everyone to Spring Semester 2020! To kick off the new year and the start of the semester, we have two new exhibitions. In the Ross Gallery we are exhibiting I Am My Things and My Things Are Me by Allison Tierney. If you are interested in repurposed objects and found materials as art, then this is the show for you. She incorporates a lot of bright colors and patterns into her art as well.


In the Overcash Gallery we have Structure and Void by Richard Elaver. He is specializing in the 3D printing and laser cut objects for his art. The technological aspect of his work is fascinating plus the geometric shapes are very eye pleasing. There might even be a hands on element to his show. Stop by and find out more!

Both Galleries are located on the first floor of Overcash Center next to the Halton Theater.

The Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.