2018 Holiday Art Market

CPCC Art Galleries will be hosting the Annual Holiday Art Market in Ross Gallery on Central Campus November 5th- December 5th, 2018. Students, faculty, and some local artists will have works for sale to help you complete your holiday shopping! Choose from ceramics, jewelry, paintings, and photography created by members of your Charlotte community.  There will be a large selection of gifts priced under $50, so be sure to stop in and discover what is in store!

if you are a local (Charlotte Area) artist interested in participating in the Holiday Art Market, email renee.cloud@cpcc.edu for more information.

 

 

CPCC Art Galleries Program is Currently Hiring!

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.

Apply HERE

Email Gallery Director, Megan Lynch, for more information: megan.lynch@cpcc.edu

CPCC and NC Humanities Council Partner on Centennial of the Pulitzer Prize in NC

What: Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words
When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CPCC is honored to host Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words in collaboration with NC Humanities Council, in celebration of the Pulitzer centennial this year.  This multifaceted public program highlights the way Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, literature and the arts record, analyze, critique and, therefore, impact our world.  The events at CPCC will illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today, imagine their future, and inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

The editorial cartoons of Gene Payne, Doug Marlette and Kevin Siers – three generations of Charlotte Observer Pulitzer Prize winners – will be presented in an accompanying ‘pop up’ gallery exhibit on view in the Overcash atrium the week of September 26- 30, 2016.   Guests can also view the photographs of CPCC alumnus and Pulitzer Prize winner, John H. White.

pulitzer-cartoons

Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words

Series of Events for Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at CPCC
*ALL Events are free to attend, open to CPCC students, instructors and the public

11a.m.-12:15p.m. Old South/New South Through Media Panel Discussion, Halton Theater
Mark West, chair of English Department, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will present Old South/New South Reflected in Doug Marlette’s Kudzu, in a panel moderated by Anasa Sinegal, division director for Digital Media, Journalism & Communication at CPCC.  Panelists will include Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist Kevin Siers (Editorial Cartooning, 2014);  Dr. Eric Freedman, dean of the School of Media Arts at Columbia College in Chicago; and documentary filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman, best known for his work documenting the Latino community in North Carolina for the past 25 years.

7p.m.— 8:30p.m. Dr. Eric Freedman: Technology, Disruption and the Future of News Literacy,  Tate Hall (2nd Floor, Overcash)
This evening keynote examines how technology can enable news organizations and other credible sources to reach young people with the information they need to inform their lives, the tools people are using to access news, and how they continue to change.

 

Gallery Director wins 2016 “Eyes on You” Award

Congrats to Cassandra Richardson (Art Galleries Director) and Thomas West (Information Technology Systems)  for winning the 2016 “Eyes on You” Award, recognizing employees who exemplify ‘openness to new ideas, a focus on the needs of learners, a spirit of collaboration, and a willingness to share expertise with others.’   Thomas and Cass are honored by this prestigious award, and look forward to many years of continuing to make CPCC shine.

Welcome to Fall semester 2016!

Dear CPCC students, faculty, staff and community guests,

We are proud to launch into Fall semester with a much-anticipated solo exhibition by our very own Digital Photography & Art Appreciation Instructor, Amy Herman.   Amy’s opening reception and artist lecture are FREE to attend and open to the public, as are both Ross and Pease galleries on Central campus from 10a.m.- 2p.m., Monday through Thursday or by special appointment (kindly email Cassandra.Richardson@cpcc.edu).    Welcome to Fall semester, and we look forward to seeing you at the galleries one day soon.

 

Congratulations to Our Friends

CPCC Art Galleries play an important role in the region as one of only a few galleries who exhibit work by emerging and mid-career artists living and working nearby. We are proud that our exhibiting artists show creative diversity and are able to connect well with students through educational programming. We also believe in continuing the support of artists who have shown work in our exhibition spaces, which is why we extend a hearty congratulations to those who recently won 2015 Regional Artist Project Grant from the Arts and Science Council!

Heather Freeman – $2,000
Mecklenburg County
To purchase a fifth generation Makerbot Replicator to 3D print stop-motion puppets for a series of animations called “Terra Firma,” beginning with the short “Artemis.”

Heather showed prints from her multimedia body of work titled, “Denisovan,” Pease Gallery, Fall 2014.

Marek Ranis – $2,000
Mecklenburg County
To cover the cost of studio rental to continue work on an Arctic Utopia project.

Marek exhibited photographs and films in “Kunstwissenschaft,” Ross Gallery, Winter 2012.

Betsy Birkner – $2,000
Mecklenburg County
To purchase a laptop computer.

Betsy showed ceramic pieces from her “I Should…” series in “Artifice,” a two person show with Pamela Winegard, Winter 2014.

Shaun Cassidy – $2,000
York County
To purchase 18 sheets of metal to create a series of new sculptures.

Shaun Cassidy will hold a solo exhibition titled “The Sound of Everything” in Ross Gallery, Spring 2015.

Erika Diamond – $1,600
Mecklenburg County
To purchase a new Bernina 1008 sewing machine.

Erika showed her mixed media and textile works in “Enduring Impermanence,” Ross Gallery, Fall 2011.

Allison Luce – $1,351
Iredell County
To purchase a slab roller for a home studio to create larger and more sophisticated work.

Allison showed ceramic works in “The Serpent Tree,” Ross Gallery, Fall 2014.