Each year, Central Piedmont Community College’s Visual Arts Department hosts the Annual Juried Student Art Show recognizing student works in ceramics, 2D and 3D design, drawing, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
Students who have works featured in the show receive a variety of awards, ranging from the Presidential Purchase Award; Foundation Purchase Award; first, second, and third place awards; along with a variety of others. Each year, select student artwork is showcased in this celebratory exhibition, held during the college’s Sensoria festival.
Christopher Thomas, director of foundations, professor of art in printmaking and drawing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, will jury in this year’s selection of artwork that represents our visual arts students and arts department.
To Be Rescheduled for Fall 2020
Exhibition Dates: March 23 – July 16, 2020 – NEW EXTENDED DATES!
Alice Ballard is a ceramic artist whose work is deeply connected to nature. Working with clay, Ballard takes her inspiration from close observation and communion with the natural world around her. Pressing the clay into molds, Ballard creates organic shapes in hopes of transcending the divide between art and the outside world. With a great concern for the environment and conservation, Ballard hopes that, through her art, others will be inspired to forge their own connection with nature.
“Harmony With an Edge” will include work consisting of tree totems, wall hanging pods, and a variety of white earthenware pieces. Ballard’s solo exhibition will be represented during this year’s Sensoria Festival in Overcash Center’s latest gallery addition, Overcash Gallery. Ballard will be hosting two free workshops during Sensoria including an artist lecture and opening reception.
Alice will be hosting a live video lecture in the Overcash Gallery to take place in June. Stay tuned for more information!