Jewelry + Metals of the Carolinas







Contact: Jeff Lowrance, 704.330.6660,

CPCC Ross Gallery to feature artwork by jewelry artists and metal workers from across the Carolinas
Exhibition to include a variety of techniques and materials, including enamel, plastic, resin and others

WHAT: Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will host artwork by jewelry artists and metal smiths from North and South Carolina during its upcoming group show, “Jewelry + Metals of the Carolinas.” The exhibition will be held in the college’s Ross Gallery Feb. 6 – March 6 and will include work by seven emerging and established artists, including Eliana Arenas, Claire Avery, Mi-Sook Hur, Katie Poterala, Caitie Sellers, Courtney Starrett and Loring Taoka.

Guests will be treated to a variety of techniques and materials, including enamel, plastic, resin, bronze, silver, mirror and silicone rubber, among others. The pieces will challenge the traditional perceptions of jewelry as body adornment, while exploring metal processes and techniques.

Like any other art media, the pieces in this show are the product of material and conceptual exploration, and so will contribute to the academic dialogue surrounding jewelry and metalworking as an art form.

February 6 – March 6, 2013
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Opening Reception: February 13, 5 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Ross Gallery, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus

 CONTACT: For more information and images, please contact Grace Cote at 704.330.2722 ext. 3183 or at

Central Piedmont Community College is one of the largest colleges in the Carolinas, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC has provided 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry.