Volunteer opportunities for CPCC students at McColl Center for Art + Innovation

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:  etaylor@mccollcenter.org

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

Welcome to Spring Semester 2017!

Ross gallery proudly presents . . .

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!

Join us for our third annual Friends & Family Market

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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!

Charles Williams Continuum Exhibit for CPCC’s Sensoria in Creative Loafing’s Best of Charlotte 2016

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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.

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.

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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.

 

Shaun Cassidy’s ‘Fiddle’ Installed in Zeiss Building Atrium

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We are proud to announce the installation of Shaun Cassidy’s ‘Fiddle’ sculpture in the Zeiss Building atrium, thanks to the assistance of GCA / Facilities Services.   ‘Fiddle’ was a keynote sculpture in Cassidy’s The Sound of Everything exhibition for Sensoria 2015, and represents the college’s commitment to collecting original artwork as a testament to Sensoria festivals past, and the enrichment of student life at the college.

Join us for special dedication ceremonies:

Dr. Tony Zeiss Building
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
at 10 a.m.
CPCC Central Campus
1231 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204