Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries

The mission of the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries is to expose the CPCC students and community at all of our campuses to the visual arts. Exhibits rotate from campus to campus to allow the art to be enjoyed by as many people as possible. Mr. Gorelick had these words for CPCC students:  ” I hope that you will find just one thing in this exhibit (or future exhibits) that you like.  Your interest in something is yours; no one can take that away from you.”HARRIS_FOUN_GorelickGalleryMediaTour_22

Click here to watch a short video about the Gorelick Collection 


Harris Campus Gorelick Gallery


January 8 – December 18

Reception Thursday, September 6, 5pm – 7pm

Beginning January 8, the Harris Conference Center will host an exhibit by nationally known artist, Paul Farmer, entitled Revealing/Concealing. The exhibit explores the middle ground between painting and sculpture and, also, tests the limits of what the

Acrylic and latex on wood

Revealing/Concealing by Paul Farmer

paint medium itself can do. Farmer creates collages using many multiples of paint skins, sometimes becoming so dense that layers are hidden. These organic abstractions reveal the artist’s interest in natural processes, color and topography.





The front hallway of the Harris Conference Center features the art of Kim Gibbs. 

Directions to the Harris Campus can be found here.


Levine Campus Gorelick Gallery

Carolina Landscapes 

August 9 – December 18

An exhibit featuring photography by Serge Skiba and wood works by Bruce Lacy


Image by Serge Skiba

The fall semester exhibit in the Levine Campus Gorelick Gallery features the photography of Serge Skiba. As an outdoor enthusiast, Skiba enjoys photographing the places he travels to in order to capture memories as well as to share with others. Skiba is always striving to learn new techniques of photographing a landscape in order to bring the best visual presentation possible. His photographs have been featured in international publications, art galleries, and commercial advertisements.

His hope is that some of his photographs have sparked a memory or have inspired you to act on your dreams.

Part of CPCC Lane Near the Levine Campus will Permanently Close on Sept. 7

To access Campus Ridge Rd. from Independence Blvd. (Hwy. 74):

  • Continue on Independence Blvd./Hwy 74 past CPCC Lane
  • Take a RIGHT at the first traffic light onto Stallings Road
  • Take a RIGHT at the first traffic light onto Matthews Indian Trail Road
  • Take a LEFT at the end of road onto CPCC Lane
  • Continue to campus parking as normal


Cato Campus Gorelick Gallery


August 14 – December 18

Cato Gallery will feature new works and a site specific installation by fiber artist, Sydney Sogol and metal works by Mary Klacza.

Sydney is a fiber artist whose work focuses on exploring the relationship between color and pattern through weaving, and dyeing.  Her work is inspired by her fascination with nature and biology, specifically animals. Each piece Sydney make is inspired by a specific animal or plant to pay homage and bring attention to that organisms natural beauty and unique story.

She enjoys creating pieces that range from more fine-art oriented to a more functional brand of art that people can engage and interact with. Sydney relishes the idea of people forming a relationship with a piece, such as a scarf that one uses to keep warm, or a table runner used to set the tone for a family dinner.

Mary’s collection of small cast bronze sculptures is inspired by her fascination with the paisley shape and a reflection of how birds curl up and tuck their head into their wing while they are sleeping.  While living in Arizona, Mary volunteered at a parrot rescue – each piece reflects the personality of the rescue parrots it is named after, while showing the calm and comfort of a ‘tucked’ bird.

by Mary Klacza




For more information, pricing or to schedule a personalized tour of the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries on any campus, please contact Alice Jenkins Cookson at or by phone at  704.330.6122.