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 


Gorelick Galleries at Cato Campus

The current Gorelick Gallery exhibit at the Levine campus features art from students attending South Meck High School. Cultural Proficiency: Works by South Meck Students features the art of 42 students in grades 9-12. This exhibit offers an honest look into the thoughts and challenges high school students face today. Under the guidance of a supportive art program, students have produced high quality pieces in a variety of mediums.

Directions to the campus can be found here. 



Gorelick Galleries at Harris Campus

On January 27, 2015, CPCC opened its second Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery in the Harris Conference Center located on the college’s Harris Campus. “The Harris Conference Center serves an estimated 25,000 visitors each year, and we are thrilled to provide our clients and guests with the added experience of an in-house gallery,”  said Quincy Foil White, associate vice president of CPCC Services Corporation.

For its latest installation, the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery at Harris Conference Center is pleased to announce “The Penland School Series” will be on view from February 2017 – December 2017. CPCC is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Penland School of Crafts. The exhibit boasts a wide variety of work from many Penland students and instructors. This unique group exhibit features works from Eleanor Annand, Critz Campbell, Beatrice Coron, Daniel Essig, Mercedes Jelinek, Robert Johnson, Ann Marie Kennedy, Janet Link, Rachel Meginnes, Kenny Pieper, Justin Rothshank, Gertrude Smith, Tom Spleth, Eileen Wallace, Jane Wells Harrison, George Bucquet, David Caldwell, David Chatt, Courtney Dodd, Nick Fruin, Pinkney Herbert, Tara Locklear, Jeannine Marchand, Jack Mauch, Steve Miller, Ronan Peterson, Anthony Ulinski.

Collect your very own piece from the “Penland School Series”. Each week we will showcase a piece from the exhibit that is for sale.

“Performance” by Mercedes Jelinek

For more information and pricing please contact Alice Jenkins at  or 704-330-6122.

Directions to the Harris Campus can be found here.


Gorelick Galleries at Levine Campus

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

Lewis installing her exhibit “OUT OF THE DARK” at Cato Campus

Heather Lewis was born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Growing up next to, and working in a large oil refinery laid the foundation for her fascination with industry. Later she ran a production pottery in Scotland for seven years, where this interest became more abstract, and led her to pursue artistic studies.

Artist Statement:

I can hardly look an animal in the eye these days. What can I tell them? The fact is that humankind’s irresponsible consumption is packaged more attractively than the urgent needs of nature. Because?

Directions to the Cato Campus can be found here.


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