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

Backyard Neighbors

May 17 – July 31

The Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery at the Cato Campus will exhibit works from the collection of Bill Gorelick and watercolor paintings by Dr Ed Newman.

“Backyard Neighbors” is an exhibit among friends, neighbors actually for many year. One, a collector and half of the philanthropic pair behind the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries at CPCC, and the other, a retired radiologist loves the challenge of watercolor painting. Their combined exhibition of art is colorful, sometimes whimsical, and inspired by memories of travels and life experiences.


Directions to the campus can be found here. 



Gorelick Galleries at Harris Campus


January 8 – December 18

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.


Gorelick Galleries at Levine Campus

Alumni Exhibit

May 24 – July 31

The Levine campus gallery will feature a CPCC Alumni exhibit over the summer. Artists include Louise McGlaughlin, Manal Esmail, and Owl.

By Owl

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


Carolina Landscapes 

August 8 – 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 enthusuast, 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.


August 13 – December 18

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