The Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries at CPCC are the result of a conversation between two Charlotte visionaries – Mr. Bill Gorelick and Dr. Tony Zeiss, CPCC president. During a visit to Mr. Gorelick’s office, Dr. Zeiss had the opportunity to see a small portion of the Gorelick art collection and suggested that the collection would be appreciated in a public venue such as the college. Fortunately, for CPCC and the community, Mr. Gorelick agreed.
“Art is inspiring and impactful,” said Mr. Gorelick. “It offers something to everyone, and it should be barrier-free.” CPCC students, faculty, staff and visitors have responded with enthusiasm to the current galleries at Levine and Harris Campuses. Mr. Gorelick had these words for CPCC journalism students who requested an interview with him after seeing the first exhibit: ” 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.”
Click here to watch a short video about the Gorelick Collection
Gorelick Galleries at Levine Campus
In an effort to make art more accessible, Bill Gorelick and Central Piedmont Community College have constructed an open gallery space on the College’s Levine Campus in Matthews, NC. The campus, which is somewhat industrial in its design, offers an ideal space for a dynamic layout that can be transformed based on the featured exhibit, including movable walls, pedestals, track systems, spot-specific lighting, and glass vitrines. The College’s diverse student body and faculty along with its Arts & Communications program make it a natural collaboration. Directions to the campus can be found here.
The current Gorelick Gallery exhibit at the Levine campus features local artists Anatoly Tsiris ans Ana Dlougolenskaia, “Two Artists Under One Roof”. The husband and wife duo create wooden vessels, soft sculptures and paintings. Tsiris uses only local wood to create his simple and organically shaped pieces, while in contrast, Dlougolenskaia’s soft sculptures are made from fabric and clay. Although different in presentation, both artists tell a story of drama and beauty in used or found materials.
Join us on April 6 at 1 pm for an Artist’s Lecture with Anna and Anatoly at the Levine Campus, room 3311
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.
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.
Directions to the Harris Campus can be found here.
“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, associate vice president of CPCC Services Corporation.
Mr. Gorelick recently hosted a small tour about his collection currently on display at the Harris Campus. Learn more about what he had to say here.
Gorelick Galleries at Cato Campus
Artist Edwin Gil grew up in Medellin, Colombia, and is an avid social activist who focuses on uniting people of different cultures through art. Gil uses upcycling to create artworks that are as unique as the people he aims to bring together.
Directions to the Cato Campus can be found here.
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday, and by appointment.
For more information or to schedule a personalized tour of the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries on any campus, please email Vanessa.Stolen@cpcc.edu or contact by phone at 704.330.6012.