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.”


Coming soon!

Cato Campus
Remember, Reflect, & React:
A Student-Centered Contribution to the Charlotte Community Remembrance Project
In partnership with Cato Middle College High School, The Light Factory, and Harvesting Humanity, CMS students present a visual timeline of our city’s past as it relates to inequities and racial injustice, and address contemporary issues in the
lives of students and the larger community.
Opens January 13, 2020
Location: Cato III, 8120 Grier Road, Charlotte, NC

Coming soon!

Levine Campus
A Joy Forever: Asian Brush Paintings
Barbara Rizza Mellin
“Morning Glories”, by Barbara Rizza Mellin
A solo exhibit featuring a collection of blossom and branch paintings in a modern interpretation of the ancient art of Chinese brush painting.
Opens January 13, 2020
Location: Levine II, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC

Current Exhibits at The Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries

Cato Campus: Illuminate

by the ArtPop Street Gallery Class of 2018

Now through December 13, 2019

Founded in 2014 in Charlotte, NC, the ArtPop Street Gallery’s mission promotes local artists’ work and makes art accessible to communities through available media space.

Each year, an ArtPop jury selects just 20 artists to receive over $3 million in ad space to illuminate their art on city billboards, Uptown newsstands, shopping centers, and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Since its inception, the ArtPop Street Gallery has promoted 112 regional artists from the 12 county greater Charlotte area.

Through Illuminate, Central Piedmont’s Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery partners with the ArtPop Street Gallery’s Class of 2018 in the shared vision of bringing art to students, faculty, and the community. This collective showcase of eclectic pieces created in paint, collage, photography, stoneware, and glass reflects the diversity and depth of Charlotte’s local art. Some of the works are recognizable as those that were lit up over the city, while others are new endeavors. All reflect the aspiration and passion of the artist. 

Participating artists from the ArtPop Street Gallery Class of 2018

Eva Crawford – Cortney Frasier – Gordon C. James – Carmella Jarvi-

Katherine Kirchner- Pauline Dove Lamal – Julia Lawing – Monique Luck

Arthur Rogers – Maria Senkel – Hilary Siber – Holly Spruck – Stella Hyewon Yang

Illuminate debuts at the Cato Campus and in 2020, continues to shine as it moves to the expansive Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Harris Campus.



Levine CampuscutXcopy

Now through December 13, 2019

Courtesy of $HAN Wallace

Photography by $HAN Wallace

Curated by Jessica Moss

$HAN is an award-winning photographer, artist, and freedom fighter from East Baltimore. Inspired by the service of social change and the social power of art, and harsh realities rooted in racial and economic divides during her upbringing in poverty, $HAN uses the lens to document communities of the African diaspora. Her work conveys and reveals the social, cultural, and political narratives of black life serving as photographic documentation and archive of Blackness.

Artist $HAN Wallace pulls from her own collection of photographs to piece and layer imagery of landscapes, textures and people to create new narratives. Using collage techniques as a means of addressing topics like race, class and politics, $HAN is able to communicate a sense of new worlds that feel both foreign and familiar.




Paintings by Jean Cauthen

Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery – Central Piedmont Harris Campus

through December 13, 2019

Jean Cauthen’s work is distinctive for its vivid but complex color relationships and joie de vivre. Beneath the color lies references to past artists, eras and movements, adding layers of meaning to her illuminated colors.

Jean Cauthen, “Illuminate”, Oil on Canvas

While her subject often derives from the past, the form – the sea of small, chaotic shapes to create a harmonious whole – reflects a more modern gestalt. Within that sea are complex relationships and contradictions in which she expresses order, beauty and joy. Beyond the message of order, Jean hopes the viewer responds on a visceral level to these combinations.

Jean grew up in Naples, Italy, New Orleans and the Carolinas and currently works in the Charlotte area.

For more information, pricing or to schedule a personal tour of the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries on any of Central Piedmont’s campuses, please contact: Robin Glenn, (704) 330-6869 or


From the Collection of Dr. Larry Brady

Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery – Central Piedmont Harris Campus

through December 13, 2019

Born and raised in Asheville, NC, home to countless artisans, Larry Brady’s exposure to handmade objects began at an early age and inspired his passion to collect more than 500 pieces over the past 30 years.

Rod MacKillop “Man in a Green Suit” 1983, Acrylic on Canvas, Collection of Dr. Larry Brady

The 39 works exhibited at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery at Central Piedmont’s Harris Campus represent a broad and diverse range from Dr. Brady’s eclectic selection of paintings, engravings, photographs and sculptures, and are made from glass, wood, paint, ceramic, paper, fiber and metal.

Lucio Bubacco Mythological Figures – 2009: “Daivolo con Rosa”  and “Jester con Violino,” Italian soft-glass, lampwork Glass, Collection of Dr. Larry Brady

A critical component in Dr. Brady’s philosophy for collecting is the relationship with the artist. Through his understanding of and appreciation for the materials and the process, a connection with the artist is forged.

Larry Brady enjoys living with each piece of art in his collection and sharing them with as many people as possible.




Harper CampusThe newest Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery presents


by artist Tom Stanley

Exhibited with works of art from the collection of Bill and the late Patty Gorelick.

Now through July 31, 2020

Tom Stanley’s series are often hung as a frieze even as he works on groups of paintings. Size, imagery, color, and format for each series is distinct and help to create a visual theme within the group of related works.

The architectural realities of the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery at the Central Piedmont Harper Campus lend themselves well to a frieze-like installation. As a result, three of Stanley’s series are on exhibit now through July 2020. Each series will include six to eight works of acrylic on canvas.

Drawing with paint, Stanley uses common graphic strategies, such as mechanical drawing, silhouette, and sgraffito to make something he has never seen before. His works are a conversation between hands and eyes.


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