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

Jeremy Mitchell Pelt: Recent Works

February 19 – May 17

Jeremy Pelt’s works are inspired by ideas of the souvenir, the precious, museum artifact, and the everyday object – special and not special. During his creative process

December Fruit by Jeremy Mitchell Pelt

he would then use these objects to create “ghost shelf” compositions; improvising space

and color to turn the objects into something new – these “new” objects curated on an invented shelf. His work is often improvisational or abstract in color and subject.


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.


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 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.

Acrylic and latex on wood

Revealing/Concealing by Paul Farmer

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

Backyard Neighbors

January 8 – May 17

The Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery at the Levine 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.

From the Collection of Bill and Patty Gorelick


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.