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.”


Spotlight Artist for the Harper Gallery – Featuring Tom Stanley


In the work exhibited for the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery at the Harper Campus of Central Piedmont Community College three series are represented.

As an artist, Tom Stanley typically works in series with limitations of size, color, and imagery. He uses recurring shapes such as triangles and figurative elements of houses and boats. Typical media are acrylic on canvas and on paper. He draws with paint rather than paints with paint using common graphic techniques like silhouette and sgraffito. His primary process is about making something he has never seen before. His work is a conversation between hands and eyes which we invite you to join.



Featured Artist

* To view any of our 5 galleries please call the CPCC Foundation # at

704-330-6869 or email us at to schedule your appointment.


Central Campus

“Fused Imagination” Exhibit
by Barbel Brooks, Artist

Barbel Brooks discovered a lifelong passion when beginning to fuse glass 20 years ago. As her art evolved her focus continued to expand with specific areas of inspiration in water, color, and culture. Every piece within a series can stand alone as well as complement its counterparts. The details are significant, with much research and thought given to honoring history, depicting culture, and accurate portrayals. This solo exhibit uses glass with fusing techniques to create unique artwork capturing her infinite colorful imagination.​

Through December 14, 2020

Location: North Classroom, 1320 Sam Ryburn Walk, Charlotte NC

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Cato Campus

Remember, Reflect, Reconcile and Reimagine (R4)

An Artists Collective in contribution to the

Charlotte Remembrance Project and Equal Justice Initiative’s call-to-action


Curated by Eboné M. Lockett, M.S.Ed.

A Red Record, by Stella Park


R4 is a student-led, student-driven, inter-generational multimedia exhibit utilized to narrate the untold story of Willie McDaniel and other past and present injustices that highlight man’s inhumanity to man and to the earth. As the exhibit sheds light on these injustices, the student artists aim not only to remember and reflect on the history of our city, but to reconcile, restore and re-imagine a more just and equitable present and future for our city, state, country and world.

Through December 14, 2020

Location: Cato III, 8120 Grier Road, Charlotte, NC

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Levine Campus

A Joy Forever: Asian Brush Paintings

by Barbara Rizza Mellin

Cherry Blossoms, by Barbara Rizza Mellin

Barbara Rizza Mellin captures the simple elegance of natural objects in Chinese Brush Painting, the real and apparent spontaneity of the process in which a few strokes capture the beauty of a blossom, the fragility of a fallen leaf. Her works combine elements of watercolor paintings and calligraphic line drawings, and, yet, have their own unique look and style. This solo exhibit featuring a collection of blossom and branch paintings, and the tools used create the art, is a modern interpretation of the ancient art of Chinese Brush Painting.

Through December 14, 2020

Location: Levine II, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Harris Campus


by the ArtPop Street Gallery Class of 2018


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

Eva Crawford – Randy L. Dean – Cortney Frasier – Gordon C. James – Carmella Jarvi  Katherine Kirchner- Pauline Dove Lamal – Julia Lawing – Monique Luck – Arthur Rogers  Maria Senkel – Hilary Siber – Holly Spruck – Rae Stark  – Stella Hyewon Yang

Through December 14, 2020

Location: Harris II, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte, NC

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Harper Campus

Glass work from Artist John Geci

“John Geci Glass”

John Geci is a glassblower based near Penland School of Craft in Western North Carolina.
Geci first realized his interest in glass while studying philosophy at Hartwick College in upstate New York. After graduating he traveled to Penland to hone his skills in his newfound craft. As a student and a studio assistant to local glassblowers, Geci
learned a diverse array of techniques and approaches to the material. His contemporary
blown glass pieces are made into beautiful shapes that are an array of clear, vibrant colors.

In 2001, he had the opportunity to develop his own line of glassware when he was awarded the first-ever glass residency at the EnergyXchange, an innovative small business incubator emphasizing sustainability. Since then, he has produced his vibrant and distinctive glass vessels as J. Geci Glass.  In 2007, he completed work on his own glass shop. His
studio sits atop a hill above the house he shares with his wife, their daughter Grae, their son Cody, and two dogs. His work can now be found in galleries across the country.

Through December 14, 2020

Location: Harper IV, 315 W. Hebron Street, Charlotte, NC

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Also on exhibit at Harper Campus:


by artist Tom Stanley

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 December 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.

Through December 14, 2020

Location: Harper IV, 315 W. Hebron Street, Charlotte, NC

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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