Presence: Figurative Sculpture by Janet Lasher

October 31, 2013

Contact: Jeff Lowrance, 704.330.6660,

CPCC Ross Gallery to feature works by sculptor Janet Lasher
Exhibition to feature sculptures and textiles

WHAT: Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will host a display of sculptures and textiles by artist Janet Lasher Nov. 25 through Jan. 31 in its Ross Gallery.

Lasher is a trained textile artist who works with various fibers, fabrics and papers to create work focused on the idealized concept of the feminine form. The exhibition, “Figurative Presence,” will feature freestanding sculptural works as well as embroidered wall pieces.

Lasher’s work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in private and public collections around the world. She is a former resident of the McColl Center for Visual Arts and recipient of the Charlotte Quilters Guild Education Grant. Her work has been published in “Quilting Arts,” “FiberArts,” “HeART Quilt Quarterly” and the Lark Book, “Beading with Pearls,” among others. Janet is currently a regional artist for Mecklenburg County, developing textiles for production and designing art curricula for schools in North Carolina.


Nov. 25, 2013 – Jan. 31, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday

Opening Reception: Dec. 5, 5 – 7 p.m.

Artist Lecture: Jan. 15 at noon in Ross Gallery

WHERE: Ross Gallery, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus

CONTACT: For more information and image files, please contact Grace Cote at 704.330.6211 or at

Central Piedmont Community College is one of the largest colleges in the Carolinas, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC is celebrating 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry.