Each year, Central Piedmont Community College’s Visual Arts Department hosts the Annual Juried Student Art Show recognizing student works in ceramics, 2D and 3D design, drawing, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
Students who have works featured in the show receive a variety of awards, ranging from the Presidential Purchase Award; Foundation Purchase Award; first, second, and third place awards; along with a variety of others. Each year, select student artwork is showcased in this celebratory exhibition, held during the college’s Sensoria festival.
Christopher Thomas, director of foundations, professor of art in printmaking and drawing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, will jury in this year’s selection of artwork that represents our visual arts students and arts department.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:30 p.m. – Tate Hall
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Ross Gallery
Exhibition Dates: March 23 – May 28, 2020
Alice Ballard is a ceramic artist whose work is deeply connected to nature. Working with clay, Ballard takes her inspiration from close observation and communion with the natural world around her. Pressing the clay into molds, Ballard creates organic shapes in hopes of transcending the divide between art and the outside world. With a great concern for the environment and conservation, Ballard hopes that, through her art, others will be inspired to forge their own connection with nature.
“Harmony With an Edge” will include work consisting of tree totems, wall hanging pods, and a variety of white earthenware pieces. Ballard’s solo exhibition will be represented during this year’s Sensoria Festival in Overcash Center’s latest gallery addition, Overcash Gallery. Ballard will be hosting two free workshops during Sensoria including an artist lecture and opening reception.
Artist Workshop Day I: Monday, March 30, 2020 12:30 – 3:15 p.m. – Ceramics Studio, Central Campus
Artist Workshop Day II: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Ceramics Studio, Central Campus
Monday, March 30, 2020 4:30 p.m. – Tate Hall
Monday, March 30, 2020 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Overcash Gallery
Vandals Make Your Mark
Thursday, April 2, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Walkway between Sloan Morgan and Worrell Gym (*this is an outside event)
Gaston County Museum of Art and History in collaboration with Student Life, Ross and Overcash Galleries will host an outside painting event. Students and community are invited to join in on the fun as we paint the area beside Worrell Gym and Sloan Morgan Building. This will be a one day event where GCMAH will teach our students painting techniques, mixing of color, and application of washable paint in an effort to connect, engage and collaborate with our Central Piedmont Community.
We have all seen words or images scribbled illegally onto the wall of a building or the side of a train. As soon as we see those big, bubble letters drawn closely together, we recognize the font as “graffiti style.” But how many of us hold graffiti to the same regards as we do canvases hanging in museums? Graffiti artists are able to engage directly with the city and its dwellers, something one cannot obtain if one’s art only hangs in galleries and museums. Join the Gaston County Museum of Art & History and Central Piedmont Community College in making your mark on the campus in an effort to boldly brighten our world.
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Through an Artist’s Eyes: Gaston County Schools Annual Art Show
Exhibition Dates: June 4, 2020 – July 16, 2020