Pease Gallery to Feature Works by Betsy Birkner and Pam Winegard

WHAT: CPCC will host the artistic works of Betsy Birkner and Pam Winegard, January 13 through March 6 in its Pease Gallery. The two-person exhibition, titled “Artifice,” will include a variety of media, including ceramics, found objects, gouache and encaustic.

The exhibition will feature the collective works of both artists, who live and work in Charlotte, N.C. Each piece will consider the theme of identity and the ways we choose to portray ourselves in life.

During the exhibition, Birkner will showcase ceramic armor breast plates decorated with patterning and glaze from her “I Should Be…” series, which considers ideas of identity related to women growing up in the South. Meanwhile, Winegard’s two-dimensional works will include drawings of gouache and encaustic on paper and panel, and illustrate a similar vulnerability through portrayals of edifices – the way we build exteriors to portray the person we might wish to be.

January 13 – March 6, 2013
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Opening Reception: January 16, 5 – 7 p.m.

Pam Winegard Artist Lecture: Jan. 30 at noon in Pease Gallery
Betsy Birkner Artist Lecture: Feb. 13 at noon in Pease Gallery

WHERE: Pease Gallery, Pease Auditorium, CPCC Central Campus

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