Central Piedmont Art Gallery Scholarship Program 2019-2020

Central Piedmont Community College art galleries are committed to inspiring, educating, and engaging students, faculty, and community members through access to exceptional visual art in all media. The Galleries support the teaching mission of the college by serving as a lab for the visual arts curricula and enriching other program areas of the college.

The Central Piedmont Art Gallery Program is an opportunity for current students at Central Piedmont to volunteer with the Arts Galleries Program to build leadership skills and gain valuable educational experience. Volunteers will learn about the daily operations of art galleries, explore possible careers in art-related fields, and share a passion for visual arts with others.

Opportunities:
– Limited and awarded based on skills and qualification of the applicant.
– Available with the Ross Gallery and the Patty and Bill Gorelick Galleries at Central Piedmont.
– Students are expected to complete 5 to 10 hours a week during the semester.
– Students are expected to commit to both the fall and spring semester.
– Opportunities during the summer term may also be available.

Provided by the Central Piedmont Foundation, a scholarship of $2,000 is available to student volunteers accepted into this program for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please complete an application by August 2.

Our Stories

Our Stories

Our Stories:
A retrospective of Central Piedmont student success stories and the evolution of our Central Piedmont Logo.

June 10 – August 1, 2019
Overcash Gallery, 1st floor, Overcash Center, Central Campus

Since 1963, Central Piedmont has been an innovative national leader among two-year institutions. College alumni include a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Metropolitan Opera star, an Olympic gold medalist, a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, a television actress and a pro football player. Countless others – chefs, healthcare providers, technicians, real estate brokers, paralegals, firefighters, teachers, law enforcement officers, trades people, engineers, artists and others who serve our community – share Central Piedmont’s proud tradition.

On display, visitors will have the opportunity to see how our logo has changed over the years and learn about the stories of our students over nearly a 60 year time span. This exhibition is dedicated to the past, present, and future students of Central Piedmont – where possibility powers everything!

Thank you to the following Central Piedmont Community College departments for supporting the vision of this project:

Central Piedmont Visual Arts and Galleries
Central Piedmont Library & Archives
Communications, Marketing, & Public Relations
Central Piedmont Digital Media Services
Central Piedmont Student Life

“The Invisible Landscape” by Orr Ambrose

Invisible Landscape painting

The Invisible Landscape by Orr Ambrose
June 10 – August 1, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 13, 2019 6- 8 p.m.
Ross Gallery, 1st floor, Overcash Center, Central Campus
Artist Lecture: June 17, 10 a.m. Tate Hall

“The Invisible Landscape — So much of the universe is invisible to us, either because it is too small to see, too far away to see, or outside of our limited visual color spectrum. With this exhibit, I explore how these invisible spaces might appear and attempt to give substance and form to worlds unseen.”  —  Orr Ambrose

More on Orr Ambrose

Andrea Vail’s “Bridging” Visits Central Piedmont March 15 – April 11

Bridging by Andea Vail

Andrea Vail, “Bridging,” 2019
CPCC student, faculty, and staff-sourced images, hand-made tassels, dye-sublimation print on microfiber
26″ x 900″
On view March 15 – May 2, 2019, Overcash Lobby

Artist Lecture: April 11, 12:30 p.m. in Overcash Building, Tate Hall, Second Floor
Opening Reception: April 11, 7- 8 p.m. Overcash Lobby

Andrea Vail is the featured visual artist for Sensoria 2019! Throughout Spring 2019, Vail facilitated “Bridging,” a multi-campus, collaborative, and large-scale fabric project culminating in its installation in the Overcash Lobby for Sensoria. “Bridging” is a tangible representation of Central Piedmont’s diverse community: coming from unique experiences, converging at Central Piedmont Community College, then venturing onward. Rooted in the intercultural and generational traditions of patterned textiles, this work, embellished with palm-sized tassels and printed with student-sourced imagery, is both inclusive of individual identities and realized as one unified fabric.

Thank you to Red Heart and Decor Print.

2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show

2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show2019 Juried art Show
On view March 27 – June 3, 2019, in Ross Gallery
Awards Ceremony: April 11, 5:30 p.m. in Overcash Building, Tate Hall, Second Floor
Reception: April 11, 7 p.m. in Overcash Lobby

Central Piedmont’s Visual Arts Department presents the 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show representing artwork in all media, including painting, drawing, photography, screen printing, ceramics, sculpture, 2-D, and 3-D designs. Come check out the amazing artwork and student artists who have been inspired by the creativity learned from their Visual Arts instructors in their art classes here at Central Piedmont!

New Exhibit Added at Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Harris Campus

Jean Cauthen, Illuminate

“Illuminate,” Oil on Canvas, by Jean Cauthen

Jean Cauthen’s work is distinctive for its vivid but complex color relationships and joie de vivre. Beneath the color lies references to past artists, eras and movements, adding layers of meaning to her illuminated colors.

While her subject often derives from the past, the form – the sea of small, chaotic shapes to create a harmonious whole – reflects a more modern gestalt. Within that sea are complex relationships and contradictions in which she expresses order, beauty and joy. Beyond the message of order, Jean hopes the viewer responds on a visceral level to these combinations.

Jean grew up in Naples, Italy, New Orleans and the Carolinas and currently works in the Charlotte area.

For more information, pricing or to schedule a personal tour of the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries on any of Central Piedmont’s campuses, please contact: Robin Glenn, (704) 330-6869 or robin.glenn@cpcc.edu

Bridging – Upcoming Workshops with Sensoria Featured Artist Andrea Vail

Bridging

Throughout Spring 2019, Vail will facilitate “Bridging,” a multi-campus, collaborative, and large-scale fabric project culminating in its installation in the Overcash Lobby for Sensoria. “Bridging” will be a tangible representation of Central Piedmont’s diverse community: coming from unique experiences, converging at Central Piedmont, then venturing onward. Rooted in the intercultural and generational traditions of patterned textiles, this work, embellished with palm-sized tassels and printed with student-sourced imagery, is both inclusive of individual identities and realized as one unified fabric.

Upcoming Workshops!

Tuesday, February 12, 1 – 3 p.m. – Cato Campus, Cato III, Student Life

Wednesday, February 13, noon – 1:15 p.m. – Central Campus, Health Careers Belk Building Room 1116

Thursday, February 14, 11 – 1 p.m. – Merancas Campus, Criminal Justice Building, Hallway I by Criminal Justice Court Room

Wednesday, February 20, noon – 2 p.m. – Levine Campus, Levine Building II, LV 1414

Artist Lecture: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, Central Campus

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7 – 8 p.m. in Overcash Lobby, Central Campus

Would you like to take part in the collaborative project? Follow the instructions below:

Instructions:

  1. Locate something with a pattern that represents you or create your own.
  2. Take a close-up picture of it – make sure the photo is clear
  3. Post the picture on Instagram or Facebook with the #CPbridging and @CPbridging
  4. Your photos will be included in the collaborative 68 feet fabric installation that will hang in the Overcash lobby during Sensoria!

CPCC Theatre to Present “Gypsy” Feb. 15 – 24, Student Tickets are FREE!

Gypsy

Gypsy
Feb. 15-24
Halton Theater
7:30 p.m. evenings and 2:30 p.m. matinees

The Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim musical “Gypsy” comes to the Halton stage for the first time this winter in time for Valentine’s Day. Considered by many to the greatest of all American musicals, “Gypsy” tells the story of Gypsy Rose Lee and her indomitable mother.  Often called the King Lear of musicals, Mama Rose’s Turn is a tour de force that climaxes an evening of musical theatre filled with amazing tunes like “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Let Me Entertain You” and theshow-stoppingg “You Gotta Get a Gimmick.”  “Gypsy” promises to be a night of theatre to remember for a lifetime.

Central Piedmont students can attend the show free of charge with a valid student ID. Other students in the area can attend for $5. Get your tickets at the SunTrust box office or call 704.330.6534 or online at tix.cpcc.edu.

New Exhibit at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Harris Conference Center

From Larry Brady Collection

Rod MacKillop “Man in a Green Suit” Acrylic on Canvas

New Exhibit at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Harris Conference Center
From the Collection of Dr. Larry Brady
January 8 – December 13, 2019

The recently opened 39 piece exhibit at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Harris Campus represents a broad and diverse range from Dr. Larry Brady’s eclectic collection. The selection of paintings, engravings, photographs, and sculptures,  are made from glass, wood, paint, ceramic, paper, fiber, and metal.

A critical component in Dr. Brady’s philosophy for collecting is the relationship with the artist. Through his understanding of and appreciation for the materials and the process, a connection to the artist is forged. Larry Brady enjoys living with each piece of art in his collection and sharing them with as many people as possible.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see extraordinary art from this collection!

 

Central Piedmont Galleries Announces New Exhibits

Ross Gallery:
The CPCC Art Galleries are pleased to present “When Worlds Collide,” Jan. 10 through Art workMarch 14, 2019, in Ross Gallery, located in Overcash Center, on the college’s Central Campus. “When Worlds Collide” is a group exhibition, featuring three artists – photographers Nancy O. Albert and Meg Greene Malvasi, and painter Leigh B. Williams – whose works employ different approaches while addressing the idea of chemistry and art.

In this special exhibition, each artist explores the idea of chemistry as both a literal and symbolic process in her body of work. Nancy O. Albert’s digital photographic images focus on the interaction of nature’s processes with urban and industrial structures. Meg Greene Malvasi submerges Polaroid images into tubs of water and other chemicals, to create corroded-like images rearranging color, light and shapes. Leigh B. Williams’ works draw on the interaction of alcohol inks and acrylics with a variety of substrates. Active experimentation, resulting reactions, and creative controls all contribute to each artist’s process.

WHEN: January 10 – March 14, 2019, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Artist Panel Discussion: January 31, 5 – 6 p.m. in Tate Hall
Opening Reception: January 31, 6 – 8 p.m. in Ross Gallery
WHERE: Ross Art Gallery, Overcash Center, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204

 

Merancas Campus:
Nancy Nieves: Painterly Moments Not Forgotten Nancy Nieves
January 10 – May 10, 2019
Merancas Campus: Criminal Justice Building
Nancy Nieves is an abstract landscape painter inspired by nature.

Nieves’ installation on Merancas campus celebrates a collection of her favorite works. Her compositions are bold and energetic with blended colors becoming atmospheric, creating movement and depth. Nature is pure and raw; it lives and overcomes us with love and harmony. It welcomes us with open branches and accepts us with its precious truth. Nieves’ wants her viewers to mentally interact with my paintings, escaping their world into mine, even if it’s just for a moment in time.

 

Central Piedmont Ceramics Instructor Contributes to Work of Art on Display in New York City

Every One

“Every One”

Congratulations to Paula Smith, ceramics instructor at Central Piedmont Community College.

In January 2018, New Mexico-based artist Cannupa Hanska Luger created an instructional video requesting communities from across the U.S. and Canada create and send him 2” clay beads for a project he hoped to create to raise awareness of indigenous LGBTQ+ community members.

Smith answered Luger’s call for submissions. Soliciting the help of her peers at Moving Poets, Smith and the team created almost 200 beads for the project, which Luger used in his sculptural installation, “Every One,” now on exhibit in the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

“Every One” is composed of more than 4,000 individual, handmade clay beads that were personally fired, stained in ink and strung together by Luger to create a pixelated image of the photograph “Sister” (2016) by First Nations photographer Kali Spitzer.

The piece fits well into Luger’s portfolio of work which tends to address environmental matters and issues of violence against indigenous populations. It’s this passion for pushing the boundaries of his craft that earned him the Museum of Arts and Design’s 2018 Burke Prize. As a result, “Every One” and several other pieces by Luger are now on display in the Museum through March 17, 2019.

“Raising social awareness through art is everything,” explains Smith. “Bringing attention to populations that are often overlooked is a responsibility we all share, and I am proud to have contributed to such an important cause in such a creative way.”

Kudos to Smith for contributing to such a powerful work of art. To learn more about the piece and its significance, please visit cannupahanska.com/mmiwqtbeadproject. For more information on the college’s ceramics program, visit cpcc.edu/arts-interior-design/visual-arts/visual-arts-courses.

Attend the CPCC Dance Theatre Student and Faculty Showcase for Free!

Please join us for the CPCC Dance Theatre Student and Faculty Showcase in Pease CPCC Dance Theatre performers on stageAuditorium. The program will feature newly choreographed pieces for ballet and modern dance. The dance concert with open with an upbeat and joyous ballet solo choreographed by Dance Faculty member, Tracie Foster Chan. The program will continue on with a modern dance piece choreographed by Dance Faculty member, Clay Daniel, set to music composed by Music Department Chair Craig Bove. The program will conclude with a reflective ballet, choreographed by Tracie Foster Chan.

All new works will be performed by CPCC Dance Majors, from our newly formed Associate of Arts concentration in Dance, and alumni that have learned and rehearsed these new works this semester. Come support and celebrate the hard work and success of our dancers this semester, and our last production to take place in Pease Auditorium!

Pease Auditorium
Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets available at tix.cpcc.edu.
Free for Central Piedmont students with a valid student ID.

Attend the Connor Chamber Concert on Nov. 11

Central Piedmont Community College, in partnership with the Charlotte Symphony, is pleased to present the Connor Chamber Concert on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in Tate Hall, located in Overcash Center on Central Campus. Christopher James Lees will serve as conductor.

Tickets are $18 per person and may be purchased at tix.cpcc.edu or at 704.330.6534.

A reception will follow at 4:15 p.m. on the 2nd floor. Complimentary parking is available in the parking deck, located at 1225 E. 4th St.

Holiday Art Market Open Artist Call

Submit your artwork to be on display during our Holiday Art Market in Ross Gallery, CentralHoliday Art Market Campus.

All works must be listed at $50 or less. Due date for artwork drop off is Wednesday, November 7, 2018, by 2 p.m.

All students are invited to join our Holiday Reception on Thursday, November 8 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and one hour before Theater Performances

Holiday Art Market

Holiday Art Market
NowHoliday Art Market – December 5, 2018, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Holiday Reception: November 8, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Ross Gallery, Central Campus, CPCC

Holiday Art Market offers everyone the opportunity to collect artwork at an affordable price from artists from Central Piedmont and the community.