Central Piedmont’s Overcash Art Gallery is pleased to present “The Faculty Art Show,” August 10 – October 2. This group show features Central Piedmont’s talented art staff and is curated by Amelia Zytka.
“The Faculty Art Show” incorporates artwork from multiple disciplines, including drawing, painting, photography and ceramics. While the college’s art instructors excel at helping students succeed in their budding art careers, many of them are accomplished artists as well.
This exhibition not only gives Central Piedmont’s Overcash Art Gallery an opportunity to display faculty work, but also affords students the chance to see their instructors’ artwork in a gallery setting. This show is a must-see for anyone on campus and provides an enjoyable diversion. Central Piedmont’s Overcash Art Gallery is enthusiastic about the opportunity to kick start the college’s fall semester with this exciting, new exhibition.
Central Piedmont Summer Theatre will present a final evening of Virtual Summer Theatre Concerts on Saturday July 25th at 7:00pm. The event will live stream on Central Piedmont Arts Facebook page and on the Central Piedmont Theatre YouTube channel.
Summer Theatre All-stars and the stars of tomorrow will be performing the Best of Broadway during the evening. We have special guests from our alumni over the years who have gone on from Summer Theatre to appear on Broadway, in national tours, television and film in such shows as Wicked, Jersey Boys, Beautiful, Waitress, Once, Bandstand and many more. Joining our alumni will be current students honing their skills as they to prepare to hit the boards across the world.
Join us for an exciting evening of song that will also include a look backstage with the creative teams that will bring you Something Rotten in Summer 2021. Set your calendars now for July 25th when the Summer Theatre stars will come out.
For more information visit Central Piedmont Arts on Facebook, blogs.cpcc.edu/theatre or tix.cpcc.edu. All Virtual Summer Theatre concerts are FREE!
- Work may be paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, or fiber art.
- Prints and photos must be original and printed by the photographer.
- All works must be original – no copies or photographs of other art will be accepted.
- cover letter outlining your exhibition proposal
- your bio
- a résumé including your last three exhibits
- 5-10 digital images
- an image list detailing title, date, medium, and dimensions
- your affiliation, if any, to the college
- Exhibition Dates: June 4 – July 16
- Opening Reception: Thursday, July 9, 4-6 p.m. in the North Classroom Building
- “Vandals Make Your Mark:” Thursday, July 9, 1-5 p.m. on the quad outside the North Classroom Building, Central Campus
- Address: 1141 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28235
The “2020 Annual Juried Student Art Show” exhibition dates have been extended! This Show will remain on display in the Ross Gallery from now until September 24. An opening reception for the students will be rescheduled for early in the fall semester. Virtual Exhibition Access
Harmony With an Edge” exhibition featuring Alice Ballard has been extended! This show will remain on display in the Overcash Gallery until July 16. Alice will also be hosting a video lecture to be released later in June.
In partnership with the UNCC College of Arts + Architecture, we present this musical commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, featuring Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” and the east coast premiere of “Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope.” Composed by internationally regarded composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer “Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope” was commissioned to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, receiving its world premiere in the San Francisco Bay Area on January of 2020.
“Intonations” is a song cycle scored for mezzo-soprano, violin soloist, and string quartet, with a concluding solo by a child violinist. The poetic text is inspired by the stories from the book “Violins of Hope: Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour,” written by UNC Charlotte musicologist James Grymes. Published by Harper Collins in 2014, “Violins of Hope” won a National Jewish Book Award. It tells the histories of violins recovered from the Holocaust by Iraeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. UNC Charlotte presented the North American premiere of those violins in exhibition and performance in April 2012. Since then more than a dozen U.S. cities have hosted the “Violins of Hope.”
“Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope” will feature mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock, assistant professor of voice at UNC Charlotte, and solo violinist Mikylah Myers from West Virginia University, performing with the Beo String Quartet of Pittsburgh. Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra violinist David Karpov joins the ensemble for the conclusion.
Following the performance of Intonations, the University Chorale and the Central Piedmont Chorus will perform Bernstein’s beautiful “Chichester Psalms,” a setting in three movements of six Psalms, sung in Hebrew. Conducted by Alan Yamamoto, division director of visual and performing arts at Central Piedmont, Chichester Psalms will feature harpist Christine Leimer, a professor at Central Piedmont.
Performances are April 4 at 7:30 p.m., and April 5 at 2:30 p.m. in Halton Theater. For tickets, visit tix.cpcc.edu or call the SunTrust box office at ext. 6534. Central Piedmont students with a valid Central Piedmont ID will get FREE admission.
Central Piedmont’s Music Department is excited to present Mozart’s classic comic opera, “Cosi Fan Tutte.” In this modern interpretation, the opera is set in the present day on Central Piedmont’s Central Campus, and will be sung in English. Hilarity ensues as our two heroes make a wager that their girlfriends will be faithful to them no matter what the circumstance. Mozart’s beautiful melodies and timeless topics give us no choice but to look and laugh at ourselves honestly. You’ll want to find out who wins this wager.
For tickets, visit tix.cpcc.edu or call the SunTrust box office at ext. 6534. Central Piedmont students with a valid Central Piedmont ID will get FREE admission. Non-Central Piedmont student tickets are $5 with a valid student ID.
“Chess” is a rock musical with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA, lyrics by Tim Rice, and a book by Richard Nelson based on an idea by Rice. The story involves a politically driven, Cold War–era chess tournament between two grandmasters from America and the USSR and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes “One Night in Bangkok” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”
Chess opens Friday, February 14th at 7:30pm in Halton Theater. Shows run from February 14 – 23.
For tickets and showtimes, visit tix.cpcc.edu or call the SunTrust box office at ext. 6534. Central Piedmont students with a valid Central Piedmont ID will get FREE admission. Non-Central Piedmont student tickets are $5 with a valid student ID.
Summer Theatre 2020 Auditions- February 15, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:
- Actors between ages 14 to 60+ and both paid and intern technicians needed for a five-show season June 5 to July 25. Call 704-330-6835 for an appointment. Visit the Theatre at Central Piedmont blog to learn more info.
Auditions for Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility – February 17 & 18 at 7:00pm:
- Auditions are being held in the Halton Theatre on Central Campus. No appointment is necessary. Actors will complete cold readings from the script. Click here for more info.
Kid’s auditions for Summer Theatre 2020 – March 9 & 10 at 7:00pm in the Halton lobby:
- We are looking for kids 8 to 13 for The Music Man and for Peter Pan Jr. – Prepare a short song and be dressed to move freely. No appointment is necessary. Click here for more info.
All ages, ethnicities, and genders are encouraged to audition. Please contact Tom Hollis at 704.330.6835 with any additional questions.
Paintings by Marvin Espy
Exhibited at the newest Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery located in the North Classroom Building through June 30, 2020.
In this series, I hope to illuminate some of those nuances of energy and mood through the use of dramatic color, gestural mark-making, and my life experiences with the hopes of interpreting what it means to gather in an urban context. ” -Marvin Espy
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. through June 30, 2020
Location: Cato III, 8120 Grier Road, Charlotte, NC
A Joy Forever: Asian Brush Paintings
by Barbara Rizza Mellin through June 30, 2020
Location: Levine II, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC
Illuminate by the ArtPop Street Gallery Class of 2018
through December 18, 2020
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 ArtPop Street Gallery artists 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
Selected works from the private collection of Bill and the late Patty Gorelick through June 30, 2020.
Don’t miss the eclectic array of dazzling glass, ceramic and wood pieces exhibited at the Harper IV gallery location. Through the generosity of Bill and the late Patty Gorelick, this stunning space offers mediums and themes that reflect tranquility, excitement, diversity, and harmony.
Frieze by artist Tom Stanley through December 18, 2020
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 July 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.
Chess is a rock musical with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA, lyrics by Tim Rice, and a book by Richard Nelson based on an idea by Rice. The story involves a politically driven, Cold War-era chess tournament between two grandmasters from America and the USSR and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other.
From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes “One Night in Bangkok” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”
Revered as “one of the best rock scores ever produced”, by TIME Magazine, make sure you check out “this “angry, difficult, demanding and rewarding show” which is sure to entertain.
Central Piedmont students with a valid Central Piedmont ID will receive FREE admission. Tickets are $5 for all non-Central Piedmont students with a valid student ID. Visit tix.cpcc.edu or call the SunTrust Box Office at ext. 6534 for more information.
To kick off the new year, The Central Piedmont Art Galleries are pleased to present two new exhibitions.
“Structure and Void” by Richard Elaver
“Structure and Void” is an investigation into surface, structure, and systematized randomness. The work re-presents patterns from nature in organic forms and fluid surfaces. Those forms are deconstructed into cellular elements and reconstructed in a variety of materials using generative software and digital fabrication techniques.
When: January 13 – March 12, 2020, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Artist Lecture: January 30, 3:30 p.m. – Tate Hall
Opening Reception: January 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Overcash Gallery
Where: Overcash Art Gallery, Overcash Center, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC 2820
“I Am My Things and My Things Are Me” by Allison Tierney
Allison Tierney’s work relies heavily on painting and a decorative aesthetic to discover personal identity, comment on consumerism, and investigate the divide between craft and art. Through the act of repurposing, Tierney is able to transform unwanted items into colorful and optimistic works of art that give value to the value-less.
- When: January 13 – March 12, 2020, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Artist Lecture: February 5, 3:30 p.m. – Tate Hall
- Opening Reception: February 5, 5:00 p.m. – Ross Gallery
- Where: Ross Art Gallery, Overcash Center, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204
Both galleries are open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Please join us in congratulating the Drama Department’s students, staff, and faculty for their well-deserved nominations for the 2019 Broadway World Regional Theatre Awards. Voting is now open! Visit Broadway World’s website to vote and see the rest of the nominees in the area.
Central Piedmont Drama students will present several one act plays this semester at the Central and Levine campuses.
November 13 at 2 p.m.: An Afternoon of One Acts: “Gorilla Gorilla” and “The Bear” in the Overcash Food court/ Commons Area
November 20 at 2 p.m.: Another Afternoon of One Acts: “The Marriage Proposal” in the Overcash Food court/Commons Area
December 4 at 10:30 a.m.: A Morning One Act: “The Zoo Story” In Overcash, Room 300
December 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m.: A Complete Evening of One Acts: “Gorilla Gorilla”, “The Bear”, “The Marriage Proposal” and “The Zoo Story” Levine Campus Georgia Tucker Fine Arts Hall
All performances are FREE!
For additional information, contact Tom Hollis at 704.330.6835 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Piedmont’s Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery is fortunate to exhibit an eclectic selection of both 2D and 3D works from the private art collection of Dr. Larry Brady, and WOW! You gotta see it! The pieces range from the abstract to modern contemporary, ceramics to collage. It is a sight to behold. We only have this exhibit up until Winter Break!! So get out to Harris Campus and give them a look!
The Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery, Harris Conference Center
3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte, NC
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.