$HAN Wallace’s ‘cutXcopy’ Comes to the Gorelick Gallery at Levine

SHAN WallavePhotographer $HAN Wallace presents “cutXcopy” at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Levine Campus
Now through December 13, 2019
Artist Lecture, Thursday, September 26, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., LV 2150

A conversation with photographer $HAN Wallace about her life and inspirations for her exhibit “cutXcopy.”

$HAN is an award-winning photographer, artist, and freedom fighter from East Baltimore. The Baltimore City Paper named $HAN Wallace Best Photographer (2016) and Best Solo Show (2017).  Recently, $HAN lectured at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art-Hodges Taylor as part of the Charlotte Millennial Art Program. $HAN is a current artist-in-residence at The Roll Up CLT.

Inspired by the service of social change and the social power of art, and harsh realities rooted in racial and economic divides during her upbringing in poverty, $HAN uses the lens to document communities of the African diaspora. Her work conveys and reveals the social, cultural, and political narratives of black life serving as photographic documentation and archive of Blackness.

Artist $HAN Wallace pulls from her own collection of photographs to piece and layer imagery of landscapes, textures and people to create new narratives. Using collage techniques as a means of addressing topics like race, class and politics, $HAN is able to communicate a sense of new worlds that feel both foreign and familiar.

New Exhibit at Cato Campus: ‘Illuminate’

Art PopIlluminate
by the ArtPop Street Gallery Class of 2018
Now through December 13, 2019

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 artists from the ArtPop Street Gallery Class of 2018″
Eva Crawford – Cortney Frasier – Gordon C. James – Carmella Jarvi-
Katherine Kirchner- Pauline Dove Lamal – Julia Lawing – Monique Luck
Arthur Rogers – Maria Senkel – Hilary Siber – Holly Spruck – Stella Hyewon Yang

“Illuminate” debuts at the Cato Campus. In 2020, the exhibit moves to the expansive Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Harris Campus.

Gorelick Gallery at Harper Campus to Feature ‘Frieze’ by Tom Stanley

​Frieze, by Tom StanleyTom Stanley
Exhibited with works of art from the collection of Bill and the late Patty Gorelick
Now through July 31, 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.

frieze /frēz/
noun
a broad horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration, especially on a wall near the ceiling​

Harper Campus, Harper IV
Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery
315 W. Hebron St., Charlotte, NC

Auditions for ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Aug. 26 – 27

Little Shop of Horrors

Central Piedmont Theatre will hold auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors” on August 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. in the Tate Hall of the Overcash Performing Arts Center. You do not have to be a student in order to audition.

Auditions will consist of a prepared song of 16 to 32 bars with sheet music in the correct key. Be dressed to move. No preparation necessary or appointment necessary.

We are looking to cast approximately 20 performers ages 16 to 60+. For more information and to see the list of characters needed, click here.

For questions or information contact Tom Hollis by email tom.hollis@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6835.

Participate in ‘Blur: A Community Portrait Project’

Blur artworkBlur: A Community Portrait Project

Click dates to register for photo sessions in Ross Gallery on August 26 and August 27.

Atlanta-based photographer Melissa Alexander uses her camera to create a space of respite and self-rediscovery. Join her at Central Piedmont Community College’s Ross Art Gallery on August 26 and 27 from 3 – 7 p.m. for “Blur,” a special community portrait project that reclaims not only our time, but ourselves. Participate in a fun and affirming photo session where your self will be uncovered, your bravery rewarded, and your vulnerability empowered.

Melissa Alexander’s photography sessions are a part of the larger exhibition, “Blur: A Community Portrait Project” on view in Ross Gallery on October 16.

Photographs completed during these portrait sessions will be exhibited at the Ross Art Gallery, October 16 – December 12, 2019.

 

The Exhibition ‘Shift’ Comes to the Ross and Overcash Art Galleries

Shift artworkShift
Featuring artists Reuben Bloom, Amanda Foshag and Heather Lewis
Ross and Overcash Art Galleries
August 12 – October 3, 2019

“Shift” explores the idea of assigning value to the invaluable. Unifying found, recycled, and uncommon objects, Bloom, Foshag, and Lewis use these materials to create their art. All three artists work in various types of media, constructing their creations out of chaos. Each one strives to find beauty in the dramatic shifts of life through deconstruction, rebirth, and growth.

Opening Reception in Ross Gallery
Thursday, August 29; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Artist Lectures
Reuben Bloom: Date: Thursday, September 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall
Heather Lewis: Date: Thursday, September 26 at 10 a.m. in Tate Hall
Amanda Foshag: Date: Monday, September 30 at 3 p.m. in Tate Hall

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!