Summer Theatre at CPCC is pleased to offer students a special chance to bring a child to see SHREK for FREE! If you are a current CPCC student with a valid student ID, bring your child to either the July 2 or July 3 performance and enjoy free admission for both of you! All performances of this musical adaptation for young audiences are at 10 a.m.! For other tickets and more info, call 704.330.6534 or visit tix.cpcc.edu today!
Pease Auditorium will permanently close in January 2019 after more than 50 years of memorable productions, performances and events. Pease Auditorium and the aging building that surrounds it – the Hagemeyer Learning Resource Center (LRC) – will come down and be replaced by a new, state-of-the art library for CPCC’s students. The new LRC will also include a replacement of the existing Pease Auditorium and gallery.
The final CPCC Summer Theatre performance in Pease Auditorium will be “The Mousetrap,” which runs June 29 – July 8. The last CPCC Theatre performance in the venue will be “The Music of the Night: The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber,” which runs Oct. 26 – Nov. 4. The final CPCC performance in Pease Auditorium will be the CPCC Dance Theatre’s fall 2018 Student/Faculty Showcase, which runs Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. The space will remain available for rentals until the end of January 2019.
Tickets will likely sell quickly for the final performances in this storied venue, so learn more at tix.cpcc.edu.
Congrats to CPCC’s Sensoria celebration. The festival was recognized with a 2018 BOB Award by Charlotte Magazine!
CPCC’s Cassidy Hooper, who will graduate from CPCC in May, is set to perform in the Sensoria performance of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem.” What makes her story so special? She was born blind and had to learn the music by using braille – no easy feat. Read the complete WFAE-FM story.
CPCC invites you to attend Sensoria, its annual 10-day celebration of literature and the arts, featuring visual art, dance, theatre, music, film, culture, history and more. Join CPCC as it celebrates its 26th year of literary events and hosts nearly 90 events on multiple campuses, including the following highlights:
April 6-8 – CPCC Opera Theatre presents “Elixir of Love”
“L’elisir d’amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) will be performed on the Halton stage for the first time in CPCC Opera Theatre’s 20-year history. In this endearing comic opera, a love-sick Nemorino buys the dubious Dr. Dulcamara’s magic potion (it’s really just wine) in order to win the beautiful Adina’s heart.
*ticketed event, visit tix.cpcc.edu
April 6-15 – CPCC Theatre presents “On Golden Pond”
“On Golden Pond” is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. This touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years received some of the most powerful critical and popular acclaim of any new playwright’s debut in Broadway history.
*ticketed event, visit tix.cpcc.edu
Friday, April 6, 6 – 9 p.m. – Local Music Night at Camp North End
This year’s Sensoria kicks off a new tradition: a spotlight on local music! Come hear the Behailu Band, David Childers and the Serpents, and Patois Counselors in the outdoor Boileryard at Camp North End, CPCC’s partner in this event, which will take place at 1824 Statesville Avenue.
Monday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. – CPCC Dance Theatre presents “Spring Student/Faculty Showcase”
CPCC and Mallard Creek High School dance students perform CPCC faculty works, and a guest aerial artist performs.
Tuesday, April 10, 5 p.m. – CPCC Visual Arts presents “The Annual Juried Student Show”
“The Annual Juried Student Show” showcases top talent among our students at CPCC, highlighting the variety and skill in our Visual Arts program.
Wednesday, April 11, 8 – 9 p.m. and Thursday, April 12, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer: U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith
Current U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is the 2018 Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer and she will read from and discuss her work twice, with book signings to follow. Both are free and open to the public, with general admission and no reservations.
Thursday, April 12 – Felicia van Bork presents “color + “color = space”
In collaboration with Jerald Melberg Gallery, CPCC Art Galleries present “color + color = space,” an exhibit of recent collages and paintings by Felicia van Bork.
Friday & Saturday, April 13 and 14 – CPCC and UNC Charlotte Departments of Music Present Britten’s “War Requiem”
Central Piedmont Community College and UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI with performances of Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece “War Requiem.”
*ticketed event, visit tix.cpcc.edu
WHERE: CPCC campuses, including Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte
CONTACT: To see a full calendar of events at all campuses, please visit http://sensoria.cpcc.edu.
Backyard Neighbors: Paintings by Ed Newman and Works from the Collection of Bill Gorelick
“Backyard Neighbors” is an exhibit among friends, neighbors actually for many years. One, a collector and half of the philanthropic pair behind the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries at Central Piedmont Community College, and the other, a retired radiologist who loves the challenge of watercolor painting. Their combined exhibition of art is colorful, sometimes whimsical, and inspired by memories of travels and life experiences.
Meet the artist/collector: March 28 at 2 p.m. in Levine II, First Floor, Gallery
Image by Ed Newman
Come celebrate the history and culture of India as Dances of India celebrates its 16th year at CPCC. You will not want to miss this performance featuring internationally acclaimed performer and choreographer Dr. Maha Gingrich and group. Enjoy a large ensemble of dancers as they present 3,000-year-old classical and folk dances of India. Join us for the show’s signature dance, “Unity in Diversity,” which features several international dance styles set to live music. Click here for a sneak preview.
Felicia Van Bork: color + color = space
April 12, 2018
Artist’s Lecture: 3 p.m.
Tate Hall, 2nd floor of Overcash Building, Central Campus
Opening Reception: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Ross Gallery, 1st floor of Overcash Building, Central Campus
CPCC Visual Arts presents The Annual Juried Student Show
Tuesday, April 10
Awards presentation: 5 p.m.
Reception to follow: 5 – 7 p.m. in Pease Lobby
Pease Gallery, 1st floor of Learning Resource Center, Central Campus
Now – Dec. 11
Gorelick Gallery, Harris Campus, Harris II
Revealing/Concealing explores the middle ground between painting and sculpture and also tests the limits of what the paint medium itself can do. Paul Farmer creates collages using multiple paint skins, allowing them to become so dense that layers are hidden. These organic abstractions reveal the artist’s interest in natural processes, color and topography. The textures and colors of Mr. Farmer’s art are influenced heavily by his time spent living in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. His works complement the natural beauty surrounding the Harris Conference Center.
An alumnus of Central Piedmont Community College, Mr. Farmer transferred to North Carolina State University and then to Western Carolina University where he earned his Master of Fine Art degree. He currently lives in Charlotte, N.C.
Over the years, Mr. Gorelick and his late wife, Patty, collected many beautiful glass and ceramic sculptures from artists all over the world. Mr. Gorelick agreed to loan pieces from his personal collection to complement the paintings by his friend, Dr. Ed Newman. The inspiration for Dr. Newman’s paintings comes from the scenes and landscapes he has encountered through his travels across the globe.
On February 27, the Connor Chamber musicians will rehearse in Tate Hall at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Students are encouraged to attend either of these sessions as their schedules allow. Students may stay for a brief period or the duration of the rehearsal. All that is asked of them is that they be respectful of the musicians while they are in Tate Hall and as they come and go from the auditorium. Very special friends of the college – Catherine and Wilton Connor – make the Connor Chamber Series and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra on Campus possible. We hope students will take advantage of this opportunity and have a great experience.
Students! Did you know you can attend CPCC Theatre and CPCC Opera Theatre events here at Central Piedmont for FREE on certain dates? If you visit the Overcash lobby box office on Fridays and select Thursdays from 6-7 p.m., you can get one free ticket with your vaild CPCC student ID! Limited availability, so get there early before they run out! Of course, you can always purchase your discounted student ticket, too, for any night of the run! Watch our CPCC Arts Facebook page and follow @cpccarts on Instagram for more specific information and reminders about the Student Rush Ticket program!
CPCC Theatre is excited to bring Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-award-winning musical “Evita” to the Halton stage for the first time. With a strong cast of characters torn from the fiery pages of Latin American history, “Evita” represents one of Lloyd Webber’s most beloved scores, combining Latin, jazz, pop and more traditional influences. With such well-known songs as “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” “Evita” has captured audiences’ hearts around the world!
For tickets, call 704.330.6534.
CPCC culinary instructor Rob Marilla is one of eight people in the country to secure a spot on American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary Team USA. The team will spend the next couple of years practicing before going head-to-head with the best from around the world in the Culinary Olympics in 2020 – also called the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA) International Culinary Exhibition. Read the complete story here.
When: January 24 & 25, 2018 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Painting times are in one (1) hour blocks on January 24 and 25 in the hours between noon – 5 p.m.
Where: 1st floor of the Levine Building II, Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd. Matthews, NC 28105
For more information, contact Art Galleries Director, Megan Lynch, at Megan.Lynch@cpcc.edu.
Artist Matt Horick’s “revert and continue” exhibit comes to CPCC’s Pease Gallery Jan. 11
WHAT: Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) is pleased to announce Matt Horick’s latest exhibition, “revert and continue,” will be on display in Pease Gallery beginning Jan. 11.
The exhibition expands on Horick’s idea of sculptural editions and features a number of distinct works for both the wall and floor. It will include many of Horick’s signature white abstract forms, situated alongside a new set of sculptures created from found and recycled sheet metal, largely retaining the raw appearance of their original material.
Horick began working on the exhibition while in residence at the McColl Center for Arts + Innovation in uptown Charlotte. As a result, it serves as a culmination of his work over the past several years. His work has also been added to CPCC’s permanent art collection and is featured as part of Learning Resource Center’s sustainable Greenroof.
WHEN: January 11 – March 7, 2018; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)
Artist Lecture: February 7, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: February 7, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
WHERE: Pease Gallery, Learning Resource Center, First Floor, CPCC Central Campus, 1200 Sam Ryburn Walk, Charlotte, NC 28204
CPCC partnership with About Face Charlotte seeks to engage community through photography
The CPCC Ross Art Gallery is partnering with About Face Charlotte to bring the works of Scott Gardner, a videographer and photojournalist for Discovery, National Geographic, History Channel and Animal Planet, to the college’s Central Campus.
About Face Charlotte is a movement dedicated to the cultivation of kindness, compassion and connection through photography, storytelling and community engagement. It seeks to empower people to make a difference in their community by creating campaigns and projects that raise social awareness through art and empathy education.
Be sure to mark your calendars to visit Ross Art Gallery for an awe-inspiring experience featuring real people and the many stories of our community.
WHEN: January 11 – March 7, 2018, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)
Artist Lecture: January 23, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: January 23, 5 – 7 p.m.
WHERE: Ross Gallery, CPCC Central Campus, Overcash Center, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204