Central Piedmont Art Galleries to Host Summer Art Exhibition ‘Through an Artist’s Eyes’ beginning June 4

Central Piedmont Art Galleries to host art exhibition ‘Through an Artist’s Eyes’ beginning June 4 and the event ‘Vandals Make Your Mark’ on July 9.
Central Piedmont’s Art Galleries are pleased to present “Through an Artist’s Eyes,” June 4 – July 16, 2020, in the North Classroom Building, located on Central Campus. “Through an Artist’s Eyes” is a collaborative exhibition with the Gaston County Museum of Art and History, featuring the artwork of Gaston County High School students and curated by Hannah Musselwhite.
“Through an Artist’s Eyes” showcases artwork concentrations spanning multiple disciplines, including drawing, painting, photography and 3D sculptures. Every year, Gaston County art teachers choose artwork from their students to be judged by the Gaston County Museum of Art and History (GCMAH). The winning artworks become part of the museum’s annual art exhibition of elementary through high school students. This year, the museum partnered with the Central Piedmont Art Galleries to display part of this exhibition on Central Campus showcasing the first through third place winners from the high school section.
“Vandals Make Your Mark,” is a collaborative event with GCMAH. The museum and Central Piedmont Art Galleries staff will demonstrate how to mix a painting medium of cornstartch, food coloring and water. This fun splash of color and culture allows Central Piedmont students the chance to explore their artistic expression by using the cornstarch mixture to paint the sidewalk. This event will occur in conjunction with the opening reception for “Through an Artist’s Eyes.”
  • 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
*These events are subject to change based on COVID-19 guidelines.

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.

Virtual Exhibition Access

Diana Arvanites: Experiments in Roundness

Diana Arvanites: Experiments in Roundness

"Red Bindu"

"Red Bindu"

October 24 – January 13, 2013

Ross Gallery II, Overcash Building

Reception: November 7, 2012, 6 – 8 p.m.
Diana’s work focuses on systems, practices and ideas and how they become integrated as a whole. It is her interest in philosophy, archaeology, science, bricolage and cartography that inspires her to experiment and explore. By drawing upon many combinations of the parts to create a whole, she arrives at interconnectivity and balance in her work. She interweaves elements of drawing and painting, high and low, fluid and linear, play and seriousness throughout her process of art making. The work refers to many things simultaneously; the relationships between the handmade, botanical, biological, internal body and cartography. The intent is to eliminate hierarchy, making no single viewpoint privileged.
Arvanites is a recipient of multiple art grants and has studied under Brice and Helen Mardin and Mira Schorr. Collections include the City of Orlando, The University of Central Florida, Smith Earnest, Ceralde School of Art, and Bank of America. A seasoned college and university level art instructor, Diana resides in Charlotte as a studio artist and teaches and curates at Artist Space 711@WCA.