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.

 

Upcoming Arts Exhibits

MakerSpace 2018
October 15 – 31, 2018, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ross Gallery, Central Campus, CPCC

In collaboration with Student Life and CPCC Art Galleries, Ross Gallery will host the inaugural MakerSpace for CPCC students.

October 15 – 31: Students will have the chance to create works of art within a 30 – 45 minute time period during our regular gallery hours.

CPCC students will explore their hidden talents of creativity in painting, photomontage, collage and origami and many more.

Book Giveaway and signing
The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses by Gavin Edwards
Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ross Gallery, Central Campus, CPCC

Come meet Gavin Edwards, the editor of The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses and local artists and contributors Dustin Harbin and Holly Keogh.

First 200 students receive a copy of the book for free!

Holiday Art Market
November 5 – December 5, 2018, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Holiday Market
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 artist throughout CPCC and community.

Pease Art Gallery
Airy Knoll Farm Show: Cross-Pollination
October 22 – November 4, 2018, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Student Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
Pease Gallery, Central Campus, CPCC

Artist uses visual honey-bees who gather nectar from fields and flowers to create something Airy Knollnew.

A unique honey results when art-making combines biology, poetry, science, music, or any diverse subject to influence and inspire the other. ~ Collaborative writing by Suzanne Stryk and Larry Sorkin

CPCC Airy Knoll Farm Show Exhibition Features Student Works

Each summer, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) painting instructor Elizabeth Ross takes a group of students to a farm in Middlebrook, Virginia, to participate in a resident program Branch with water on leavespresented by the Art Department of CPCC called Airy Knoll. During the week-long stay, students take part in an intensive exploration of the creative process of finding one’s own voice in the visual arts.

During November, CPCC Galleries will present “Witnessing…,” a collection of the student work produced during the summer 2017 Airy Knoll experience. The works will feature each student’s own reflection of their time at Airy Knoll. Please visit Pease Gallery in the coming weeks as CPCC celebrates their creations. 

October 24 – December 5, 2017

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Student Reception: November 15, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Opening Reception: November 17, 6 – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Pease Gallery, Learning Resource Center, First Floor, CPCC Central Campus, 1200 Sam Ryburn Walk, Charlotte, NC 28204

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Megan Lynch at Megan.Lynch@cpcc.edu. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook at CPCC Arts and our blog at http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/

 

 

 

Annual Jewelry and Clay Bodies Pottery Sale Dec. 4

Annual Jewelry and Clay Bodies Pottery Sale

Suzanne Mellichamp

Work by Suzanne Mellichamp

December 4, 2014
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Ground level of the Center for Art Technology Building, AU010 and AU011
Pottery and jewelry sale. Items priced starting at $5. Thirty percent of all sales go to fund visiting artist workshops for CPCC’s students.
Questions? Contact Paula Smith at ext. 6110 or at paula.smith@cpcc.edu.

2013 Faculty Show

This summer the CPCC art community will honor its instructors with the 2013 Faculty Show. The exhibition features work exclusively by CPCC Faculty, including Ash Knight, Carolyn Jacobs, Isaac Payne, Elizabeth Ross, Chris Pittman, Heather Felts, Jenny Zito-Payne, Byron Baldwin, Rachel Goldstein, Rae LeGrone, Ta’Vondre Quick, Paula Smith, Geoff Blount, Nancy Nieves, Al Torres, and Kappy McCleneghan.
WHERE: Pease Gallery (CPCC Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
WHEN: May 8 – September 6
Join us at the Opening Reception on May 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Please contact Grace Cote, CPCC Gallery Coordinator, with questions at grace.cote@cpcc.edu or at ext. 3183

 

Join Us for Slow Art Day on April 27

The Ross Art Gallery on CPCC’s Central Campus will participate in an international event called Slow Art Day, which encourages visitors to look slowly and intentionally at specific, predetermined art pieces. While Slow Art Daygalleries all over the world are participating, CPCC’s Ross Art Gallery is the only gallery in Charlotte.
You’re invited to attend this fun event and collectively examine five artworks with other attendees. A discussion will follow at Viva Chicken on Elizabeth Ave.
WHEN: April 27, 11 a..m.
WHERE: CPCC Ross Gallery, Overcash Building, Central Campus
To sign up, visit slowartcpcc2013.eventbrite.com. Questions may be directed to grace.cote@cpcc.edu.

Call for Exhibition Proposals

CPCC would like to announce a call for exhibition proposals. Central Campus galleries include the Pease Gallery located across from the Pease Auditorium and the Ross Galleries I and II located in Overcash building near the Halton Theater. The galleries at Art ExhibitionCPCC are committed to exhibiting emerging and established artists in the Charlotte region in a professional and educational gallery setting.  We ask that artists send a packet including a cover letter outlining the exhibition proposed, resume, bio, and 10 high resolution digital images with a detailed image list (detailing title, name, date, dimensions and materials used) on a CD (must be PC-compatible).

All proposals should be postmarked May 1, 2012, for review by the Gallery Committee. Please either drop off materials at the Ross gallery during regular hours or mail materials to: Alyssa Wood, Gallery Coordinator, Central Piedmont Community College, PO Box 35009, Charlotte, NC 28235-5009. Please contact Alyssa Wood at Alyssa.wood@cpcc.edu with any questions.