CPCC Jewelry Club to Host Market During Jewelry + Metals of the Carolinas Event

WHAT: The CPCC Jewelry Club, consisting of CPCC students, faculty and staff, will host a market to sell their wares to Jewelry + Metals of the Carolinas opening reception attendees in the College’s Overcash Center Lobby on Feb. 13.

The Jewelry + Metals of the Carolinas event is scheduled to be held the same evening, in the Ross Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m., and will feature the works of seven different artists who live and work in the Carolinas. Each artist is a specialist exploring jewelry and metal processes with innovative techniques. They are: Courtney Starrett, Eliana Arenas, Mi-Sook Hur, Katie Poterala, Claire Avery, Caitie Sellers, and Loring Taoka.

All items for sale at the Jewelry Club Market will be available for purchase by cash or credit card only.

WHEN: February 13, 4 – 8 p.m. (Jewelry Club Market)

February 6 – March 6 (Jewelry + Metals of the Carolinas exhibition)

WHERE: Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus, 1206, Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Grace Cote at grace.cote@cpcc.edu.

CPCC Hosting Solo Art Exhibition by Charlotte Artist Kit Kube

CPCC will host a solo exhibition of work by Charlotte artist Kit Kube titled, “Turbulent Trajectories.” Kit Kube
Through his kinetic sculpture, Kube explores spheres of movement, visual feedback and interaction with found artifacts, forging symbiotic affinities with elemental forces such as gravity and angular momentum. In “Turbulent Trajectories,” remnants from our mechanistic past are reinvented, incorporating movement, light and shadow. The pieces challenge viewers to reinterpret connections to their surroundings.
Kinetic sculpture is defined as three-dimensional artwork with parts that move, or are in motion. The motion of the work can be provided in varied ways – through elemental forces, mechanics or human interaction. A notable example of kinetic sculpture in Charlotte is “Cascade” by Jean Tinguely, currently displayed in the lobby of the Carillon building. Kube was selected by Tinguely’s estate to restore the piece, repairs that included allowing it to move again, according to Tinguely’s original design.
In his own work, Kube is a kinetic sculptor who investigates scientific, cultural and spiritual concepts through the creation of public and private art. He produces sculpture using artifacts, movement, light, and shadow. Kit exploits the aesthetics of the material and its structure, how it is held in space, and the use of light and shadow to change its intrinsic characteristics.
WHEN:   April 3 – June 14; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
                  Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 17; 6 – 8 p.m.
                  Artist Lecture: Friday, April 19; noon
WHERE:    Ross Gallery II, Overcash Building
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Grace Cote at 704.330.6211 or at grace.cote@cpcc.edu.

Allison Luce: The Serpent Tree in Ross Gallery

Allison Luce: The Serpent Tree 


"Garden" by Allison Luce

Ross Gallery, Overcash Building
Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
October 24 – January 13, 2012
Reception November 7, 2012; 6 – 8 p.m.
Allison Luce explores the ephemeral nature of existence and the mystery of eternity through her ceramic sculptures and monoprints.
CPCC is pleased to present two of her projects, The Serpent Tree and Ancient Expanse, the continuation of a site-specific installation created and photographed in Skaelskør, Denmark as a Resident Artist at the International Ceramic Research Center. The Serpent Tree incorporates the fragility and femininity and its relation to eternity, connecting her artwork made in a post-modern context to the rich and ancient history of clay. Her inspiration comes from the story of the Garden of Eden and investigates the frailty of the body and the fallibility of man.  Referencing nature as well as the body, these sculptures are about birth, growth and temptation. Ancient Expanse includes photography that focuses upon the boundaries between the real and un-real, natural and man-made, and time and space, documenting a fleeting moment in time where the natural and unnatural meet and interact and serve as a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life.
Luce graduated with dual BFA degrees in Painting and Art History from Ohio University and received her MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York.  She resides in Charlotte, N.C., where she is a studio artist and an adjunct art instructor. Allison has also been a resident artist at Zentrum für Keramik-Berlin in Germany, Baltimore Clayworks, and The McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte.