Holiday Art Market Open Artist Call

Submit your artwork to be on display during our Holiday Art Market in Ross Gallery, CentralHoliday Art Market Campus.

All works must be listed at $50 or less. Due date for artwork drop off is Wednesday, November 7, 2018, by 2 p.m.

All students are invited to join our Holiday Reception on Thursday, November 8 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and one hour before Theater Performances

Upcoming Exhibits in the CPCC Galleries

Past & Present

Past & Present – Pease Gallery
CPCC Galleries is pleased to present a multimedia group exhibition called, “Past & Present” which is part of a celebration to commemorate the many years of the college’s beloved Pease Gallery, located on its Central Campus. “Past & Present” will showcase 12 CPCC Visual Arts Studio faculty members and 14 CPCC Studio Art alumni, many of whom have exhibited their creations for the first time in Pease Gallery. This exhibit will celebrate the decades of creativity developed through CPCC’s Visual Arts programs.

Participants will include:
CPCC Alumni: Rachel Baranowski, Anderson Carman, Douglas B. Davis, Kelsi Elcorabarutia, Kelly Elliot, Sarah Goski, Samantha Maxwell, Don Peeler, Paige Reitterer, KC Roberge, Julie P. Smith, Laura Truman, Sarah B. Wiley and Tashonda Wright

Faculty Members: Danny Croco, Carolyn Jacobs, Ashley Lathe, Nancy Nieves, Isaac Payne, Elizabeth Ross, Paula Smith, James Spence, Jason Stein, Richard Thomas, Alvaro Torres and Jennifer Zito

Pease Gallery

August 15 – October 3, 2018, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Artist Lecture: September 6, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Pease Gallery & September 13, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at Levine Campus in LVI 2150

Opening Reception: September 6, 5 – 7 p.m. in Pease Gallery

Fruiting BodiesFruiting Bodies – Ross Gallery
CPCC Ross Gallery is excited to bring Artist Katie St. Clair’s exhibition, “Fruiting Bodies” to the college’s Central Campus, Aug. 15 – Oct. 10.

St. Clair’s latest work not only focuses on the natural decay of life and the beauty found within, but also on the complex processes of physical and spiritual healing through visualization of plants and fungi in the Carolina landscape. Abstraction of these forms allows St. Clair to express the subtle relationships of non-linear ecosystems. While researching, harvesting and consuming wild edibles, St. Clair’s understanding of flavor and the healing potential of her subjects expanded and evolved. St. Clair developed new ways of looking at the natural world, not only for inspiration and form, but also for the pragmatic considerations of pigment, texture and creative constraint. She incorporated new materials into her pieces, including natural dyes collected from the native ecosystems, through botanic, fungal and mineral extractions.

“Fruiting Bodies” will feature a series of melting ice sculptures that are an experimental part of St. Clair’s painting process. These melting sculptures called “spheres” contain pigments, mushrooms and other organic materials foraged by the artist during her hikes through different parts of the North Carolina landscape.  The delicately constructed spheres are suspended above canvases and slowly melt over a period of 24 to 48 hours. The ephemerality of this process echoes the cycle of life: birth, growth, death and decay. 

St. Clair received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and her Master of Fine Arts from the Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Art specializing in painting and drawing at Davidson College.

Ross Gallery

August 15 – October 10, 2018, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)

Artist Lecture: September 12, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Opening Reception: September 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Sphere installations: August 20, September 12, and October 1

Students, Get Theatre Tickets for FREE!

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 to Perform “Evita” Feb. 16 – 25, Student Tickets Just $5!

CPCC Theatre is excited to bring Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-award-Evitawinning 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.

Upcoming Art Galleries Events

Revery and Continue SculptureArtist 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

 

About FaceCPCC 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

COLOR BAR: Art, Bites and Cocktails Inspired by the Colors of Charlotte

On select Thursday evenings this fall, McColl Center artist-in-residence and baker Leah Rosenberg activates her first-floor project Color for the People by serving bites and a Color Bar specialty cocktail inspired by the colors of Charlotte.

Color Bar is made possible, in part, by the generous support of students in the Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC).

For more on Color Bar, click here.

CPCC Students Participate in Inside | Out Installation, Receive Museum Pass

CPCC creative writing and art appreciation students are working with the Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in their forthcoming Inside|Out Charlotte installation of art throughout the city. Led by instructors Ashley Knight and Angelina Oberdan, students will collaborate to write descriptions of the masterworks to be displayed throughout various Charlotte neighborhoods. Inside|Out is an exhibit that takes artwork from local museums out in the community to create cultural engagement. Students writing was featured in the first Inside|Out installation in Washington Heights. The second installation will run from September 3 through December 3.

“CPCC’s student collaboration with Inside|Out provided not only a way for students to become involved with the goals of the project (to engage with art), but it also reiterated to Creative Writing students the importance of using concise and deliberate language,” said Angelina Oberdan, discipline chair of the ACA, English and Humanities division at CPCC. “Also, just like Inside|Out brings artwork outside of the museum, this collaboration brought students’ work outside of the classroom.”

“I really enjoyed seeing our students engage with the selected art works at the Bechtler Museum and Gantt Center. At one point, they gathered into a large group and were intently listening to a docent telling the story surrounding the Giacometti drawings,” said Ash Knight, an art instructor at CPCC. ” I believe they captured and expressed their own excited curiosity about the art in writing the captions.”

CPCC Museum Pass
In addition to participating in the installation, students will also receive a CPCC Museum Pass, thanks to the generous cooperation of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, The Mint Museum of Art. and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Going forward, CPCC’s Culture Card will give close to 3,000 students free admission to these institutions for a year. This partnership supports the learning process for CPCC students and serves to further their engagement with the arts through access to the excellent collections in our community.

Join Us at Sensoria, March 31 – April 9

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 25th year of literary events and hosts nearly 90 events on multiple campuses, including the following events, as listed in the Charlotte Five.

To learn more about the event – including the fact that most events are FREE! – visit the Sensoria website.

Annual Student/Faculty Pottery and Jewelry Sale

CPCC’s annual student/faculty pottery and jewelry sale will be held on December 3 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Center for Arts Technology Building on Central Campus. The event will feature an assortment of one-of-a-kind pottery and jewelry at competitive prices. Proceeds from the event 2015 pottery salewill help support CPCC student art clubs. Join us for this special event!

Sensoria Starts This Friday!

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Sensoria starts this Friday with a great line-up that features more than 80 events. For details about each event feel free to check out our website, visit http://sensoria.cpcc.edu//

Also, if you haven’t gotten a copy of the 2015 Sensoria program, check it out here.

Ticket Specials

Battle of the Composers: Verdi vs. Wagner presented by CPCC Opera Theatre ($5 tickets for CPCC faculty, staff and students)

Halton Theater

Friday, April 10 , 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 11, 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 12, 2:30 p.m.

As America well knows, battles between the North and South are not uncommon, and the operatic world has its own North and South conflict. Only this conflict was born North and South of the Swiss Alps. The Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi and the German composer, Richard Wagner defined the Romantic Period of Opera. They were born in the same year, were both renowned composers during their lifetimes, and are both operatic legends; but that is where the similarities end. Join CPCC Opera Theatre as we battle it out between these two operatic greats!

 

August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone ($5 tickets for CPCC faculty, staff and students)

Pease Auditorium

Friday, April 10, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 11, 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 12, 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 17, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 18, 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 19, 2:30 p.m.

Set in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson and Fences is the story of the denizens of a boardinghouse who each have a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. The boarders include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.

 

Charlotte Concerts Presents Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein (Group special of 1/2 off tickets for CPCC faculty, staff and students)

Halton Theater

Friday, April 17, 8 p.m.

Inon Barnatan has been hailed “a true poet of the keyboard: refined, searching, and unfailingly communicative.” His sincerity and expressiveness brings audiences into each phrase as if hearing them for the first time, rivaling his technical abilities and sensitive phrasing. Barnatan has been named the New York Philharmonic’s first Artist in Association, and has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s passion, commitment and breathtaking technique combined with undeniable musicianship make her one of today’s most exciting artists. A 2011 MacArthur Fellowship recipient, she is also an exclusive recording artist for Decca Classics and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others. Together, these two artists offer an alluring and passionate musical event not to be missed!

 

You’re Invited to Attend Queen City Soup

Project Art Aid is excited to announce another “Queen City Soup,” its micro-grant program to promote the arts in Charlotte. This year’s event is being held in CPCC’s Pease Auditorium on Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. The organization hopes you decide to attend its 8th micro-grant event and help it create the largest grant yet! The event will feature:
  • special emcee Mike Watson
  • appetizers, desserts and soft drinks
  • and more!
CPCC student tickets are $5 when paid in advance using the discount code “CPCC” online, or $7.50 at the door. To purchase tickets, click here.

Dress is casual and parking is free in the CPCC Parking Deck.

The proposals are available for review here. Queen City Soup is organized by Project Art Aid, and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

CPCC Dance Theatre to Present “Seeds of Change” April 25, 26 and 27

CPCC Dance Theatre will present “Seeds of Change” on April 25, 26 and 27 in Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus.
Celebrate the coming of spring with this concert series featuring choreography by CPCC dance faculty members Katharyn Horne, Melissa Pihos and Clay Daniel.
Featured performances include Pantheon, The Wives, Bohemian Suite, Slick and Rogue Time.
Tickets are $10 and $5 for students, faculty and staff and retirees with college ID and children, 10 and under.
Purchase online at tix.cpcc.edu or call the SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534.

 

2013 Sensoria

CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts brings exhibits, performances and events, including author series, art exhibits, history programs, film screenings, theatre, opera, music performances and more, to CPCC’s campuses each spring. Sensoria BannerSensoria is a week of cultural enrichment, community engagement and pure entertainment. Best of all, many Sensoria events are free and all are open to the public.

For more information, including daily event schedules, visit the official Sensoria website.

Need event info on the go?You can download the Sensoria app for iPhone or Android phones.

For information or to purchase tickets to ticketed events, visit the CPCC Tix website.