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

The Exhibition ‘Shift’ Comes to the Ross and Overcash Art Galleries

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Featuring artists Reuben Bloom, Amanda Foshag and Heather Lewis
Ross and Overcash Art Galleries
August 12 – October 3, 2019

“Shift” explores the idea of assigning value to the invaluable. Unifying found, recycled, and uncommon objects, Bloom, Foshag, and Lewis use these materials to create their art. All three artists work in various types of media, constructing their creations out of chaos. Each one strives to find beauty in the dramatic shifts of life through deconstruction, rebirth, and growth.

Opening Reception in Ross Gallery
Thursday, August 29; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Artist Lectures
Reuben Bloom: Date: Thursday, September 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall
Heather Lewis: Date: Thursday, September 26 at 10 a.m. in Tate Hall
Amanda Foshag: Date: Monday, September 30 at 3 p.m. in Tate Hall

Attend the Opening of the Balance Gallery

Please plan to attend the opening of the Balance Art Gallery, Learning Resource Center, 4th floor.  Reception and Artist Talk will be on Thursday, April 16 beginning at 4 p.m. The exhibition is available for viewing from April 23, 2015, through August 14, 2015.

The  exhibition “How to Get A Degree In Fine Arts,”  is a student run exhibition that showcases some of CPCC’s prominent Fine Arts majors. Featured artists include Kelly Rambo, Rebecca Buchanan, Haris Vehabovic, Heather FitzPatrick, Nikki Oliver and Fat Stephen.  A wide range of mediums and content will be on display.

CPCC Art Gallery Accepting Submissions for Art Exhibition Proposals Through August 15

The CPCC Art Gallery is currently accepting submissions for art exhibition proposals. Individuals may submit paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, or fiber art for display. The Art Exhibitiondeadline for submissions is August 15.
The CPCC Art Gallery provides an opportunity for artists to exhibit their paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, ceramics and other work at CPCC’s Central Campus and to the Charlotte community.
To submit your work for consideration, please send the following items to the attention of Grace Cote, Gallery Coordinator, Central Piedmont Community College, P.O. Box 35009, Charlotte, NC 28235-5009:
·       10 to 20 digital images on a CD
·       an image list, detailing the title, date, medium, and dimensions of your work
·       a cover letter, detailing your exhibition proposal
·       a resume and biography
Please note: all prints and photos must be original and printed by the photographer. Digital submissions will not be considered and there is no entry fee.
For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Grace Cote at grace.cote@cpcc.edu or call ext. 3183.

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.