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!

 

Mark Your Calendars to Explore the World at CPCC

Global Issues Forum: What is Fair?
The People and Principles of Fair Trade

Presented by Ten Thousand Villages

As the global economy grows, fair trade organizations seek to ensure that producers and artisains from developing countries are justly compensated for their goods and have the opportunity to grow sustainable businesses.  Come learn about individuals’ journeys and how it may impact your purchasing decisions.

Thursday, March 19; 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Tate Hall, CPCC Central Campus
Cost: Free and open to the public
For questions or to reserve a space: contact global.learning@cpcc.edu or 704-330-6167

 

In Need of a Unique Gift? Interested in Global Art?
Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Pop Up Store

Beauty is created all over the world, but not every artisan has the means or access to get their products to market.  Ten Thousand Villages began more than 60 years ago when Edna Ruth Byler began selling handcrafted products from Puerto Rico out of the trunk of her car to help eradicate poverty. Today a global network of social entrepreneurs works to empower artisans in developing countries.  CPCC will be hosting a pop up store where you can peruse and buy fair trade items from around the world.

Open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Overcash Lobby
Open to the public

 

Sensoria: Test Your Global Knowledge

Think you’ve got what it takes?  Know more about the world around you than your friends?  After visiting the World Experience Event, join CPCC’s Global Learning Office for a chance to test your global knowledge.  We will have trivia questions and games correlating to the regions covered in the World Experience event.  Prizes will be available for our top participants.

Friday, April 17
9:30 a.m. – noon
2nd Floor Lobby Overcash Building (In front of Tate Hall)

Participate in a Panel Discussion on Writing During Sensoria 2014

Calling all student writers, poets, journalists and bloggers!  Would you be interested in being on a panel to discuss how you started writing? Then CPCC Libraries wants YOU! The panel discussion will take place during CPCC’s literary festival, Sensoria, during the week of April 4-12, 2014. If you would like to participate and/or need more information, please contact Lynette Kendrick at(704.330.6114 or lynette.kendrick@cpcc.edu. The deadline to respond is December 2.

 

CPCC to Host 50th Anniversary Events Throughout April

This month, CPCC will host a variety of community-friendly events at its six campus locations. This is part of the college’s year-long celebration of its 50-year anniversary in Mecklenburg County. The events coincide with Governor Pat McCrory’s proclamation naming April 2013 as “North Carolina Community College System Excellence in Education Month.”

In honor of its golden anniversary, CPCC will host the following events:

CPCC Cato Campus, 8120 Grier Rd., Charlotte, NC
WHAT: Arbor Day Celebration
CPCC’s Horticulture Department invites the community to this special event that will include a tree planting and bench dedication on the campus’s grounds. Following the event, the campus will host a barbeque lunch for attendees to enjoy.

WHEN: April 26, 11 a.m.

COST: Free.

CPCC Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC
WHAT: Sensoria
Sensoria is CPCC’s celebration of the arts. Enjoy a variety of performances, exhibits, speakers and events to celebrate art in all its forms. Make plans to attend a performance by CPCC Theatre or CPCC Opera, listen to New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash or international poet Li-Young Lee, sing along with the Tosco Music Party or be enthralled by the Bechtler on Campus. New this year is Sensoria Nights, showcasing a special, highlighted event each evening. For more information, visit sensoria.cpcc.edu or download the app to find out what’s happening each day.
WHEN: April 12-20

COST: Most events are free, ticketed performance information and pricing may be found at tix.cpcc.edu. Visit sensoria.cpcc.edu for a full schedule of events.

 

CPCC Harper Campus, 315 West Hebron St., Charlotte, NC

WHAT: Legacy Garden Dedication

WHEN: April 30, 2:30 p.m.

Join us at the campus’s front entrance for this special dedication event that will honor and celebrate the many departed individuals who have contributed to the success of Harper Campus since its founding in 1999.

COST: Free.

 

CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Dr., Charlotte, NC

WHAT: Early Childhood Garden Celebration
Join us on our back patio for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and garden celebration, sponsored by the Early Childhood Education Division and Friendship Gardens. As a special treat, attendees can help name the new garden.

WHEN: April 16, 1 p.m.

Cost: Free.

 

CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, NC

Free CPCC Disc Golf at CPCC's Levine Campus - Saturday, April 20, 2013

Free CPCC Disc Golf at CPCC's Levine Campus - Saturday, April 20, 2013

WHAT: Disc Golf Tournament
Invite your friends and family as we celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary with a Disc Golf Tournament. Organizers will be on hand to teach the sport to those who’ve never played. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase a commemorative 50th anniversary gold disc; play our nine-hole course, designed and provided by Innova; and win a variety of prizes.

WHEN: April 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

COST: Free.

 

CPCC Merancas Campus, 11930 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville, NC

WHAT: Annual Car Show and Open House
Featuring cars from the last 50+ years with 20 different car class competitions and winners awarded for each class.  The family friendly event features a live band, food, demonstrations of car safety tips, interior dyeing of car fabric, special paint finishes, hybrid vehicles, Carolina CAT construction equipment, and Public Safety awareness information including free service of DNA cards of children for parents.

WHEN: April 20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COST: Free for spectators, $25 registration fee for car show participants

All events are open to the public. For more information, local residents may visit www.cpcc.edu/50years.

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.

Free Music Recitals

Come and enjoy some pre-Sensoria music with the following recitals of members of CPCC’s own Department of Music. Rebecca Cook-Carter and friends will present a recital of the music of Poulenc on Thursday, April 4, at 12:30 p.m. in MusicBryant Recital Hall (SL 101).  The following Thursday, April 11 at 12:30 p.m., Christine Leimer Van Arsdale will present a harp recital in Tate Hall Overcash.  Both recitals are free and all are invited.

 

Sensoria, A Celebration of the Arts, Returns April 12-20, 2013

 

Sensoria - April 12-20, 2013 @CPCC

Sensoria - April 12-20, 2013

Sensoria – April 12-20, 2013
Sensoria, CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts, brings the best in literature, music, visual arts, theatre, opera, history, culture and culinary experiences together for more than a week of cultural enrichment, community engagement and pure entertainment.

Sensoria Nights
New this year is a Sensoria Nights, a special highlighted event each evening. Sensoria Nights events include:

More Sensoria Events + Mobile
Sensoria Nights are just a part of what Sensoria has to offer. A complete list of each day’s events is available on the Sensoria website. You can also download a convenient Sensoria mobile app for iPhone and Android devices!

Food Trucks
Also new this year, an assortment of food trucks will visit the Central Campus several days during Sensoria. Be sure to stop outside Overcash and sample some delicious food:

  • Saturday, April 13 Roaming Fork (During Jazz on the Green)
  • Monday, April 15 Roots Farm Food Truck
  • Tuesday, April 16 Sal’s Roadside Eatery and The Homegrown Crepe
  • Wednesday, April 17 Cupcake Delirium and Roaming Fork
  • Thursday, April 18 Tin Kitchen

 

 

For more event information, visit the official event website at http://sensoria.cpcc.edu.

CPCC in the News

CPCC’s Sensoria celebration continues to generate news in the local media outlets. Read these most recent stories by clicking on the links below:Sensoria 2012

WFAE’s Charlotte Talks
http://www.wfae.org/wfae/18_206_0.cfm

Charlotte Observer
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/04/13/3169437/expanding-arts-with-technology.html

Creative Loafing
http://clclt.com/charlotte/sandra-gutierrez/Event?oid=2682533

WCNC
http://www.wcnc.com/video/featured-videos/bINTERVIEWb-Russell-Goings-148145915.html
This is a interview with Author Russell Goings who has a personal collection of Romare Bearden artwork. Many of those incredible pieces are currently on display now through April 30 in Pease Gallery on Central Campus

CPCC Dance Theatre article in the Charlotte Observer

Sensoria in a Snap! Photo Contest

Sensoria in a Snap!

Sensoria in a Snap!

Do you plan on attending any of this year’s Sensoria events? If so, snap a few photos while you’re there and participate in the “Sensoria in a Snap” photo contest. We want to see all angles of this unique celebration of the arts, so feel free to take pictures at any event that you’re interested in. (Certain events are photo prohibited.) All photos will be judged and the winner will receive a FREE dinner for four to CPCC’s Greenway Restaurant!

Contest Rules

  1. Take photos at any 2012 “Sensoria, a Celebration of the Arts” event.
  2. “Like” the CPCC Arts page on Facebook and upload your favorite photos.
  3. ALL photos must be submitted by April 24, 2012.
Check the CPCC Arts Facebook page on April 26 for the winner.
Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC

Scholastic Book Sale Part of Sensoria Literary Book Sale

If you have kids, grandkids or simply know kids who love books, you’ll want to mark Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19 on your calendars.  From 9 a.m. – noon on April 18, and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on April 19, in the Overcash Lobby,  a Scholastic Book FairScholastic Book Sale will take place as part of this year’s Sensoria Literary Book Sale. Supported by CPCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, proceeds from this sale will be allocated to purchasing books for A Child’s Place, a program to support homeless children. Please plan to stop by the Overcash Lobby and help support this great cause. For more information about A Child’s Place, visit www.achildsplace.org.

 

Special Ticket Prices Announced for Stanley Jordan Concert

As part of Sensoria, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan comes to the Halton Theater at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19.  Special pricing for students, faculty and staff has just been announced.  Students with an ID can now get balcony seats for just $10!

Stanley Jordan

Stanley Jordan

In addition, faculty and staff can purchase the best seats in the house for $25 – that’s a $10 savings!  Come see this Grammy nominated performer in the beautiful and intimate Halton setting.  At these prices, tickets won’t last, so stop by the Halton box office today to purchase your tickets.

 

Sensoria Returns April 13-21

CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts is a week of speakers, exhibits, events and performances that will awaken your senses.  Over sixty events in areas as diverse as culinary arts, history and culture, immersive arts, literature, music, visual arts and film will engage, entertain and enlighten Sensoria participants.  The majority of the events are free and all are open to the public.  Some of this year’s highlights include:

  • Coming Home – Original Works by Romare Bearden, at the Pease Gallery
  • Russell Goings, Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer
  • The New Southern-Latino Table with Sandra Gutierrez
  • DIGITAL film people – get to know the people that make major feature, documentary, commercial films by digital and halide based media
  • The Fight for Educational Equality – A First Hand Account, in conjunction with the Para Todos Los Ninos and Courage exhibits at the Levine Campus
  • Ticketed performances by CPCC Theatre (“Play It Again, Sam”) and CPCC Opera Theatre (“Made in the USA – A Tribute to Gershwin & Bernstein”)
  • The Bechtler on Campus – a unique concert pairing music and art.

Visit http://sensoria.cpcc.edu for a complete listing of this year’s Sensoria events including dates, times and locations!

 

 

 

Sensoria Teams with CPCC Service Learning and Service Club

What better way to celebrate an arts festival than by providing art supplies for the next generation of artists? Sensoria 2012
This year, Sensoria is teaming up with CPCC Service Learning and the Service Club to collect items for A Child’s Place Summer Camp program. Donations are needed for a variety of arts and crafts supplies, including markers & colored pencils, crayons, scissors, construction paper, beads (and supplies), buttons, yarn and  sketch books.
A Child’s Place (ACP) is an organization that works directly with homeless children to erase the impact of homelessness and its effect on their education. The CPCC Service Club will be collecting items during the week of Sensoria. Donations can be dropped off in the Overcash lobby on Wednesday, April 18 from 9 a.m. – noon, and Thursday, April 19 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., or any time during the week of Sensoria when events are taking place in the Overcash Center.
In addition, a Scholastic Book Fair will take place during the Sensoria Literary Book Sale on Wednesday, April 18 from 9 a.m. – noon; and Thursday, April 19 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Overcash Lobby. Proceeds from the Scholastic Book Fair will also support A Child’s Place.

Have a Good Story?

Well, here’s your opportunity to share it.  You are invited to Word of Mouth – a CPCC Libraries storytelling event.  The theme of the event is “A Fresh Start,” and we want you to share about a time you had to choose, you started something new in your life, or gotStorytelling a second chance to make things right.  Stories should be about five minutes long and told without notes.  *Ask about extra credit from your instructor for participating!*

Registration is required –REGISTER HERE! There is an event taking place at each campus.

The best stories from each campus event will be retold at Sensoria in April. We can’t wait to hear about your Fresh Start! Please direct questions to Julie.obst@cpcc.edu.

Sensoria Returns April 13-21, 2012

CPCC’s celebration of the arts, Sensoria, returns in April with a week of events aimed at showcasing an extraordinary array of literature, music, visual arts, history, culinary arts and cultural events. These events, many of which are free, feature local, regionalSensoria 2012 and national artists and scholars, as well as CPCC students and staff.

Last year thousands of area residents took part in this wonderful celebration. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend one or more of the many exciting Sensoria events. Look for the full schedule of events coming soon on the Sensoria Web page at sensoria.cpcc.edu.