The 2016 CPCC Service-Learning International Alternative Spring Break Trip to Atenas, Costa Rica will take place from Saturday, March 5, 2016 through
Saturday, March 12, 2016.
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Find out what all the creatives are up to this Fall by checking out the CPCC Arts Guide
The CPCC Visual Arts Department is pleased to announce that the 2015 Visual Arts Outstanding Student award will be presented to Kelly Rambo during the Student Excellence Convocation on Sunday, April 26 at 4:30pm in Halton Theatre. This honor is given to students based upon their academic standing in a program of study; potential for contribution in the field of study; notable work within the community; and personal growth while at CPCC.
An exemplary student in the Associate of Fine Arts program, Ms. Rambo has been active in Visual Arts Club, serving as club president during the 2014-15 academic year. She is the recipient of a 2015 Study Abroad scholarship to study in Rome and Florence immediately after the Spring semester ends. Additionally, Kelly is currently a gallery assistant in Ross and Pease Galleries at Central Campus, and a frequent volunteer in department events.
Kelly’s work is on display in the Annual Student Exhibition in Pease Gallery and in the BAG gallery (4th floor, library).
Kelly plans to further her education at UNC-Greensboro beginning Fall 2015, and is currently raising funds to support her summer study abroad goals. If you’d like to support this amazing student, please visit Rambo Study Abroad.
Congratulations to Kelly Rambo on receiving the 2015 Visual Arts Outstanding Student Award, and best wishes in all future endeavors!
The CPCC Visual Arts Department is proud to announce that three Associate in Fine Arts alumnae , Elena Calebro, Brittany Little and Christina Hall are exhibiting in their BFA show at UNCC, opening today at Rowe Galleries.
Artists featured in this show are Elena Calebro, Kalin Devone, Lynn Griffin-Roberts, Christina Hall, Katherine Kirchner, Brittany Little, Carlos Lopez, Jon Worthington and Caroline Waterman.
The artists will be hosting a panel discussion at 4pm on April 8th in Rowe Arts building where they will speak about their artwork and you will have the opportunity to ask them any questions. Then at 5pm the reception will be held in the Rowe galleries, where there will be free food and lots of fun.
The exhibition will run from April 6th to April 14th.
VISITOR PARKING: Free Parking in EAST DECK during opening reception only; please bring your ticket to the exhibition for validation. Enter through the main entrance of campus (off of University City Blvd.). Make a right at the traffic circle. You will pass Robinson Hall on your left. Continue around the curve and the EAST Visitors’ Deck will be on your right.
-For additional directions to Rowe Arts, map, and parking instructions, please refer to Rowe Arts Galleries”
Congrats to all who were accepted to the 2015 Student Exhibition!
Students need to deliver accepted work to Pease Gallery no later than Monday, March 9 at noon. If you miss this deadline, your work will be excluded from the show.
All work must be ready to hang—2-D work such as drawings and photography should be framed and wired. Paintings should be framed or gallery wrapped.
If your work does not meet the presentation requirements of the gallery, it may be excluded from the show. It doesn’t have to be expensively framed to look good. Simple mats and frames allow the work to take center stage.
If you need assistance with presentation, please contact your instructor, or you may contact Carolyn.Jacobs@cpcc.edu. Carolyn will be available on Thursday morning and intermittently on Friday to assist you.
The deadline for submitting entries to the 2015 Student Exhibition has been extended until Monday, February 23 at 2pm.
Entry forms and more information available in the ART wing or at CPCC Art Galleries site:
The Math Emporium Art Project is a collaborative project with CPCC Visual Arts Department and the Math Emporium to fill the space with math-theme works of art created by CPCC students. On January 16, 2015, the first work–Abacus–was installed.
An Abacus, or counting frame has been in use centuries before the formal written numeral system, and is still in use in many cultures today. Though ancient in origin, the abacus is still utilized in the early years of institutional schools as an aid in teaching arithmetic. Visually impaired learners find using the abacus helpful because of its physical nature. The earliest abacus that used beads on rods dates from the 11th century in China and was called a suan pan, which means “calculating plate”. It is felt by many that using the abacus strengthens the student’s sense of number placement value and helps to further a better overall understanding of numbers. In 1979, the Chinese Abacus Association was founded. Forbes.com ranks the abacus as the second most important tool of all time.
The CPCC Visual Art Department was invited by the Math Emporium to submit ideas based on mathematical themes. Paula Smith volunteered her Advanced Ceramics class and asked them to come up with various design concepts. Many ideas were thrown around until it was decided that a large, interactive abacus would be the best option. All of Smith’s Advanced Ceramics students were assigned to make ten- four inch hollow ceramic balls, which could be individualized by using stamps, textures, and/or cut-outs. Students then used colored under glazes and/or glazes to finish the surface treatments. Smith and class made 104 balls, giving them some room for final design options. With assistance from Ashley Knight, CPCC Sculpture Instructor, a metal framework was formed to complete the design.
“Abacus” is a large-scale, interactive sculpture that invites the viewer to touch by moving the balls and desires to become a public art focal point for the Math Emporium and their students.
Paula Smith, CPCC Ceramics Instructor; Ashley Knight, CPCC Sculpture Instructor
Ceramics II, III, IV, and Studio students: Rasheda Barner, Dee Bujalski, Minjeong Choi, Renee Holiday, Girvard Justice, Janet Lasher, Mary Jane McKnight, Jodi McNeely, Suzanne Mellichamp, Justine Read, Phil Sciabarrasi, Leslie Scott, Fred Vohwinkel
More installations coming soon! Drawings and photography!
The Math Emporium Art Project is now accepting proposals for Spring 2015. Please contact Project Manager, Carolyn Jacobs at email@example.com for more information.
Isaac Payne’s Painting II students had the opportunity to spend some time with McColl Center resident artist Beverly McIver recently. Ms. McIver welcomed the students into her McColl Center studio and discussed her work in detail during the visit.
Paula Smith, CPCC full time ceramics instructor will be participating at a Lark and Key gallery function called “Home Grown-Home Thrown”, the theme is “dessert”, (Paula’s favorite subject). The gallery will have specialty local food vendors with samples of their desserts and coffees while myself, Jen Mecca, and Julie Wiggins will be demonstrating various ceramics building methods, (both hand building and throwing on the wheel).
All are invited:
Where: Lark and Key Gallery
128 East Park Ave. Charlotte, NC 28203 704-334-4616
When: Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:30-9:30pm