CPCC alum Owl and partner Arko share their art with the Queen city and beyond

Check out a recent Charlotte Observer article about CPCC Visual Arts alum Owl.

Arko and Owl in front of their mural "Out of Town"

Arko and Owl in front of their mural “Out of Town” in Winterhaven, FLA

Owl was a League for Innovation award winner, an Annual Student show award winner and a scholarship recipient at CPCC.  They earned an AFA in Visual Art and translated that experience into success as a mural artist in Charlotte, throughout the southeast and in South America.

“They wear masks and use aliases to keep their art and real identities separate. Owl says the aliases remove gender, ethnicity and any other preconceived notions viewers might have, allowing them to just experience the art.”

Check out the full interview in the Charlotte Observer

Ceramics Instructor Paula Smith Featured in Two Exhibitions

CPCC Ceramics instructor Paula Smith is featured in two exhibitions:

Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique        128 E. Park Ave, Ste B Charlotte, NC 28203

Opening October 5, 5-8pm thru November 24 Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11am-5pm

‘Into the Woods’ is a mixed media group exhibit featuring new paintings by Judy Klich and Vicki Sawyer, with featured ceramic artist Paula Smith. Working in different mediums, each artist celebrates the enchanting diversity, beauty and charm of woodland flora and fauna. The exhibit opens Friday Oct 5th, during the South End Gallery Crawl, from 5-8pm with Judy Klich and Paula Smith in attendance.

Lark and Key Gallery postcard

Lark and Key Gallery exhibit featuring CPCC Visual Arts instructor Paula Smith

Making Time
September 6-October 20
Met Contemporary, 1046 Oakland Ave, Rock Hill SC 29732

Met contemporary exhibit featuring CPCC instructor Paula Smith









Met Contemporary  Making Time postcard

Met Contemporary exhibit featuring CPCC Visual Arts instructor Paula Smith

Artist Lecture Thursday, November 3 at 12:30pm in Ross Gallery

Currently on view in Ross Gallery is Small Histories, the work of Marcia Goldenstein and Todd Johnson.

The artists will be present for a lecture about their work at 12:30, November 3 in Ross Gallery.  A reception will follow at 5:30pm on November 3.

black and white embroidered portrait of artist Lee Krasner

Marcia Goldenstein, “Lee Krasner” (from Small Histories)


todd-johnson, artist, image from "Small Histories" exhibit; a gumball machine painted on a red gumball colored paint chip.

Todd Johnson, “Small Histories”

CPCC Open House Saturday, October 15

Your Visual Arts faculty will be at the Fall 2016 CPCC Open House! What about you?

Drawing classroom with students working on a simple value study

Drawing students work on a value study during class at CPCC’s Central Campus.

You are invited to CPCC Open House 2016!  Experience what makes CPCC one of the top community colleges in the nation and why you should consider us as your first choice. Engage with faculty and staff at more than 50 information tables representing academic programs, student services and student life.  Explore our campus on a guided tour with one of our Student Ambassadors.

Visual Arts faculty will be available to answer your questions from 10:30am–1pm at the Worrell Building, Central Campus.  For a full schedule, visit: Fall 2016 Open House