2015 AFA Outstanding Student: Kelly Rambo

2015 Visual Arts Outstanding Student: Kelly Rambo. Left: "Figure Study", charcoal, 18x24" Right: Photo of Ms. Rambo by Drake Avenue Photography.

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!

Congratulations to AFA alumnae!!

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.

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"Idiosyncracy" UNCC BFA exhibtion

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”

Student Show Presentation Requirements

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.

 

Math Emporium Art Project: “Abacus” by Paula Smith’s Advanced Ceramics Students Now Installed

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.

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CPCC Instructor Paula Smith with "Abacus"

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.

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"Abacus-detail" by Paula Smith and Advanced Ceramic Students, Math Emporium, CPCC

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 carolyn.jacobs@cpcc.edu for more information.

CPCC Painting Students Visit McColl Center Artist Beverly McIver

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.

Painting II students during a private studio visit with Beverley McIver, during her Residency at the McColl Center. Photo by Haris Vehabovic

 

Studio Visit : Painting I with Isaac Payne

Students working hard in Isaac Payne's Spring 2014 Painting I class.

Korky Yang completes her self-portrait as Gustave Courbet in Isaac Payne's Spring 2014 Painting I class.

Painting I investigates a number of introductory painting methods, materials and concepts. Drawing I (Art 131) and Design I (Art 121) are strongly recommended before registering for Painting I–students will get the most out of the class if they have this solid foundation to build on. If you have questions about the the Painting program at CPCC, please contact painting instructor Isaac Payne at Isaac.Payne@cpcc.edu

CPCC Ceramics Instructor Paula Smith at Lark and Key Gallery’s “Home Grown-Home Thrown”

Paula Smith, "White Fig Leaf Teapot with bird"

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

www.larkandkey.com

When:  Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:30-9:30pm

Paula Smith at Lark and Key Gallery