Jason Watson and Stacey Davidson at Ross Gallery
January 17-February 28, 2017
reception: Wednesday, February 1, 6-8pm
lecture: Wednesday, February 8, 6-8pm
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.
Your Visual Arts faculty will be at the Fall 2016 CPCC Open House! What about you?
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
Vice President of Learning and Workforce Development, Richard Zollinger hosted a luncheon to celebrate five student winners of the 2016 League for Innovation Art Competition. Each student received a certificate of merit, and several copies of the catalog.
2016 student winners are:
- Catalina Duarte
- Kim Haraden
- KC Roberge
- Jona Maiorano
- America Henry
To view the 2016 League for Innovation Art Competition, visit www.blogs.cpcc/leagueart/
The entire CPCC Visual Arts Department attended a two-day Foundations Summit hosted by University of North Carolina-Greensboro in September. Seven UNC 4-year art department faculty met with numerous community college art faculty to discuss ways to facilitate the pathway for transfer students. Faculty participated in sessions on the following topics:
- Art 121 (Design I)
- Art 122 (Design II)
- Art 131 (Drawing I)
- Art 114 (Art History Survey I)
- Art 115 (Art History Survey II)
- Art 117 (Computer Art)
- Review of 4 year institution portfolio requirements and procedures
Faculty also enjoyed a guided tour of Weatherspoon Art Museum, located adjacent to Gatewood Art Building on the campus of UNC-G.
Drawing I is having FUN. Sometimes you just have close your eyes (or put a blindfold on) and EXPLORE. That’s exactly what adjunct Drawing instructor Alexandra Giannell’s Drawing I class is doing.
How does a mark-making feel?
How close am I to an edge?
What happens if I draw with my whole body instead of just my hand?
How does collaborating change the art-making process for me? Can I trust?
Day 1 included collaborative blind mark-making, exploring our fullest range of marks on two large pieces of paper (aprx. 3x 6 ft. each). Day 2 consisted of re-entering these abstract pieces in two groups, responding to a still-life, attempting to reign the drawing, navigating and articulating the fields of marks. These exercises were about 1.5 – 2 hours long in nature, requiring full engagement from the students. I was really impressed with their creativity in the mark-making as well as how they communicated while attempting the still-life.
Great work, Drawing I !!
See instructor Alexandra Giannell‘s work.
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!