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Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, Call for Applications to Exhibit at Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries

July 22, 2020

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, is calling for applications to exhibit at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries on CPCC campuses.

Now accepting exhibit proposals for 2021-2023.

Submission deadline is August 15, 2020.

Entries: All works must be original – no copies or photographs of other art will be accepted. Work may be paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, or fiber art. Prints and photos must be original and printed by the photographer.

Submission:
Please include the following:
*cover letter outlining your exhibition proposal
your bio
*a résumé including your last three exhibits
*5-10 digital images
*an image list detailing title, date, medium, and dimensions
*your affiliation, if any, to the college

Central Piedmont’s Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries are non-traditional gallery spaces.

For more information on the galleries, please contact Vanessa Shelton Stolen by calling 704/330-6869, or visit
(https://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/pattyandbillgorelickgalleries/).

Submissions may be e-mailed to (foundation@cpcc.edu).

Mail packets to:
Central Piedmont Foundation
Attn. Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery
P.O. Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, Calls for Applications to Show at Ross and Overcash Art Galleries – Deadline Sept. 4, 2020

July 8, 2020

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, is now accepting exhibition proposals for 2021.

Deadline for submission is September 4, 2020.

Entries:

All works must be original and made by the artist(s) submitting – no copies or photographs of other art will be accepted.

Work may be paintings, drawings, mixed media, digital media, collage, photographs, prints, ceramics, glass, sculpture, jewelry, or fiber art.

Prints and photos must be original and printed by the photographer.

Submission Details

Please include the following:

Cover letter that includes an exhibition proposal
Artist Biography
Resume
5-10 digital images
Workshop proposal, if one is to be part of the exhibition
Image list detailing title, date, medium, and dimensions and year the artwork was made
Affiliation, if any, to the college
Please indicate if you are submitting to the Ross or Overcash Gallery

The Ross and Overcash Art Galleries host eight exhibitions yearly featuring professional artists as well as student artwork.

For more information regarding submission the Galleries please contact Amelia Zytka by e-mail at (Amelia.Zytka@cpcc.edu) or visit our website at (http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/).

Mail Submission Packets to:
Central Piedmont Community College
ATTN Amelia Zytka Art Galleries Coordinator
P.O. Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235-5009

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, Calls for Application to Exhibit in Its Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries – Deadline August 15, 2020

June 12, 2020

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, is accepting exhibit proposals for 2021-2022, to show in its Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries.

Submission deadline is August 15, 2020.

All works must be original – no copies or photographs of other art will be accepted.

Work may be paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, or fiber art.

Prints and photos must be original and printed by the photographer.

Submission:

Please include the following:
cover letter outlining your exhibition proposal
your bio
a résumé including your last three exhibits
5-10 digital images
an image list detailing title, date, medium, and dimensions
your affiliation, if any, to the college

Central Piedmont’s Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries are non-traditional gallery spaces.

For more information on the galleries, please contact Vanessa Shelton Stolen at 704/330-6869, or visit (https://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/pattyandbillgorelickgalleries/).

Submissions may be e-mailed to (foundation@cpcc.edu).

Mail packets to:

Central Piedmont Foundation
Attn. Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery
P.O. Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235

Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, NC, Joins Grassroots Effort to Support Charlotte MEDI

April 14, 2020

It all started when CMS Media Services team reached out to the district’s Media Specialists in support of our hospitals. “There is a need among our local hospitals that our team is poised to support. They have plenty of plastic face shields, but there is a severe shortage of the brackets that hold the shields in place…” In support of the #MillionMaskChallenge, a group of makers in Charlotte, NC, got together with students to form Charlotte MEDI [Medical Emergency Device Innovation] with the hope of producing face shields for health care workers in the Charlotte community.

Northwest School of the Arts (NWSA) Media Specialist Elizabeth Slater, and Logan Canipe, Technical Theater teacher at NWSA quickly formulated a plan to put the school’s 3D printers to great use. “When Logan and Elizabeth approached me to use the school’s 3D printers and supplies, I immediately said do what it takes,” said NWSA Principal Melody Sears. Logan and NWSA Arts Director Donald Nagel then raided the media center and visual arts classrooms in search of filament needed for the 3D process. Thanks to generous support of NWSA PTO, and Visual Arts Boosters, Logan had enough filament to start running four 3D printers from his home around the clock, producing nine shield components daily.

Medical facilities in the United States are facing a dire shortage of face shields, N95 masks, and other personal protective equipment, as States literally bid against each other to procure the nation’s dwindling supply. Face shields aren’t perfect, and they aren’t a replacement for a proper N95 mask, but they act as a physical barrier that can protect health care workers’ faces from external fluids. While conventional manufacturers scramble to ramp up production, independent 3D printers around the world are stepping up to meet the demand, creating an international network of DIY manufacturing.

For further info call Donald Nagel at 980/343-5500 or e-mail to (Donald1.nagel@cms.k12.nc.us).

THROUGH THE EYE OF ART: A SOCIAL MEDIA ARTS PROJECT BY GIL PROJECTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH QUEENS CENTER FOR LATINO STUDIES IN CHARLOTTE, NC

April 13, 2020

Color means multiple things to different people and cultures. … People are attracted to specific colors just as they like different foods. Color also represents feelings, people, countries, cultures, and color symbolism. In the Western world, for example, the color red is seen frequently as symbolizing anger or aggression.

Through The Eye of Art is an invitation to everyone to come together during this global crisis by using color to express varied perspectives of art and global culture.

It is easy to participate.

Each week will focus on a different color. Using that color and your interpretation of it, you will create any kind of art: visual/plastic arts, photography, music, poetry, dance, etc.

Take a picture of it or make a short video.

Post it on your Instagram or Facebook page. Make sure to tag it as @ThroughTheEyeof_Art on Instagram or @ThroughTheEyeofArt on Facebook.

We will repost it on our page in this way establishing thousands of followers across the world who can see your interpretation of the color of the week.

We can come together through art and see the world in a different way during the current crisis.

Projected colors of the week:

Blue March 26 – April 1

Red April 2 – April 8

Purple April 9 – April 15

Green April 16 – April 22

Orange April 23 – April 29

White April 30 – May 6

Black May 7 – May 13

Gray May 14 – May 20

Any Color May 21 till May 31

Remember that all photos or videos that you post on your Instagram or Facebook should be tagged @ThroughTheEyeof_Art on Instagram or @ThroughTheEyeofArt on Facebook.

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR EXTENDED NETWORK!!!!

Please e-mail questions to Edwin Gil at (Edwin.Gil@providenceday.org) or Michele Shaul at (shaulm@queens.edu).

Dr. Michele Shaul
Professor, Department of World Languages
Director, Center for Latino Studies
2016 Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award
Queens University of Charlotte
Box 1344
1900 Selwyn Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28274
704/337-2318
e-mail at (shaulm@queens.edu)
Co-Editor of the e-journal Label Me Latina/o
(www.labelmelatinao.com) or (https://www.facebook.com/#!/ArteLatinoNowAtQueensUniversityOfCharlotte).

Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC, Offers Lecture by Ceramic Arts Legend, Wayne Higby – Nov. 13, 2019

November 5, 2019

Wayne Higby, an internationally recognized ceramic artist and educator from Alfred University, will present “Light Falling on Grass” a lecture, on Nov. 13, 2019, at Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC. The presentation will be an autobiographical reflection with images that mark career highlights representing a half century of Higby’s work as a ceramic artist. It will include personal philosophy and concepts as well as a report on the new Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. It is sponsored by Delhom Service League, the ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum, as part of The Ceramics Series.

Since 1973 he has taught at Alfred in New York. As professor and advisor to students he has influenced many potters in North Carolina, as well as throughout the world. Ceramic artist, Carol Gentithes, of Johnston and Gentithes Studios, Seagrove, NC, says that as his student “His boundless energy and insightful commentaries propelled me to be bold and expressive in my artistic endeavors.” Her husband and ceramic artist Fred Johnston credits Higby with introducing him “to the idea of illusionistic perspective and the power of theatrics.”

Acknowledged for his articulate lectures, essays and critical evaluations, Higby is a Professor of Ceramic Art and the Wayne Higby Director and Chief Curator of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University, Alfred, New York. The American Craft Museum named Higby a Visionary of the American Crafts Movement. He is a published authority on ceramic art, and since 1991 has traveled and taught extensively in the Peoples Republic of China.

Ceramic artist Samantha Henneke, of Bulldog Pottery, also in Seagrove, remembers being a student of Higby’s. “He always encouraged the functional potters to think beyond the function of the pot and imagine what the functional pot could be alluding to”. For instance, says Henneke, water flowing through the rocks in a stream “could be like water flowing through a pitcher’s spout.”

Higby’s unique vision of the American landscape is manifested in his own work, ranging from vessel form, to tile, sculpture and architectural installation. Another North Carolina potter, Kate Johnston, recalls that she was a freshman at Alfred when a gallery exhibition of Wayne Higby’s “Earth Cloud” opened. “It included a massive wall of planning sketches on diner placemats and napkins, which morphed into formal drawings, then glaze test tiles, and mini-installs of sample tiles, finally ending in the manufacturing tools and equipment.” She continues, “The first time I ever skipped class was to attend a talk by the artist. I can remember sitting on the cold cement floor while Wayne lively described his thought process, his love of glaze chemistry, and his broader ideas about being an artist. He gave us advice for being good students and successful artists which I remember and find myself repeating to others.” Eventually the final piece was installed in the Miller Performing Arts complex on campus. “EarthCloud”, is the largest hand cut porcelain, architectural installation in the world, and features 12,000 tiles.

Higby has an exceptionally long list of accomplishments and awards. Among them is a member of honor of the United States National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), a Life Trustee of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Vice President Emeritus of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland. He is an Honorary Professor of Art at Shanghai University and the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, and in 2004 he became the first foreign national to be acclaimed an Honorary Citizen of the “porcelain city” of Jingdezhen.

Wayne Higby’s work is held in the permanent collections of numerous art museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, the Hermitage Art Museum, St Petersburg, Russia, the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and The Mint Museum, Charlotte.

Details of the talk:
A wine and light bites reception will be held in the atrium of Mint Museum Randolph at 6pm. “Light Falling on Grass” will begin in the Van Every Auditorium at 6:30pm. The reception and presentation are free and open to all.
The museum galleries are also open on Wednesday evenings at no charge, at 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.

For further info call 704/337-2000.

The Delhom Service League was founded by M. Mellany Delhom as an affiliate organization of The Mint Museum in 1975. The group—credited with boosting interest and funding for The Mint Museum’s vast ceramics collection—is comprised of a diverse group of artists, teachers, corporate leaders, writers, librarians, doctors, collectors, and lifelong learners. Over the last 40 years the focus of the group has expanded, but the mission of the group is the same: to promote ceramic arts and education.

Delhom Service League’s signature fundraising event is Potters Market at the Mint – a show and sale of North Carolina potters on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph. It showcases the depth and breadth of talent in the North Carolina ceramics community in what has become known as the Pottery State. The potters quoted here have all participated in the event. The next Potters Market is being planned for September 26, 2020.

Today the league presents nationally and internationally known speakers, like Wayne Higby, through its Ceramics Series and supports the Delhom-Gambrell Reference Library for the decorative arts. It has funded the acquisition of numerous objects for the Mint’s ceramics collection.

View the Delhom Service League rack brochure and Ceramics Series calendar.

Find Delhom Service League on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

More information on Potters Market at the Mint can be found at (pottersmarketatthemint.com).

Contact Susan Kooiman by e-mail at (delhomserviceleague@gmail.com) or call 704/293-3921.

Local Students and Volunteers Work with Famed Artist Rosalia Torres-Weiner to Create a Mural for the West End Beatties Ford Corridor at Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, NC

September 18, 2019

The Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Association (LHNA) and Northwest School of the Arts partnered with award winning Charlotte artist Rosalia Torres-Weiner to write a grant that was awarded by the City of Charlotte to create a mural on Beatties Ford Road. LHNA wants the neighborhood to be seen as an artistic, creative space, and had the artist incorporate the neighborhood’s cultural identity into the mural. According to Torres-Weiner, “We believe that NWSA is building the future generations of artists who will challenge, enrich and inspire our world, and having this on the Beatties Ford Road Corridor at NWSA highlights the rich artistic history of the area and the value of NWSA to the region.”

Rosalia Torres-Weiner immigrated to Charlotte with her family in 1996. In 2011, she redirected her art from commercial art to activism and telling the stories of Charlotte’s Communities. She combines her creative process with community engagement and action in a practice she calls “Artivism.” Through initiatives like the Papalote Project, The Magic Kite, Day of the Dead Charlotte, and the Red Calaca Mobile Art Studio, she works to harness the power of stories in service of the Charlotte’s underrepresented communities. Her public murals celebrate Charlotte’s diverse population and unique and changing style.

The process involved community input in which community members were invited to brainstorm concepts for the mural. In this way, the project engaged the organization and its community in the collaborative artistic process, and the mural volunteers were then able to work together to condense the ideas into a cohesive mural concept. All involved became a part of the design process and contributed their drawings, research, and opinions to the project. NWSA students were given direction, taught basic painting techniques, encouraged to share their strengths and styles, and were often paired with the artist for additional support.

Northwest School of the Arts is recognized internationally and is the only public arts magnet school serving Mecklenburg County students in grades 6 through 12. The school’s unique educational approach combines elements of creativity, art, and technical prowess with a strong academic foundation. The history and prestige that comes with Visual & Performing Arts means something different to everyone – that’s why our students have multiple ways to launch into a professional career down the path they choose in Band, Chorus, Costume Design, Dance, Musical Theatre, Orchestra, Piano, Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Visual Arts.

For further info call Donald Nagel at 980/343-5500 or e-mail to (Donald1.nagel@cms.k12.nc.us).

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, Calls for Proposals for Exhibitions at Its Seven Galleries

April 30, 2019

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, will have seven gallery locations by 2021 to exhibit art for the enrichment of our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

We are now accepting submissions to exhibit at the Elizabeth Ross Gallery and the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries in 2020-2021.

For submission requirements, please visit our website at (http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/submissions/).

Delhom Service League at the Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC, Offers The Ceramics Series

January 29, 2019

The Delhom Service League at the Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC, offers The Ceramics Series Programs which take place at Mint Museum Randolph unless otherwise noted. The Programs are free and open to all.

January 29, 2019, at 10am ***
Curator’s Tour at Mint Museum Uptown -“Michael Sherrill Retrospective “ Exhibition- Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Craft, Design and Fashion, at The Mint Museum Uptown

February 13, 2019, at 5:30pm
STIMULUS – What inspires artists to create? An Interactive program coordinated by Bob Scheer, VP of Development, McColl Center for Art + Innovation

February 25, 2019, at 10am ***
Porcelain and Place: Thinking Through Ladislav Sutnar Tea and Dinnerware Sets Emily Pazar, Assistant Editor, Art Reference at Oxford University Press New York, New York, & Former Curatorial Assistant of Craft, Design and Fashion, at The Mint Museum Uptown

March 13, 2019, at 5:30pm
New Discoveries in the History of American Porcelain
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

March 25, 2019, at 10am
Making a Big Intricate Ceramic Platter, Film and Talk
Herb Cohen, Ceramic Artist

April 10, 2019, at 5:30pm
Folk Art Ceramics-Catawba Valley Pottery
Dr. Allen Huffman, Collector

April 29, 2019, at 10am
History of Salt Firing
Kira Campbell, Ceramic Artist and Instructor

*** Space is limited, Reservations required at (https://mintmuseum.org/events/).

Giant Mexican Mermaid Mural Coming to South End in Charlotte, NC

June 27, 2018

Local Artist Sharon Dowell is currently painting a 10′ x 90′ long mural on the brick exterior of The Design Center of the Carolinas, located at 1999 Hawkins Street in Charlotte, NC. Commissioned by Asana Developers, who own and are revitalizing the building, Dowell’s mural will feature a mermaid of Mexican heritage with tattoos that represent historical and current businesses in the South End district. The model for the mermaid is Karla Sosa, an artist who resided in Charlotte for several years and now is back in her hometown of Merida, Mexico. Attached are in progress photos.

Dowell is a painter with a focus on works on canvas, murals and public art. She received a Masters in Arts Administration from Winthrop University in 2017 and earned a BFA from UNC Charlotte in 2002. Post UNCC graduation, she lived in NYC and her work was greatly influenced by the city. She returned to Charlotte and has served in various roles with local galleries, most notably as as an Adjunct Professor and Rowe Galleries Coordinator at UNC Charlotte and as Director for Center of the Earth Gallery.

Dowell will begin a large scale public art project in Boulder, CO, in 2019. Her recent commissions include three CATS Transit projects for Charlotte; the I-277 and 11th St. underpass murals, signal house art, and art for the 25th Street light rail station, as well as murals for UNC Charlotte, the cities of Rock Hill and Concord, and bus shelter art for Durham. Her residencies include The McColl Center for Visual Art, Can Serrat in Barcelona, Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland, NES in Iceland, United Buddy Bear Studios in Berlin, and the Julia and David White Colony in Costa Rica. Sharon received multiple Arts and Science Council Regional Artist Project Grants and was voted Best Artist by “Charlotte Magazine”. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Federal Reserve Bank, SPX, Pricewaterhousecoopers, Fidelity Investments, and Duke Energy, among others.

Heavily involved in the arts community in Charlotte, she has served on the McColl Center for Visual Art Exhibition Committee, teaches community art workshops and donates her time for various charities and social or political causes.

Dowell offers the following artist’s statement, “Intertwining themes course through my paintings and installations; the energy of place, renewal, regeneration, and redemption, part of human nature and thus, part of the fabric of the identity of our place and culture. I am interested in the underpinnings, the stimulating happenings and the stories of the inhabitants that bring places into fruition. Largely illustrative and vibrant acrylic works on canvas, I experiment with various layers, texture and transparency, breaking down the imagery into fractured architecture, organic imagery and at times, interwoven portraiture.”

“I believe that creative place making communicates distinctiveness and generates connections across communities,” adds Dowell. “Thus, my other focus, murals and public art, has the ability to remove the intimidation factor of art that so many people in our society experience. Art in public spaces becomes embedded in one’s sub-conscious, a part of daily life that one embraces without contemplation. It is important for my work to serve as a vehicle to give back and shape communities for the better.”