A couple of years ago I worked for one of the best art galleries in Charlotte… Central Piedmont Community College. This community college has three art galleries on its main campus as well as galleries on several other campuses in the city. One thing I like about the galleries is the fact that they actually display and sell student work. Not only do they exhibit and sell students work but also faculty, local, regional, and national artists.
There have been some great exhibits at Central Piedmont Community College. One of my favorite exhibits was Amy Bagwell’s: The Factories Don’t Install Emotion Tapes, which was a combination of poetry and art. Some of the most fabulous artwork I’ve ever seen displayed there was by an artist name Erika Diamond. She is really someone to watch out for. My favorite pieces would be her wearable art made from recycled materials.
There are receptions for every new exhibit in which the public is invited out to view the art and meet the artist. The receptions are free and child friendly, so if you are visiting Charlotte or a local looking for something to do go the CPCC website and view the schedule for upcoming exhibitions.