Feature Articles

December 2013

Central Piedmont Community College in Raleigh, NC, Features Works by Janet Lasher

Central Piedmont Community College in Raleigh, NC, is presenting Figurative Presence, featuring freestanding sculptural works as well as embroidered wall pieces by Janet Lasher, on view in the Ross Gallery, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus, through Jan. 31, 2014. A reception will be held on Dec. 5, from 5–7pm.

Lasher is a trained textile artist who works with various fibers, fabrics and papers to create work focused on the idealized concept of the feminine form.

Lasher’s work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in private and public collections around the world. She is a former resident of the McColl Center for Visual Arts and recipient of the Charlotte Quilters Guild Education Grant. Her work has been published in Quilting Arts, FiberArts, HeART Quilt Quarterly and the Lark Book, Beading with Pearls, among others.

Lasher is currently a regional artist for Mecklenburg County, developing textiles for production and designing art curricula for schools in North Carolina.

Lasher will give an artist lecture on Jan. 15, 2014, at noon in the Ross Gallery.

Central Piedmont Community College is one of the largest colleges in the Carolinas, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC is celebrating 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call Grace Cote at 704/330-6211 or e-mail to (grace.cote@cpcc.edu).

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