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July 2013

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by High School Students

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, is presenting an exhibit of portraits by students, based on an exhibit at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, on view in the Ross Gallery I, through Aug. 5, 2013.

As part of an educational outreach program with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) will display a series of self-portraits created by Mallard Creek High School students that were inspired by a special exhibition at the museum – Giacometti: Memory and Presence.

The Bechtler exhibition showcased Giacometti’s life and career, portraying him as one of the most recognized 20th century modernists. The class of 17 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) students visited the museum in January to view the artist’s works in person. During the visit, students were able to examine each Giacometti piece in detail, including the many techniques the artist used to create each work of art. Following the field trip, the high school students were able to return to their Advanced Visual Arts class and apply the same artistic methods to their own self-portraits.

The visual showcase will feature 17 acrylic on canvas self-portraits that range in size from 24” x 16” to 20” x 20”.

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering close to 300 degree 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.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call Grace Cote at 704/330-2722 ext. 3183 or e-mail to (grace.cote@cpcc.edu).

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