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August 2011

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, Offers Tribute to Romare Bearden

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Critical Culture: Remembering Romare Bearden, on view in Ross I Gallery through Sept. 8, 2011.

The exhibition features works by artists Tonya Gregg, Ginny Boyd, and David Wilson. Curators Erika Diamond and Alyssa Wood fascinated by Bearden’s work, invited regional artists who embraced Bearden’s vision through an examination of contemporary vernacular culture.

Ginny Boyd’s work ponders the myths and stereotypes surrounding the traditional Southern woman and the contradicting reality of daily life. Boyd graduated from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She was a McColl Center for Visual Art Art-Teacher-in-Residence in 2004, and more recently was an ArtsTeach Grant Artist for a project with Park Road Montessori School.

Tonya Gregg’s provocative paintings combine issues of identity with social concerns and fantasy. She holds a BFA in painting and MA in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and a MFA in painting from the University of Chicago. Gregg’s vibrant works have been in national and international solo, juried, and group shows.

David Wilson utilizes mixed media to represent a greater understanding of self and the journey he shares with humanity. He is currently an artist in residence at McColl Center for Visual Art and received a BA from Hampton University. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, and has done public installations at both the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture in Charlotte

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call Alyssa Wood at 704/330-6211 or e-mail to (


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