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Full Schedule

Children's Art Display

Friday, April 10th at 8 a.m.

 

April 10 - 18

Harris Campus, Harris I Atrium

 

Children's artwork will be displayed for viewing and informational discussion.


Promising Pages Book Drive

Friday, April 10th at 8 a.m.

 

April 10-18

Harris Campus, Harris I Atrium & Harris Conference Center Atrium

 

We are collecting new and gently used books to donate to Promising Pages. Click here for more information on Promising Pages.


CPCC Film Club Presents “Days of Heaven”

Friday, April 10th at 1 p.m.


1 - 3:30 p.m.

Levine Campus, LV2150

 

Local artist Ashley Lathe will present Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven (1978) and lead a discussion on the film’s artistic themes examining issues in the depiction of art and life.


Early Childhood Education Club First Friday Film

Friday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m.

 

Harris Campus, Harris I Auditorium

 

CPCC’s Early Childhood Education Club presents “Play is More Than Just Fun”, a screening of the popular TED Talks video by psychiatrist and play expert, Dr. Stuart Brown.  In the video, Brown discusses the importance of play and explains the consequences presented in adult life when children are deprived of opportunities to play.  There will be a post-screening discussion further exploring the significance of play, led by Dr. Phyllis Post, professor and director of Play Therapy at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


August Wilson’s Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Friday, April 10th at 8 p.m.

 

Pease Auditorium

 

Set in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson and Fences is the story of the denizens of a boardinghouse who each have a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. The boarders include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.

This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call 704-330-6534 or click here.


CPCC Opera Theatre presents Battle of the Composers: VERDI vs. WAGNER

Friday, April 10th at 8 p.m.

 

Dale F. Halton Theater, Overcash Building

 

As America well knows, battles between the North and South are not uncommon, and the operatic world has its own North and South conflict.  Only this conflict was born North and South of the Swiss Alps.  The Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi and the German composer, Richard Wagner defined the Romantic Period of Opera.  They were born in the same year, were both renowned composers during their lifetimes, and are both operatic legends; but that is where the similarities end.  Join CPCC Opera Theatre as we battle it out between these two operatic greats!

This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call 704-330-6534 or click here.


Jewelry Making Workshop with Marlene True

Saturday, April 11th at 8 a.m.

 

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

AU Building Room 010, Central Campus

 

Marlene True is the Executive Director at Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC. Her work has been exhibited nationally and she is a former Board Member for the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), a national organization for art jewelry. True is known for her recycled art and will conduct a two day workshop with various materials, including repurposed tin cans and found objects. This is a 2 day workshop taking place on Saturday April 11th and Sunday April 12th. For more information and to register contact Eliana Arenas O’Neill at eliana.oneill@cpcc.edu. The last day to register is Friday March 27, 2015.

You must register in advance for this event.


Family Story Time

Saturday, April 11th at 9 a.m.

 

9 - 10 a.m.

Harris Campus, Student Life Area Room 1235

 

An Early Childhood Outreach Librarian from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library early outreach department will conduct a family story time with picture books for families with children aged zero to 8.


Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 11th at 11 a.m.

 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Overcash Building, Ross Gallery

 

Slow Art Day is the global all-volunteer event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Guests to this year’s event will look slowly at sculpture by Shaun Cassidy.


August Wilson’s Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Saturday, April 11th at 8 p.m.

 

Pease Auditorium

 

Set in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson and Fences is the story of the denizens of a boardinghouse who each have a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. The boarders include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.

This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call 704-330-6534 or click here.


CPCC Opera Theatre presents Battle of the Composers: VERDI vs. WAGNER

Saturday, April 11th at 8 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Dale F. Halton Theater

 

As America well knows, battles between the North and South are not uncommon, and the operatic world has its own North and South conflict.  Only this conflict was born North and South of the Swiss Alps.  The Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi and the German composer, Richard Wagner defined the Romantic Period of Opera.  They were born in the same year, were both renowned composers during their lifetimes, and are both operatic legends; but that is where the similarities end.  Join CPCC Opera Theatre as we battle it out between these two operatic greats!

This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call 704-330-6534 or click here.


August Wilson’s Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Sunday, April 12th at 2:30 p.m.

 

Pease Auditorium

 

Set in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson and Fences is the story of the denizens of a boardinghouse who each have a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. The boarders include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.

This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call 704-330-6534 or click here.

 


CPCC Opera Theatre presents: Battle of the Composers: VERDI vs. WAGNER

Sunday, April 12th at 2:30 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Dale F. Halton Theater

 

As America well knows, battles between the North and South are not uncommon, and the operatic world has its own North and South conflict.  Only this conflict was born North and South of the Swiss Alps.  The Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi and the German composer, Richard Wagner defined the Romantic Period of Opera.  They were born in the same year, were both renowned composers during their lifetimes, and are both operatic legends; but that is where the similarities end.  Join CPCC Opera Theatre as we battle it out between these two operatic greats!

This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call 704-330-6534 or click here.


"AKA Doc Pomus" Presented by the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival

Sunday, April 12th at 7 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Tate Hall

 

Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” “Viva Las Vegas,” and dozens of other hits. For most of his life Doc was confined to crutches and a wheelchair, but he lived more during his sixty-five years than others could experience in several lifetimes. A.K.A. DOC POMUS brings to life Doc’s joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey.


Patty and Bill Gorelick Gallery at Harris Conference Center/Harris Campus

Monday, April 13th at 8 a.m.

 

8 a.m.  - 5  p.m.

Harris Campus, Harris Conference Center

This exhibit will run from now until December 2015


Central Piedmont Community College is pleased to partner with Patty and Bill Gorelick to bring art to the students, faculty, staff, clients and guests of CPCC. The Gorelick Gallery at the Harris Conference Center on CPCC’s Harris Campus is the second Gorelick Gallery to open at the college. There will be six galleries in total, one at each campus, by 2020. Featured during Sensoria are glass and ceramic works from Patty’s and Bill’s collection as well as paintings from Jerald Melberg Gallery.


Levine Campus Library Book Sale

Monday, April 13th at 8 a.m.

 

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas. Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC.


Patty and Bill Gorelick Gallery at Levine Campus

Monday, April 13th at 8 a.m.

 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Levine Campus, Patty and Bill Gorelick Gallery

This exhibit will run from now until April 18, 2015


Central Piedmont Community College is pleased to partner with Patty and Bill Gorelick to bring art to the students, faculty, staff, clients and guests of CPCC. During Sensoria, we welcome local artists Ashley Lathe, Amy Sanders and Terry Shipley.


Harper Campus Library Book Sale

Monday, April 13th at 9 a.m.

 

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas. Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC.


Merancas Campus Library Book Sale

Monday, April 13th at 9 a.m.

 

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas. Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC


Harris Campus Library Book Sale

Monday, April 13th at 9 a.m.

 

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas. Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC.


Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, April 13th at 9:30 a.m.

 

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Overcash Building Lobby

 

Come out and support the Scholastic Book Fair. You’ll be sure to find exciting and interesting books for children of all ages. This year Sensoria will host a Scholastic book fair to benefit Bright Blessings. Bright Blessings is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the greater Charlotte community. The goal of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, recognition and support to homeless children and families during difficult times in their lives. Every year, Bright Blessings makes a positive impact in the lives of thousands of needy youth and families across multiple counties around Charlotte.


The Trail of History Takes Shape

Monday, April 13th at 9:30 a.m.

 

9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Overcash Building, Tate Hall


We all like to take a stroll down memory lane, and now you really can! Five historic figures from Mecklenburg’s past are now enshrined in bronze on the Trail of History along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway that borders CPCC’s Central Campus. Join Laurie Ederhart and Gary Ritter as they discuss the process of creating this new addition to Charlotte’s cultural landscape.

 


Film Screening & Discussion - Power Shift: Energy and Sustainability

Monday, April 13th at 10 a.m.


Elizabeth Classroom Building, Room 1106

 

Hosted and narrated by Cameron Diaz, Power Shift explores the abundant possibilities of clean, renewable energy. This beautiful, inspiring program travels the world to discover how energy touches our daily lives. Power Shift offers specific action steps that viewers can take to create a sustainable future.


Story Share

Monday, April 13th at 10 a.m.

 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Harris Campus, Harris I Atrium

 

Running reel of a video feed similar to "Humans of New York", participants will answer questions on experiences and literature within their lives.


Gallery Exhibit: Shaun Cassidy’s “The Sound of Everything”

Monday, April 13th at 10 a.m.

 

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(Show runs now through July 16, 2015)

Ross Gallery

 

In this new body of work, Shaun Cassidy has created sculptural equivalents of the emotional and associative resonances of specific musical sounds. Each work, through its form, composition, stance and color, captures specific nonverbal feelings. This exhibition consists of seven steel, powder-coated sculptures ranging in size, shape, and color.


Gallery Exhibit: 2015 Annual Juried Student Show

Monday, April 13th at 10 a.m.


Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(Show runs now through April 30, 2015)

Pease Gallery

 

A selection of artworks created over the past year by CPCC visual art students highlight the variety of media and skill in our program. Lia Newman, Director of Davidson College Art Galleries, juried this year’s exhibition through art selection and award prizes. Awards will be presented in the Pease Auditorium at 6 p.m.

 


Authors' Showcase: Blogging in the Literary World - a local perspective

Monday, April 13th at 11 a.m.

 

Learning Resource Center Atrium

 

Join us at the CPCC Central Campus Library for a panel discussion with three local bloggers who will share their experience in the world of literary blogging.
 


Sustainability Facility Tour

Monday, April 13th at noon

 

Elizabeth Classroom Building Lobby

 

Join us for a tour of our new energy labs in the Elizabeth Classroom Building. We will show you multiple applications of renewable energy and environmentally conscious projects. The tour will begin in the Elizabeth Classroom Building lobby.


CPCC Chorus

Monday, April 13th at 1:30 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Tate Hall

 

The CPCC Chorus will present a program of American Music ranging in style from the Broadway stage to traditional melodies. Join this student ensemble for a Celebration of Song.


CPCC’s Minority Male Mentoring and English Departments present The Student Literary Showcase

Monday, April 13th at 7 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Tate Hall

 

This event will feature short readings by current CPCC students of their original work, including poetry, fiction, and essay.

 


Bechtler on Campus

Monday, April 13th at 7:30 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Halton Theater

 

The partnership between CPCC Music/Art Departments and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art offers an educational offering of modern music and masterpieces of 20th century art from the Bechtler Museum. In addition to professional musicians performing modern works, this year's evening Bechtler on Campus concert will broaden the presentation to include CPCC music students in performance of modern works as well as artwork created by CPCC Art Department faculty and students.


Ceramics Workshop with Matt Kelleher and Shoko Teruyama

Tuesday, April 14th at 9 a.m.


9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AU Building Room 011

 

In this workshop Matt Kelleher and Shoko Teruyama will demonstrate their use of bisque molds and other handbuilding techniques.  Matt will discuss his current cone 3 soda-fired surfaces and Shoko will highlight her use of sgraffito decoration.


Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday, April 14th at 9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Overcash Building Lobby

 

Come out and support the Scholastic Book Fair. You’ll be sure to find exciting and interesting books for children of all ages. This year Sensoria will host a Scholastic book fair to benefit Bright Blessings. Bright Blessings is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the greater Charlotte community. The goal of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, recognition and support to homeless children and families during difficult times in their lives. Every year, Bright Blessings makes a positive impact in the lives of thousands of needy youth and families across multiple counties around Charlotte.


Ashley Lathe Watercolor Demonstration

Tuesday, April 14th at 9:30 a.m.

 

Levine Campus, LV2150

 

Ashley Lathe will conduct a demonstration on the compromising nature of watercolor painting. What makes “watercolor” unlike other painting mediums? It has a mind of its’ own. In this demonstration, Ashley Lathe will create a watercolor painting showing how the process of the medium is a compromise between the will of the artist and the will of the medium, and how the artist can use that tension in the creative process.


Literacy Fair

Tuesday, April 14th at 10 a.m.

 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Harris Campus, Harris I Auditorium

 

Literacy groups from the community will be present to share their mission, goals and materials with the community.


Delene Beeland Reading & Discussion and Signing, The Secret World of Red Wolves

Tuesday, April 14th at 11 a.m.

 

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Overcash Building, Tate Hall

 

In June 2013, DeLene Beeland’s book The Secret World of Red Wolves was released by the University of North Carolina. It’s the first complete telling of the endangered red wolf’s story written for general audiences. Although controversy continues to roil in Red Wolf Country, her book has received 5-star praise from readers for being accurate, entertaining, exhaustively researched, and largely unbiased.


Throw Back Tuesday: Songs from 1930's Cuba

Tuesday, April 14th at noon

 

Noon - 1 p.m.

Cato Campus Auditorium

 

The Harlem Rennaisance of Cuba - a movement called Afrocubanismo - occurred during the 1920's and 1930's.  During this time of artistic explosion, a vast repertoire of music was written by Cuban musicians such as Ernesto Lecuona, who is considered the Gershwin of Cuba.  Daidree Tofano, Ethan Uslan, and Johnny Vergara interpret this influential musical style in a 1 hour seminar recital.


Noah Hutton, Documentary Filmmaker, on The Bluebrain Project

Tuesday, April 14th at 2 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Tate Hall

 

Having studied art history and neuroscience at Wesleyan University, much of Hutton’s ongoing work focuses on the interdisciplinary dialogue between art and science. He spends part of each year filming at the Human Brain Project and other prominent neuroscience labs around the world as part of Bluebrain, his fifteen-year film-in-the-making that has been featured in Scientific American and VICE which will chronicle neuroscientist Henry Markram’s audacious attempt to build an entire brain, neuron by neuron, in a massive virtual simulation on IBM supercomputers. It is the most ambitious project in the fields of neuroscience and artificial intelligence ever undertaken—and in ten years Hutton will have documented the process of building a complete human brain.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bluebrain-documentary-premiere/


Annual Juried Student Art Show & Reception

Tuesday, April 14th at 5 p.m.

 

Pease Gallery, Lobby and Auditorium

 

A selection of artworks created over the past year by CPCC visual art students highlight the variety of media and skill in our program. Lia Newman, Director of Davidson College Art Galleries, juried this year’s exhibition through art selection and award prizes. Awards will be presented in the Pease Auditorium at 6 p.m.


Edible Book Festival

Tuesday, April 14th at 5 p.m.

 

5 - 7 p.m.

Harris Campus, Harris I Atrium

 

Participants will have the opportunity to bring their book-inspired foods to campus for an exhibit and enter a contest. After the contest, we will eat the foods (if you let us.) An edible book can look like a book, be inspired by a book, be a pun on a book’s title, look like a character, and more!  Be creative—there’s no limit to the form that an edible book can take. Edible books can be made from candy, cake, pie, fruit, or anything that can be consumed by humans. To see examples of what edible books look like, visit http://www.colophon.com/ediblebooks/photos.html.

 


Rebecca McClanahan Reading & Discussion

Tuesday, April 14th at 7 p.m.

Recipient of the 2015 Irene Blair Honeycutt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts

7  - 8 p.m.

Overcash Building, Tate Hall

 

“I have always written from a deep need to explore the mysteries and complexities of so-called ordinary lives. (I do not believe any life is ordinary; if so, then all lives are.)”
—Rebecca McClanahan, author’s note to The Tribal Knot


Digital Film People

Tuesday, April 14th at 7:30 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Halton Theatre

 

Join CPCC Digital Film Instructors, Filmmaker Noah Hutton and a panel of film industry experts as they discuss student and community member films submitted to the Sensoria Short Short Film Festival.  Emerging technologies are making it easier and easier for artists to make focused, short-form films with themes and narratives at a low cost.


Project Life Bone Marrow Drive

Wednesday, April 15th at 9 a.m.

 

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Central Campus Quad

 

On Wednesday and Thursday, April 15 and 16th, from 9am-4pm in the CPCC Central Campus Quad, local community members, together with CPCC students, faculty and staff, who are interested in being added to the National Bone Marrow Registry, will visit Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Central Campus to participate in Project Life’s 4th annual bone marrow donor typing drive.


Ceramics Workshop with Matt Kelleher and Shoko Teruyama

Wednesday, April 15th at 9 a.m.


9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

AU Building Room 011

 

In this workshop Matt Kelleher and Shoko Teruyama will demonstrate their use of bisque molds and other handbuilding techniques.  Matt will discuss his current cone 3 soda-fired surfaces and Shoko will highlight her use of sgraffito decoration.


Central Campus Library Book Sale

Wednesday, April 15th at 9 a.m.

 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learning Resource Center Veranda

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas.  Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship.  The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC.


Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry

Wednesday, April 15th at 9 a.m.

 

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Overcash Building Lobby

 

Come out and support CPCC’s Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry. Baked goods will be provided by CPCC’s Baking and Pastry Arts Club and will consist of fresh baked breads, cookies, coffee and various pastries. 100% of the proceeds will go to No Kid Hungry.

Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry is a national fundraising initiative that encourages people to host bake sales in their communities to help end childhood hunger. For more information about No Kid Hungry please visit bake.nokidhungry.org.

 


Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, April 15th at 9:30 a.m.

 

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Overcash Building Lobby

 

Come out and support the Scholastic Book Fair. You’ll be sure to find exciting and interesting books for children of all ages. This year Sensoria will host a Scholastic book fair to benefit Bright Blessings. Bright Blessings is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the greater Charlotte community. The goal of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, recognition and support to homeless children and families during difficult times in their lives. Every year, Bright Blessings makes a positive impact in the lives of thousands of needy youth and families across multiple counties around Charlotte.


I'm Gonna Sing Out

Wednesday, April 15th at 9:30 a.m.

 

Overcash Building, Tate Hall

A multimedia presentation of music, art, literature, and dance, I’m Gonna Sing Out is an event that will provide historical accounts as well as major contributions by African Americans in the Arts. A multi-dimensional presentation of classical, jazz, funk, gospel and negro spirituals. Featuring original music written by Brandi Q. Hancock.


Voice Screenings - Performed by Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates

Wednesday, April 15th at 10 a.m.

 

Overcash Building, Room 211

 

Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat associates will be offering free voice screenings during Sensoria from 10 am - 3 pm. The Voice & Swallowing Center will be providing computerized screenings and functional voice screenings for anyone concerned about their voice quality in speaking or in singing. Those who participate will be provided with handouts and information specifying how to keep their voices healthy and prevent injury.  There will be a sign up sheet for those interested in participating. 


Cato Campus Library Book Sale

Wednesday, April 15th at 10 a.m.

 

Wednesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas. Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC.


Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer Chris Abani Reading and Discussion

Wednesday, April 15th at 10:30 a.m.

 

Overcash Building, Halton Theater

 

Through his TED Talks, public speaking, and essays, Abani is known as an international voice on humanitarianism, art, ethics, and our shared political responsibility. His critical and personal essays have been featured in books on art and photography, as well as Witness, Parkett, The New York Times, O Magazine, and Bomb.


Behailu Academy Collaborative Art and Poetry Workshop

Wednesday, April 15th at 11 a.m.

 

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cato Campus, Cato II Atrium

 

Behailu Academy Art and Poetry Workshop will be a Cato Campus collaborative venture featuring visual art and poetry by middle and high school students, hands-on demonstration and practice in visual art mediums and poetry mentoring for all attendees.


Who was Joe Turner? A Journey of African American Jazz, History and Culture

Wednesday, April 15th at 11:30 a.m.

 

Harris Campus, Harris 1 Room 1120


Come and witness scenes from Joe Turner's Gone and Come by August Wilson. The play is set in a 1911 Pittsburgh boardinghouse whose inhabitants are all from rural South, new to the industrial North, separated from their families and from their heritage. In addition, there will be a discussion of the play's themes, motifs, metaphors and characters lead the director.


Early Music Consort

Wednesday, April 15th at 12:30 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Tate Hall


The CPCC Early Music Consort brings the sounds of the Renaissance to the 21st century. The consort specializes in playing rarely heard instruments such as shawms, dulcians, sackbuts, violas da gamba, harps, and recorders of all sizes to recreate music written before 1600. Join them as they play a program of instrumental music from Spain, England and Italy.


Meet the Architect and Construction Management

Wednesday, April 15th at 12:30 p.m.

 

12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Overcash Building, Halton Theater

 

This year’s program will include David W. Short form KAQ Architects and Scot Bennett Director of Client Services for The Beck Group.

 


Spice Up Your Life

Wednesday, April 15th at 1 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Gallery Reception

 

Let Charlotte Cooks show you how to add flair to your cooking with herbs and spices. In this demonstration class, we'll experiment with different seasonings that give your food style. Some flavor combinations will surprise you, so be adventurous and have fun as you learn to spice up your culinary life!


The Doodle Box

Wednesday, April 15th at 1:30 p.m.

 

1:30 - 2 p.m.

Overcash Building, 2nd Floor Lobby

 

During Sensoria 2015 the students of theCurious, CPCC’s Advertising + Graphic Design student group, present The Wandering Box of Creative Wondering, a pop-up display that challenges participants to be more curious about the world they live in. Everyone who engages The Wandering Box of Creative Wondering will receive a unique question designed to spark their imagination and revive their sense of wonder. The questions will be presented in the form of a hand-lettered doodle, created just for them and suitable for framing. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.


Artist-to-Artist Lecture

Wednesday, April 15th at 2 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Tate Hall

 

CPCC will host current McColl Center for Art + Innovation residents for an artist-to-artist lecture, in which each artist speaks briefly about their own practice. Lecturing artists include Erik Waterkotte, Caroline Rust and others.


Historic Mural “The History of Gold Mining in Old Mecklenburg”

Wednesday, April 15th at 2 p.m.

 

2 - 8 pm

James R. Worrell Building

 

The first gold rush in the United States took place in western North Carolina. In the early nineteenth-century, gold mining emerged as an important industry in what is now downtown Charlotte. New immigrants came to Charlotte for gold mining, and a U.S. mint was established on Trade Street in Charlotte. A historic mural by Kenneth Whitsett showing the history of gold mining in Mecklenburg County will be displayed in Worrell Hall at the Central Campus.


Play with Clay

Wednesday, April 15th at 5 p.m.

 

5 - 7 p.m.

Harris Campus, Harris Auditorium

 

The Early Childhood faculty will have a booth stocked with earth clay and materials. Stop by and play with clay!


Gold Mining in Charlotte

Wednesday, April 15th at 6 p.m.

 

Elizabeth Classroom Building, Room 1106

 

The first gold rush in the United States took place in western North Carolina. In the early nineteenth-century, gold mining emerged as an important industry in what is now downtown Charlotte. New immigrants came to Charlotte for gold mining, and a U.S. mint was established on Trade Street in Charlotte. The program examines the history of gold mining in Charlotte and the role it played in the development of the city we know today.


Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer Chris Abani Reading and Discussion

Wednesday, April 15th at 7 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Tate Hall

 

Through his TED Talks, public speaking, and essays, Abani is known as an international voice on humanitarianism, art, ethics, and our shared political responsibility. His critical and personal essays have been featured in books on art and photography, as well as Witness, Parkett, The New York Times, O Magazine, and Bomb.


Gene Bryant Memorial Concert

Wednesday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Halton Theater

 

Each year as a part of Sensoria, the CPCC music department honors the memory of Gene Bryant, founder and longtime chair of the music department. The nature of the Visual, Performing and Interior Design Division is a direct result of his vision, spirit and tireless energy as his influence and inspiration still resonates throughout the music department, college and community.


Project Life Bone Marrow Drive

Thursday, April 16th at 9 a.m.

 

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Central Campus Quad

 

On Wednesday and Thursday, April 15 and 16th, from 9am-4pm in the CPCC Central Campus Quad, local community members, together with CPCC students, faculty and staff, who are interested in being added to the National Bone Marrow Registry, will visit Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Central Campus to participate in Project Life’s 4th annual bone marrow donor typing drive. 


Central Campus Library Book Sale

Thursday, April 16th at 9 a.m.


9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learning Resource Center Veranda

 

CPCC Libraries Services will host their book sale of new and gently used books in all subject areas.  Funds raised from the book sale is used to fund the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship.  The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC.


Historic Mural “The History of Gold Mining in Old Mecklenburg”

Thursday, April 16th at 9 a.m.

 

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

James R. Worrell Building

 

The first gold rush in the United States took place in western North Carolina. In the early nineteenth-century, gold mining emerged as an important industry in what is now downtown Charlotte. New immigrants came to Charlotte for gold mining, and a U.S. mint was established on Trade Street in Charlotte. A historic mural by Kenneth Whitsett showing the history of gold mining in Mecklenburg County will be displayed in Worrell Hall at the Central Campus.


Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, April 16th at 9:30 a.m.

 

Overcash Building Lobby

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Come out and support the Scholastic Book Fair. You’ll be sure to find exciting and interesting books for children of all ages. This year Sensoria will host a Scholastic book fair to benefit Bright Blessings. Bright Blessings is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the greater Charlotte community. The goal of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, recognition and support to homeless children and families during difficult times in their lives. Every year, Bright Blessings makes a positive impact in the lives of thousands of needy youth and families across multiple counties around Charlotte.


Chris Brawley and Bridgit Connell - Finding the Divine in the Profane: a Discussion of Contemporary Comics

Thursday, April 16th at 9:30 a.m.

 

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Levine Campus Auditorium

 

Finding the Divine in the Profane: a Discussion of Contemporary Comics with Chris Brawley, CPCC instructor and author of Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literature (nonfiction) and Bridgit Connell, creator of Brother Nash (serial comic).
        


The Artistic Kitchen

Thursday, April 16th at 10 a.m.

 

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center, Room 200

 

During this event you will get the opportunity to take a glimpse into the techniques of artisan bread baking.


Artist Lecture: Grant Baldwin

Thursday, April 16th at 11 a.m.

 

AU Building Room 101

 

Grant Baldwin is a freelance photojournalist based out of Charlotte, NC. He has an Associate's Degree in General Education (Conc. in Photography) from Central Piedmont Community College and has been an active photographer refining his work for more than a decade. His focus is Documentary and Journalistic work, as he excels at perceiving the complexities of a fluid situation allowing him to use observation, past experience and intuition to anticipate and capture the core moments of an event. All while striving towards the goal of conveying the full meaning and significance of each moment with personal neutrality.


Gold Mining in Charlotte

Thursday, April 16th at 11 a.m.

 

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Elizabeth Classroom Building, Room 1108


The first gold rush in the United States took place in western North Carolina. In the early nineteenth-century, gold mining emerged as an important industry in what is now downtown Charlotte. New immigrants came to Charlotte for gold mining, and a U.S. mint was established on Trade Street in Charlotte. The program examines the history of gold mining in Charlotte and the role it played in the development of the city we know today.


Molly Guptill Manning Reading, Discussion & Book Signing

Thursday, April 16th at 11 a.m.

 

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Overcash Building, Tate Hall

 

''When Books Went to War is a thoroughly engaging, enlightening, and often uplifting account of America's counterattack against Nazi Germany's wholesale burning of books…I was enthralled and moved.''


—Tim O'Brien, National Book Award-winning author of The Things They Carried


Student Writing Workshop with Elizabeth West and Jaime Pollard-Smith

Thursday, April 16th at 11 a.m.

 

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Levine Campus Auditorium

 


Join us for our third annual student writing workshop presented by CPCC English instructors Elizabeth West and Jamie Pollard-Smith.


Paint Alongside a Painter

Thursday, April 16th at noon


Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Harris Campus, Harris Auditorium

 

Participants will paint a piece of artwork alongside and with instructions provided by a painting/art teacher.


CPCC Applied Student Music Recital

Thursday, April 16th at 12:30 p.m.

 

Slone-Morgan Building, Bryant Hall

 

CPCC music majors are featured in the Applied Student Recital. Performers share music they have studied during the spring semester.

 


Who was Joe Turner? A Journey of African American Jazz, History and Culture

Thursday, April 16th at 12:30 p.m.

 

Levine Campus Auditorium

 

Come and witness scenes from Joe Turner's Gone and Come by August Wilson. The play is set in a 1911 Pittsburgh boardinghouse whose inhabitants are all from rural South, new to the industrial North, separated from their families and from their heritage. In addition, there will be a discussion of the play's themes, motifs, metaphors and characters lead the director.

 


Charlotte Writers’ Club presents An Open Fiction Workshop Led by Susan Woodring

Thursday, April 16th at 12:30 p.m.

 

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Overcash Building, Tate Hall

 

Susan Woodring is the author of the novel, Goliath (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) and a short story collection, Springtime on Mars (Press 53, 2008).  Her short fiction has appeared in The Cupboard, Passages North, turnrow, Literary Mama and Surreal South, among other anthologies and literary magazines. Her short fiction was shortlisted for Best American Non-Required Reading 2008 and Best American Short Stories 2010. Susan currently lives in the foothills of North Carolina where she writes and homeschools her two children.


"Preserving Charlotte’s Past through Public Art in the CityLYNX Gold Line” by Kati Stegall

Thursday, April 16th at 2 p.m.

 

Pease Auditorium

 

The City of Charlotte commissioned New Orleans artist Nancy Gutkin O’Neil to create integrated art for the glass windscreens at all stops of the newly constructed CityLYNX Gold Line. The Streetcar runs from the Charlotte Transportation Center, through CPCC Central Campus on Elizabeth Avenue, and ends at Novant Health on Hawthorne Lane. Kati Stegall will present the art to the public and CPCC community during this unique lecture.


Regional Superstars: A Reading and Discussion with Alan Michael Parker and Morri Creech

Thursday, April 16th at 2 p.m.

 

2 - 3:15 p.m.

Overcash Building, Tate Hall


Alan Michael Parker and Morri Creech are emerging literary giants. Recipients of numerous awards, they live and teach college here (at Davidson College and Queens University of Charlotte, respectively). Alan Michael Parker is the author of eight collections of poems, including The Ladder (Tupelo Press, 2015), and three novels, including The Committee on Town Happiness. Morri Creech is the author of three collections of poetry, Paper Cathedrals (2001),  Field Knowledge (2006), and The Sleep of Reason (2013).


Arts & Crafts Maker Space

Thursday, April 16th at 2 p.m.

 

2 - 4 p.m.

Harris Campus, Student Life Area Room 1235

Unleash your creativity or become inspired by the creativity of others, bring along your arts and crafts projects (knitting, drawing, etc.) to work on or do one of the easy projects provided by the organizers. Share and discuss your ideas with others. Light refreshments will be served. Please register for this event here.


Creating with Recycled Materials

Thursday, April 16th at 5 p.m.

 

5 - 7 p.m.

Harris Campus, Harris I Atrium

 

Participants will have the opportunity to explore and create with recycled materials.


Artist Lecture: Shaun Cassidy

Thursday, April 16th at 6 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Tate Hall

 

Shaun Cassidy will discuss his past and current sculptural projects, which include works on view in Ross Gallery in “The Sound of Everything.” This new body of work focuses on trying to create sculptural equivalents of the emotional and associative resonances of specific musical sounds. Each work, through its form, composition, stance and color attempts to capture a specific non-verbal feeling.


Molly Guptill Manning Reading, Discussion & Book Signing

Thursday, April 16th at 7 p.m.

 

7 - 8 pm

Sloan-Morgan Building, Bryant Hall

 

''When Books Went to War is a thoroughly engaging, enlightening, and often uplifting account of America's counterattack against Nazi Germany's wholesale burning of books…I was enthralled and moved.''


—Tim O'Brien, National Book Award-winning author of The Things They Carried


August Wilson’s Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Thursday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m.

 

Pease Auditorium

 

Set in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson and Fences is the story of the denizens of a boardinghouse who each have a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. The boarders include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.

 

This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call 704-330-6534 or click here.


REMEMBERING JOE SAMPLE: The Official Tribute Concert

Thursday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m.

 

Halton Theatre, Overcash Building

This is a very special concert because the Sensoria Festival was the last concert Joe Sample did here in Charlotte (2013). We are honored to present this show featuring Pianist Alex Bugnon, Saxophonist Wilton Felder (Original Crusader) and his son Nicklas Sample on Bass.

This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call 704-330-6534 or click here.


World Experience

Friday, April 17th at 9:30 a.m.

 

9:30 a.m. - Noon

Overcash Building Lobby, 1st Floor

 

Come expand your knowledge as CPCC students and faculty showcase a Global Learning Experience.  History and Psychology collaborate to bring this interactive, student-driven academic and cultural exchange.


Test Your Global Knowledge

Friday, April 17th at 9:30 a.m.

 

9:30 a.m. - Noon

Overcash Building Lobby, 2nd Floor

 

Think you’ve got what it takes?  Know more about the world around you then your friends?  After visiting the World Experience Event, join CPCC’s Global Learning Office for a chance to test your global knowledge.  We will have trivia questions and games correlating to the regions covered in the World Experience event. Prizes will be available for our top participants.


Flutepraise

Friday, April 17th at 11:30 a.m.

 

Overcash Building, Tate Hall


Flute Praise is a unique combination of Latin/Jazz and vocal music with sax and keyboard player Randy Lee, Johnny Vergara on percussion and Tommy Lopez on flute. Flutepraise has done several well-known events in Charlotte, including First Night 1994, 1995 and 1996 and 2008, University Art’s Festival 1996, 1997 and 1998, art events for the City of Charlotte, and Mecklenburg County’s Talent show.


Jasper Fforde Book Club

Friday, April 17th at noon

 

Noon - 1 p.m.

Harris Campus,  Student Lounge Room 1235

 

Participants will discuss The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. Participants must supply their own copy of the book.  Some excellent places to find this book include the local library, fine bookstores everywhere, or online retailers such as Amazon or AbeBooks. Please register for this event here. Registrations are due no later than Monday, March 30th. Light refreshments will be served.


August Wilson’s Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Friday, April 17th at 8 p.m.

 

Pease Auditorium

 

Set in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson and Fences is the story of the denizens of a boardinghouse who each have a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. The boarders include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.

This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call 704-330-6534 or click here.


Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein

Friday, April 17th at 8 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Halton Theatre

 

Closing the curtain on Charlotte Concerts’ 85th season are two of the world’s
greatest young chamber musicians.

This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call 704-330-6534 or click here.


Hannibal: LIAR!

Saturday, April 18th at 7:30 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Halton Theatre


For more than 20 years, Hannibal has delivered cutting-edge entertainment for audiences around the world. Recognized by the International Brotherhood of Magicians with the People’s Choice award for Close-Up Magic, this veteran of street magic, comedy clubs and banquet-style performance has successfully created custom programming for corporate clients including Ford Motor Company, Philip Morris, Coca-Cola, and many more.

This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call 704-330-6534 or click here.


I'm Gonna Sing Out

Saturday, April 18th at 7:30 p.m.

 

Overcash Building, Tate Hall

A multimedia presentation of music, art, literature, and dance, I’m Gonna Sing Out is an event that will provide historical accounts as well as major contributions by African Americans in the Arts.  A multi-dimensional presentation of classical, jazz, funk, gospel and negro spirituals. Featuring original music written by Brandi Q. Hancock.


August Wilson’s Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Saturday, April 18th at 8 p.m.

 

Pease Auditorium

 

Set in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson and Fences is the story of the denizens of a boardinghouse who each have a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. The boarders include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.

This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call 704-330-6534 or click here.


August Wilson’s Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Sunday, April 19th at 2:30 p.m.

 

Pease Auditorium

 

Set in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson and Fences is the story of the denizens of a boardinghouse who each have a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. The boarders include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.

This is a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call 704-330-6534 or click here.