April 6 - 15, 2018

Events

Revealing/Concealing explores the middle ground between painting and sculpture, and also tests the limits of what the paint medium itself can do. Paul Farmer creates collages using multiple paint skins, allowing them to become so dense that layers are hidden. The exhibition will be on view in the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery throughout the duration of Sensoria, during open hours at the Harris Campus Conference Center.
  • Fri. April 06 at 10AM

Join us for a hands-on demonstration at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery with exhibiting artist, Jeremy Pelt. Attendees will be given wax china markers to draw with on the windows and doors of the gallery space.  All levels of experience are welcome!
  • Fri. April 06 at 10:30AM
  • Wed. April 11 at 10AM

Jewelry making coaches will be on hand to help us work with string and beads to create unique pieces of jewelry.
  • Fri. April 06 at 11AM

Performers from Charlotte's International Capoeira School bring their stunning, high-energy combination of dance and martial arts to multiple campuses, with performances and a workshop for students.  
  • Fri. April 06 at 11:30AM
  • Tue. April 10 at 11AM
  • Wed. April 11 at 11:30AM

This year's Sensoria kicks off a new tradition: a spotlight on local music! Come hear Behailu Academy performers, David Childers and the Serpents, and Patois Counselors in the outdoor Boiler Plaza at Camp North End, CPCC's partner in this event, at 1824 Statesville Avenue.
  • Fri. April 06 at 6PM

Fine artist and children's book illustrator Matt Myers (who lives right here in Charlotte) presents and discusses some of his favorite children's book art. Free Event/ Free Parking! 7 - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. April 06 at 7PM

L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) will be performed on the Halton Stage for the first time in CPCC Opera Theatre’s 20 year history.  In this endearing comic opera, a love- sick Nemorino buys the dubious Dr. Dulcamara’s magic potion (it’s really just wine) in order to win the beautiful Adina’s heart.
  • Fri. April 06 at 7:30PM
  • Sat. April 07 at 7:30PM
  • Sun. April 08 at 2:30PM

On Golden Pond is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. This touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years received some of the most powerful critical and popular acclaim of any new playwright's debut in Broadway history. 
  • Fri. April 06 at 7:30PM
  • Sat. April 07 at 7:30PM
  • Sun. April 08 at 2:30PM
  • Thu. April 12 at 7:30PM
  • Fri. April 13 at 7:30PM
  • Sat. April 14 at 7:30PM
  • Sun. April 15 at 2:30PM

Charles Lewton-Brain will talk about his work as a master goldsmith, author, artist, and teacher.  
  • Sat. April 07 at 7:30PM

Come join us at CPCC Libraries' Multi-Campus Book Sale! All proceeds go to the library’s Theresa Thompson Scholarship Fund. Monday - Thursday at all campuses listed at right, plus Friday at Cato and Levine. (Click the link above for full days and hours.)
  • Mon. April 09 at 8AM
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  • Mon. April 09 at 9AM
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  • Wed. April 11 at 9AM

Local special effects and red carpet make-up artist Kymm McLean will walk City View Campus Cosmetology students through her special effects and film make-up techniques.
  • Mon. April 09 at 10AM

Project Life is a national movement to increase the potential pool of bone marrow and tissue donors by testing and registering college students with a simple cheek swab. RAIN LOCATION: Overcash Lobby
  • Mon. April 09 at 10AM
  • Tue. April 10 at 10AM

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s landmark science fiction novel was first published in 1818. To celebrate, CPCC presents expert Dr. Leslie Klinger, editor of the New Annotated Frankenstein.
  • Mon. April 09 at 10:30AM

Come and see, judge, and taste the creative Edible Book Fest entries while visiting a variety of agencies and programs that work to promote early literacy growth and development in our community.
  • Mon. April 09 at 10:30AM
  • Mon. April 09 at 6:30PM

The kinetics and poetic expression of American Sign Language are depicted in ink and graphic design images printed digitally on canvas.  The artist will describe her work followed by a brief reception and viewing of the work.        
  • Mon. April 09 at 11AM
  • Mon. April 09 at 5PM

Charlotte’s own experimental theater group XOXO Ensemble Performance reads and performs excerpts from what they have selected as arguably the five most important contemporary American plays.    
  • Mon. April 09 at 11:30AM

Writing is a form of expression. People are inspired to write based on life circumstances and their desire to share experiences through the written word. Featuring authors Keith Shannon and Winston Sharpe.    
  • Mon. April 09 at 11:30AM

"Shakespeare, Sort Of: Two Brief One-Act Comedies" presented by Johnson C. Smith University professor Christian Casper and performed by Charlotte actors and JCSU theatre students.
  • Mon. April 09 at 12:30PM
  • Thu. April 12 at 12:30PM

Sensoria 2018 Featured Visual Artist Felicia van Bork will discuss the process of creating the mural at Levine Campus, demonstrate the supplies that were used, and screen a time-lapse video of the project.  
  • Mon. April 09 at 12:30PM

The CPCC Chorus presents a varied program of choral music from the Renaissance Court to the Broadway stage. Join us for a delightful hour of singing.    
  • Mon. April 09 at 1:30PM

Holocaust Survivor Susan Cernyak-Spatz tells her story of living through the emergence of a totalitarian regime in Nazi Germany and her imprisonment in a concentration camp at Auschwitz.
  • Mon. April 09 at 2PM

Join us to honor the Maureen Ryan Griffin, the 2018 Irene Blair Honeycutt Legacy Award winner, and to hear her read from her work. Reception at 6 p.m. and Reading at 7 p.m.
  • Mon. April 09 at 6PM
  • Mon. April 09 at 7PM

CPCC Dance Theatre faculty will present three works performed by Mallard Creek High School and CPCC Dance students, and a guest aerialist will perform!  
  • Mon. April 09 at 7:30PM

UNCC Professor and novelist Bryn Chancellor visits CPCC’s Levine Campus to read from Sycamore, her debut novel, which is both an Oprah Magazine Top Pick and an Amazon Best Book, and to discuss the writing craft with students.
  • Tue. April 10 at 9:30AM

Puppets! Come enjoy Barnyard News presented by InReach's Troupe 801, whose mission is "[t]o be a leader in providing innovative housing, employment and community services to support people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities and their families."
  • Tue. April 10 at 10AM

This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the genre of creative nonfiction.    
  • Tue. April 10 at 11AM

Every student has a singular story. CPCC's Communications Department presents a showcase of student stories - told by them. The theme is "How Did I Get Here & Where Am I Going?"
  • Tue. April 10 at 11AM

Step right up! Have fun with line dancing at Harris Campus.
  • Tue. April 10 at 11AM

Chef Bruce Moffett (of Barrington's, Stagioni, and Good Food on Montford) works with CPCC Culinary students in a morning-long workshop followed by a public presentation of small bites of dishes made during the workshop from Moffett's favorite recipes. (Thumbnail photo by Remy Thurston.)
  • Tue. April 10 at 12:30PM

Professional operatic soprano and CPCC Opera Instructor Rebecca Cook-Carter shares her own near-drowning experience and relates her epiphany about how her training as a singer taught her everything she needed to know to navigate professional and personal challenges.    
  • Tue. April 10 at 12:30PM

The Annual Juried Student exhibit showcases top talent among our students at CPCC, highlighting the variety and skill in our Visual Arts program. 
  • Tue. April 10 at 5PM

Students and Instructors in our Digital Film courses will premiere films they've created as part of an annual film portfolio show.
  • Tue. April 10 at 5:30PM

Encounter talented CPCC student poets, musicians, dancers, and more, in our annual showcase of student talent.
  • Tue. April 10 at 5:30PM
  • Tue. April 10 at 7PM

Tour CPCC's seven remarkable visual art studios and see work made there this semester by CPCC students in painting, drawing, 3-D art, printing, jewelry, ceramics, and film!
  • Tue. April 10 at 7PM

CPCC Instructors Hugh Dussek (History) and John Cone (Art) lead a conversation about the historical and cultural context for Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece, from the WWI war poetry of Wilfred Owen to the tapestries of Coventry Cathedral, destroyed by the Nazis in WWII.    
  • Wed. April 11 at 9:30AM

Join local fine artist and children's book illustrator Matt Myers for storytime - featuring books he illustrated. Children are welcome!
  • Wed. April 11 at 10AM

Dr. Terina R. Lathe, author of "The Working-Class Student in Higher Education: Addressing a Class-Based Understanding," shares her personal story of what it means to be a working-class student and her research on how class-based assumptions within higher education ultimately create barriers and challenges for working-class students.
  • Wed. April 11 at 10:30AM

Come learn how to create facial masks, body creams, and hand and body scrubs. Also, you will be able to take your creations home with you!
  • Wed. April 11 at 12PM

Take a trip back in time with the CPCC Early Music Ensemble as they play music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance on instruments such as the viola da gamba, recorder, shawm, and hurdy-gurdy as they recreate the sounds of another time.
  • Wed. April 11 at 12:30PM

“Around the World in 90 Minutes” allows international and domestic students a chance to share information about their native countries and other countries they have visited, teaching participants about the art, culture, and literature of these places.
  • Wed. April 11 at 12:30PM

Solo and duo performances from Nouveau Sud Social Circus, who are now headquartered at CPCC’s Central Campus.    
  • Wed. April 11 at 12:30PM
  • Thu. April 12 at 12:30PM

Current US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is the 2018 Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer. The 2012 Pulitzer Prize committee called her winning collection, Life on Mars: "...bold, skillful poems, taking readers into the universe and moving them to an authentic mix of joy and pain." Smith will read from and discuss her work twice: Wednesday, April 11, at 8pm (Pease Auditorium), and Thursday, April 12, at 11am (Dale F. Halton Theater). Both are free and open to the public, with general admission and no reservations.
  • Wed. April 11 at 8PM
  • Thu. April 12 at 11AM

Virginian Jon Pineda brings his brand-new novel, Let’s No One Get Hurt (FSG, March 2018) to CPCC. In addition to his three celebrated poetry collections, Pineda's memoir, Sleep in Me, was a 2010 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and his novel Apology was the winner of the 2013 Milkweed National Fiction Prize.
  • Thu. April 12 at 9:30AM

CPCC alumnus Grant Baldwin, now a professional photo journalist, will discuss his work and career since graduating from CPCC.  
  • Thu. April 12 at 11AM

Presented with READ Charlotte and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library, this training is  specifically geared toward adults reading with a K-3 student, but the Active Reading concepts can still be applied to younger children as well.
  • Thu. April 12 at 12PM

Come hear CPCC music students as they share performances of pieces they have worked on this semester.
  • Thu. April 12 at 12:30PM

SWAG (Student Writers' Assembled Guild) presents an Open Mic for all at Levine Campus!
  • Thu. April 12 at 2PM

In collaboration with Jerald Melberg Gallery, CPCC Art Galleries present color + color = space, an exhibit of recent collages and paintings by Felicia van Bork.
  • Thu. April 12 at 3PM
  • Thu. April 12 at 6:30PM

"Eso que Llaman Amor" (That Thing Called Love) shows at 6 p.m., followed by a live Q & A (via Skype) with Director Carlos César Arbeláez.
  • Thu. April 12 at 6PM

Filmed with vérité intimacy for nearly a decade, QUEST is the moving portrait of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia. Presented in partnership with the Charlotte Film Society and Cineodyssey Film Festival. Free and open to the public.
  • Thu. April 12 at 6:30PM

As part of Sensoria and the NC Science Festival, CPCC Culinary Arts presents a two-part bee event, with a demonstration featuring a live observation hive followed by a screening and discussion of the documentary "More Than Honey."    
  • Fri. April 13 at 9:30AM

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope - Film and Discussion, presented in partnership with the Weiner Foundation and NC Association for the Education of Young Children (with two screenings).
  • Fri. April 13 at 11AM
  • Fri. April 13 at 6:30PM

An exhibit of Student Work from the Architectural Technology Department at CPCC. The exhibit will include drawings, models, and computer renderings/animations.
  • Fri. April 13 at 11:30AM

Historical performance of traditional and contemporary Latin Jazz music by CPCC students led by instructor Tommy Lopez.  
  • Fri. April 13 at 11:30AM

Central Piedmont Community College and UNC Charlotte's College of Arts + Architecture mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI with performances of Benjamin Britten's masterpiece War Requiem.
  • Fri. April 13 at 7:30PM
  • Sat. April 14 at 7:30PM

Sensoria Food and Wine presented by CPCC Culinary Arts in partnership with Piedmont Culinary Guild. This inaugural event from CPCC Culinary Arts and Piedmont Culinary Guild celebrates a multitude of extraordinary pairings – of wine and food, with a special focus on North Carolina vineyards and accompanying bites, many prepared by CPCC Culinary Arts students.  
  • Sun. April 15 at 12PM