Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sensoria celebration of the arts to arrive at CPCC April 13 - 21

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) invites you to attend
Sensoria, a week-long celebration of the arts that will heighten your
senses as it brings the best in literature, music, visual arts,
history, culture (and food!) to the College.

The 2012 event calendar includes appearances by distinguished poet
Russell Goings, whose private collection of works by his friend Romare
Bearden (artwork shown in image) will be part of a Sensoria exhibit on
the Central Campus. Bearden's life and work are the inspiration
behind a collaboration between CPCC Dance and the North Carolina Dance
Theatre presentation that will include workshops in conjunction with a
special performance. Another highlight of the week is a CPCC Music
Department concert in partnership with the Bechtler Museum of Modern
Art. This pairing of visual art and music will feature works from the
Bechtler that will also be part of a companion exhibit at CPCC's Ross
Gallery. Ticketed events that will take place during the week include
"Play it Again, Sam," "Made in the USA – Tribute to Gershwin and
Bernstein," "The Canadian Brass," jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan and
the TOSCO Music Party.

While the majority of the Sensoria events take place on CPCC's Central
Campus, events at other campuses include two dynamic exhibits,
"Courage" and "Para Todos Los Ninos" at the Levine Campus in
Matthews. Through a partnership with the Levine Museum of the New
South and funding through the North Carolina Humanities Council, the
exhibit will also feature a panel discussion on the history of school
desegregation. Additionally, the Charlotte Writers' Club will host a
member reading and open microphone night at the Cato Campus and a
plant sale will also take place at Cato.

Sensoria will also take to the streets with outdoor activities
including Jazz On the Green on April 14, and "Connecting Community,"
the grand opening of the Urban Little Sugar Creek Greenway on April 20
at 10 a.m. In addition, this year's celebration will feature its first
ever "CPCC Indoor Artwalk," an event that will feature the work of
local and regional artists. Attendees will have the opportunity to
stroll through theOvercash Center and enjoy talking with talented
artists as they view their works of art.

Admission to most events is free. Community residents are invited to
join us for what is becoming Charlotte's finest celebration of the
arts - Sensoria.

WHERE: CPCC Campuses including Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave.,
Charlotte (Events taking place at other CPCC campuses, see calendar at for event locations.)

WHEN: April 13 – 21, 2012

CONTACT: To see a full calendar of events, please visit