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