Cultural Arts Building Gallery

Upcoming Exhibitions
Spring of 2023


Spring 2023 Senior Exhibition

April 13 – May 12, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 13 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Dorothy Gillespie: Portraits and Self Portraits

May 18 – September 1, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Mauricio Alfonso Naya

September 21 – November 3, 2023
Opening reception: Thursday, September 21 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Fall 2023 Senior Exhibition

November 16 – December 15, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 16 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Meredith Connelly

Exhibition Dates: January 18, 2024  - February 23, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Meredith Connelly is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, best known for her grand-scale installations that emphasize the interplay of light, science, and technology. Connelly’s illuminated, site-specific displays – complete with interactive elements – connect and submerge viewers into glowing, otherworldly environments. Developed from and influenced by the organic qualities of nature, Connelly’s structures are formed using manufactured materials that are able to accurately capture the elaborate detail of the natural world, while also supporting environmental sustainability. Having worked with lighting and technology as a material for over a decade, Connelly has built a practice that has not only captured national attention but has engaged hundreds of thousands of participants in the evocative and inclusive power of public art.

Also inspired by nature are Connelly’s complex hand-cut works on paper, reflective of the microscopic world, which she presses against transparent materials to resemble microscope slides. Connelly’s two-dimensional works have been exhibited in various galleries, group exhibitions, and museums, offering viewers a different, more collectible approach to her pivotal artistic practice.

Connelly is committed to expanding community and culture through the arts, is an advocate for equality and women in the arts, and places great emphasis on supporting emerging and underrepresented femme, BIPOC, and LQBTQIA+ artists in all stages of their careers. More recently, Connelly has also been honing her curatorial process, developing and executing art exhibitions attached to causes she is passionate about that also address complex social issues through art. The artist is a proud graduate of the University of Wilmington NC, and currently lives and creates in the Lake Norman area outside of Charlotte, NC with her husband and three girls. 

Variety Delights: A Printmaking Survey

Exhibition Dates: March 7 – March 28, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14, 2024  from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Spring 2024 Senior Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 11– May 10, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 2024  from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Stefani Bryd

Exhibition Dates: May 23 – July 19, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.