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Sculpture degree students’ art featured

04.11.2006Arts & EntertainmentCurriculum Programs

SILER CITY - The artwork of second-year students from the Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) Sculpture program will be shown in this year's annual exhibit entitled "Beyond the Obvious" at Crocker's Mark Gallery in Raleigh. 

The CCCC students exhibiting in this year's show are Camille Barden, Pittsboro; Lisa Beavers, Liberty; Travis Cohn, Durham; Ana Howard, Siler City; Luke Jacks, Pittsboro; and Emily MacFadyen and Carlyne Thomas, Siler City.  Student work will be presented in ceramics, welded and cast metal and recycled bicycle tires. 
The exhibit will be open April 24 - 29.  Students will host a reception at Crocker's Mark Gallery with light refreshments and live music Friday, April 28, from 7 to 11 p.m.; the public is invited to attend this free event.

Crocker's Mark Gallery is located at 613 West Morgan Street.  A map and directions may be obtained by viewing the contact information on or by calling (919) 834-4961. 

The CCCC Associate in Applied Science Degree in Professional Arts and Crafts:
Sculpture ( is unique within the state of North Carolina.  It is the only associate degree in sculpture offered through the North Carolina Community College System.

Part of what distinguishes this art degree from others in the state is its focus on developing the entrepreneurial skills of its recipients while also building their artistic and technical abilities. 

CCCC students take classes in marketing and business plan writing as well as classes considered to be more typical for artists such as 3-D design, metal sculpting and ceramic glaze formulation. 

The CCCC Professional Arts and Crafts: Sculpture degree program attracts a wide-ranging student body.  Current students include career change professionals, established artists and young adults engaged in their first college experience. 

Former Navy veteran and current ceramic tile artist Lisa Beavers says, "This program is allowing me to move in new directions during my mid-life years.  I look forward to having these skills as I set up my studio at home and involve my children in my new career."

For more information about this degree program, contact lead CCCC Sculpture instructor Dan Rhode at or (919) 742-4156.