Art & Design

The Bridge Gallery

 Current Exhibitions:

 Upcoming Exhibitions:

Bridge Gallery Past Shows

Past Exhibitions:


Screening of PBS Race: Join us for the screening of PBS Race: The Power of Illusion in The Bridge Gallery in preparation for A Fighting Chance Exhibition and Black History Month:

  • Wednesday January 25, 2023 from 11:00 am -12:00 pm : Screening of Part 1 
  • Wednesday February 1, 2023 from 11:00 am -12:00 pm : Screening of Part 2 
  • Wednesday February 8, 2023 from 11:00 am -12:00 pm : Screening of Part 3 
  • Wednesday February 8, 2023 from 12:00 -1:00 pm : Reflection & Discussion 
Screening of Part 1
Virginia law once defined a black person as someone with 1/16th African ancestry; in Florida, it was 1/8th African ancestry. If you can cross a state line and literally, legally change race, what does race really mean? This program argues that the idea of race was developed and reinforced through politics, economics, and culture. Real estate practices as well as federal regulations kept new neighborhoods segregated after World War II, and it was the white families awarded mortgages whose assets accumulated, creating a legacy of opportunity for their children and grandchildren. With the starting line for the next generation drawn at different points on the field, the racial divide could only grow larger. Part of the series Race: The Power of an Illusion.
Screening of Part 2
It’s not uncommon to attribute differential group outcomes for SAT scores, musical ability, or athletic performance to innate racial traits—yet there are no characteristics, not even one gene, that distinguish all members of one “race” from another, as this program explains. The video follows a dozen students, including African-American athletes and Asian-American violin players, who sequence and compare their own DNA, only to discover their closest genetic matches are as likely to be with people from other “races” as their own. While it’s true that certain gene forms are more common in some populations than others, the students learn that these reflect ancestry, not “race.” Part of the series Race: The Power of an Illusion.
Screening of Part 3

Ironically, it was the notion of political liberty and the natural rights of man that led to the ideology of white supremacy. Ancient peoples stigmatized others on the basis of language, class, and religion, but they did not sort people into races. As the Founding Fathers grappled with the hypocrisy of slavery in the new democracy, Thomas Jefferson was among the first to discuss “the natural inferiority of Africans”—a convenient justification for social inequality, and the same type of thinking that rationalized the seizing of Native American lands. In this program the history of the concept of “race” is explored, along with the 19th-century science that legitimized racism. Part of the series Race: The Power of an Illusion.


2022 Faculty Exhibition


Practice What You Teach: A Faculty Exhibition

November 15, 2022 – January 12, 2023

(Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm)

The Bridge Gallery in the Art & Design Building on North Campus, N107


An exhibition showcasing art and design work by full-time and part-time faculty members in the department of Art & Design at Rowan Cabarrus Community College.


Artist Reception: Friday, December 9, 2022 5:00-6:30 PM at the Bridge Gallery located on the North Campus building in N107. Free and open to the public.

Faculty Exhibition Artist Presentation: Thursday, January 12, 2023, 11:00AM – 12:00PM. Join us for a brief artist presentation in The Bridge Gallery located at the North Campus in building N107. Please pass this information on to your students and feel free to bring your classes.



Designs of Democracy Poster

An exhibition coinciding with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s 2022 Voter Sticker Design Contest. Each work is an artistic response to the electoral process and highlights diverse voices across Rowan and Cabarrus counties. Congratulations to the winners and finalists listed below!

Contest winners:

Cabarrus County:

  • “I Voted”: Kayleon Dortch-Elliott
  • “I Registered”: Manuel Antonio Cuevas Nuñez
Rowan County:
  • “I Voted”: Charles Day
  • “I Registered”: Carolina Vergason


  • Jeffrey Chase Raines
  • Khettie Chanthaheuang
  • Dorothy Brady
  • Ryan Branham
  • Meredith Mozingo
  • Kevin Leichman
  • Elizabeth Avalos
  • Carolina Vergason
  • MC Dunbar
  • Brianna Richer
  • Richard Barbee
  • Matt Landes
  • Kaylee Whitley
  • Sarahi Sanchez Aguilar
  • Naomi Hall-Bruce
  • Kyle Incardona

Closing Reception: November 4, 2022 (Friday) 5:00-7:00PM. Free and open to the public.

Film Screening Date: Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice– October 28, 2022 (Friday) 12:00-1:30PM. Free and open to the public.



Women's Work Show

Join us for an opening reception on Friday, September 16 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at The Bridge Gallery located in the North Campus Building N107.

Special Extended Programming Discussion Lunch: 10/29/22 (Thursday) 12:15-1:00pm – Presentation by SGA President, Gabrielle Brown about period poverty initiative. Bring your own bagged lunch to the North Campus in building N107. This event will also be available via Zoom.

Gabrielle Brown is Student Government Association President at Rowan-Cabarrus and is an active advocate for women’s issues. She will talk about the availability of free feminine hygiene products at the college and the importance of this and other initiatives in assisting students as they pursue their academic and career goals.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

[1] Halper, Julia & Charlotte Burns. “Women’s Place in the Art World.” September 19, 2019. Artnet News. )



Spring 2021 Faculty Show

Spring 2021 Faculty Show



Alumni Show

Spring 2020 Alumni Show



SOAR Exhibition

S.O.A.R Show




Thanks to all who participated in “My Views” during the inaugural exhibition at the The Bridge. The show is fantastic – a truly thought provoking display of the various unique perspectives that make up our community. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the exhibition please do. It is a must see!



Open Call – My Views:

The Bridge is located in the 700 building on North Campus at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, NC.  More information can be found at

The Bridge Open Call Flyer