Gaston County Museum announces new art exhibit

Through April 30, the Gaston County Museum will host the Gaston College Visual and Performing Arts Club’s juried art show “Black Listed.”  This show will take place at the museum’s newly renovated Depot.

This year the club hosts a juried contemporary art show that includes paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and graphics.  This will mark the fifth year that the Gaston County Museum and the arts club have collaborated on this show. Their goal is to create exhibitions that feature local artists and students within a larger contemporary context. The dialogue between local and regional artists created by the show is critical to the success of the local arts community supporters say.

The Gaston County Museum of Art & History is located near Gastonia, at 131 W. Main St., Dallas, on the historic square. The museum is housed in an 1852 brick Greek Revival-style hotel that has been adapted for visitors  today.

The museum contains North Carolina’s largest public exhibit of horse-drawn vehicles consisting of sleighs, drays, wagons and buggies. The museum is also home to the Ties that Bind: Carolinas Textile Exhibit. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Jeff Pruett, programs coordinator, at 704-922-7681 or jeff.pruett@co.gaston.nc.us, or visit www.gastoncountymuseum.org.

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