Community Living | Coupon | Police Scanner | E-News Signup | Archives | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Have a HOT TIP? Call 704-276-6587 Or E-mail us At LH@LincolnHerald.net
Advanced Search
Lincoln Herald | Lincolnton, NC


home : community : community July 9, 2020

4/20/2020 8:01:00 AM
Visit The Museum Without Leaving Home

Gaston County Museum
Of Art And History


As the world adjusts to new ways of working, families in quarantine have turned to artists and arts institutions for entertainment, for inspiration, and for deeper meaning in their daily lives. As social media overflows with videos of children playing instruments, and performers sharing their craft from their private homes, I have never been more certain of humanity’s desire for the healing power of the arts.

At the Gaston County Museum we have an incredible team of dedicated staff who are working each day to re-imagine ways in which the arts can reach our communities. Through their innovative ideas, flexibility, and talent, we continue to stay connected to each other and to the greater community while responding to the ever-changing expectations of what a museum should be.

I hope that you continue to explore the wonderful ways in which we are bringing the Gaston County Museum to your home.


Ali Pizza, Assistant Director
Gaston County Museum of Art & History
131 W. Main Street, Dallas, NC
 

1 - Court Street Grill 300

The Gaston County Museum presents Virtual Exhibits
Last year I began working with local Gastonia artist Roy Lindsay Woods on his show 
Insider/Outsider Journey of the Artist. Roy was a joy to work with, and his talent made my job almost too easy. I always enjoy seeing faces in art—I am drawn to the variety of emotion that faces bring to artwork. I found this emotion through Roy’s artwork not only in the faces he sculpted and painted, but also through his more abstract pieces. As the museum reimagines how we can best bring these types of exhibitions to the public, we move into the world of virtual exhibitions. Our venture into this online world will expand our opportunities to make our exhibits more accessible, and I look forward to continuing this adventure well past the current COVID-19 crisis. You can view select works from Roy Woods’ Insider/Outsider Journey of the Artist virtual exhibit on our website through August 29.

Hannah Musselwhite, Curator

Click here to view our featured exhibit.

The Gaston County Museum presents MUSEUM FROM HOME

When life presents some major disruption, I have always found that there is some silver lining, though we may have to look hard for it. In the situation we find ourselves in now, I have found two examples that fill my heart with joy. First is the outpouring of creativity and expression that is bolstering spirits around the world. As an artist myself, I often struggle to find the time to make art for myself, art that I personally want to create. Now? I have nothing if not time, and I find I have never been more inspired. Second, I am amazed by the way individuals and organizations have been reaching out to one another, collaborating to make things happen. Here’s an example of a collaboration of our own. Together with Christine McGovern of the Gaston County Library, Dallas Branch, we've created our own spin on story time. Each week, while Miss Chrissie reads, I'll be illustrating a scene from the story. There will be coloring pages on our website for families to make their own illustrations for the story as well. It’s a little something to hopefully brighten your day, entertain your children, and bring you some joy.


Alex Brooks, Education Manager 



 
The Lincoln Herald has been providing local news FREE online since 2012.  We continue to grow every year.  We post links to all our articles on Facebook & Twitter, and when you sign up for our FREE daily email service we'll send you an email every day with links to the articles we've posted since the previous day's email. 

However you got here, thanks for visiting our websiteIf you haven’t already, 'like' our Facebook page  at LincolnHerald.net and follow us on Twitter  @LincolnHerald20.



1 - West Lincoln Vet Reg Ad with PHOTO MARCH 19 2019




Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   












HomeNewsState NewsReligionOpinionSportsObituariesExtrasCommunityClassifiedsSubmitLife

Terms and Use | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Site Design and Content
Copyright Lincoln Herald, LLC 2011-2019

 


Software © 1998-2020 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved