Through An Artist's Eyes: Gaston County Schools Annual Art Show 2020
Each year, Gaston County Schools and the Gaston County Museum team up to provide an annual juried art show titled Through An Artist's Eyes. This exhibit gives every art student in the County an opportunity to showcase their creative minds. Students submit artwork based on twelve different categories: Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Comic Art, Ceramics, Digital Art, Color Drawing, Mixed Media, Fiber Arts, Crafts, and Black & White Drawing. The artwork is judged and the winners are given first, second, third, and honorable mention awards. In addition, a Best of Show award and a Director's Choice award is given to one middle and one high school student, along with one James C. Biggers Award which is given to one high school student who's work shows promise and excellence. This show brings together the immense talent and creativity of our Gaston County students.
Roy Woods- Outsider Insider Journey of the ARTIST
Roy Lindsay Woods graduated from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 1972. His paintings, sculptures, and mixed media pieces aim to guide the viewer to reach a new awareness of color and space. Often incorporating primitive motifs and strong brushstrokes, Roy's work is non-traditional, soulful, and expressive of his life experiences.
With a background in construction, Roy often uses construction materials and processes to develop his art. Roy utilizes “found” objects, sourcing aluminum cans, shredded paper, broken glass and ceramics, scrap wood, and metal. Producing art from his studio since 1975 in locations where there was little or no art influence, Roy has helped to bring awareness to the arts and artists in forgotten areas of his hometown of Gastonia.
For volunteering time to his neighborhood and town teaching and organizing outreach programs for children and adults, Roy was recognized as a distinguished alumnus of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 1990 and 1991.
Roy is active in the Gaston County arts community and welcomes visitors to his studio: Creations by Roy Lindsay, located at 729 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia N.C. 28054.
May 29 - August 18, 2018
The Artwork of Greta Marie Carlos
May 29 - August 18, 2018
Then and Now: Gaston County Through the Ages
May 26 - October 27, 2018
Artistry in Wood
October 14, 2017- March 31, 2018
May 27, 2017- March 3, 2018
World War 1: Hometown Heroes
May 21, 2016- March 4, 2018
Hallowed Ground: How We Remember Our Dead
October 7, 2015- March 5, 2016
A Stitch of Comfort: Quilting as an Art
January 30 - April 9, 2016