Gaston Arts Council

"Your Connection to Arts & Culture in
Gaston County & beyond!"
2014!

2014!

Mount Holly Art and Music Festival

Call for Artists For the Mount Holly Art and Music Festival

The Juried Festival includes only original arts and fine crafts created by the artist and crafts people from the region to showcase and sell their creative works in our Revitalized Mount Holly downtown, while giving residents and visitors a chance to enhance their lives through the arts. Juried artists will be designated with an “Artist of the Festival” Ribbon as well as being eligible to be selected for the “Juror’s Choice” and “Viewer’s Choice” awards.

This year, we will also have a craft section for individuals that are not eligible for the Juried section but still has great items that festival attendees will enjoy.

By going ahead and applying now, you get more publicity!!

  1. Once paid in full, your bio and pictures you provide will be added to the Artist page of the website.
  2. If paid in full by 7/25/2014, name will be added to the brochure.

If you haven’t already, please consider sending in your Application today!

Little Theater of Gastonia

Opening this week at LTG! 

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot

Thursday, June 26 - 7pm

Friday, June 27 - 7pm

Saturday, June 28 - 2pm & 7pm

Sunday, June 29 - 2pm

Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. Filled with captivating characters, thrilling and enthralling music, and stunning moments throughout — altogether on one stage. A true musical theatre phenomenon, CATS opened at London’s New London Theatre on May 11, 1981 and ran for a record-setting 21 years. CATS’ London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran at the Wintergarden Theatre for just over 18 years.

CATS is presented by the 2014 LTG Youth Guild, featuring some of this region’s most gifted and talented high school and college students. Prepare for some jaw-dropping moments, and expect to be gob-smacked (as the Brits say) at the level of talent from this group!

Running time: 2 hours, with 15-minute intermission

All seats are $10, General Admission. 

LTG is 100% volunteer-run, and our dedicated volunteers are eager to help you. LTG’s Box Office is accepting reservations for CATS via email or phone - 704-865-0160. If you would like to make reservations with LTG’s Box office, please know that unless otherwise specified, we will confirm reservations in performance date order

For expediency, and to outsmart gmail, it is helpful if you change the subject line of your reply message, ie. — Smith, Fri. 6/27. 

Please also make sure you have included the following information:

  1. Performance date and time
  2. Name
  3. Phone number —> best to reach you
  4. Number of tickets needed
  5. Please note: *Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more.

We do ask that tickets are paid in advance. When confirming your reservation, we will either contact you for a credit card number, or we can also send email invoices via PayPal, which is very easy and secure. 

**At this time, seats are still available for ALL performances, and will be available for purchase AT LTG, up to 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance.**

While reservations are not required, advanced ticketing is recommended. We anticipate very full houses! Tickets are now available [up until the day before each performance] through CarolinaTix.org, or 704-372-1000. CarolinaTix.org is available online 24 hours a day, and via phone, Monday through Saturday, 10am - 6pm. 

 

And, coming up next… 

 

Thursday, July 31 - 7pm

Friday, August 1 - 7pm

Saturday, August 2 - 2pm & 7pm

Sunday, August 3 - 2pm

Get ready for a unique swashbuckling musical journey! The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR., a hilarious musical farce that centers on a host of colorful characters – including sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR. begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his twenty-first year. Finally having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen – which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. This turns out to be a tricky prospect indeed, especially when Frederic’s freedom is called into question!

Join the 2014 Summer Youth Workshop participants in the culmination of 4 weeks of hard work, in a thrilling, professional-level production, with an incredibly talented group of young people.

Running time: 80 minutes, without intermission

Advanced tickets and additional information for THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR. are now available via CarolinaTix.org or 704-372-1000, and will also be available at the door, up to 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance. Reservations can also be made through LTG (email or phone) beginning Monday, July 28th. 

All seats are $10, General Admission.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Woodbridge Golf Course, Kings Mountain, NC

8am-Noon

Lunch served & prizes!

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Pottery anyone?

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@gastonschools’ @AshbrookHS #art students want to continue their creative process with “Let’s Get Firing!” view their @power2give project here and find out how you can support them!

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Sculpture at the Garden? Yes @carolinasgarden has @Power2Give project you can support “ZimSculpt #artists at Daniel Stowe Botanical #Garden!”  Check out the video!

ZimSculpt #artists      

Sculpture at the Garden? Yes @carolinasgarden has @Power2Give project you can support “ZimSculpt #artists at Daniel Stowe Botanical #Garden!”  Check out the video!

Pottery anyone?

gastonartsnc:

@gastonschools’ @AshbrookHS #art students want to continue their creative process with “Let’s Get Firing!” view their @power2give project here and find out how you can support them!

Pottery anyone?

@gastonschools’ @AshbrookHS #art students want to continue their creative process with “Let’s Get Firing!” view their @power2give project here and find out how you can support them!