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Art, theater and live performances this February in Gaston County

Updated: Feb 3



If you like art, theater and live performance, this month offers a smorgasboard of things to do. Make your plans now for a month full of fun in Gaston County.


 

ART


A Moment in Time

Gaston County Museum

This exhibit features 22 photographs from the Gaston Art Guild and is juried by Mike Anthony. A Moment in Time, now on display through February 18th, 2023 at the Gaston County Museum in the Depot.




Revered Treasures

Bliss Gallery

This exhibit at Bliss Gallery in downtown Belmont features Holy Angels' resident artists and guest artists, Lillian Richards and Kim Stimpson. Holy Angels’ resident artists include Cheryl, Katie, Maria, Martha, Mike, Taylor and Tom.




Messages

An Awaken Gallery Exhibition

at Gaston Museum

Awaken Gallery artists are now on display through April 22, 2023 at Gaston County Museum. This beautiful and powerful exhibition of art features seven local artists.




Small Wonders

at SASI Gallery

This exhibit featurse works of art with an image size of 5 x 7 inches or less. Artists were challenged to create in this small format to show their skill at planning and executing artwork in miniature. The technical skill of the artist is put to the test to produce artwork that maintains their style and quality.



 

THEATER

The Importance of Being Earnest

Cherryville Little Theater

Directed by Erika Shelton, The Importance of Being Earnest is a hilarious show that will play at Cherryville's Little Theater this February 2023.




The Book of Will

Belmont Abbey Arts

You may or may not know that William Shakespeare wrote his plays in pieces, never putting all the parts together until the actors were on stage, for fear of someone stealing his work. But who’s to stop people from stealing it after he dies? This is the conundrum faced by the Bard’s buddies in Lauren Gunderson’s delightful comedy with heart, The Book of Will. When a sub-par Hamlet rip-off hits a stage near the Globe Theatre, members of Shakespeare’s acting troupe are incensed. To try to put an end to the plagiarism and save Will’s works for the ages, they hatch a plan to put it all down on paper, setting them off on a mad chase to find all the bits and pieces to create the First Folio. A funny, charming play about the battle to save a legacy, offering up excerpts of some of the Bard’s most beloved writing.




Little Women The Musical

Gaston Christian School

This timeless, captivating story comes to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit.




A Comedy of Tenors

Little Theater of Gastonia

“One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It is the 1930s in Paris, and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maira, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight!" – summary from Concord Theatricals


 


LIVE PERFORMANCES

Drums 4 Life

Gaston County Library

Celebrate Black History Month with this performance by Drums 4 Life, an African drumming troupe that combines music, history, and hands-on healing. This free program is for all ages and will be helad at the Main Library. No registration is required.




African Dance Workshop

in Dallas

Celebrate Black History Month with the West African Dance Workshop, facilitated by Aminata Creations BoutiKafe, at the Gaston County Senior Center this month. Participants will learn about the history of African Dance, and have an opportunity to try some choreography of this dance from Guinea and Senegal. Then particiapants will showcase what they have learned in the Bantaba - open circle for solos! This event is FREE, but registration is reccommended.




The Rooster

Downtown Gastonia

The Rooster, live performing arts venue in downtown Gastonia showcases local and regional artists, giving patrons a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Love of music, love of art, love of community, and love of one another, The Rooster strives to create a place that is welcome to everyone.




 

Arts and Culture in Gaston County

Delight in the beauty of a garden for all seasons. Saunter through an art gallery. Revel in live performances from local actors. More inspiring arts and culture attractions and events take center stage in Gaston County.


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