Arts, Career & Education Program
Gaston Arts Council facilitates the Arts & Arts, Career and Education program which introduces the multidisciplinary aspects of the arts to Gaston County high school students. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, field trips and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to aid the students in developing their knowledge of the particular area or areas of interest in the arts and to introduce them to the career, teaching, entrepreneurship possibilities in the arts; as well as prepare the students for their annual presentation.
Special guests are invited to speak to the students on various topics related to pursuing arts as career. Some of the past guest speakers: John Clark, photojournalist, Kathy Blake, columnist, Rhett Heglar, musician, Tim White, musician and April D. Bethea, online producer, Jonell Pulliam, artist, educator, and collector, Kenneth “Kenny” Carr, composer, producer, singer, internationally renowned Jazz musician, Juan Logan, celebrated visual artist, Merryman Cassels, artist & proprietor HIVE, Anouk Valentine, owner, Creative Creations by You, Jan Craft, metalsmith, sculptor & jewelry maker, Jennifer Nichols, Director of Admissions and Counseling, Gaston College, Randy Walker, Public Affairs Producer & host of “Roundtable”, WSGE ~ 91.7 FM and Tim Greene, Assistant Program & Music Director & morning show host, WSGE ~ 91.7 FM.
- 10:00 am, January 15, 2019 – February 28, 2019 – The Long March: Herblock & The Civil Rights Era
- 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, February 11, 2019 – May 13, 2019 – Books: Stories that Shape Us
- 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, February 12, 2019 – May 14, 2019 – Books: Stories that Shape Us
- 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, February 13, 2019 – May 15, 2019 – Books: Stories that Shape Us
- 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, February 14, 2019 – May 16, 2019 – Books: Stories that Shape Us
- 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, February 15, 2019 – May 17, 2019 – Books: Stories that Shape Us