The Gaston County Art Guild presents it's annual Holly Days Artisan Boutique @Arts on Main featuring fine art and rustic charm from local and regional artists. As a special holiday treat all art will be 15% off.
Starting December 2 through December 23 from 12:30 pm - 6 pm.
Come out and help us spread Holiday Cheer this season!
The December Guild meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday,December 12th, @Arts on Main.
We will be having our annual holiday pot luck social hour beginning at 6:00 pm.
Please bring a dish to share.
Dennis Shook, a former Guild President and a local painter and sculptor,
will be giving a presentation at 7:00pm. Please save the date and make
every effort to join us for this fun evening.
Dennis Shook is a local artist, born in Avery County, North Carolina. Dennis has lived in Gaston County
since 1986 and has been actively involved in making art for the past 25 yrs. During this time, Dennis has
belonged to the Gaston County, Burke County, Watauga County, and Cleveland County Art Guilds. He
and his wife enjoy traveling and he compiles reference photos during his travels that he incorporates
into his art.
Dennis is a painter and sculptor and enjoys working in watercolor, oil, acrylic, and pastel mediums. He
also works in stone and metal. He has been engaged in doing various artistic presentations throughout
Western North Carolina, as well as teaching workshops and classes in the same. He taught watercolors
and acrylics at Gaston County Community College for a period of ten years. His works are held in
private collections from Sweden to various states in the United States. Dennis has served as President
of the Gaston County Art Guild and has very fond memories of the friends and fellow artists that he has
met via the Guild over the years.
Mr. Shook believes that his best artistic attribute is his knowledge of colors and their application. This
knowledge has been acquired through private tutoring, extensive study of artist books and memoirs and
self experimentation and practice.
Dennis is currently painting from his personal studio and welcomes inquiries related to individual and
group classes. He is available for club, guild and gallery presentations.