Arts on Main resident artist Gary Shockley will be our guest presenter on Tuesday, December 13th for the end of the year Pot Luck celebration. Our guild members will be amazed as Gary tells a story using stunning images he creates in sand. Gary recently returned from presenting his show outside of North Carolina. He has a masterfully orchestrated method of mixing music and art to tell his stories. It will surely be a wonderful experience and a great way to end this fabulous year of art. Gaston County Art Guild members you should not miss this treat, mark it on your calendar to attend our final meeting of 2016. Bring a dish and find a good seat we begin at 5:30. Hope to see everyone there.
Gary Shockley, Motivational Speaker, Sand Artist, Visual Artist and Entertainer
Gary is a gifted motivational speaker, visual artist and entertainer impacting thousands of people across the world. As a sought after speaker and Sand Artist, Gary tells stories in a way that excites imagination, inspire others to action, and motivate people to become their own best works of art.
Gary’s audiences include corporate events, churches, conferences and retreats. He is a well-traveled visual artist having painted en plein air (in the fresh air) in Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, France, China, and across the United States. He loves to teach art to those who “cannot draw a straight line” and participants in his classes leave uplifted with the desire and ability to see themselves and the world around them with new eyes.
Gary lives near Charlotte, NC with his wife Kim, dog Zoe, and a wonderful company of friends. He is the director of Arts on Main (where he maintains his studio) which houses dozens of resident artists and the areas largest gallery and gift shop in the old bank building on Main Street Gastonia, NC.
You may preview some of Gary’s work, including a SandArtistry promotional video at www.garyshockley.wordpress.com.