Celebrate traditional Southern gospel and blues music during the closing weekend of Hickory Museum of Art’s (HMA) multimedia exhibition, “We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music”, with two performances at HMA on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, funded in part by City of Hickory Community Relations Council.
Enjoy an evening of gospel music presented by Morning Star First Baptist Church Music Ministry on Saturday, July 23 in HMA’s Coe Gallery. Hear five choirs perform “Reflection of the Evolution of Gospel Music in This Century.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m.
From 5:30 until 6 p.m., Theresa Gloster, whose artwork is part of the Music Makers exhibition, will demonstrate folk art painting. Hear from the self-taught artist about the importance of church in her life and art.
View the exhibit We Are the Music Makers in HMA’s Shuford Gallery during a reception with light refreshments at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. HMA’s Galleria Museum Shop will also be open that evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
On Sunday, July 24, The Fried Melon Blues Band will perform traditional and contemporary blues from 2-3:30 p.m. in HMA’s Shuford Gallery. The Maiden, NC blues band features David Frye on drums and vocals, Brett Miller on guitar and vocals, Tim Rhyne on guitar, harmonica and vocals, and Stony Walker on bass and vocals. Singer, songwriter and musician Thomas Aaron Garlow will also perform with the band that afternoon.
Admission is free and open to the public.