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Human Canvas: The Art of Tattoo Exhibit Opening

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Free Event
DALLAS, N.C. - The Gaston County Museum of Art & History proudly announces the opening of its newest exhibition, Human Canvas: The Art of Tattoo, on Saturday, January 14, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
In this exhibition, museum visitors explore the intriguing history of tattooing and how this form of artwork became so celebrated in modern culture. The exhibition features artwork by several artists along with tattooing equipment from the 1920s to present day, which demonstrate the evolution of tattooing as a result of technological and cultural innovations.
During the exhibition opening, taking place inside the Historic Dallas Courthouse, modern tattooing will be demonstrated with a live tattooing by local artist, Randy Herring.  Herring is owner and operator of Skin Art in Gastonia.   Also, tattoo historian C.W. Eldridge, owner of Tattoo Archive in Winston-Salem, will be available to discuss the history of tattooing from around the world.
Light refreshments will be served, and craft beer will be available from Old Dallas Brewery.  The Historic Dallas Courthouse is located at 131 North Gaston Street, Dallas.  Reservations are not required and admission is free.  For more information contact Jason Luker, Assistant Director, 704-922-7681, ext. 105 or
The exhibition will be open through April 8, 2017.  The Museum is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.