Currently open and running through October 6, 2012 at the Gaston County Museum’s bull pen is The Osborne Collection. This show includes pieces that have been collected over a period of time, ranging from glass to wood to paintings. This collection is diverse in both subject matter and medium.
Andy Osborne was born in New York City and moved to Gastonia at a very young age. He was President of a family textile business for twenty-five year, and is now a financial consultant with Raymond James. He has been a member of the Board of the Gaston County Museum of Art and History since 2005, and served as Board Chair from 2008 to 2009.
“I have been interested in art for as long as I can remember. In junior high school, I took art lessons, and it became apparent to all that I had no artistic ability. I was in my late twenties when I attended an art auction with Jeanne Ruach. I purchased my first two pieces at that auction, both of which still hang in my house. Most of my collecting has been through local galleries and auctions.”
“My collection definitely leans toward contemporary art. In recent years I have started collecting glass objects (this is what happens when you run out of wall space). North Carolina is home to several exceptional glass blowers. I really have only one criterion in deciding to buy a piece of art - will I get enjoyment out of living with it.”
Gaston County Museum of Art & History, Dallas, North Carolina – 131 West Main Street, Dallas, NC 28034 – The Gaston County Museum is located near Gastonia, North Carolina on the square in historic Dallas. The museum is housed in an 1852 brick Greek Revival style hotel that has been adapted for visitors and travelers of today.
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Contact: Jeff Pruett, Director, 704.922.7681 x101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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