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ArtWalk Downtown New Bern from 5-8 pm – Friday, January 13th

Visit the Craven Arts Council and Gallery at the Bank of the Arts at 317 Middle St. to find out more about all the participating businesses during ArtWalk. Call them at 252-638-2577 or visit their website

Carolina Creations Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Gallery at 317 Pollock St in Downtown New Bern features Art from Our Hearts Valentine Card Show benefitting Craven County School Art Program.

The Opening for this show is during ArtWalk, Friday, January 13th, 5-8 pm.

Each year for the past 5 years Carolina Creations has hosted a Valentine Card show featuring hand crafted cards by Craven County School children.

Over 1000 cards are created by the students and hung in this show. The cards are sold for $3 each with ALL proceeds donated to the school art program.

The show and sale continues through February 14 during regular business hours. Monday-Saturday 10-6 Sunday 11-3 (winter hours – January thru March).

Submitted by: Janet Francoeur. For more information contact the gallery at 252-633-4369, email, or visit the website at www.carolinacreations.com.

New Bern ArtWorks & Company: “Threads: Connections and Communications” Exhibit by Featured Artist Jill Eberle

Reception: Friday, January 13th, 5pm-9pm

Much of Eberle’s work is inspired by relationships with family and friends and her responses to interactions with them. Still life paintings are started by looking for objects with interesting shapes and colors that evoke a memory or meaning. The next step is creating an arrangement with a strong underlying geometry which accents the connections

Eberle’s best work makes an emotional connection with the viewer – they sense this is more than a pretty picture or a likeness. Perhaps that connection comes from a captured expression, a bit of nostalgia or an affinity to the color or mood of the painting. She hopes to create a little bit of magic and mystery in each piece – the magic being the skill with which it was executed and the mystery prompting an enjoyable contemplation of the work.

Eberle attended East Carolina University where she received the Armstrong merit scholarship and earned her MFA in 2003. The university hired her upon graduation as an Adjunct Professor. She currently teaches a variety of classes in drawing, painting and artistic anatomy while maintaining a studio practice and exhibiting her work throughout the region.

New Bern ArtWorks & Company is located in Studio 323 “Home of Working Artisans” at 323 Pollock Street, downtown New Bern. Open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm. Call 252-634-9002 or go to the web site at www.newbernartworks.com

Submitted by: Donna Slade for New Bern ArtWorks & Company

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