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ArtCrawl – ArtWalk: What’s the Difference?

ArtWalk and ArtCrawl
During a recent conversation with Lisa Bisbee-Lentz and members of our Podsquad, ArtWalk and ArtCrawl came up. Although ArtWalk had been happening for at least 20 years, Lisa Bisbee Lentz started ArtCrawl in September 2013. Soon after, New Bern’s Arts Scene seemed to really take off! When asked what the difference was, Lisa Bisbee-Lentz said, […]
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Touch & See: Artwork You can Feel

Touch and See
Special Artwalk Event Invites Blind and Visual Impaired of Craven County to Participate in Artwalk August 10, 2018, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. In cooperation with the National Federation for the Blind of North Carolina, Coastal Carolina Chapter, Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to announce “Touch & See: Art You Can Feel” during […]
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Latest happenings and things to do in and around New Bern through July 15th

Events New Bern NC
10th: Jonkonnu Workshop, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500. 10th: Behind The Scenes: Conservation Lab, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation.  Call 252-639-3500. 10th: Irish Music Session, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Bebop’s Café, 323 Middle St. Call 252-633-7900. 10th: Nexus Poet’s Poetry Open Mike Night, 7:30 p.m. at the […]
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Latest happenings and things to do in and around New Bern through June 10th

Neuse River - Union Point Park
5th: Jonkonnu Workshop, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500. 5th: Behind The Scenes: Costume Shop, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation.  Call 252-639-3500. 5th: Nexus Poet’s presents Poetry Open Mike with Katie Bowler Young, 7:30 p.m. at New Bern Arts and Wellness Center, 919 Broad St. 7th: Coastal Women’s Forum Annual […]
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Fusion Poetry: Art

Craven Arts Council and Gallery
New Exhibition at Bank of the Arts shows local art inspired by local poetry Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St May 2018 Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present “Fusion Poetry:Art” in the Main and Director’s Galleries at Bank of the Arts for the months of May and June 2018. This exhibition […]
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408 Hancock Art Studio and Gallery

408 Hancock Studio Space
Calling All Artists New Bern Parks & Recreation is seeking emerging to mid-range local artists in need of studio space, who are interested in working in an open studio setting with public interaction, at our new Art gallery. Our Studio Artists will be a part of New Bern’s growing art scene, bringing culture and vibrancy […]
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Artwalk by Private School at Bank of the Arts

Craven Arts Council and Gallery
April 5 – May 1, 2018 Craven Arts Council and Gallery is proud to host an exhibition of work from local area private schools in the Director’s Gallery at Bank of the Arts this March. This exhibition will feature the work of art classes from Epiphany Global School and Annunciation Catholic School. Craven Arts Council […]
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Coastal Photo Club Exhibition

Coastal Photo Club Exhibit
Local Photography Group Exhibit at Bank of the Arts January 19 – February 27 Craven Arts Council and Gallery is proud to host an exhibition of the Coastal Photo Club at in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts from January 19th to February 27th. This exhibition will feature works by local photographers on […]
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ArtCrawl at the Greater Good Gallery

The Greater Good Gallery will hold a book launch event, open to the public in the Isaac Taylor Garden. Creative people and art lovers are welcome to join in the celebration on Wed., Oct. 18, 2017 (rain date Oct. 19) from 4-8pm. There will be a group photo at 6pm. Visit, GreaterGoodGallery.com for information on purchasing the book, “A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina: A Survey of Creative People including Artists, Performers, Designers, Photographers, Authors and Organizations.” “A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina” is a feast for the eyes. The visual guide includes more than 500 works in full color with a five-page index of creative people and organizations. The main part of the book is a 239-page look at more than 140 contributors which shaped our cultural history in eastern North Carolina, circa 2017. Authors Ben Watford, Jon Derby and Lisa Bisbee Lentz, all artists and educators, share a common vision that people should be encouraged in creative endeavors. The book can be used in lessons about the culture of eastern North Carolina. Students will come to appreciate struggles and successes of creative people in ENC. This survey is a valuable resource for an art courses, or as a reference to supplement humanities programs. Take a colorful tour of the creators’ works and lives in eastern North Carolina (ENC). The book tells the story of a cultural experience in how diverse artists from different places in ENC treat the same subject matter, such as landscape, portraits, or animals. The pages showcase art and creative people with a brief description of their contribution towards a vibrant and diverse arts community. The artists explain key influences, processes in their work or information about their future endeavors. Often, the artist quotes his/her intentions to improve your enjoyment in art. Collectors and lovers of art will gain insight into the ENC culture. The main part of the book is subdivided into a full spectrum of creativity. It’s a brief survey of creative accomplishments by visual artists, painters, sculptors, potters, dancers, performers, carvers, graphic designers, photographers, weavers, crafters, fabric artists, photojournalists, illustrators, architects, drafters, digital artists, muralists, authors, writers, poets, musicians, projects, exhibit venues, events, volunteers, theatres, councils, collectives and organizations. Contributions by Bernice Abraham, Tessie Ann Adams, John & Brandy Angelo, Art by Benetez, Barbara & Ben Watford, Ashley Barnes, Barry Knauff, Chuck Beckley, Nada Behr, Brenda Bennett, Betsy Drake Interiors, Alice Bilello, Gail & Jim Bisbee, Linda Boccia, Dion Burroughs, Chris Buttitta, Scotty Canady, Se’rah Cheatham, Andrea Clements Thompson, Becky Coleman, CoraMae Zimmerman Pipkin, the Corrs, Judith Cutler, Rich Daniels, Jon Derby, Donna Slade, Angelina Doyle, Samrae Duke, Janet & Michael Francoeur, Pete Frey, Dewey Funkhouser, Brenda Gear, Giorgianni’s, Mark & Lynn Golitz, Dee Mayer, Asha Goodwin, Lynne Baron Goodwin, Gary Gowans, Greater Good Gallery, Gregory Keyzer, Joanne Gwaltney Ashton, Charlie Hall, Alice Bilello, Krystal Helton, Lee Hood, Isaac Taylor Garden, Carol Jones, Martin Kampitch, M. Patrick Kavanaugh, Patrick Keough, Gerry King, Molly Knazek, Rebecca Koehler, Kristen Moffitt, Mike Lentz, Arden & Jeth Lindsey, Lisa Bisbee Lentz, Patricia Bisbee, Sam Love, Ed Macomber, Nell Maha, Lela Cahoon McClanahan, McDaniel’s, Elaine Meyer, GeeVee Meyer, MJ’s Raw Bar, Tony & Rita Morello, Karin Lisa Nelson, New Bern Now, New Bern Sun Journal, Nexus Poets, Matt O’Brien, the Owens’, Stacey Patterson, Maggie Peacock, Gary & Janice Peterson, Red Shoe Gallery, Cindy Ridlon, Ed Ruiz, Ben Selby, Rebecca Shelby, Silk Flowers By Jean, Donna Slade, Marjorie K. Smart, Erin Smith, STA Contracting, Bridget Swayne, Judy Szychowski, the Taglieri’s, B. Jean Taylor-Mitchell, Sherry Thurston, Darlene Tighe, Meg Unfiltered, Vicki Vitale-Farrow, Amy Voorhees, Gail Warwick, Michaelé Rose Watson, Alan Welch, Deborah Wheeler, Martha Williams and many more. For more information about the book, please contact Lisa Bisbee-Lentz at the Greater Good Gallery, 228 Craven St., 252-649-1712. By Lisa Bisbee-Lentz, Art Director, New Bern Now
On Friday, November 10, 2017, the ArtCrawl will take place at The Greater Good Gallery from 5 to 7 PM. Participants at the gallery will be Lisa Bisbee Lentz, Carol Jones, and Jon Derby. Lisa and Carol will be painting in oils and showing their many pieces at the gallery. Lisa is a graduate of […]
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Critters Christmas 2017

Evie Chang Henderson: Hummer & Rose of Sharon
Critters Return to Bank of the Arts this Holiday Season November 3rd – December 30th Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present “Critters Christmas” in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts this holiday season. Centered around animals of all kinds, this exhibition of original artwork by local artists showcases the talents […]
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Director’s Gallery: Cora Mae Pipkin

Cora Mae Pipkin
September 5 – September 31 Award Winning Local Artist to show in Director’s Gallery at Bank of the Arts Craven Arts Council and Gallery is proud to present the work of Cora Mae Pipkin in the Director’s Gallery at Bank of the Arts for the month of September. Cora Mae Pipkin is a nationally award […]
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Join in the Fun with the New Bern Drum Circle

New Bern Drum Circle
Update:  Due to a extremely unhealthy heat index and threat of thunder storms, we are unfortunately cancelling the drum circle tonight. We look forward to cooler days ahead.  New Bern Parks and Recreation and the Greater Good Gallery present the “New Bern Drum Circle”. Our community drum circle is a free public event to be […]
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