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“Hunger and Poverty” Show

Tiny Soles by Bill Lease
Exhibition highlighting the effects of poverty on our community at Bank of the Arts January 4 – 13, 2018 Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present “Hunger and Poverty:  A Shared Responsibility & Promise” in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts from January 4th to the 13th. This exhibition is on […]
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Director’s Gallery: Elaine Varley

Craven Arts Council and Gallery
Local wildlife photographer to exhibit at Bank of the Arts Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present the work of Elaine Varley in the Director’s Gallery for the month of December. A Craven County native, Elaine’s work focuses on wildlife and landscapes. Craven Arts Council and Gallery will host an opening reception during […]
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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, 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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Join The Sanctuary Gallery for Open House

The Sanctuary Gallery
The Sanctuary Gallery will be hosting an open house on Friday, October 27th from 5 until 8pm. New Bern’s newest fine arts gallery will be featuring small works from over a dozen regional and national artists. Local painter and gallery owner Chris Wagner has collected over 100 works of art to display in the renovated […]
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Community Artist Will Center for the Arts Gallery and Studios

Nan Gilbert
Original Art for Everyone Studio Artists Eileen Wroe, Fine Art Artist, Karen Rawson, Plein Air Artist, Susan Cheatham, Plein Air Artist, Becky Preece, Photographer, Martha Schell, Watercolorist and Linen Artist, Peter and Elaine Mayer, Rustic and Mystical Artists, Sandy Bruno, Art Ventures, Dee Mayer, Mixed Media Artist, Nada Behr, Watercolor Artist, Bob Welch, Figure Painter, […]
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Community Artist Will announces upcoming ARTcrawl Events

Weekend Events
Community Artist Will is once again pleased to sponsor another ARTcrawl, featuring several local artists who will be demonstrating their talents around downtown New Bern this Friday night. Kicking things off at the Greater Good Gallery on Craven Street, Norm Robins will be demonstrating pastels in front of the gallery while Sydney Gilgo will be […]
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Points of View: Opinions

Chris Wagner Artwork
Exhibition of seven area artists explores concepts of identity, social constructs Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St., New Bern July 5th to August 27th, 2016 This July and August Craven Arts Council and Gallery presents “Points of View: Opinions” in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts in Downtown New Bern. This exhibition […]
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