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Director’s Gallery: Carolyn Curran

Heads by Carolyn Curran
Acclaimed Miniaturist to be featured at Bank of the Arts Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present the work of Carolyn Curran in the Director’s Gallery at Bank of the Arts for the month of June 2018. An accomplished potter, Curran is known for her work in historical miniatures. Craven Arts Council will […]
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Art-B-Cue Art Opening at The Sanctuary Gallery

Art-B-Cue Art Opening
The Sanctuary Gallery will be hosting “Art-B-Cue” on Friday, May 18th from 3 – 8 p.m. This unique and festive gallery opening will feature new work from artists inside the gallery, and local crafts and music outside, as well as a large grill serving up free hot dogs. Bob Jones will be in the front […]
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Neuse River Artists Studio Tour

Neuse River Artists Studio Tour
The first annual Neuse River Artists Studio Tour kicks off Saturday, May 5th, from 10 to 5, and continues through Sunday, May 6th, from 12-4. Visit almost 50 artists in their own studios and a variety of art hub centers throughout New Bern. This free, self-guided tour will make use of maps, available at each […]
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Neuse River Studio Tour

Neuse River Artist Studio Tour
New Event Showcases Artists and their Workspace to Public May 5 & 6, 2018 Join us for the first Annual Neuse River Artist Studio Tour on May 5th and 6th. This event showcases local artists, their process, and their creative spaces in New Bern and the surrounding area. The tour is self guided and free […]
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Longtime New Bern Artist Consortium Finds New Home

Community Artists Gallery and Studio
Community Artists Gallery & Studios leases Front Street property Community Artists Gallery and Studios plans to host a grand “re-opening,” with refreshments and live music by guitarist Dan Phillips, during New Bern’s Art Walk on April 13. The diverse, nonprofit consortium of artists, formerly known as CAW Center for the Arts, is leasing space at […]
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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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