Twin River's Artist Association Exhibition and the Craven Community College Exhibition
Main Gallery - March 2021
The Twin Rivers Artists Association (TRAA) exists to promote and encourage the creation, education, and appreciation of fine art in the region. The over one hundred strong membership meets monthly to learn and discuss techniques, provide feedback, make social connections, and distribute news on the arts in the area. Skill levels range from beginners to professional artists, in an environment that encourages cooperation and mentorship. Once a year the Craven Arts Council hosts an exhibition of the group’s membership, combined with students from the local Craven Community College, in order to encourage the creation and exhibition of local art. Works on display will include painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, and mixed media.
Director's Gallery - March 2021
Chris Lane is a local artist originally from New Bern, but moved to many cities including New York and Baltimore before returning. He was interested in art and loved to draw and paint from an early age. This translated into him becoming interested in graffiti and incorporating that style in his paintings. Lane incorporates many graffiti motifs into his work such as lettering and spray techniques and then uses colorful paint over top to hide certain parts and create the illusion of depth. This exhibition is no different as it utilizes the same technique of layering paint and the subject matter is all wildlife, in particular birds.
Main Gallery - February 2021
The Billingsley family will be exhibiting a wide variety of work in the Main Gallery this February. Although all are artists, each member of the Billingsley family creates very different work and this exhibition will be no different as it will have both two dimensional and three dimensional work. Each artist in the family brings something unique to the exhibition in both concept and style. We look forward to showcasing the work created by this talented family.
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Valentines Card Sale
Main Gallery - January 2021
Director's Gallery - February 2021
Craven Arts Council and the Twin Rivers Artists Association are proud to present the 2021 Craven County Valentine’s Day Card Sale in the Main Gallery for the month of January. Priced at $3.50 each, these affordable Valentines gifts help fund arts education in Craven County by donating all proceeds for the purchase of art supplies. The cards were created by the public school students during their arts class, and include a wide range of grades, skill levels, and techniques. Art teachers from Craven County schools were also invited to display one piece of their own work.
Director's Gallery - January 2021
Brenda Hayun is a local photographer who has only recently started pursuing photography. She uses a cannon camera and a drone to take photographs of the coast in North Carolina. Hayun is inspired by nature and wildlife, in particular that of Eastern North Carolina. This exhibition will feature many of her recent photographs and will be her first exhibition here at the Bank of the Arts .