Main Gallery: Coastal Photo Club
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 during the month of February. This exhibition will feature works by local photographers on wide array of subjects in a variety of styles. Craven Arts Council will host an opening reception during the downtown New Bern Artwalk, February 14th, from 5pm-8pm.
This exhibit will feature work the Coastal Photo Club’s nearly one hundred members, with images taken from eastern North Carolina and around the world. Each photographer has been invited to submit one to five images to be displayed. The exhibit showcases the variety of styles and materials available to the modern photographer, including framed photos, canvas prints, and metal laminate pieces from different artists. Differences in production are also highlighted, from classic darkroom techniques to advanced digital photo manipulation.
The Coastal Photo Club was established in 1991 as New Bern Camera Club by Elizabeth Dunn. The group participates and organizes exhibitions for its members at local galleries and spaces, including the New Bern Public Library and the Bank of the Arts. The club also organizes photography oriented field trips and workshops for the membership. For more information about the Coastal Photo Club please contact Jon Steady at email@example.com.
Director's Gallery: Craven County Valentine's Card Sale
Craven Arts Council and the Twin Rivers Artists Association are proud to present the 2020 Craven County Valentine’s Day Card Sales in the Director’s Gallery at Bank of the Arts for February. Created by students in all grades in Craven County Schools, all proceeds are donated to Craven County art teachers for purchasing classrooms supplies. Craven Arts Council will host an opening reception for exhibition during the monthly downtown ArtWalk on February 14, from 5pm-8pm.
An annual event, this year’s sale started strong in the Main Galery for the month of January with over 250 cards sold. For the month of February the works will be display in the Director’s Gallery. 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. This year’s sale was made possible by funding and support from Craven Arts Council and Twin Rivers Artists Association, a local artist guild. The mission of both organizations believes in the importance of arts education, for students of all levels. Interested supporters may also donate to the art teacher fund directly at Bank of Arts.