This June, The Craven Arts Council is proud to present the work of Lee Hood in the Director’s Gallery. Lee Hood grew up in Eastern North Carolina off the Pamlico Sound. From an early age, Hood took art classes and then started his career in the army. Through opportunities in the military, he took art lessons from Dr. Alexander at Central Texas College in 1990’s. Hood returned to downtown New Bern and began en plein air paintings of the streetscapes documenting the architecture. Hood operates a studio at 321 Middle Street on the second floor above Cow Café, where paints his own works and offers painting instruction and group art parties.