Next Little Talks will be announced soon!
FREE for children under 18
Toni and Sami Taglieri on the Life and Work of Willie Taglieri
The upcoming Little Talks lecture will be given by Toni Taglieri speaking about her father, Willie Taglieri, a well-known muralist in the area and whose work will be featured in the Main Gallery of the Bank of the Arts. Referred to as “New Bern’s painter laureate,” Willie Taglieri started as a police officer in New York City. He was known as the “world’s worst cop” during his two years of service due to the fact that he only gave out one ticket and never arrested anyone. New Bern residents will be familiar with his local murals including inside the Chelsea, on the side of Captain Ratty’s, and in the back of Poor Charlie’s Antique Market. Toni and Sami Taglieri will be discussing her father’s work as well as his life.
Lee Hood - June 24th, 2021
Our second lecturer will be Lee Hood, local artist known around town for both his work and the process with which he creates his work, painting outside. Lee Hood’s work has been featured in many local exhibitions, including exhibitions at the Bank of the Arts. Lee is an avid painter who often creates prints of his work. He will be discussing the process of reproducing work and creating prints of paintings at the Little Talks lecture. Visit Bank of the Arts or cravenarts.org to purchase your tickets.
Ed Macomber - March 24th, 2021
The first lecturer will be Ed Macomber, President of the Twin River’s Artist Association, discussing techniques in art restoration. Known to many in New Bern as the original owner of the local artist supply store “Arts and Materials,” Ed Macomber’s work has been featured in local, regional, and national exhibitions. Working primarily in watercolor, Macomber’s paintings reflect both brilliance of color and discipline of line and brush stroke, which gives Ed’s art a unique style and verve. Macomber has been restoring artwork for many years and was recently commissioned by Craven County to restore a painting of the Earl of Craven.