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July 2013

Craven Arts Council in New Bern, NC, Offers Works by Members of the Twin River Artists Association

The Craven Arts Council in New Bern, NC, will present an exhibit of works by members of the Twin River Artists Association (TRAA), on view in the Duffy Exhibit Gallery at the North Carolina History Center, on South Front Street, from July 12 through Aug. 31, 2013. A reception and awards presentation will be held on July 12, from 5-8pm, during the New Bern ArtWalk.

The Duffy Gallery is the primary exhibit space for Craven Arts Council & Gallery (CAC&G) while renovations continue at the Bank of the Arts on Middle Street. When that facility re-opens in September, however, exhibits will continue at both facilities.

This year’s juror for the TRAA show is Janet Francoeur, a distinguished local artist and owner of Carolina Creations. Francoeur selected art to be included in the show and also selected all prize-winning works, with the exception of the People’s Choice Award. Each visitor is invited to vote for his or her favorite work, and the award-winner is announced after the exhibit closes at the end of August.

The TRAA show is always a favorite for its range of artwork, and invariably there’s something to appeal to every viewer. TRAA has more than 100 member artists, whose works span painters in all media, sculptors, potters, woodworkers, fiber artists, jewelers and metalworkers.

TRAA’s focus is to promote and encourage the creation, education and appreciation of fine art throughout the region. For more than 30 years, CAC&G has served as the focal point of cultural opportunities in Craven County.

Founded in 1974 as a volunteer organization to promote countywide cultural initiatives, the Craven Community Arts Council merged in the 1980s with the New Bern Art Gallery to become the Craven Arts Council & Gallery. Located in a former bank building donated by First Citizens Bank, the building is known as The Bank of the Arts.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Arts Council at 252/638-2577 or visit (www.cravenarts.org).

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