The Holiday ARTcrawl in New Bern, NC, will take place on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, as many locations in downtown New Bern will extend their hours into the evening from 5pm to 8pm.
On Craven Street, see the creative escapades of Lee Hood, James Herring, Mary Ann Horn, Daniel Evan Weddle, Meg Wethington, Stan Harmon, Se’rah Cheatham, Lisa Bisbee-Lentz, Brandy Baxter and more artists in the Isaac Taylor Garden on 228 Craven St. The artists will be demonstrating creativity in bohemian fashion with patio heaters to keep the chill away.
Watch creative demos inside the Greater Good Gallery by Alice Bilello, Elisa Schulman, and Carol Jones. See new works by Sam Love, Earl Mills, Ashley McDaniel, Sue Lawrence, Tim Darr, Jon Derby, Ben Watford and more. The gallery is full of artwork by more than seventy artists including Norm Robbins, Corinne Corr, Jennifer Delamar-Goss, Karen Dodd and Curt Wright! And if you haven’t yet, here is your chance to buy local jazz: Andrea Owen’s CD of music at 228 Craven St.
Betsy Drake & R. B. Hamilton Designs will showcase their painted decor. Find handmade potter by Joyce Kotting Basye and Ross’ handmade candles plus hundreds of gift items at Mitchell Hardware on 215 Craven St. Two-for-one Studio Fee from 5-9pm at Accidental Artist on 219A Craven St. For reservations call 252/634-3411. See Kathleen Bailey’s paintings at Top Shelf Consignment, open until 6pm, 206 Craven St.
Robert Daniels’s artwork exhibit and Wine Tasting at Galley Store, 5pm to 7pm at 300 E. Front St., 252/633-4648
On S. Front Street, Joni Aldrich’s family photography is featured at Next Chapter Bookstore on 320 S. Front St.
On Pollock Street, artist Dillon Gunn will give a “creative painting demonstration” at Ribeye’s restaurant, 313 Pollock St. See art and hand-crafted gifts! At Carolina Creations, 317-A Pollock St., our “Make this a Hand Crafted Holiday” show continues with hand crafted and hand blown ornaments, jewelry, paintings and clay by gallery artists. Including ornaments by Felix Kniazev, Lisa Oakley, Rick and Val Beck, Clayton Dickson, Peter Newton, and Teresa Thibault and others. A beautiful collection of hand crafted Nativities have been created by Steven Wise, Terre Christensen, Sandra McKenzie Schmidt, Sara Meadows and Clayton Dickson. New ceramics include potters Shayne Greco, Hamilton Williams, Geoffrey Lloyd, Paul and Sheila Ray and Tonda and Joe Jeffcoat. New paintings are by Jan Francoeur, Pat Holscher, Maggie Arndt, Robert Rigsby, Sally Anger and others.
Fine Art at Baxters Gallery, 323 Pollock St., showcases “Gifts under 100” reception. Plus see new artwork by Jim Bisbee, Michaelé Rose Watson, Donna Slade, Martha Williams, Vicki Vitale and sixty more artists. In Baxter’s studios, browse the studios of working artisans including Sandy Bruno, GeeVee Meyers, Maggie Peacock, Jill Eberle, Candace Young, Pat Tencza, Janet Jaworski, Pat Eglinton, Donna Slade, Barbara Hesketh, Nada Bear, Dee Mayer, Audry Cushman and Justin Bernel.
On Middle Street the forecast is stormy as Downtown Merchants create SNOW in Bear Plaza from 6-8pm. Blaine Kruger is painting at The Boathouse on 220 Middle St. Ask about Butch Miller’s photos of “New Bern Skyline”, Maritime Limited Edition Prints by Len Tantillo and fine art collectibles exhibited at Framing Fox Art Gallery on 217 Middle St. It’s an open house at Maxwell House Studio! Dietrich, Marvin & Linda Maune, 119 Middle St.
News Flash! Artist Jane E. Whitten announces her newest venture to host artists’ exhibits behind Bear Towne Java, where New Bern Artworks previously resided on 323B Middle St. Call to Artists: rent the space for your own solo exhibit, for info phone 252/557-9783. For the ARTcrawl, Whitten kindly offered her space to host some of the Bohemian Artists such as Sarah Thrasher, Mattie Coridio, Rachel Wheeler, Beth Gosnell, Sara Elizabeth Arje, Dan Wilson, Braedon Welsh. See creative demonstrations and the process of hand-crafting wares! Plus the girl scouts will be singing x-mas carols!
On Broad Street, Sandy Slaughter represents artists Ed Macomber & Laura Overman at Studio Four-Thirteen Interior Design & Art on 413 Broad St. See more bohemian artists in action at Michaelé Rose Watson’s little yellow studio in the parking lot behind Bear Towne Java. The bohos will be potting, painting, sketching, and poetry reading! Meet Chris Wagner, Ben Watford, Earl Mills, Donatella Cristoforetti, Ed Macomber, Sam Love, Janice Peterson, Rachel Wheeler, Scott Coleman, and Michaelé Rose Watson.
Even further into the evening during ARTcrawl, “Fools Rush In” Live Jazz Music and Open Dance at Rivertowne Ballroom 305 Pollock St. from 7-10pm, details call 252/637-2003. Become an artist as you sing your heart out with KARAOKE at Christophe’s Lounge in the Doubletree at 8pm on 100 Middle Street. The trio of Lynn Philyaw, Liz Philyaw & Hank Barbee perform as “Belle Vici” in Trent River Coffee Co at 7:30pm on 208 Craven Street. Ratio Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol,” directed by Justen Nast at Craven Community College (New Bern Campus) Orringer Auditorium, 800 College Court at 7pm. Buy tickets at Ratio Theatre Box office on 901 Pollock St. or call 252-626-0358.
Not up for walking? Sing your heart out while Christmas Caroling on board the Christmas Bear Trolley Tour, 5:30pm and 7:30pm. To Reserve your spot, call 252/637-7316.
ARTcrawl through the landmarks and showcases of art exhibits, live performances and artisan demos on the second Friday of Every Month! More info and map at (http://www.communityartistwill.com/artcrawl.html) or call 252/649-1712.