Art gains steam during April in downtown New Bern

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This piece titled ‘Mali Mother and Child’ by artist Molly Knazek received the People’s Choice Award in 2016.

NEW BERN — Craven Arts Council and Gallery is proud to present the work of the Twin Rivers Artist Association and the visual arts students at Craven Community College!

Scheduled to run from April 5 thru April 29 at Bank of the Arts on Middle Street, the Main Gallery exhibition will receive a thorough gander from ‘juror’ Sue Byrne Russell, a professional artist, teacher, and touring artist in residence. Russell received her BFA from the University of Georgia and MA from Arizona State University.

The Craven Arts Council expects a large crowd for a reception, planned for Friday, April 7, from 5 to 8 pm – timed to coincide with the popular ARTWALK on the same date, and at the same time.


The Twin Rivers Artists Association exists to promote (and encourage) the creation, education, and appreciation of fine art in the region. Over 80-plus members meet monthly to learn and discuss techniques, provide feedback, make social connections, and distribute news on the arts in the area.

Skill levels vary dramatically — from beginners to professional artists, in an environment that encourages cooperation and mentorship.

Once a year Craven Arts Council hosts an exhibition of the group’s membership, combined with students from the local Craven Community College, in order to encourage the creation and exhibition of local art. Works on display will include painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, and mixed media.

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