#### START ####
Greater Good Gallery will bring in the new year with live music, a book launch and artistic demonstrations during ART crawl through Greater Good Gallery on Fri., Jan. 13th from 5-8pm.
Enjoy a live performance by local musician, Magfirah Dahlan. Growing up in Jakarta, Indonesia, Magfirah Dahlan has traveled and lived in sixteen countries on four continents. She moved to New Bern, North Carolina in 2013 to be a Philosophy professor at Craven Community College after completing her PhD at Virginia Tech. Having successfully written and published academic work, she began her singer-songwriting career in 2016 by writing forty songs in the span of nine months. As an emerging artist in the pop folk genre, she has been described as a ‘lyrical genius’ who combines philosophical insights and poetic beauty, with a voice that is unassuming yet haunting. Magfirah has performed in New Bern, Goldsboro, and Washington, DC.
Ben Alden Watford will be signing books to launch his newest title, “James Stanley Jones vs The Klan.” The book begins during the late twenties and thirties. The story deals with two teenagers in a small village in Western North Carolina during the Jim Crow era. It is during the period when social contact between races is nonexistent, especially in rural America. Two individuals of different races find themselves drawn to each other. When one of them is murdered, the other is suspected. The mystery of the death and the resulting trial, fueled by hatred of the Klan, reaches the climax.
Carol Jones and Lisa Bisbee Lentz will be demonstrating oil painting techniques.
Call to artists: if you want to setup during ARTcrawls at Greater Good Gallery, please email info@GreaterGoodGallery.com or call 252-649-1712.
####### END ##########
Call to Artists: Demonstrate your talent in the Isaac Taylor Garden during ARTcrawl on Sept 9, 2016
GET ON THE POSTER! Send an email to Lisa by end of day Thursday, Aug. 25 to email@example.com
Call to ARTISTS! SETUP in Isaac Taylor Garden at 228 Craven Streeet in #NewBern during Artcrawl on Sept., 9, 2016 from 5-8pm. Demonstrate your talents! Send an email to Lisa at info@GreaterGoodGallery.com
A local ENC band, The Spread, will be playing featuring Chris Jones on Piano/Vocals, Kathryn Morgan Vocals, Chris Taylor on Guitar, Will Phetterplace on Drums, Phil Wilson on Bass and Elton Daniels on Percussion. They won Battle of the Bands spot to play in Beaufort Music Festival in 2013.
Chris Wagner, local artist, says, "The first ARTcrawl of summer is just over a week away! " It's Friday, July 8th, 2016 which should be a big time since BERNAROO MUSIC FEST will be performing all around New Bern.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Community Artist Will, our local non-profit organization, invites performers, visual artists, book-signing authors and creative folk to demonstrate their skills. If you are a creative person, setting up for ARTcrawl, please let Chris Wagner know where you will be in New Bern and what you will be doing. He will be sure to get you included in CAW's press release.
TO DO: Email Chris with your info to firstname.lastname@example.org with the header "Press Release".
DEADLINE: He needs your email by Sunday night, July 3rd, so he can send in the release on Monday.
If you are not in town this month, the invitation to participate is on-going... the future ARTcrawls are:
Ben Watford inspires artists to make affordable art. "I want everyone in the world to have one of my pots, so I keep the price affordable," explains Watford. Other artists in the Greater Good Gallery followed suit and began painting little canvases. "These are quick-studies, where we experiment with technique and composition," declares Lisa Bisbee Lentz. Carol Jones mentions, "Our alla prima oil paintings (a painting done all in one sitting) are fun and collectable for art lovers who have a tight budget." Lee Hood adds, "Some art patrons do not have room in their homes for big paintings, so these little paintings are a perfect size for those who love to collect art." Recently, digital artist, Jon Derby, began painting treasured little art pieces in his own pop-art style.
Press Release Call to Artists: Greater Good Gallery “Raw Reflections” Annual Valentine ARTcrawl Exhibit
############ START ############
CALL FOR ARTISTS:
Greater Good Gallery “Raw Reflections” Annual Valentine ARTcrawl Exhibit
Greater Good Gallery invites any artists to submit their works depicting the human form on Monday Feb. 9th or Tuesday, Feb. 10th, 2015.
Submissions will be showcased in the "RAW REFLECTIONS" exhibit for the Valentine ARTcrawl on February 13, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm inside the Isaac Taylor House at 228 Craven Street, New Bern, NC. The theme includes visual works of art reflecting upon figures of life drawing, silhouettes of human anatomy, and representations of the human form.
Chris Wagner will introduce the first in his series of paintings representing model Jennifer Stevens Alphin, a current breast cancer patient working her way to earning the title of survivor. Wagner explains, “The idea behind the project is to share her strength, beauty and spirit as an inspiration to other women in similar situations. We want to show other women that despite the physical costs of breast cancer, they will emerge from their battles no less beautiful, and no less of a woman.” Wagner will work on the series throughout the year to encompass Alphin’s encounters with chemo, mastectomy surgery, and ultimately reconstruction surgery.
Lisa Bisbee Lentz will exhibit a brief classical art history lesson featuring her small oil paintings depicting figurative sculptures from the ancient timeline. Lentz elaborates, “In my study of the human body, I work out the fundamental proportions by copying the marble and bronze statues of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. For instance, Polykleitos, the Greek sculptor created Doryphoros (Spear Bearer) in idealistic proportions where a head equals one-seventh of the entire body.” The collection begins with the Archaic style depicting a flat Egyption standing male titled “Kouros” and evolves into Greek idealism and the naturalistic anatomy of Roman realism.
Other participating artists include Becky Preece, Jerry Scott, Carol Jones, Bernice Abraham, Lee Hood, Laura Gammons, Kristen Moffitt, and Samrae Duke. The figurative works of legendary New Bern Artist, Willie Taglieri will also be on display, courtesy of the Taglieri family. Local Nexus poet, Meg Wethington will be performing sensual poetry readings.
The Valentine show continues late evening at the Brown Pelican with speciality beverages to suit the Valentine occasion.
For more information, visit http://www.greatergoodgallery.com or call 252-649-1712.
########### END #############
detail from art history oil painting by Lisa Bisbee Lentz.jpg
Standing-Tall-cropped circle detail of painting by Chris Wagner.jpg
See the award-winning artwork by Richard Hamilton at Betsy Drake Interiors. Mitchell Hardware features prints of its interior painted by Lee Hood. See the folk artworks of Tessie Adams at Trent River Coffee Co. Top Shelf Consignments & Boutique features new works by Kathleen Bailey, Cat's Eye Natural mineral jewelry, Cindy Hamilton's hand-made metal jewelry, sea glass jewelry by Kim Nelson, and photography by Lynn Barron Goodwin. Ballantyne Framing & Art will host native New Bernian Artist, Gerry King, who will be promoting his new book "The Paper Route."
See new works by Chris Wagner and Ed Macomber at Studio Four Thirteen on Broad Street.
Off South Front Street, The Next Chapter will be displaying the work of watercolorist, Mimi Dixon's paintings depicting impressionistic and representational abstracts.
On the 100 block of Middle Street, stop by to see award-winning artist Marvin Maune's watercolors.
On the 200 block of Middle Street, visit with bohemian artists of New Bern in the BTM Garden with Braedon Welsh, Meg Wethington, Heather Main, Chris Wagner, Samrae Duke, Martin Henry, Amber Ayala and Elisa Maple. The Cogs and Wheels project of stories will be embellished with the public's participation. The performance of live music is by Jesse Iaquinto and The Fireside Collective from Asheville, NC.
See the new silhouette paintings of simple human form by Se'rah Cheatham at MJ's Raw Bar. Artist Becky Coleman will be onsite at Midtown Olive Oil. Blaine Kruger will be painting on charts at the Boathouse. See limited edition civil war prints at Framing Fox. CAW's second Co-op program unleashes at The Antiquery Boutiquery Art Gallery with a reception of new works on the walls by Jerry Scott, Rachel Wheeler, Susan Spirko and Robin Gockley.
The 300 block of Middle Street, attend Beth Gosnell's opening reception at Cheshire Moon!
On Pollock Street, Fine Art at Baxters Gallery presents “Eastern Coastal Views” a body of works by landscape painters, Barbara Hesketh, Nancy Noel May, Jane Faudree, and Karen Crenshaw. Upstairs at Baxters, artisans will be working in their studios including Sandy Bruno, GeeVee Meyer and Jill Eberle. At Carolina Creations Art Gallery, featured artist Robert Rigsby of Goldsboro, exhibits "Good Things Come in Small Frames." Robert Daniels’s artwork exhibit and Wine Tasting starts at 5pm in the Galley Store.
Starting at 7pm, enjoy live entertainment with "Fools Rush In" Jazz Musicians at Rivertowne Ballroom. "The Marvelous Wonderettes Caps and Gowns " performance starts at 8pm in the Masonic Theatre.
For more information about the ARTcrawl, visit http://www.communityartistwill.com or phone 252-649-1712.
"RAW REFLECTIONS" uncensored: exhibit at Greater Good Gallery is a one-night-show displaying life-drawing sketches, paintings and conceptual sculptures during the Valentine ARTcrawl on February 14th, 5pm to 8pm!
"RAW REFLECTIONS" uncensored (ʌnˈsɛnsəd) Exhibit at Greater Good Gallery on February 14th, 2014
Censored imagery below will be unveiled at Greater Good Gallery on Feb. 14th.
Next month is the Valentine ARTcrawl on February 14th, 5pm to 8pm! Special event going on at theGreater Good Gallery, one-night-exhibit called "RAW REFLECTIONS" in honor of the love of ART, not suitable for all ages. Bring your I.D.
Below are excerpts from articles that I found online relating to "life drawing" where people share their opinions on its benefits to our culture and even the science of how our brain works. None of the works will be obscene, yet we will keep social etiquette to limit the audience to adults-only. You won't want to miss this show, as it is up for one-night-only. - Lisa Bisbee Lentz
Never Underestimate the Power of Life Drawing"
by Glenn Vilppu
- Read the full article, http://www.awn.com/mag/issue2.3/issue2.3pages/2.3vilppu.html
11 Reasons for Drawing Models & Attending Life-Drawing Sessions
by Sharon Allicotti
"This time-honored practice promotes greater empathy for the human subject in both its physical and psychological dimensions, offering insights into how these two aspects combine to portray emotion and convey meaning in figurative art."
- get the free ebook, download at http://www.artistdaily.com/life-drawing/
Should Christians attend life drawing classes (drawing nude models)?
- see the full thread, http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120917124155AAUcShB
The nude figure and Christianity
“We have chosen in the Art Department at Gordon College to work respectfully with the human figure attempting to bring honor and glory to God in the process. We base this, in a Christian context, on a time-honored professional practice, holding the belief that the human form is the crowning achievement of God in Creation – worthy of our expert knowledge, and analogous to the scientific knowledge of the human body in medicine and biology. In our tradition as artists it is seen as the linchpin of our practice of visual knowledge. If you can accurately and expressively draw or paint or sculpt the human form you can draw anything.”
- see the full thread, http://theaestheticelevator.com/2008/01/02/the-nude-figure-and-christianity/
A Few Real Secrets of Drawing
by Miles Mathis
- see the full article, http://mileswmathis.com/life.html
You are invited to Holiday ARTcrawl with Greater Good Gallery's artists, performers, writers, potters, poets, crafters and patrons on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 5 to 8pm.
from Historic Downtown New Bern's Greater Good Gallery at 228 Craven Street.
Media, press, projects and ideas of artists, authors, crafters and patrons working creatively for Greater Good of us all.