Artists in New Bern are honoring the military brats by painting dandelions. The project began when Bob Holliker visited New Bern in 2016. Lisa Bisbee Lentz; Lee Hood; Carol Jones; the Giorgianni's (Dom, Tammy & son); Kristen Moffit; and Judy Schychowski have all contributed dandelion paintings to this cause of support.
Lisa Bisbee Lentz explains, " My dad, grandfathers, uncles, cousins and friends have been in the military. I'm thankful everyday for their contributions to keep us safe. Allowing me the freedom to paint. It's a blessing. I know that these military brats have to move from place to place, start new friendships and schools. I imagine it's not easy for military kids to adjust quickly. We paint these dandelions to show our support."
Why a Dandelion?
Bob Holliker is honoring those who followed their military parents serving our nation. Holliker explains, "The concept for the BratPin began in 2009 when I contacted my US Congressman, Bob Latta (R/OH), and asked him why America’s Military Brats have never been recognized for their – for our – service to our nation."
Holliker found this: “The official flower of the military child is the dandelion. Why? The plant puts down roots almost anywhere, and it’s almost impossible to destroy. It’s an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It’s a survivor in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere the wind carries them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. They’re ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands and new friends.
Experts say that military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely resilient. Military children have learned from an early age that home is where their hearts are, that a good friend can be found in every corner of the world and in every color, and that education doesn’t only come from school. They live history. They learn that to survive means to adapt, that the door that closes one chapter of their life opens to a new and exciting adventure full of new friends and new experiences.” ~ Anonymous
FOLLOW THE MILITARY BRATS: Brat Pride on facebook or visit http://bratpride.com
TO PARTICIPATE: Please submit your painting of a dandelion to Greater Good Gallery, 228 Craven Street, New Bern, NC 28560. We'll ship the paintings to Bob Holliker and he will offer them for sale on bratpride.com. If you painting sells, you will receive $21.
Colorfest is an event for youth of all ages to come out and take part in helping to beautify the city of New Bern and surrounding areas. Colorfest is now in its fourth year and we could not be happier with the warm response and participation from the surrounding communities! Kids ages 7-16 come together and take part in painting murals, and a judged chalk art competition (ages 12-16). The outdoor mural project will take approximately 6 years to complete. The mural will be already sketched out to its entirety and the participating kids will be painting within their squares; within the guidelines on each panel. The mural will be landmarks, places and history related to the city of New Bern. Also along with the project there will be face painting, music, skating and various activities throughout the day.
Once per month in downtown New Bern, North Carolina, the artCrawlers visit creative venues to view eye candy imagery or listen for sounds of music. At Greater Good Gallery, some participants posed as artists to paint a spot in the community canvas of the "New Bern" skyline. See y'all next month for the second Friday ARTcrawl on July, 8, 2016. Bernaroo will be hosting concerts in the Isaac Taylor Garden and the Greater Good Gallery will be swarming with creative folk!
Paint with me, walk ins are welcome daily 11am to 3pm, Sunday through Friday.
Fee of $20 per hour includes 8"x10" stretched canvas.
Larger canvas is available for additional cost.
We provide the Artist, Acrylic or Oil Paint, Brushes, Easels, and Aprons.
Refreshments and wine are not included in the fee.
Discover your creativity at Greater Good Gallery, 228 Craven Street.
To reserve a spot after 3pm, please email email@example.com
Sundays: artist Kristen Moffit
Mondays: artist Carol Jones
Tuesday-Friday: artist Lisa Bisbee Lentz
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.
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Press Release Call to Artists: Greater Good Gallery “Raw Reflections” Annual Valentine ARTcrawl Exhibit
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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.
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PARENTAL WARNING: ONE NIGHT ONLY! You’ll need to show your I.D. to enter the exhibit at
Greater Good Gallery. The exhibit will be restricting entry to ages 18+ on the evening of Feb., 13, 2015. The visual works of art will reflect upon figures of life drawing, silhouettes of human anatomy, representations of raw art. Simply falling in love with the human form.
ATTENTION ANY and ALL ARTISTS:
No fee to exhibit your work during the Valentine annual event at Greater Good Gallery. If the work is sold, there is a 30% commission. Drop off your artwork of nudes on Monday or Tuesday, Feb. 9th or 10th.
Greater Good Gallery, 228 Craven Street, firstname.lastname@example.org
TAKE HWY 70 EAST, ONLY One and a 1/2 HOURS FROM INTERSTATE 95
ARTcrawl on the Second Friday of Each Month in New Bern during 2015: Feb 13, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11
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.