Thursday, September 26, 2013

Carolina Creations of New Bern Opens 2nd Location in Sleepy Holow

It has been fun to see them filming for the new horror tv show Sleepy Hollow in New Bern. Yesterday we were surprised to see that the sign for Sleepy Hollow was a few short steps from our front door!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pumpkin Patch at Carolina Creations in Downtown New Bern

Our pumpkins have arrived!

We have a wonderful variety of pumpkins by our glass artists and even some velvet ones.

From 2" to 10" and $14 to $115. You'll have to stop in to see the whole collection!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Bern 2013 Christmas Card by Jan Francoeur

My Christmas Card for 2013 in the works

Photo: this years christmas card in the works! 
Photo: christmas card phase 3- it's getting there.


Buy online by clicking here!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

2013 New Bern Christmas Ornament

Each year since 1996 I have been designing  an ornament that depicts New Bern.  They are collected by locals as well as tourists, given as gifts to visiting dignitaries and conference attendees, and as thank yous for various groups.

Once I get the idea, I sketch it out and send it to some friends in Rhode Island that make it come to life. They are 100 percent made in the USA of solid brass with a 24kt Gold finish. I also design a card that the ornament is packaged in so it can be easily sent through the mail.

This year I depict the Skipjack Ada Mae which is moored at the base of Pollock Street in Downtown New Bern.


To see the entire collection click here.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Painting by Jan Francoeur of the Attmore Oliver Garden

I've been working on this painting for a long time and finally got it finished in time for the Homecoming show at the Bank of the Arts, Craven County Arts Council and Gallery, here in New Bern.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sarena Mann Flying Ladies At Carolina Creations

We LOVE our Sarena Mann Flying Ladies!!

And always have a large selection of them.

We've heard so many wonderful stories about them - how they uplift peoples spirits - look just like their daughter, sister, mother, aunt, how their child watches the ladies move above their crib.

We've worked with Sarena for many years and are always thrilled when the next sculptures "fly" into Carolina Creations!

To see what we have in stock click on this link.

- Jan Francoeur

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Elegant Sealife Pottery at Carolina Ceations

Shayne Greco has spent most of his adult life on the southern end of the east coast. His artistic endeavors were supported by his mother and honed by his teachers. “I was encouraged as a youth to express creativity through many diverse mediums. 

From paper mach'e fish while summering on the east coast to pastel drawings of the winter sunrise over the Colorado mountains, I was blessed to be exposed to so many different forms of artistic expression. 

Shayne attended the Savannah College of Art and Design but insists his greatest inspirations were his high school art teachers who let him experiment freely.

"I love combining functionality with sculpture. Whether it be at a dining room table with a group of dinner guests or on a coffee table holding fresh fruit, My art is designed to make a statement. They are conversation starters as well as great salad bowls!"

 Visit Shayne's pottery page on our website for sizes and prices by clicking here!

Monday, September 09, 2013

Never Enough Time

This week I've been learning how to edit a movie with Imovie and post it to YouTube, as well as creating a Carolina Creations channel.

So now I've got lots of ideas, peace pole video, flying ladies, doing a painting demo, pottery demo. Yikes!! Like the title of this post, never enough time.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Evoluction Paper College by Lou Plummer through October 31

Carolina Creations Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Gallery at 317 Pollock St in Downtown New Bern, announces their featured artist for September and October, Lou Plummer. 

The opening reception for her show, titled ‘Evolution’, will take place during ArtWalk on Friday, September 13 from 5 to 8 pm where you will get a chance to meet the artist.

 Lou creates collage from papers hand made by her and others.  Before working with paper Lou spent many years as a professional photographer but always longed to work with her hands. After attending a class at the John C Campbell School in Brasstown she found her calling.  Claudia Lee has been her teacher and mentor ever since.

The paper Lou uses is created by first beating down fiber into pulp.   The pulp can be used in its natural state or dyes added for color.  The pulp is then drained through a screen (mould) and laid down.  Water is removed by pressing and drying to make paper.

Lou has chosen to title her show ‘Evolution’ to show the progression from her first experiments with paper to her current expression through collage.

ArtWalk is held throughout Downtown New Bern every other month starting in January.  The last ArtWalk of the year will be held November 8th with a Christmas Show celebrating Family and featuring Carolina Creations gallery artists.

To see more of Lou's art click here!