Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Carolina Creations October Newsletter

Our October Newsletter was sent earlier this week - in case you didn't get it here is a link and a list of what's in it!  Link to October newsletter.

Brenda Behr
Brenda's show at Carolina Creations consists of oil paintings Brenda created over the past year, en plein air. These paintings were all done with a palette knife.

Read more about Brenda's show by clicking here!

You won't want to miss this show.

Bernie Award

Workshop with Dan Nelson 
Register Now - Space is Limited
October 25, 26, 27, Thurs, Fri, Sat
- A note from Jan - "I took the spring workshop with Dan and learned SO MUCH - I can't wait to study with him again. Not only is he a great artist he's a great teacher too." All skill levels welcome.
- Paint in Oils or Acrylics
- Location Jan and Michael Francoeur's Studio   $295   Space is limited to 12 students 
- Each day 9-4:30 with 1 hour for lunch. Bring your lunch or there are restaurants in the area.
- Start promptly at 9:00 - come at 8:30 am for a cup of coffee

What we'll cover - Don't be left wondering how to construct a captivating landscape.
These secrets are not only key, so is their order.
Students will learn the step-by-step thought process that results in landscapes that turn heads:
1. Focused Light
2. Intentional Composition
3. Rich Texture
4. Inviting Perspective
5. Balanced Color
6. Believable Objects

The class will run from 9-4:30 with an hour lunch break. This is not a medium-specific class, but Dan is going to paint with ACRYLICS for his under painting, and OILS on top. 

Pumpkin Patch at Carolina Creations
Blown glass and velvet pumpkins galore -- while Christ Church across the street will be selling real pumpkins on the 6th of October, we have our own pumpkin patch! The glass pumpkins are off hand blown glass - which means they are totally shaped by hand (not blown into a mold) using paddles, pincers and other tools. Molten glass is gathered on pipe, air is blown into pipe to inflate glass while helper shapes it, stem is added!

Pumpkins and gourds by Paul Lockwood
Velvet pumpkins with real stems
Blown glass pumpkins by Lisa Oakley and Glass Forge

New Bern Christmas Card and Ornament On The Way!

Each year for the past 18 years Jan Francoeur has created a new Christmas card and Ornament. They will be 10 for $9.50 and will arrive on October 4th.

Our ornament for this year depicts the Bank of the Arts. We are not sure exactly when they will arrive but they will surely be here by the 1st of November.

A donation will be made to the Bank of the Arts toward the building fund for each ornament sold. They will be $13 and you can order online, we'll ship them the moment they come. Click here!

Our Picks
We get excited when we get new work, either from artists we've carried for years or from those we have just met.

Jan's favorite this month - jackets hand crafted in Massachusetts from Polartec®
Michael's pick - stingrays from Stan Harmon
Lou's pick - new pieces by Anne-Marie Chagnon
Donna's pick - Velvet Pumpkins
Irene's pick - Wrap by Caron Miller
David's pick - New bird sculptures by Tori and Jim Mullan
Lori's pick - Sweet growth charts - love the bold graphics, printed on canvas.

Downtown News
- There is a new antique and gift shop opening on Craven Street, The Antiquiry Boutiquiry, that's all we know about it but they are going to open during MumFest.
- And another gift shop of some sort - no details on it - will open across from Mitchell Hardware. Welcome to both!
- A new Indian Restaurant will open soon where the Boston Deli was.
- Be sure to drive by the office of Chesnutt, Clemmons & Peacock on Broad Street after dark - outrageously decorated for Halloween!

Carolina Creations Calendar
Through October 31 -North Carolina Meets French Impressionism - Oil paintings by Brenda Behr
October 5-14, 2012 - Celebrate American Craft Week! Demos by Brenda Behr and Dan Nelson during Mum Fest.

October 25, 26, 27 - Workshop with Dan Nelson. 

November 9 - 5-8 pm - ArtWalk featuring our Holiday Show with work from gallery artists

Bridal Registry  
Did you know we have a Bridal Registry? You can choose pieces you would like to receive for your new home. We'll even create a page on our website so people can shop online.
Our special couple this month is Lauren DeBolt & Dave Lenn November 17 2012

From Jan & Michael
The summer zoomed by and so did September. Hard to believe that a year ago I (Jan) was in a wheel chair. The ankle is better but now I can predict the weather!

This is our anniversary month being in business in Downtown New Bern for almost a quarter of a century! Our Downtown has really been transformed in that time.

It was 10 years ago that we purchased the building we are currently in and started the renovations. We still think of it as our "new" location. With each move (this was the 3rd - to 317 Pollock St) we tried to reinvent ourselves.

While we don't plan on doing any more moving we continue to, as they say, "change things up".

Recently we have been adding more wearables like scarves, fingerless gloves, jackets and throws.

We hope you will stop in and check them out!! Look forward to seeing you, Jan & Michael, Lou, Donna, Irene, Lori, David, Shirley 

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