Carolina Creations News &
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February 2014
Happy Valentine's Day!
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Downtown New Bern, NC 28560
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  Monday-Saturday 10-6 

- Sunday 11-3

- Until 8 for ArtWalk 

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Art from Our Hearts
Valentine Card Sale Benefit continues through February 14
8th Annual Valentine Card Show and Sale benefits the Craven County School Arts Program.

These hand crafted cards are made by Craven County school children and sell for $3 each, ALL proceeds go to the Craven County School Arts Programs. We supply the cards and envelopes, they supply the artwork.

The show and sale runs through February 14th.

Get a great card, support a great cause!

February Birthstone Amethyst
Amethyst, the gemstone believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, also is said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. 

Throughout history, the gemstone has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures.  English regalia were even decorated with amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty.

Amethyst is purple quartz, a beautiful blend of violet and red that can found in every corner of the earth.

We have a nice selection like our amethyst soap which comes with a wood soap dish.

Or a necklace with oxidized sterling silver, amethyst, blue topaz, peridot, garnet and citrine natural stones by Anna Balkan.

On the left a beautiful amethyst colored vase by Loretta Eby.

We've got lots more amethyst pieces to choose from, stop by and check them out!.

New Paintings by Gallery Artists
Take a Walk Through Carolina Creations
Without Really Being There!
Last week Google photographer Randy Bass came to Carolina Creations and did panoramic photographs. He used the same type of camera used for google maps. So you can click on the image, walk in the front door and look around. All on your computer.
Walk through Carolina Creations Online by clicking here!

Just In!
Looking forward to spring we've been getting lots of new work in!

  Beautiful servers from field stone
Slab server cut from field stone
In the Northern US the freeze-thaw cycle pushes field stone perpetually upward into the topsoil.  What was once relegated to a stone wall bordering a field is now gathered and made into table ware.  Each Slab starts as a hand-gathered stone from a farmer's field that is sliced, polish and sealed to craft the very first farm-to-table serving plate.   Feel good knowing your purchase celebrates and supports independent farmers and helps preserve open space.


Fred Conlon makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. For his helmet sculptures, he uses real recovered World War II helmets. "It is very satisfying to transform something once used in war into a peaceful garden decoration," he says. Guaranteed to rust, his sculptures get more interesting with age.  


New Copper Enamel tiles from Houston Llew
Hand crafted art collectibles of molten glass on copper, 5.25" x 8.5 x 1.75", 3lbs., wall hang or stand alone. The have luminous imagery and timeless quotes.

New from Thomas and Laurel
Love is patient Love is Kind, sterling silver pendants, first created in wax then cast.   


Carolina Creations Calendar 

Through February 14, 2014 - Carolina Creations Annual Valentine Card Show and Sale Cards created by Craven County School Children, $3 each, all funds go to the Schools Art Program. Show runs through February 14.

February 14 - ArtCrawl Open until 8 pm - Stop in and get a kiss (Hershey that is!!)

March 1 - April 30 Annual Garden Art Show - Garden sculpture, garden stakes, birdhouses, paintings and more.

March 14 - ArtWalk 5-8 pm - Annual Garden Show Opens and Demonstration by Andree Richmond.

May 14 - ArtWalk 5-8 pm Featured Artist Robert Rigsby of Goldsboro, meet the artist.

July 11 - ArtWalk Featured Artists Jan Francoeur, Mike Rooney and Dan Nelson

September 12 - ArtWalk
Featured artists TBA

November 14 - ArtWalk Holiday Show with new work by gallery artists.

Sunday Hours

We've been open 7 days a week for about 15 years and yet we still hear "we didn't know you were open on Sundays!"  Winter Sunday hours are 11-3 pm. 


Downtown Calendar
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Downtown New Bern Calendar 
Through February 14, 2014 - Carolina Creations Annual Valentine Card Show and Sale Cards created by Craven County School Children, $3 each, all funds go to the Schools Art Program. Show runs through February 14.

Through February 15, 2014 - Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge 1718 display at
Duffy Gallery, North Carolina History Center, 529 South Front St., New Bern, NC

Feb 4, North Carolina Symphony - Beethoven's Fifth, Riverfront Convention Center

Feb 7, 2014 DownEast FolkArts Society - Blues and Bluegrass performer Brian Ashley Jones at Trent River Coffee Company, Craven Street. Tickets available at Bank of the Arts or at the Trent River Coffee Company. Doors open at 7 pm, performance 8 pm.

Feb 7-9, 2014 The Color Purple, New Bern Civic Theatre

Feb 8, 2014 Chocolate and Jewelry Day, New Bern Farmer's Market

Feb 9, 2014 25th Annual Jazz Showcase - A World of Big Band Sound. Tickets are available at the Craven Arts Council and  Gallery 317 Middle St. New Bern, NC. Afternoon Performance 1:30 p.m. $35 Members, $40 Non-Members Evening Performance 7 p.m $30 Members, $35 Non-Members, $15 Students. The performance will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton. 2014 Performers Maddy Winer (vocals), Ed Metz (drums), Nikki Parrot (bass), Adrian Cunningham (reeds), Bria Skonberg (horn), Rossano Sportiello (piano).

Feb 13, 2014 - Empty Bowls Temple Baptist Church 11am-2 pm

February 14, 2014 - ArtCrawl - 5-8 pm, venues throughout Downtown New Bern.

Feb 14 5-8 pm - Stop in at Carolina Creations for a kiss!

Feb 14, 2014 One Night Only, Special Exhibit Greater Good Gallery 5-8 pm

Feb 14-16 The Color Purple New Bern Civic Theatre

Feb 14-16 New Bern Antique Show and Sale, Sponsored by New Bern Preservation Foundation, Riverfront Convention Center

Feb 15 The Heart Ball - The Great Gatsby to benefit the American Heart Association, NC History Center 6 pm

To see upcoming events for the rest of the month visit
31 Days of Thanks and Inspiration
On our Carolina Creations Blog Jan has been writing a series "31 Days of Thanks". There will be 31 blog posts, interspersed between her regular postings, that will talk about her and Michael's artistic and business journey.

Each Sunday at 11 am there will be a post. This isn't just a long Thank You note, it is the story of their lives as they developed their artistic styles and the beginning and evolution of their gallery.

Click here to visit the Blog.

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February 2014 Drawing!

Enter to win this Fashion Girl sterling silver broach by Roggio Silversmiths, a $49 value.
To enter email us by clicking here and put in the message line - fashion girl! 
We always love your notes too!

Congratulations to Mary Carroll Dodd for winning the Justine sculpture!


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