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May 2013

Carolina Creations Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Gallery in New Bern, NC, Offers Annual Garden Art Show

Carolina Creations Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Gallery in New Bern, NC, will present 4th Annual Garden Art Show, on view from May 1 through June 30, 2013. A reception will be held on May 10, from 5-8pm.

The show will include garden inspired art and distinctive hand-crafted garden art in a celebration of creative outdoor living.

We will feature paintings and tile wall hangings by Jan Francoeur, whirligigs by Gary Lenz, Peace Poles with art by Stephanie Burgess, blown glass garden twirls by glass blower Gary Guydosh, birdhouses, birdfeeders and birdbaths by Paul Anthony and Steve Fabrico, wind chimes by Hazel Olsen, Keith Neissel, and Roxann Chalfant, garden stakes by Catherine Murphy, blown glass gazing balls by Lisa Oakley, to name a few.

Of these artists, several are new to our gallery. Gary Lenz of Wilmington, NC, makes whirligigs. After having honed his metal fabricating talents building metal items for the home, he went on to create fanciful spinners known as “whirligigs”. Dating as far back in history as 500 BC, whirligigs have been well known as fantastical works of art that add accents of color and movement to the garden. The whirligigs are powder coated steel, with industrial strength bearings that let the “gig” spin with the lightest winds.

Hazel Olsen’s windchimes are a combination of high fired ceramic sculpture combined with sea shells that can be hung from a tree or porch. They come with a guarantee to withstand any outdoor temperatures with no cracking or fading. Hazel is a former teacher and has been creating her clay windchimes since 1970.

Stephanie Burgess will offer art poles. To make her art affordable she has reproduced her art poles on PVC that can be placed in your garden. Some are Peace Poles that display the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” on each of its sides, usually in different languages. There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries dedicated as monuments to peace. Other poles celebrate life with her art and words. Others are made to hold your address numbers.

Carolina Creations is a contemporary art and Craft gallery that has been exhibiting artists work for more than 24 years in Downtown New Bern.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 252/633-4369 or visit (www.carolinacreations.com).

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