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July 2011

Carolina Creations Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Gallery in New Bern, NC, Features Works by Tim Hergenrader and Janet Francoeur

Carolina Creations Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Gallery in New Bern, NC, will present an exhibit of works by T Rader, aka Tim Hergenrader, and Janet Francoeur, on view from July 1 through Aug. 31, 2011. A reception will be held on July 8, from 5-8pm, in conjunction with the New Bern Art Walk.

Hergenrader is a native Nebraskan who found it increasingly difficult to paint seascapes from the Great Plains, so, he quit his “regular” job, packed up his belongings and moved to New Bern.

After more than 14 years’ service as Public Information Officer for the

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, Hergenrader put down his red pencil on March 31, 2004, and stepped into retirement.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska, he is primarily self-taught, although he has taken art classes at several community colleges. Hergenrader works exclusively in oils, because, he says, “I like the smell and feel of them.”

Hergenrader is particularly fond of birds and began his career painting waterfowl. Since moving to New Bern his primary focus has been painting seascapes, waterways and the New Bern skyline.

Janet Francoeur has a BA in drawing and printmaking from Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI, and has lived in New Bern since 1989.

Francoeur spent 20 years working in ink doing architectural renderings. Once she and her husband Michael moved to New Bern she was inspired by the breathtaking beauty of spring in New Bern and she began to add color to her ink drawings. Soon after she began adding oils, acrylics and even clay to her repertoire.

Francoeur regularly works in each of the mediums and for this show you will see acrylic and watercolor paintings depicting regional architecture and gardens.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listing, call the gallery at 252/626-3376 or visit (


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