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  • Special THANK YOU to our Empty Bowls Supporters

    THANK YOU! Empty Bowls is a successful fundraiser because of the following: POTTERS: Joanne Ashton | Joyce Basye | Jim Bisbee | Alessandro Cagiati | City Potters: Michael DePietro | Gloria Hodgert | Pat Hughes | Rebecca Shelley | Anne Marie Skogsbakken | Deborah Wheeler…

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  • Huge support for Annual Empty Bowls

    THANK YOU to everyone involved in our Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser! This was another HUGE success and we are so grateful to everyone who sponsored, volunteered, and attended the event. Of course, we wouldn’t have an event without our soup vendors and potters. We are so…

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  • Empty Bowls Fundraiser set for Thursday, February 23

    Empty Bowls brings together the Arts, the needs of the community, and local businesses. Every year the Craven Arts Council and Gallery and Religious Community Services (RCS) come together in the best way possible. The community is invited to pick out a work of art…

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  • Children enjoy annual Christmas Party at RCS

    On Wednesday at 12:00, several of our younger guests enjoyed an early afternoon of arts & crafts, lunch and an opportunity to visit with Santa! RCS has been collecting gifts and essentials for the party for a few months and always looks forward to this…

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  • 2nd Annual Potter’s Throw Down

    Local potters come together to make dishes for Empty Bowls Fundraiser Craven Arts Council and Gallery is proud to host its 2nd Annual Pottery Throwdown in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts, January 13th during the Downtown New Bern ArtWalk, 5pm-8pm. Last year…

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