Community Council for the Arts
  Promoting the Arts:  In Our Galleries
For more information about the exhibits in our galleries at the
Arts Center, contact us at 252-527-2517.

Admission is free and open to the public.


Hampton Gallery &
The Kenneth & Kristi Blizzard Gallery

Greenville Brushstrokes  — The Hampton Gallery will host 36 artists from the Greenville area who are a part of the organization, Brushstrokes. “The purpose of this organization,” as noted on their website,, “shall be to offer a forum of regional artists to share ideas, and to promote and encourage personal growth creating fine art, to provide opportunities to exhibit and sell their work and gain community recognition, and to nurture community appreciation and participation.” The group meets the first and third Monday of each month, except during the summer. Meetings are held at the Greenville Museum of Art on Evans Street in Greenville, North Carolina. For a list of the artists, including bios and samples of work, visit the Greenville Brushstrokes website. They are also on Facebook.

Minges Gallery

 Charles Philip Brooks — Charles is a smARTKinston artist who recently relocated from the Pacific Northwest to Kinston. Born in North Carolina, Charles studied in New England in the studio of highly respected Boston School authority Paul Ingbretson and with the renowned American Barbizon painter Dennis Sheehan. Charles is widely known for his evocative Tonalist landscapes. His early work incorporates elements of impressionism and firmly rooted in the American Barbizon tradition, as established by such artists as George Inness, Alexander Wyant, Bruce Crane, John Francis Murphy, Dwight William Tryon, and North Carolina’s own Elliott Daingerfield. Further influences include the painters Eugene Boudin and Charles -Francois
Daubigny, as well as the many other masters of the French Barbizon School.

His recent works include paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures reflecting a highly emotive and personal approach, informed by a deep reverence for the history of art. For more information about  Charles and his work visit his website:

Charles will be offering a six-week oil painting class at the Arts Center, starting Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This class is for all skill levels, with a limit of 10 participants, so act fast to reserve your space! The cost of the class is $100 for members/$110 for non-members. Also, on Saturday, July 28, Charles will lead a three-hour instructional plein air workshop on Emerald Isle’s beach. This workshop, “Painting on the Beach,” is limited to eight (8) participants, so sign up early! The location for the workshop will be announced. Participants will paint from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Refer to the insert included for details about the class and workshop or follow the link to the webpage for more information.

A Gray Day at Sea  by
Charles Philip Brooks
Flyer for Charles Philip Brooks Class & Workshop
More Information Charles Philip Brooks Class & Workshop

Barrus Gallery

Simone Johnson — Simone currently resides in New Bern, North Carolina, with her husband, three children and one grandchild. She enters her last semester at East Carolina University for Arts in Education in the Fall, where she is also a Fine Arts Textiles major. She has a “passion for teaching and an urge to educate young learners. She would like to work as an art instructor where she can help students develop their full creative potential with her enthusiasm and knowledge.” Simone is a native of Brazil, but has lived in the United States for 14 years and is a US citizen. She is fluent in Portuguese and English and speaks some Spanish. She is working with the Arts Council this summer through August 10, assisting with program development and summer camps. Stop by and introduce yourself and enjoy the selected works she has created which are on display. Welcome Simone!

Rayner Gallery &
Children's Gallery

Summer Camp Participants 2018 — On display upstairs in the Arts Center is artwork created by campers attending Summer Camps 2018.