Feb 17, 2023, 6:30 to 9:30
St. Paul’s UMC, Meeting Venue, 300 Harper Ave, Carolina Beach
Our Mardi Gras Art Auction is a must go to event to support local artists, find unique art and have a great time! Funds raised from this event goes to host events to support local arts, grants to island organizations and schools’ arts and music programs.
New Orleans heavy appetizers, jazz group, silent and live auction and more!
"I am Art"
May 5th and 6th , 2023
The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
Beth is the Founder and driving force behind Art in the Yard
Beth Carter is a native of Racine, Wisconsin, but a long term resident of North Carolina (since 1986). Formerly a CPA, her career was primarily focused on accounting and financial systems, working at Duke University until 2021 when she retired. Her earliest creative ventures was with cross stitch. That kind of fell by the wayside over the years, but she always had an interest in learning about stained glass and finally pursued that through a local studio while in her last few years with Duke. She discovered how to work with both stained glass and fused glass at that studio, but only a few hours a week. Upon moving to Carolina Beach in 2018, she setup her own glass studio in her home and has continued to work on developing her skills. Purchase of a kiln to continue in fused glass is in her future.
Because stained glass requires precision in a lot of the designs, it fits naturally with my right brained tendencies. I have found that working with glass has helped me become more creative – thinking outside of patterns. I have also found the process of working with glass to be very peaceful, it brings a quiet to my mind and I feel real joy in the process. There is something fulfilling about taking sheets of glass and converting it into something unique and colorful.
I continue to learn from other stained glass artists, enhancing my skills, but also becoming inspired by their work. I am learning to create my own patterns and also I’ve been adventuring into more 3D glass designs. I continue to search for beautiful glass to be inspired by.
Description of Work
Creation of a variety of stained glass works, both panels, 3D pieces such as spinners and boxes and suncatchers. The work is all done with the Tiffany method of foil and soldering.
Our mission is to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of the literary, culinary, visual and performing arts in the island community, in order to enhance the quality of life in our area.
Champion the arts in Pleasure Island
Support practicing artists and local art organizations
Encourage economic development through the arts
Facilitate the growth of our community into a regional arts destination.
We seek to expand the arts throughout our island. Click below to find out how individuals, art organizations and artists can join in our mission.