The Joyful Jewel

 
 local art fresh from the heart
44-A Hillsboro St. in downtown Pittsboro, NC
 email: mariah.joyfuljewel@gmail.com
(919) 883-2775
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10:30 – 5:30 and Sun. 12 -4pm

The Joyful Jewel is a retail gallery of ~170 North Carolina artists all from Chatham and the surrounding counties.  We offer “local art fresh from the heart” in a wide variety of media including painting, jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, fiber. We also have books by local authors and CDs by local singer songwriters.

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The Joyful Jewel is at 44-A Hillsboro St. in downtown Pittsboro, NC: Directions

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 Upcoming Events at the Joyful Jewel

See pictures from April 28, 2018 Vision & Voice 

Read about Mariah Wheeler’s book: “Art at Last: It’s Never Too Late to Create”

 

CLASSES at the Joyful Jewel

Jumpstart Your Poetic Inspiration, Friday, March 15, 9:30am -12:30pm  with Ashley Memory, $50

You can find inspiration for poetry everywhere—from reading newspapers and periodicals to mining your daily life and memory. We’ll improvise on sample poems written by other poets and participate in fun and collaborative exercises meant to spark your own imagination. Not only will you end up with three new poems of your own, you’ll leave with a never-ending inventory of ideas that can be used for not just poetry but short stories, essays, and more. Bring your favorite writing gear (notebook and pen/pencil or laptop) and get ready for new prompts, new inspiration, and instant feedback.

 

Write Way, Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 – 8pm, with Dori Dupre, free

Grief is as individual and unique an experience as you are an individual and unique human being. Grieve the Write Way workshops are opportunities to process and work through your grief with the art and experience of narrative, prompt and journal writing. Dori will provide notebooks, pens and the facilitation.

 

New Watercolor Classes with Beth Bale, Begin in April.  Click here for the details:  CLASSES

 

Mixed Media Painting Classes with Linda Collura

Series: April 28, May 2 & May 9, $65

Thursdays, 7 – 9pm; for ages 18 and over

Learn how to use different tools and media to create different effects with watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic and gouache.  All materials provided.  $65 Please pre-register by April 23.  Details here CLASSES

 

 

April 7 is the beginning of Pittsboro First Sundays.  At the Joyful Jewel, Beth Bale will be having her opening art reception 1 – 3pm, and The GEB will be playing a life music concert 3 – 4:30pm

Beth Bale’s Blue Horse

The GEB


9th Annual Vision & Voice Presentations

Sun. April 14, 3 – 6pm.

Writers have come in to the Joyful Jewel to take inspiration from the art and artists.  This day the writers and artist present their creative works together!  Viewers have a special treat in seeing the interaction and respect one medium of art has with another!  Come early as the seats tend to fill up for this special event.


Joyful Jewel’s new

House Concert Series

House Concerts feature a select few of our best loved local musicians.  You’ll be able to hear every word and every musical nuance, in an intimate setting with individual tables for two. Individual chairs are available too. Bring your favorite date, and your own beverages.  Read more about these musicians and songwriters on the Events page.  Tickets are available at Brown Bag tickets, $10 individual seat, and $25 for 1 2-person table.

 

April 6, 2019 Rhonda Robichaux brings her New Orleans-inspired, swampy, sultry blues originals and covers. This evening will be romantic and soul-searching.  It will get your toes tapping. Rhonda’s music captivates with haunting intimacy, is commanding, engaging, with unmistakable, and undeniable rawness.  www.reverbnation.com/rhondarobichaux

 

 April 27, 2019 Django Haskins shares his original Indie music.  A songwriter based in North Carolina, Django Haskins has fronted the pop-noir band, The Old Ceremony and also forms one half of the psych-folk duo Au Pair with the Jayhawks’ Gary Louris.  This evening’s song cycle will be full of meditations on death, love, fear, wanderlust, and exploration of interior worlds.  www.djangohaskins.com

 

May 4, 2019 local celebrity and everyone’s-favorite, Tommy Edwards steps out on his own from his band, Bluegrass Experience, to share his unique brand of blue grass/folk originals, punctuated by award-winning guitar licks (twice named World Champion Bluegrass Guitarist). He will play and sing mostly original songs, especially some from his North Carolina: History, Mystery, Lore and More recording, but there may be an old favorite or two that to share as well. www.ourstate.com/tommy-edwards/

 

May 25, 2019  The Gurley Flynns – inventive Indie originals with  Elizabeth Haddix on acoustic guitar, upright bass and vocals. She is joined by Corinne Weisner on keys and vocals, Jason Merrit on baritone guitar and vocals, and Conner LaMontagne on drums.
http://www.wunc.org/post/elizabeth-haddix-and-gurley-flynns-deliver-serene-soundscape-indigenous

 

June 1, 2019 Song Swap between two favorite songwriters, Eric Bannan and Leah Kaufman.  Both have community-building, inspiring and intelligent music, mixed with fun.

Eric Bannan brings stories to life with moving personal narratives, a sly sense of humor and a soulful singing voice.  He has been called to share his art to inspire, motivate for positive change and build community. His music is rooted in folk, driven by foot-tapping funk and seasoned with the blues.

Leah takes a love for old-time music’s drive and melodic simplicity and marries it with contemporary songwriting. The result: songs with melodies that stick like glue and lyrics that tell stories you love hearing.  Her songs garnered song¬ writing awards and accolades from the South Florida Songwriting Competition, lntermountain Acoustic Music Association, Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition and the Austin Songwriting Competition.

www.ericbannan.com, www.reverbnation.com/leahkaufman

     

 

June 29, 2019 Tracy Lynn and Dave Smith share their complex and entertaining mix of music and lyric.  Dave Smith and Tracy Lynn have teamed up to bring all original Indie Pop Folk Rock back into the mainstream. Their music is a homegrown blend of every genre that weaves a pretty melody, spins a tale and spits out a solid tune. www.reverbnation.com/davesmithandtracylynn

 

September 7, 2019 Songwriters in the RoundNeville’s Quarter and Erick Bannan may be joined by a surprise guest, to share their rousing music with hints of folk, country, bluegrass, and Americana, and an amazing variety of musical instruments

Eric Bannan brings stories to life with moving personal narratives, a sly sense of humor and a soulful singing voice.  He has been called to share his art to inspire, motivate for positive change and build community. His music is rooted in folk, driven by foot-tapping funk and seasoned with the blues.

Neville’s Quarter is a toss up between either attending a goose-bumps inducing inspirational folk concert or finally finding that chill campfire circle of friends that you’ve been searching for all your life. Whichever way the show lands for you, you will leave feeling a richer state of mind.

www.reverbnation.com/nevillesquarter, www.ericbannan.com

   

 

 

September 28, 2019 India Cain & Keith Allen bring their 60s-influenced original music, designed to evoke a comfortable vibe while sharing meaningful lyrics, and exceptional music.

India’s strong musical influences include Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen, Jackson Browne, Ian & Sylvia, Kate Wolf, Nanci Griffith and Iris Dement.

Keith, a self-taught banjo picker, is the duo’s strong bluegrass and traditional music influence.

www.indiacainmusic.com/

 

October 5, 2019 The GEB performs their edgy Indie songs along with Alice Osborn’s edgy original songs with a historical twist.

The Geb is a Raleigh based band that creates and performs original indie rock music inspired by great song writers like The Beatles, R.E.M., The Clash, and Wilco to name a few… Lead singer, Kevin Cox says, “It’s all about how much good music can we make, and can we make a mark on the local scene”

Alice loves to share the weird and wonderful about history and culture, and her own personal observations–aside from her catchy melodies and creative word play, expect to take away from her performance some juicy nuggets that you can share with your friends at your next party.

https://thegebband.com/,  www.aliceosborn.com

   

 

Oct. 26 Marie Vanderbeck Trio  – Jazz Classics with Marie
Vanderbeck,:vocals, Mike Chrzanowski: bass, and
John Klonowski: lead guitar Some Jazz, some Pop, some Country, some great times and tunes.  Marie’s voice is her instrument and she fine tunes it to be soft and sensuous or loud and sassy. Her love of music is contagious and you’ll find the audience singing along with her.  This is Jazz sweet and sassy – as it was meant to be heard!
https://www.reverbnation.com/marievanderbeck

 

November 2, 2019 Isabel Taylor and Leah Kaufman share their collaboration and thoughtful, relatable. original songs.

Isabel Taylor is a singer-songwriter whose foundation in 60s and 70s acoustic folk music informs her songwriting. Isabel’s songs are personal, yet universal and relatable — she delivers them with a clear, confident voice. Her debut album, Awake Again, reached number 15 on the Folk DJ chart in January 2017.

Leah takes a love for old-time music’s drive and melodic simplicity and marries it with contemporary songwriting. The result: songs with melodies that stick like glue and lyrics that tell stories you love hearing.  Her songs garnered song¬ writing awards and accolades from the South Florida Songwriting Competition, lntermountain Acoustic Music Association, Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition and the Austin Songwriting Competition.  www.isabeltaylorsings.com, https://www.reverbnation.com/leahkaufman

   

 

Nov. 30 Jewelsong – sweet harmonies mostly acapella, mostly originals.  With Sue-Ann Solem, Farrinussa, Marilyn Grubbs and Betsy Bickel.  This music is rousing and uplifting, sometimes funny, and exceptionally beautiful. “Jewelsong is dedicated to expressing The Beauty We Love through our music, as in everything we do. We are grateful for the gift of our music, and are honored to share it with you.” http://jewelsong.net/

 

Sunday, December 1, 2019 is our 3rd-annual Holiday Music Party with Joe Woodson and Friends, an evening of festive music and poetry, culminating in a carol sing.  Note this Sunday concert will be held 5 – 7pm.  Performers and details TBA.

 

 

Click here for more information CLASSES

 Additional events and added details are at: Upcoming Events

 

Joyful Jewel Artists and Media

Each Joyful Jewel artist whether visual artist, writer or musician has a paged dedicated to sharing their work.  Search by medium or artist name to find what you are interested in. Call (919) 883-2775 or email us mariah.joyfuljewel@gmail.com if you would like more choices or to have something mailed to you.

About Us

Art, why?  Explore the mission principles that guide the Joyful Jewel artists and the owners, artists and patrons of this exceptional gallery.

Blog:  The Daily Jewel

Nearly each day one special piece of art gets special treatment with a blog entry and picture.  You will soon be able to sign up to receive these daily nuggets of art in your own inbox.

 

Classes at the Joyful Jewel

The Joyful Jewel is delighted to be offering classes to the public again.  Please check here often as more classes are being planned.

Gifts for All Gift Guide

 

Joyful Jewel Monthly Newsletter

Each month we write a newsletter to highlight new artists at the Joyful Jewel and share new pieces, books or music that have been created.  The events for the next month are described and perhaps an interview or video are included.  You can sign up to receive the newsletter in your inbox by emailing: mariah.joyfuljewel@gmail.com.

Here is the latest newsletter: 

http://www.icontact-archive.com/Tw8sBwLUbjRneKoPKDHpUYVFEOGHr07x?w=3h

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