Vangi Cathcart Art Show

Painter Vangi Cathcart just graduated from the North Carolina Botanical Garden & University of North Carolina’s Botanical Illustration Program.  This was her show on July 17, 2016 at the Botanical Garden’s Gallery.  It was well attended and we are all proud of Vangi’s achievement.

60 Yr Pen Pal buys Rachel Bass necklace

More experiences from the Joyful Jewel: A woman just came in and bought a necklace for her pen pal. She has been corresponding with this friend from England since they were both in 3rd grade. She finally met her last year in England. The pen pals are both turning 70 this year!  She bought a […]

Books that Make a Difference – Janet Joyner & Dori Dupre

How does anyone manage to live a life with all the violence, discrimination and vengeance going on?  I sometimes retreat into a book and this week I have read two that speak to issues of today.  Dori Ann DeJong  Dupre’s novel“Scouts Honor” tells of the long-lasting detriments of one instance of childhood abuse, how  the […]

Kelley Hunter and Maria Tadd, Different & Similar

Such differences in the same category, painting.Both are masters of their art. Kelley Hunter paints layered acrylic abstracts and Maria Tadd paints layered watercolors. Kelley typically has no idea of what the painting will be when she start starts.The result is intuitive and up to the viewer’s interpretation, a thoughtful response. For Maria Tadd, animals […]

One of our favorite singer/songwriters, Isabel Taylor, has just released her first CD, “Awake Again” – and it’s all original songs! There are twelve well-crafted songs in which Isabel’s clear and compelling voice soar along with just the right amount of interesting musical accompaniment.  Isabel sings of her own longings–which as the best of writers show […]

Word Sparks event teaser!

Here’s a bit of a Teaser! Sunday June 26 Word Sparks at the Joyful Jewel will include this and much more! Artists have created as they are inspired by poems. 3 – 6pm. This is page 10 of the beautiful booklet that Sharon Blessum put together. Page 10 poem is by Bonnie Korta, and artists […]

Helen Buiskool, “Lanterns in the Mist” painting

This enchanting dreamy painting is by new Joyful Jewel artist, Helen Buiskool.  Helen describes her work as both figurative and abstract.  This one seems to have both qualities.  It invites long deep looking and imagining.  It delights me in a way that is hard to describe. I can imagine myself serenely dancing in this scene […]

Shannon Bueker, Art Opening, Possums & More

More samples of Shannon Bueker‘s work:   ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe to our newsletter. The Joyful Jewel Website Connect with Owner Mariah Wheeler on LinkedIn

Anne Pilgrim, Moravian Star Stained Glass

More news at the Joyful Jewel. We now have small stained glass pieces by Anne Pilgrim. These would make excellent teacher gifts!   ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe to our newsletter. The Joyful Jewel Website Connect with Owner Mariah Wheeler on LinkedIn

Leah Purvis, Horses and More

Just in at the Joyful Jewel, these amazing paintings (that look like photographs!) by new artist Leah Purvis!   ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe to our newsletter. The Joyful Jewel Website Connect with Owner Mariah Wheeler on LinkedIn