Current Exhibits

“2020: New Year, New Art”
January 24 - March 8, 2020
Friday, January 24, 6-9pm - Opening Reception & Fourth Friday
Friday, February 28, 6-9pm - Fourth Friday Gallery Night Reception

2020 is a new year which brings a variety of brand new art by Art in Bloom Gallery’s core artists to the gallery.  Feast your eyes on new work directly out of the artists’ studios.

Art in Bloom Gallery’s core artists include:  Bradley Carter (painting), Debra Bucci (painting), Richard Bunting (blown glass), Karen Paden Crouch (sculpture), Elizabeth Darrow (painting), Brian Evans (ceramics), Joanne Geisel (painting), Dave Klinger (photography), Brooks Koff (stained glass) Joan McLoughlin (painting), Gale Smith (painter), Traudi Thornton (ceramics), Gayle Tustin (ceramics), Angela Rowe (painter),  Michael Van Hout (sculpture), (Joe) P. Wiegmann (photography), among others! 

Our photography feature, (Joe) P. Wiegmann,  presents a group of work entitled is “Looking Beyond”created in November of last year.  Joe states “This abandoned house summoned to me as I traveled to the Outer Banks in November. I stopped and looking beyond the weathered and decaying façade, I saw a once dignified and beautiful home. Going inside, I felt the house’s unknown history, a beautiful story.”

Join us for the opening reception, held during the Arts Council of Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Night, on Friday, January 24th, from 6-9pm.   Visit with the artists and enjoy refreshments . The exhibit continues through March 8, 2020.

Click here to preview the work in the exhibit. 

Current Exhibits at Satellite Venues

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining! View our current exhibits at our Satellite Venues. 

Works of Art by Kirah Van Sickle at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant
October 2nd, 2019 - February 3, 2020
Thursday, November 14th, 6-8pm - Champagne Toast & Special Reception

Kirah Van Sickle “Floral Study: Yellow”

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant to view an enticing new exhibit of Kirah Van Sickle, as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

Wilmington artist, Kirah Van Sickle, is an adventurer at heart. Her early years set a foundation for travel, exploration and visual storytelling. Her acrylic and mixed media works explore incorporating found objects and papers with the paint glazes. These are deeply personal expressions of her memories and dreams. In addition to her studio practice, Kirah is a dynamic instructor and lecturer, leading custom studio courses through museum schools and local art associations, directed to both beginner and seasoned artists. She is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and studio artist, a certified Golden Artist-Educator, and active in community arts programming, preservation of cultural resources and enhancing arts education. Kirah lives on the Cape Fear Coast of North Carolina and is a staff instructor at the Cameron Art Museum, Johnston Community College, and Cape Fear Community College.

Join us for a special champagne toast and special reception for the artist on Thursday, November 14th from 6-8pm.  The reception is free and open to the public with complimentary champagne and appetizers. If you would like to stay for dinner, please call 910-769-9300 for dinner reservations.

Please click here to preview the works in the exhibit. 

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

Platypus and Gnome is located at 9 South Front Street in Wilmington, NC.