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“Ordinary Beauty, Closely Observed: Scanographs by Susan Francy”

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

“Bok Choy Tulip” Limited Edition Scanograph

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant  to view the photography and scanography of Susan Francy.  

Susan Francy has been a photojournalist, commercial photographer and art photographer for more than 35 years.  The overall theme of her art images could be described as “ordinary beauty, closely observed.” These images are often from nature and although they are focused on still life subjects, there is a dynamic sense of movement and emotionalism in them. In recent years Susan has been playing around with scanning objects, as opposed to photographing them.

This exhibit is in partnership with CHECKER CAB productions.
The reception is free and open to the public. Please call 910-769-9300 for dinner reservations.

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

Click Here to view a selection of works on view at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant.


“Water & Sky: Paintings by Janette K Hopper”

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

“Sea & Sky” Oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″

Join us for a champagne toast and special reception at Pinpoint Restaurant to celebrate the captivating paintings of artist, Janette K Hopper and our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.  Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

We will celebrate on March 21st from 6-8pm with a champagne toast and special reception for the artist.  Appetizers are complimentary and the event is free and open to the public. Please call 910-769-2972 for dinner reservations.

About the Exhibit
Hopper’s paintings, featured in this exhibit, strives to capture the senses of “Water & Sky”.  The feel of a breeze and the unique smells are communicated through the captivating  brushwork, the fluidity of the paint, use of striking color, nuanced luminosity and intriguing compositions. Hopper states:  These sky and water paintings are inspired directly by my experiences observing nature while on trips and around home. They capture my intimate feelings of a place, often using dramatic skies and reflective waters, taking one on a journey through space and time to where one was once and longs to be again. The Romantic tradition of panoramic painting that expresses the artist’s inner emotions and the sublime, can be seen and felt strongly throughout this show.

Artist, Janette K Hopper, received her MFA from the University of Oregon and has taught in Denmark, Germany and the United States.  She has the honor of receiving prestigious Fulbright grants from both the United States and Denmark to continue her work abroad with numerous solo shows in both Europe and the US.  In 2017 she was named a “Woman to Watch” in the arts by WILMA Magazine and is the 2018 Azalea Festival Art Show Juror and Judge.

PinPoint is located at 114 Market Street in Wilmington, NC.

“Reflexiones de Costa a Costa (Reflections: Coast to Coast)” by Carolina Corona at Waterline Brewing Co.

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Carolina Corona “Atardecer en la Playa Kure (Kure Beach Sunset)” Pintura Acrilica (Acrylic Paint) 16″ x 20″

Waterline Brewing Co. and Art in Bloom Gallery present “Wine at Waterline” and Art Showcase with painter, Carolina Corona.  Join us at Waterline Brewing Co. on Wednesday, May 23rd and June 13th from 6-8pm for a free wine and cheese tasting with live music by TK!

Carolina Corona, aims to share her vision of the world around her through her paintings. View her newest paintings, inspired by the beauty of the Earth.

Carolina Corona was born in Veracruz, Mexico. As a child she did not receive an art education, but she looked for ways to express her creativity and free spirit through craft making and exploring her backyard. When she was ten, she moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. She struggled to settle in her new home, but one thing she loved was receiving art classes. After graduating high school, she moved to Winston Salem and enrolled at Salem College. She graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and Art Education. She taught for two years before deciding to dedicate to her art full time. She is a painter and photographer. Her passion is nature and the beauty it offers. She started traveling after college and saw places she never imagined she would see. She enjoys going on road trips around the US, always recording the surroundings through her camera, paintings, and writings.

“Reflexiones de Costa a Costa: Pinturas de Carolina Corona”

Carolina Corona nació en Veracruz, México. De niña no recibió clases de arte pero buscaba maneras de  expresar su creatividad por medio de proyectos y al explorar su jardín. A los diez años de edad su familia se mudó a Wilmington, Carolina del Norte. Se le hizo difícil acostumbrarse a su nuevo hogar pero le encantó empezar a recibir clases de arte en la escuela.  Después de graduarse del bachillerato se mudó a Winston Salem donde asistió a la universidad de Salem. A los cuatro años recibió su maestría en artes finas y educación. Ella fue maestra por dos años, antes de decidirse a dedicar su tiempo al arte por completo. Es una pintora y fotógrafa. Su pasión es la naturaleza y la belleza que ofrece. Empezó a viajar después de la universidad y a visto lugares que nunca se imaginó. Le gusta viajar por todo el país tomando fotos, pintando, y escribiendo sobre sus experiencias.

Sobre la Artista
Cada vez que voy de viaje descubro algo nuevo. Disfruto ver desde diferentes ángulos. Cuando voy a la playa me gusta agacharme y ver desde abajo como lo haría un pequeño cangrejo. Me gusta usar visores debajo del agua y ver hacia arriba al sol como lo haría un pescado. Disfruto tomar fotos de cerca especialmente a objetos que encuentro en lo natural. Eso me ayuda a ver detalles que no se ven a primera vista. Esos detalles fueron creados para nosotros, para poder disfrutarlos.

Me encanta soñar despierta. Explorar mis pensamientos y emociones. Hay parte de mi persona en cada de mis pinturas. Como dijo el escritor Thornton Wilder, “El arte es una confesión. El arte es el secreto revelado.” Por medio de mis pinturas quiero compartir mi visión del mundo a nuestro alrededor y mis pensamientos. Me inspira la belleza del mundo.

Puedes encontrar más arte en www.coronafineart.com.

Waterline Brewing Co. is located at 721 Surry Street in Wilmington, NC.

“Waking from Dreams: Paintings by Mark Gansor” at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

“Jolly Lilies” Acrylic on canvas by Mark Gansor

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant  to view the brand new paintings by Mark Gansor in his new exhibit “Waking from Dreams.”

Join us for a special Champagne Toast and Reception for the artist on Thursday, June 14th, from 6-8pm.

Mark Gansor is completely self taught, learning how to paint through reading books and studying the work of others. He has been trained in the application of fine Venetian plasters and has taken master classes in Trompe l’oeil painting.  Mark began experimenting with decorative painting first as a hobby, but it soon it blossomed into a full-time profession.   He now devotes his time to rendering decorative finishes, faux effects, plasters, and murals.  He works in both residential and commercial settings and has painted in several buildings that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

This exhibit is in partnership with CHECKER CAB productions.
The reception is free and open to the public. Please call 910-769-9300 for dinner reservations.

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