Upcoming Exhibits

Unlocking Silent Histories
November 1-19, 2017 - Exhibit Dates
Sunday, November 12, 2-4 pm - Special Reception
Sunday, November 19, 2-4 pm - Closing Reception

Unlocking Silent Histories

Join us for an interactive art exhibit.  Presenting indigenous youth cultural films from Maya Guatemala and the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina. This exhibit will display a variety of visual art and textiles from the respective vibrant communities.

Unlocking Silent Histories opens spaces for indigenous youth to critically analyze how they are represented in the media and to creatively express their worlds from their perspectives, in the form of documentary films. It also contributes to the promotion of cultural understanding by connecting youth across generational and geographical boundaries.

Helen Lewis Pop-Up Exhibit
October 27 - 28, 2017
October 27, 6-9 pm - Special Reception

“Cloudy Night” Encaustic, oil pigment and ephemera on wood panel, 10″ x 10″

Meet visiting artist, Helen Lewis, during a special Pop-Up Exhibit featuring her latest encaustic paintings during Downtown Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Nights.

Helen Lewis concentrates her fine art in the areas of encaustic, cold wax and oil, and mixed-media collage.  In addition to Art In Bloom Gallery, she is represented by galleries in coastal Maine and along the shores of Lake Michigan in Door County, Wisconsin and Michigan as well as in Roswell, Georgia.

Click here to view some of the work that will be on view in Helen Lewis’ Pop-Up Exhibit. 

Traudi Thornton: From the Studio to the Gallery
November 24 - December 31, 2017 - Exhibit Dates
Friday, November 24, 6-9 pm - Fourth Friday Reception
Saturday, November 25, 11 am -2 pm Special Reception & Meet the Artist
Friday, December 22, 6-9 pm - Closing Reception

“Raku Square Container,” Ceramic Vessel

Art in Bloom Gallery presents a special artist showcase and studio sale by ceramic artist, Traudi Thornton. Traudi’s handmade, one of a kind ceramic work will grace the gallery with a special sale on Saturday, November 25th.  Traudi will be in the gallery from 11am until 2pm.  Guests will enjoy refreshments and get a start on holiday gift shopping.  

Traudi was born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Germany.  She first studied music at Creighton University before studying ceramics with Henry Soreco at Creighton, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and then moving back to Germany.  The artist relocated to Wilmington in 1983. Additionally, Traudi completed a Raku workshop with Paul Soldner in 1974 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

The artist showcase will be presented alongside “The Art of the Gift” exhibit and sale with complimentary gift wrapping available.

The Art of the Gift
November 1 - December 31, 2017 - Exhibit Dates
Friday, November 24, 6-9 pm - Fourth Friday Reception
Friday, December 22, 6-9 pm - Closing Reception

‘Blown Glass, Blue for You,”  Blown Glass Shell, 5″ x 11″ by Richard Bunting

The Art of the Gift will offer one-of-a-kind gifts of original art by local artists.  

Original works of art by local artists include: Debra Bucci, Richard Bunting, Brian Evans, Susan Laswell, Joan McLoughlin, Cathie Schumaker, Traudi Thornton, and many more! 

The exhibit and sale will be presented alongside “Traudi Thornton: From  the Studio to the Gallery” exhibit with complimentary gift wrapping available.

More details to come…