Art in Bloom Gallery is pleased to contribute to the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County’s Pedestrian Art Program. For the 2018-2019 cycle, we are hosting a sculpture, “Without Prejudice,” Corten Steel, by Paul Hill. Visit our back courtyard to view this beautiful sculpture. Also, as part of the permanent public-sculpture collection, view Paul Hill’s sculpture of a dog, “Straining to Be,” in Bijou Park near 225 N. Front Street. Paul also created the sculpture of a Venus Flytrap, “Southern Hospitality,” at the foot of of Market and Water Street by the river.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
Art in Bloom Gallery will begin its fourth year on October 2nd, 2018. I am grateful for the wonderful original art, staff, artists, customers, friends, and family who continue to make the gallery a reality.
Monday, January 29th, 2018
We learned a lot at Art in Bloom as we celebrated our Second Anniversary in Oct 2017. We experimented with a traveling art exhibit, “Sea to Sandhills,” at the Belle Meade Art Studio in Southern Pines and enjoyed meeting people in the Pinehurst/Southern Pines community. Thanks to the many non-profit organizations who worked with the gallery. …
Monday, June 12th, 2017
Sib’s artist, Brooks Koff, was kind enough to sit down with us and chat about her journey as an artist, her life as a teacher and mother, and her Sib’s fellow artist and brother, Michael Van Hout. The Sibs Show closes May 27th, 2017. Begin Transcript NB:What drew you to do a show with your …
Thursday, May 4th, 2017
All this May sunshine and “The Sibs Exhibit”—which features new art by siblings, Michael Van Hout and Brooks Koff—has got me thinking about light. Art is a lot about playing with light, and also, of course, light’s sister, shadow. Master painters and photographs know that light is the real medium. This is certainly true of …
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
Art in Bloom is always seeking ways to interact with our Wilmington community in a positive way. This is why we are excited to partner with DREAMS of Wilmington, a youth development organization that is dedicated to building creative, committed citizens, one child at a time, by providing youth in need with high-quality, free-of-charge programming …
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Carole Osman was kind enough to allow Art in Bloom to interview her. It was a lot of fun, and Carole was a great host. When Jamie and I walked in, Carole’s house had a welcoming floral scent from the fresh cut flowers from an ikebana arrangement that Carole was working on in the …
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
A couple of months ago during the American Craft Walk, I purchased a stoneware mug by ceramicist, Traudi Thornton. I must have spent twenty minutes “trying on” each cup to see which one belonged to me. I have small hands, which through years of writing, crocheting, drawing, and chopping veggies for kimchi have become arthritic …
Sunday, January 1st, 2017
Click here to view our four-minute film. Thanks to the 2016 Cucalorus Film Festival for the chance to participate in the 10×10 Challenge. Art in Bloom Gallery was paired with filmmaker and visual artist, Johnny Bahr III on Tuesday, Nov 8th, and we had four days to make our film. The film debuted on Sunday, …
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
I am making no attempt to practice traditional Japanese or Chinese painting techniques. A Zen Buddhist monk brought Sumi to Japan in 1333. Zen Buddhists Priests used Sumi in their teaching and religion. Early Sumi painters were trained in Zen Monasteries. Very prescribed forms and symbolism developed and a very specific way of grinding the …
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Autumn is a kind of contradiction. Autumn can be blustery. Kids return to school and parents resume their additional chauffeur duties. Adults also begin the next cycle of work tasks, gearing up for deadlines or embarking on new adventures. Not to mention, all that holiday shopping! However, we often forget that autumn can be a …
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
I wrote Visible Spectra artists, Janette K. Hopper and Charles Kernan, and they were kind enough to answer some questions for me. Before I even knew they were married, I saw a connection between their pieces, because the settings—the trees and waterways—were similar. I’m really inspired by how they use art to speak for the …
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Color Based on Updraft, Fan Fare, Adventureland Monarch butterflies migrate to forests of Mexico. A kaleidoscope of colorful fans connected by vertical movement. Birds of paradise dance to the music of color.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Years ago while writing a column for a (briefly published) Houston paper, I wrote an article on the Menil Collection. As I was doing the research for my piece, a docent there told me the founder, Dominique de Menil, saw art as a dialogue between the viewer and the divine. Due to this ethos, the …
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
I asked this question to some of my favorite artists and to others who love art. “What art would you choose for your home if you could wave a magic wand?” Some of the responses included art by Paul Klee, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Robert Rauschenberg, Mary Cassatt, Johannes Vermeer, Francisco Goya, and Traudi Thornton. If you …
Friday, July 8th, 2016
I am delighted to share that JF Jones is now showing his exquisite metal mobiles at Art in Bloom Gallery. We have a 14-Leaf Ginkgo Patina Mobile in Gallery 1. In the next few weeks, we will receive other mobiles including a 49-Leaf Ginkgo Fired Mobile. Thanks to artist Paul Muldawer for introducing me to JF Jones! For some …
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Walking into Art in Bloom Gallery on Thursday, my spirit was full of expectations: joy, light heartedness, and excitement. When I walked in, splashes of light entered in my eyes; my heart was full, free, and reminiscent. After my grandfather passed away and my grandmother had to leave her home, I would practice the art …
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
I had a chance to talk with cermaist Traudi Thornton about her process as she creates all new work for an art opening on June 3rd. The art show is titled, “Full Circle: New Art by Elizabeth Darrow, Traudi Thornton, and Susan Francy.” We are setting up the show this Sunday and Monday. And, I am …
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Hey, this is the voice of Linda Abrams Fleming, new to AIB Gallery. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Debra Bucci, Featured Artist and David Klinger, Wood Craftsman. Debra’s paintings burst with color making me smile from the inside. David’s wood pieces, range from whimsical boxes to exquisite Mezuzahs.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
Hope to see you at one of our great events in April and May.
Monday, November 30th, 2015
Art in Bloom Gallery will be open 10 am – 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, December 11-12, during the Holly-Jolly Stroll in downtown Wilmington. If you are looking for one-of-a-kind gifts, please stop by to view our wide selection of fine art.
Monday, November 30th, 2015
Thanks to everyone who bought tickets for the art raffle on Friday, November 27th, the first day of the fundraiser to benefit Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, an emergency food pantry. The raffle ends on Saturday, December 12th at 6 pm. You don’t have to be present to win. Purchase tickets for $1.00 each at 210 Princess …
Monday, October 5th, 2015
For anyone who missed last Friday’s grand opening due to stormy weather, Art in Bloom Gallery invites you to an After-the-Storm reception on Friday, October 9th, 6 – 9 pm, at 210 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. Light refreshments will be served. The gallery is now open for regular hours on Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 6 …
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Art in Bloom Gallery’s grand opening is October 2, 6 – 9 pm including an art opening and reception for Elizabeth Darrow: Past and Present. Stop by at the opening or during our regular hours of Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm, if you are in the neighborhood of 210 Princess Street, Wilmington, …
Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Dumay Gorham, sculptor, is designing and creating the gate for the brick fence in the courtyard at the back of the building. For the gate, Dumay is using horse shoes and farrier’s tools discovered during the renovation. Stay tuned for the date and time of the grand opening of the courtyard and gate in late …