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Upcoming Exhibits

Exhibit Date ::
The 2024 Gallery Show Schedule

Exhibit Date :: June 14- July 28, 2024
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 16, 2-5pm
Live music featuring Haley Heath & Justin Lacey
“Capturing Nature: Paintings by Debra Bucci” Exhibit

“The Generational Willow” by Debra Bucci

Debra Bucci’s newest paintings, which will be featured in her upcoming exhibit, capture nature’s sparkles through tiny dots, thick lines and extraordinary brush strokes. These paintings will present a broad variety of work that Debra is known for including her willow trees, landscapes, seascapes, florals and her newest abstracts!

Join us in the gallery on Sunday, June 16th, from 2-5pm. Enjoy special refreshments, meet our artists, and enjoy live music by Haley Heath and Justin Lacey!  On view along with this exhibit will be a new show “Dance Around the Light,” featuring the photographic work Brian H. Peterson.  In addition, we feature continuously rotating art featuring 30+ of Art in Bloom Gallery’s Artists!

Click here to preview the works that will be on view and available for sale!

Debra Bucci is known for her vibrant and engaging floral and landscape paintings.

Dynamic color palettes, moving compositions and diversity in applications all work together to enhance the depth and bring Debra’s art to life. Her inspiration comes from the high’s and low’s of the  human experience and believes this tension makes the art connectable. Her style is rooted in realism and woven with abstract elements.

Debra is a published illustrator and has achieved success as a licensed fine artist. Her art has been featured in Plow & Hearth magazine and can be found on ArtNeedlepoint.com. She has also been the poster artist for The American Craft Walk in Wilmington for 8 years. She has public and private collectors throughout the US including Savorez Restaurant and Wilmington Magazine. She is an anchor artist at Art in Bloom Gallery.  She is honored to be the only artist to continually show at True Blue Butcher & Table for the past 3 years. In addition to the Art in Bloom Gallery, she can be found at The Orange Street Festival and the Arboretum Show in Wilmington.

Debra has a BFA in Design from Drexel University where she studied oil painting and enjoyed a corporate career in Package Design. She now lives in Wilmington, NC with her husband “Art” and dog “T-Bone”.

Exhibit Date :: June 14- July 28, 2024
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 16, 2-5pm
Live music featuring Haley Heath & Justin Lacey
“Dance Around the Light: Photography by Brian H. Peterson” Exhibit

“Sea of Light #16” by Brian H. Peterson

The gallery is pleased to showcase the photographic work of Brian H. Peterson, with a curated selection of works. Brian has been an artist, curator, critic, musician, author, videographer, and arts administrator for more than forty years. Art in Bloom Gallery will also present Brian’s most recent publication, The Blossoming of the World (AR Press, 2023), a spiritual autobiography and story of healing and salvation. The gallery will offer paperback and hardcover copies for purchase.  Additionally, the gallery will be scheduling a reading for Brian’s new book in conjunction with his exhibit.

Click here to preview the works that will be on view and available for sale!

Join us in the gallery on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th, from 2-5pm. Enjoy special refreshments, meet our artists, and enjoy live music by Haley Heath and Justin Lacey!  On view along with this exhibit will be a new show “Capturing Nature,” with Debra Bucci’s newest paintings, which capture nature’s sparkles through tiny dots, thick lines and extraordinary brush strokes. These paintings will present a broad variety of work that Debra is known for including newly imagined willow trees, landscapes, seascapes, florals and abstracts! In addition, we feature continuously rotating art featuring 30+ of Art in Bloom Gallery’s Artists!

About the Artist

Brian H. Peterson has more than forty years’ experience as a curator, critic, visual artist, musician, and arts administrator. His photographs are in the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Amon Carter Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

As the Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator at the James A. Michener Art Museum (1990-2013), he managed the exhibition program, curated historic and contemporary exhibitions, and was the editor and principal author of the landmark publication, Pennsylvania Impressionism (2002).

As well as author of The Smile at the Heart of Things (2009) and I Give My Eyes (2018), Peterson has also contributed critical writing to the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, American Arts Quarterly, and the Photo Review. In retirement he has taken up videography while continuing his work as writer and photographer.

His 1981 song cycle “Moon Songs,” based on the poetry of E. E. Cummings, was featured on the CD Modern American Art Song (2015) with mezzo-soprano Sharon Mabry. Peterson’s most recent publication, in its second printing, is The Blossoming of the World (AR Press, 2023), a spiritual autobiography and story of healing and salvation.

“Peterson’s photographs transcend the realm of objects to speak about matters of the soul.”
—Ellen Rosenholtz, former director, Lancaster Museum of Art