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Current Exhibits

“Connections: New Art by Brooks Koff, Michael Van Hout, and Virginia Wright-Frierson”
March 29 - May 5, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019, 6-9pm - Opening Reception
Friday, April 26, 6-9pm - Fourth Friday Gallery Night Reception

Virginia Wright-Frierson “Wild Orchids” Oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″

“Connections: New Art by Brooks Koff, Michael Van Hout, and Virginia Wright-Frierson” features three artists from Art in Bloom Gallery’s stable of artists.  These Wilmington based artists have collaborated together on many projects and are bringing new work to the gallery walls.  The artwork will range from beautifully rendered paintings, to stained-glass mosaics, to incredibly detailed tie-wire sculpture.

Join us for the opening reception, Friday,  April 12th, from 6-9pm.   Visit with our artists and enjoy refreshments with live music by guitarist, Dargan Frierson. The exhibit continues through May 5, 2019.

Brooks Koff “paints with glass” creating unique stained-glass mosaics that beg for a sunny window to catch and transform light into brilliant color! Unlike traditional stained-glass work, her pieces are created without the use of patterns, giving her freedom to fully explore color and design.

Michael Van Hout started creating professional art over thirty-years ago after studying Forestry at NC State University and graduating with a BSA degree in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1980. In addition to wire and metal sculpture, Michael creates wood sculpture, woodcut prints, mixed media, mobiles, paintings, and commissioned works.

Virginia Wright-Frierson earned her BFA degree in painting from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and furthered her studies in Cortona, Italy, New York and Arizona. She and her husband, Dargan, settled in Wilmington, NC in 1977.

Click here to view the work in the exhibit.

Current Exhibits at Satellite Venues

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

“The Joy of Plein Air: Pastels by Laurie Greenbaum Beitch” at PinPoint Restaurant
January 22 - May 20, 2019
Thursday, February 7th, 2019, 5:30-6:30pm - Champagne Toast & Reception

Laurie Greenbaum Beitch “Niles Pond” Pastel on paper

Dine at Pinpoint Restaurant to view the new installation of “The Joy of Plein Air: Pastels by Laurie Greenbaum Beitch” as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

For Wilmington based artist, Laurie Greenbaum Beitch, painting is about the process of capturing the atmosphere  and colors of serene and magical places.   In her work, Laurie tries to evoke a mood, to create a feeling of light and of atmosphere by experimenting with different materials and techniques. Each of her gorgeous, velvety pastels are painted en plein air (the act of painting outdoors) so that she stays true to the location’s beauty, tranquility, and fragility. 

Join us for a special champagne toast and  special reception  for “The Joy of Plein Air” on Thursday, February 7th, 2019, 5:30-6:30pm.  The reception is free and open to the public with complimentary champagne and appetizers. If you would like stay for dinner, please call 910-769-2972 for dinner reservations.

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

Click here to view the work in the exhibit. 

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

 

“Brayers, Brushes, and Color Pencils by David Norris” at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant
February 6, 2019 - June 3, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 6-8pm - Champagne Toast & Special Reception

“Blue Downtown Rooftops” Monoprint on paper, 12″ x 8″

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant to view an enticing new exhibit of printmaking and drawing “Brayers, Brushes, and Color Pencils” by artist, David Norris, as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

Wilmington artist, David A. Norris, has a BFA degree from the East Carolina University School of Art.  Long settled in the Port City, he finds limitless sources of artistic inspiration in the historic atmosphere of Wilmington, the natural beauty of the Cape Fear River, and the coast.

David recently has created a series of monoprints that combine printing techniques with color pencils and lithograph crayons. They build on and complement a long-standing series of regional cityscapes and landscapes done in watercolor and color pencil. He also works in other media ranging from black and white pen drawings to silver point, scrimshaw, linoleum block prints, and collage.

Join us for a special champagne toast and special reception for the artist on Thursday, March 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.

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

Click here to view a selection of the work that will be shown at Platypus & Gnome. 

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