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Hearts & Souls is Jeri Greenberg’s newest body of work featuring her amazing pastel paintings.
On view along with this exhibit will be the “Ceramic Creations: Featuring Brian Evans and Dianne Evans”, accompanied by our photography feature, David Norris. These new shows will be on view from August 17 – October 1, 2023, with an opening reception on Sunday, August 20th, from 2-5pm featuring live music by solo jazz guitar, Roger Davis!
About the Artist
After many years as a fashion illustrator and sportswear designer, Jeri Greenberg turned her love of graphic design and color into a new and exciting “next act”, working as a full-time painter and teacher.
Feeling that “Pastels are an immediate tool to express feelings” and the perfect medium in which to “Make the Ordinary, Extraordinary”, Jeri works to tell stories in her work enabling her to draw the viewer in . With her background in illustration, Jeri helps her students get a strongly drawn foundation down behind their color work.
Jeri loves painting still lifes, urban interiors, figures and fabrics, and the occasional landscape as well. Recently relocated, Jeri teaches weekly classes at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington NC, and holds demos and workshops around the country, as well as jurying national and international pastel exhibits.
On view along with this exhibit we will be also featuring the new exhibit “Hearts & Souls: Pastel Paintings by Jeri Greenberg“ accompanied by our photography feature, David Norris. These new shows will be on view from August 17 – October 1, 2023, with an opening reception on Sunday, August 20th, from 2-5pm featuring live music by solo jazz guitar, Roger Davis!
Brian Evans‘ work conveys inspiration that he finds in his surroundings. Sometimes something as simple as the blade of a saw or a bellows used to blow on a fire can inspire an entire series of work. This body of work conveys simple found objects that inspire minimal or complex linear forms. Brian Evans was born in Beaufort, SC, but was raised in Western Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1993 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Studio Art. He moved to Wilmington, North Carolina in 1995. He studied ceramics through the Continuing Education program at Cape Fear Community College while searching for an outlet for artistic expression. Brian studied under a Japanese-American Potter, Hiroshi Sueyoshi. Brian is currently serving as President of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild.
Local artist and potter, Dianne Evans, has had a passion for art since childhood. She was born and raised in scenic Indiana, Pennsylvania. Dianne developed an interest in art while studying under an inspirational high school art teacher. This experience also inspired her to want to become a teacher. Dianne earned a BS in Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1994. In 1995 she moved to Wilmington, North Carolina where she began teaching in several private schools. Although she is no longer teaching, she works at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Continuing her love of art, she took art classes at UNC Wilmington in 2009-2010 where she focused on sculpture and ceramics. A field trip to Penland School of Crafts sparked an interest in pursuing ceramics as an art form. Dianne is an active member of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild and participates in local art shows. She predominately works in the medium of clay focusing on hand-built pottery.
David Norris has been a long time Art in Bloom Gallery artist whose work continuously evolves. From his earlier monoprints, engravings, drawings, watercolors to his most recently painted oil on canvas. David loves to experiment with multiple processes but has almost always worked from the photographs he has taken of landscapes and place, which serve as his muse.
On view along with this exhibit will be “Hearts & Souls: Pastel Paintings by Jeri Greenberg“ along with “Ceramic Creations: Featuring Brian Evans & Dianne Evans”. These new shows will be on view from August 17 – October 1, 2023, with an opening reception on Sunday, August 20th, from 2-5pm featuring live music by solo jazz guitar, Roger Davis!
About the Artist
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 the historic atmosphere of Wilmington and the natural beauty of the Cape Fear River and the coast provide limitless sources of artistic inspiration.
Most of David’s work reflects the landscapes of the places where he has lived or visited. Through his interest in art history, his work has absorbed influences such as English watercolors, 19th century engravings, Japanese woodblock prints, Dutch Baroque landscapes, and Van Gogh’s reed pen drawings.
In collaboration with The Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation, Art in Bloom Gallery is pleased to present the work of, painter, sculptor and installation artist, Dorothy M. Gillespie (1920-2012), in a special exhibit of her work.
Wilmington celebrates the legacy of artist & activist, Dorothy Gillespie, in collaboration with The Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation. Gillespie had close ties in Wilmington through a long-time friendship with Thalian Hall’s, Tony Rivenbark, who worked as her studio assistant in the 1970s. Rivenbark brought Gillespie and her art to the Cape Fear Region. Gillespie’s legacy lives on in Wilmington and the additional public venues showcasing Gillespie’s art, including the Cameron Art Museum, the New Hanover County Arboretum, Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Cape Fear Community College’s Wilma W. Daniels Gallery and the Wilson Center, and UNCW’s CAB Gallery.
The Foundation proudly presents the works and history of the 20th century American Artist, Dorothy Gillespie, which included abstract expressionism, decorative abstraction, site-specific installations, the women’s movement and art in public spaces. She was a pioneer in the new directions of metal sculpture and best known for large-scale, highly colorful painted arrangements of cut aluminum with enamel strips radiating, undulating, or curling in giant arrangements of ribbon, enchanted towers, and even the burst of fireworks piece. Dorothy Gillespie is well known as a painter, sculptor and installation artist whose work incorporated many significant 20th-century trends in art.
Click here to view our DG Interactive Brochure featuring Dorothy Gillespie’s permanent art in public places around Wilmington!
Click here to download our List of Current, Temporary Exhibits featuring Dorothy Gillespie’s art in public places around Wilmington!
About the Artist
Dorothy Gillespie (1920-2012, American) was a painter and sculptor born in Roanoke, VA. She enjoyed an artistic career that spanned over 70 years before her death at 92. She studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, MD then moved to New York City in 1943 where she studied at the Art Students League of New York and Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17.
Gillespie was also an important player in the women’s art movement. Known for her tremendous output of colorful, joyful sculptural art, she was among those who helped blaze a path for women artists during the feminist art movement in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Always experimenting and trying new materials and techniques, Gillespie mastered many mediums, including painting, paper, sculpture, printmaking, environment and happenings, ceramics, jewelry and set designs.
As a painter, sculptor and installation artist, Gillespie’s art encompasses many significant 20th Century trends in art, including abstract expressionism, decorative abstraction, site-specific installation, the women’s movement, and art in public spaces.
Education was always very important to Dorothy Gillespie, and during her life she visited over 50 colleges and universities where she gave public lectures, coached and taught young artists. She was a Distinguished Professor of Art, Radford University, and a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow for many years. In 1990 she was recognized for her commitment to education when she received a Doctor of Pedagogy, Niagara University.
Dorothy Gillespie is the subject of numerous reviews, scholarly articles, television and radio interviews and the book Dorothy Gillespie.
This selection on view, and for sale, is organized and sponsored by The Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation. The work is directly from the late artist’s studio located in Narrowsburg, NY. The Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation fosters the legacy of Dorothy Gillespie’s life and work. The Foundation supports artists, initiatives, and institutions that embody the same innovative, inclusive multidisciplinary approach that Dorothy Gillespie exemplified in both her art and philanthropic endeavors.
Visit The Foundation’s website for more in depth information on the artist and her larger than life works of art.
True Blue, a local restaurant in Wilmington, NC, invited Debra to create and display a collection of her large abstract art in their dining room. The paintings are for sale and can viewed in the restaurant and online. Preview the work here!
True Blue Butcher and Table Restaurant
1125 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405
Join us in celebrating a new art partnership with Art in Bloom Gallery and local restaurant, The Green House, along with several of our local artists. This art partnership will offer a curated selection of ceramics, sculpture and fiber art by Brian Evans, Dianne Evans, Angela Rowe, and Rebecca Yeomans in The Green House Restaurant’s beautiful space. All of the original artwork will be for sale and may be viewed in the restaurant as well as online. Join us at the opening art reception at the restaurant on Wednesday, March 8th from 5-7pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
The Green House is a local vegetarian and vegan restaurant welcoming customers to experience an inventive, plant-based menu with an emphasis on sustainability, seasonality, and all of the amazing local producers our area has to offer. Make dinner reservations at OpenTable or contact the restaurant.
The Green House
1427 Military Cutoff, Unit 106,
Wilmington, NC 28405