Current Exhibits

“Chasing Shadow and Light: New Art by Brian Evans, Dianne Evans and Mark Gansor”
June 14- July 21, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019, 6-9pm - Opening Reception
Friday, June 28, 6-9pm - Fourth Friday Gallery Night Reception

Mark Gansor “Ghostly Apparitions” Acrylic on canvas, 14″ x 18″

“Chasing Shadow and Light: New Art by Brian Evans, Dianne Evans and Mark Gansor” features three artists working in a variety of media.  These three Wilmington based artists are collaborating for the first time in this new exhibition. Brian and Dianne are ceramic artists who play with light and shadow on three dimensional surfaces in their functional and decorative pottery.  Mark is a landscape painter using impasto surfaces to capture fleeting moments caught in the light.

Join us for the opening reception, Friday,  June 14, from 6-9pm.   Visit with our artists and enjoy refreshments with live music by Myron Harmon on piano keyboard. The exhibit continues through July 21, 2019.

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.

Mark Gansor is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Out of several decades of work as a decorative finisher and classical musician, Mark Gansor’s career as a painter was born. Entirely self- taught he is now secure enough to tell people that he is an artist. He works in acrylics thickly applied to the canvas with knives, fingers, and occasionally brushes.  Since moving to Wilmington five years ago he has been caught up in the artistic vibe of the city, and the historical structures, nature, and the downtown all figure in his work. He has painted or restored original work in several structures on the National Registry which have added to his love of all things old or unusual. The beautiful old churches speak to him, bringing his love of sacred music and the pipe organ back time and time again.  For several years he has been painting works on canvas and hopes that this can be his career in retirement. His work is available at Art in Bloom Gallery. He has also recently become Director of Music Ministries at St Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church in downtown Wilmington.  Mark Gansor is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Current Exhibits at Satellite Venues

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“TWENTY-TWO by THIRTY: From the Flat Files of Gayle Tustin” at PinPoint Restaurant
June 5, 2019 – September 23, 2020
Tuesday, July 30th, 5:30-6:30 - Champagne Toast & Special Reception

Gayle Tustin “Birch Bark Series #7,” Mixed media on paper 30″ x 22″

Dine at Pinpoint Restaurant to view the new installation by artist, Gayle Tustin, as part of Art in Bloom Gallery’s partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.  “TWENTY-TWO by THIRTY” ~From the flat files of  GAYLE TUSTIN is a selection of mixed media artwork all in the size of 22″ x 30″.  The art exhibit runs from June 5 – September 23, 2019.

Join us for a special champagne toast and special reception for the artist on Tuesday, July 30, from 5:30 – 6:30pm.  The reception is free and open to the public with complimentary champagne and appetizers. If you would like to stay for dinner, please call 910-769-2972 for dinner reservations.

About the Art

After a visit to my Wilmington studio by Art in Bloom Gallery owner Amy Grant, I was presented with the idea of showing a selection of works on paper at Pin Point Restaurant.  Since I had a cache of pieces 22 x 30 inches in my flat files and storage racks, we agreed it would be interesting to have all works a unified size.

Included in this selection are works I created and/or exhibited in Macedonia, Germany, Peru, Vermont, Bald Head Island, and Wilmington.  The mixed media in these pieces vary with acrylic and oil paint, graphite, collage, sgraffito, sewing, found objects, birch bark, India ink, sailing charts, and more.

I am also known as a ceramic artist, hand-building vessel sculpture, relief wall tiles, and other three dimensional objects. There are times I find the process of making a clay piece from start to finish laborious; therefore, working in other mediums can be quite a satisfying diversion. ~ Gayle Tustin, Wilmington, NC

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

“Asylum: Collages by Elizabeth Darrow”
June 12 - September 30, 2019
Thursday, June 20th, 6-9pm - Champagne Toast & Special Reception

“Asylum” Oil and collage on paper

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant to view “Asylum” an exhibit of collages by Wilmington artist, Elizabeth Darrow, as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

Elizabeth Darrow has made Wilmington her home since 1977. Born in Hartford, Conn. Darrow is a 1967 graduate of Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio), where she majored in painting. She has been working in oil and collage throughout her career, usually in the manner of Abstract Expressionism.

She works in a variety of styles depending on her medium, but never works “from life” in the traditional sense. Most of the imagery that comes to her seems to hatch of its own accord, emerging from the process. Darrow enjoys working with color, repeating patterns and embedding humor (and angst) into her work. Each piece takes her on a journey of discovery where she hopes to lose herself to the process.

Join us for a special champagne toast and special reception for the artist on Thursday, June 20th 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.

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Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

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