Date(s) - 08/20/2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Art in Bloom Gallery
“Exhibit Reception” on Sunday, August 20th, 2-5pm
Join us in the gallery on Sunday, August 20th, 2-5pm for a special artist’s reception to celebrate three new shows featuring the pastels of Jeri Greenberg, ceramics by Brian Evans and Dianne Evans as well as photography by David A. Norris. Enjoy special refreshments, meet our artists and enjoy live music by solo jazz guitar, Roger Davis!
Our featured shows include “Hearts & Souls: New Pastels by Jeri Greenberg”, “Ceramic Creations: Featuring Brian Evans & Dianne Evans” and David Norris – Photography Feature. These new shows will be on view from August 17 – October 1, 2023.
“Hearts & Souls” is Jeri Greenberg’s newest body of work featuring her amazing pastel paintings. 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.
“Ceramic Creations: Featuring Brian Evans & Dianne Evans” celebrates the 3 dimensional ceramic work art these artists. 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. 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. 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 – Photography Feature” 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. Wilmington artist, David, 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.
Gallery events are always free and open to the public. On view along with these exhibits, Art in Bloom Gallery showcases a plethora of fine art by over 30 local artists. The gallery is open Monday–Saturday 10am–7pm and Sunday 12-6pm and is now located in Mayfaire Town Center at 6866 Main Street in Wilmington, NC.