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“OBSERVATIONS: Photography by (Joe) P. Wiegmann” Exhibit

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Date(s) - 04/26/2024 - 06/09/2024
All Day

Art in Bloom Gallery at Mayfaire Town Center


“OBSERVATIONS” will be our newest show featuring the photographic work of Leland artist, (Joe) P. Wiegmann.  Joe states that: “As far back as I can remember, I have been engaged in various creative endeavors such as drawing and painting. Two years of Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland did not provide me with the means to express my creativity and so, I changed my major to Fine Art. After more than 43 years in the graphic, printing, and creative design field, I retired from my Creative Director and Department Head position to move to the Wilmington, NC area. The beauty and natural energy of the environment and artist community here has rekindled my creative energy.”

“While photography is my current creative medium, I have noticed that my art and graphic background plays heavily with my images. I begin by observing my surroundings before even taking my first photo. I look for lines, shapes, layers, colors, and textures. I consider taking photos from various angles and heights to best capture the image. I mainly use a Fujifilm X-T3 camera and occasionally, my iPhone Pro 12 in RAW mode, to be able to employ various lighting effects. I bracket my shots and take full image as well as tightly cropped images, so I have plenty of information going into post-production. I select the image that best captures my observation and the emotion I felt when I saw the image. I want to communicate the same visual excitement to the viewer through a printed piece.”

Click Here to preview the work that will be on view and for sale!

Join us in the gallery on Sunday, April 28th, from 2-5pm. Enjoy special refreshments, meet our artists, and enjoy live music by solo jazz guitarist, Roger Davis!  On view along with this exhibit will be a very special exhibit by guest artist, Clarence Mayo from the Durham Art Guild, whose artistic creations are a result of his deep inspiration from a diverse range of tribal icons and symbols originating from different cultures across the globe.  In addition, we feature continuously rotating art featuring 30+ of Art in Bloom Gallery’s Artists!