6866 Main St., Wilmington, NC 28405
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Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 12 – 6pm
& By Appointment

Special Artist Reception

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Date(s) - 01/14/2024
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Art in Bloom Gallery at Mayfaire Town Center


Join us to celebrate the 2024 and the new show by Meg McGrew, guest photographer, on Sunday, January 14th from 2-5pm featuring live music by solo jazz guitarist, Roger Davis!

From the time Meg McGrew first picked up a camera, she’s always been fascinated by shadows. Yet her show “Out of the Shadows” relates to more than Meg’s lifelong appreciation for them. It also reflects Meg coming through the darker, shadowy world of trauma to the more colorful creative life she has today. After a severe car accident in August 2016, it took Meg a long while to make any kind of artwork again. But one day, sitting in her wheelchair with her camera nearby, Meg picked it up and started to photograph her shadows on the wall across from her. The images in this show started with photos either totally made up of shadows or where a shadow is a primary focus in the piece. Meg then used an online photo editing program to digitally alter them in some way.

“Light and dark. Day and night… I now have a deeper appreciation of the way shadows can accentuate the light in the image and in my life.”

Artist, Meg McGrew, has been focused on how objects and shadows can be transformed into different and unique images. She’s taken the original photos and altered them digitally, playing with exposure, color, contrast and applications that add texture to the image. Time melts when she’s involved in this process.

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 located in Mayfaire Town Center at 6866 Main Street in Wilmington, NC.If you prefer to shop from home the Art in Bloom Gallery Website is always open!  Purchase art online and pick up at the door or take advantage of our free local delivery.  Plus we can ship anywhere within the U.S. Art in Bloom also offers complimentary gift wrapping and gift cards are available.