Friday, July 24, 6-9pm - Opening Reception*
Art in Bloom Gallery is excited to open a new exhibit on Friday, July 24. The exhibit will be in the gallery and will have many virtual components including a virtual tour, artist videos and more! The exhibit continues through September 6, 2020.
A New Exhibit with Jeri Greenberg, David Norris & Photographer, Curtis Krueger, features three artists working with a wide range in media from pastel, monoprints and photography. Jeri Greenberg, a new pastel artist for the gallery, paints still-lifes, urban interiors, figures, fabrics, and the occasional landscape with a color-rich palate. Complementing Jeri’s paintings are David Norris’ monoprints and drawings. He continues to build on his long-standing series of regional cityscapes, land and waterscapes. Our photography feature is Curtis Krueger. Curtis has been creating work for over 25 years and has partnered with the gallery several times. He has an eye for intricate detail and much of his work is inspired by travel.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 adjustments, this exhibit will be in the gallery and online beginning on July 24th. While we still do not have public hours yet, we are trying to keep the gallery open when staff are in the building. Typically, staff is on site Monday – Friday from around 10am until 4pm. Please ring the doorbell if the lights are on! And Art in Bloom is currently open by appointment seven days a week. Please call 484-884-3037 to schedule a time. Face coverings are required and available if you do not have a face covering.
About the Artists
After many years as a fashion illustrator and sportswear designer, Jeri Greenberg turned her love of graphic design towards advertising for a while. Having time to devote herself to painting again – and falling in love with the pastel medium – has led to a new and interesting “next act” as full time painter and teacher. Recently relocated, Jeri teaches weekly classes at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington NC, and does demos and workshops around the country, as well as jurying pastel exhibits.
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. David recently has begun a series of monoprints that combine printing techniques with color pencils and lithograph crayons. They build on and compliment a long-standing series of regional cityscapes and landscapes done in watercolor and color pencil. He also works in other media ranging from black and white pen drawings to silverpoint, scrimshaw, linoleum block prints, and collage.
Some of the Curtis Krueger’s earliest memories are of his father and him drawing at the dining room table. He was told our television broke down when he was in kindergarten, and his parents, although they could afford to repair it decided not to. Curtis places much of his fascination with the art-world with their encouragement and direct participation. The lack of television as entertainment is another. Curtis studied art at Eastern Michigan University, earning a BFA, along with two teaching certificates. It was in school where he took a darkroom class and got the incurable photo bug. For the last 25 years he has earned a living selling my photos at various art festivals and galleries across America. Traveling is a big part of his schedule. Half the year is taken up with either shows or photo gathering trips. On an average year, Curtis travels 30,000 miles and shoots 50,000 images.
As of right now Fourth Friday receptions, held during the Arts Council of Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Night are on hold until January of 2021. The exhibit continues through September 6, 2020.