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Upcoming Exhibits

“Horse Play” Exhibit
May 4 - 26, 2018
Friday, May 4, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, May 25, 6-9pm - Closing Reception & Fourth Friday

“Sage,” Collage on paper, 9″ x 14″ by Catherine Nicodemo

Join us for the new themed exhibit honoring the humble beginnings of Art in Bloom Gallery. Established in 2015, the gallery is housed in the renovated horse stable built by the Quinlivan family of farriers in 1910. The show will feature a stable of artists, working in a variety of media, invited to participate.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 4th from 6-8pm.   Visit with the artists and enjoy refreshments with live music.

Click here for a preview of art featured in the exhibit.

The artists will include Debra BucciBradley Carter, Elizabeth Darrow, Jay DeChesere, Dumay GorhamDavid Klinger, Nick Mijak, Catherine Nicodemo, Michael Van Hout, and Roberto Vengoechea, among many others.  Stay tuned for more details.

“Pathways to Understanding: Paintings by Joanne Geisel”
June 1 - 23, 2018
Friday, June 1, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, June 22, 6-9pm - Closing Reception & Fourth Friday

“Sunset Caress,” Oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″

Join us for the new exhibit “Pathways of Understanding” with paintings by Joanne Geisel. Joanne’s work will be shown in conjunction with an exhibit of new sculptural work by ceramist, Brian Evans.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, June 1st from 6-8pm.   Visit with the artists and enjoy refreshments with live music.

Joanne Geisel has been painting, teaching, exhibiting and selling her work full time since 2006.   Her paintings attempt to capture the feelings, sights and sounds of her subject. She experiments with texture, edges, brushstrokes, palette knifes and layering colors on canvas to create depth, luminosity and beauty. Joanne lives and works in Wilmington, NC. She is on the faculty of The Cameron Art Museum School and the Leland Cultural Arts Center and conducts workshops for many other organizations.

Stay tuned for more details.

“New Ceramic Work by Brian Evans”
June 1 - 23, 2018
Friday, June 1, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, June 22, 6-9pm - Closing Reception & Fourth Friday

Bronze Pedestal Bowl

Join us for the new exhibit of sculptural ceramic work by Brian Evans. Brian’s work will be shown in conjunction with the exhibit “Pathways of Understanding” featuring new paintings by Joanne Geisel.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, June 1st from 6-8pm.   Visit with the artists and enjoy refreshments with live music.

Brian Evans is a ceramic artist who finds inspiration from his surroundings. He uses textured glazes to emulate weathered or patinaed surfaces that are common due to the salty air of Coastal North Carolina. Brian began working in ceramics in 1995 through the Continuing Education program at Cape Fear Community College while searching for an outlet for artistic expression.  He is a full-time ceramic artist.  Brian is a founding member of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild in Wilmington, NC which began in 2007 and is currently serving as President of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild. Brian studied under Japanese-American Potter, Hiroshi Sueyoshi and currently lives and works in Wilmington, NC. 

Stay tuned for more details.

“Waking from Dreams: Paintings by Mark Gansor” at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant
June 13 - October 15, 2018
June 14, 6-8pm Thursday, Champagne Toast & Reception

“Jolly Lilies” Acrylic on canvas by Mark Gansor

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant  to view the brand new paintings by Mark Gansor in his new exhibit “Waking from Dreams.”

Join us for a special Champagne Toast and Reception for the artist on Thursday, June 14th, from 6-8pm.

Mark Gansor is completely self taught, learning how to paint through reading books and studying the work of others. He has been trained in the application of fine Venetian plasters and has taken master classes in Trompe l’oeil painting.  Mark began experimenting with decorative painting first as a hobby, but it soon it blossomed into a full-time profession.   He now devotes his time to rendering decorative finishes, faux effects, plasters, and murals.  He works in both residential and commercial settings and has painted in several buildings that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

This exhibit is in partnership with CHECKER CAB productions.
The reception is free and open to the public. Please call 910-769-9300 for dinner reservations.

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

 

“Traveling Light” A Collaborative Exhibit by Gale Smith & Alice Blake Powell
November 2 - 24, 2018
Friday, November 2, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, November 24, 6-9pm - Closing Reception & Fourth Friday

Join us for the new exhibit, “Traveling Light,” and a collaboration between artist, Gale Smith, and fashion designer, Alice Blake Powell. This exhibit idea has grown out of the collaboration between Gale and Alice during last year’s “ExperiMetal” exhibit where they designed and created a dress for Gale to wear during the reception.  Gale wove a copper tapestry using various shades of blue and Alice created and fashioned the design.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, November 2nd from 6-8pm.   Visit with the artists and enjoy refreshments with live music.

About Gale Smith
Gale Smith is an award winning artist, living and working in Wilmington, NC, with her works exhibited in galleries, private collections and corporate installations. Her newest interest is working with copper.  As a plein air painter, she began using copper panels as her canvas and loved how the copper made her colors warm and vibrant. She experiments with different gauges of copper and mediums and discovered that inks and oils on copper made colors radiate vibrantly.

About Alice Blake Powell
Alice Blake Powell currently resides in Wilmington, NC where she has worked in the film industry for nearly 25 years. Her resume includes over 40 television and major motion picture film productions such as Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Good Behavior, The Secret Life of Bee’s, Secretariat and Iron Man 3 to name a few. When Alice is not working film, she promotes her business “By the Hands” producing charity fashion shows and designing for local artist.