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Upcoming Exhibits

“Jewish Journeys: An Art Exhibit” in honor of the 6th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival
April 25 - May 8, 2019
Sunday, April 28, Noon-3pm - Special Reception and Meet the Artists
Sunday, May 5, Noon-6pm - Gallery Open with extended hours to view Art Exhibit

Robyn Gahr, “Beginnings” Watercolor on paper, 28.5″ x 22.5″

Cinematic artistic expression is a key element of the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival. Art in Bloom Gallery expands that element with an affiliated art exhibit, Jewish Journeys. Original art will be on view and for sale at Art in Bloom Gallery from April 25th – May 8th.  The exhibit aims to raise money and awareness for the 6th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival.

This community project is sponsored by the film festival for the second year with guest curator, Amy Grant, owner of Art in Bloom Gallery, 210 Princess St. in historic downtown Wilmington in collaboration with Miriam Oehrlein, owner of New Elements Gallery. The original artwork that will be exhibited was chosen to encourage and expand the understanding of Jewish culture and art. Each artist expresses his or her own interpretation of “Jewish Journeys: An Art Exhibit,” so the art exhibit will reflect different points of view. The exhibit will feature special guest artists, including Elisa Agami (sculpture), Judith Yael Cohen (mixed media), Robyn Gahr (mixed media), and Owen Wexler, from New Elements Gallery.

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm with special hours on Sunday from noon until 5pm and by appointment.

Click here to view the work featured in the exhibit. 

The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival has as its primary mission the presentation of films with Jewish content to advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time share Jewish heritage with the general public.

“Homegrown” New Paintings by Angela Rowe at PinPoint Restaurant
September 24th, 2019 – January 13th, 2020
Date TBD: Champagne Toast & Special Reception


Angela Rowe “Motts Channel” Oil and acrylic on canvas

Dine at Pinpoint Restaurant to view the new installation by artist, Angela Rowe, as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

Wilmington artist, Angela Rowe, is a native of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina who grew up drawing, doodling, and creating imaginary houses from shoeboxes and paper. She has done many other things until April 2013 when she had the opportunity to focus on making art. Angela began taking classes at The Museum School of Cameron Art Museum and in October of 2014, she leased studio space at ACME Art Studios. She works in acrylic, mixed media, collage and print making.

Join us for a special champagne toast and special reception for the artist on  (Date TBD).  The reception is free and open to the public with complimentary champagne and appetizers. If you would like to stay for dinner, please call 910-769-9300 for dinner reservations.

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

PinPoint is located at 114 Market Street in Wilmington, NC.

“Take Four: New Art by Joanne Geisel, Ann Hair, Barbara Bear Jamison, and Gale Smith”
October 11- November 16, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019, 6-9pm - Opening Reception
Friday, October 25, 6-9pm - Fourth Friday Gallery Night Reception

Joanne Geisel “Coastal Discovery” Oil on canvas, 24″ x 30″

“Take Four: New Art by Joanne Geisel, Ann Hair, Barbara Bear Jamison, and Gale Smith” is a new exhibit where each artist will paint her personal interpretations of iconic Wilmington scenes, including scenes from the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Garden. A portion of art sales and a raffle of an original artwork will benefit the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Join us for the opening on Friday, October 11, from 6-9pm to meet the artists, hear about their journey with the creation of this exhibit, enjoy refreshments and live music by violinist, Shirley Lebo.

Joanne Geisel‘s love of drawing and painting began as a child. Her goals in creating oil paintings include capturing the feelings, sights and sounds of her subjects. She continues to experiment with texture, edges, brushstrokes, and palette knife and the layering of color to create depth, luminosity and beauty. 

Ann Hair is an award winning artist who draws her inspiration and palette from nature but enjoys tweaking the colors a bit and turning them up a notch.  She loves working en plein aire and from life.  Currently living on the coast of North Carolina, she finds inspiration everywhere.

Barbara Bear Jamison is a 4th generation Wilmington native, focusing on the beauty of her hometown in her art. She studied art at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Gale Smith studied at UNC Chapel Hill, and considers painting as an ongoing study.  Gale is an award winning artist with her works exhibited in galleries, private collections and corporate installations.

The Lower Cape Fear Hospice will receive a portion of art sales from each artist plus a match from Art in Bloom Gallery.  In addition, the four artists are creating a painting together to be raffled during the art exhibit.  All proceeds from the raffle will go to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
Stay tuned for the live painting date to see the artists creating the painting for the raffle prize.
Works of Art by Kirah Van Sickle at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant
October 2nd, 2019 - February 3, 2020
Thursday, November 14th, 6-8pm - Champagne Toast & Special Reception

Kirah Van Sickle “Aspens” Mixed media and collage on paper

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant to view an enticing new exhibit of Kirah Van Sickle, as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

Wilmington artist, Kirah Van Sickle, is an adventurer at heart. Her early years set a foundation for travel, exploration and visual storytelling. Her acrylic and mixed media works explore incorporating found objects and papers with the paint glazes. These are deeply personal expressions of her memories and dreams. In addition to her studio practice, Kirah is a dynamic instructor and lecturer, leading custom studio courses through museum schools and local art associations, directed to both beginner and seasoned artists. She is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and studio artist, a certified Golden Artist-Educator, and active in community arts programming, preservation of cultural resources and enhancing arts education. Kirah lives on the Cape Fear Coast of North Carolina and is a staff instructor at the Cameron Art Museum, Johnston Community College, and Cape Fear Community College.

Join us for a special champagne toast and special reception for the artist on Thursday, November 14th from 6-8pm.  The reception is free and open to the public with complimentary champagne and appetizers. If you would like to stay for dinner, please call 910-769-9300 for dinner reservations.

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

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