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Upcoming Exhibits

“Primordial Lines: Brian Evans & Kirah Van Sickle”
May 27 - July 9, 2022
Opening & Fourth Friday Gallery Night: May 27, 2022 6-9pm
In Gallery & Online

“Orange Crush” by Kirah Van Sickle

“Primordial Lines: Brian Evans & Kirah Van Sickle,” will feature artists working in contemporary ceramics and mixed media art.   These 2 Wilmington based artists are collaborating in this new exhibition. Brian is a ceramic artist who play with light and shadow on three dimensional surfaces in his functional and decorative pottery.  Kirah’s acrylic and mixed media works explore incorporating found objects and papers with paint glazes.  The show will also feature new ceramic works by Dianne Evans.

About the Artists

Brian Evans‘ work conveys inspiration that he finds in his surroundings. Sometimes something as simple as the blade of a saw or a bellows used to blow on a fire can inspire an entire series of work. This body of work conveys simple found objects that inspire minimal or complex linear forms. Brian Evans was born in Beaufort, SC, but was raised in Western Pennsylvania.  He graduated in 1993 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Studio Art.  He moved to Wilmington, North Carolina in 1995.  He studied ceramics through the Continuing Education program at Cape Fear Community College while searching for an outlet for artistic expression. Brian studied under a Japanese-American Potter,  Hiroshi Sueyoshi. Brian is currently serving as President of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild.

Local artist and potter, Dianne Evans, has had a passion for art since childhood. She was born and raised in scenic Indiana, Pennsylvania. Dianne developed an interest in art while studying under an inspirational high school art teacher. This experience also inspired her to want to become a teacher. Dianne earned a BS in Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1994. In 1995 she moved to Wilmington, North Carolina where she began teaching in several private schools. Although she is no longer teaching, she works at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Continuing her love of art, she took art classes at UNC Wilmington in 2009-2010 where she focused on sculpture and ceramics. A field trip to Penland School of Crafts sparked an interest in pursuing ceramics as an art form.  Dianne is an active member of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild and participates in local art shows. She predominately works in the medium of clay focusing on hand-built pottery.

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.

Along with this exhibit our photographic exhibit is “Visual INTROspection: Photography by WAZgriffin”. WAZ’s show features images meant to evoke self reflection, challenge the viewer, and inspire an emotional response.

Join us in the gallery on Friday, May 27 from 6-9pm, in downtown Wilmington, as part of the Fourth Friday Gallery Night hosted by the Arts Council of Wilmington for the 2022 Season.  Visit with the artists and purchase original art!  Fourth Fridays Gallery Nights are an after-hours celebration of art and culture. Art-savvy locals and visitors flock to downtown Wilmington galleries for a fun, free, family-friendly experience.

“Visual INTROspection” Photography by WAZgriffin
May 27 - July 9, 2022
Opening & Fourth Friday Gallery Night: May 27, 2022 6-9pm
In Gallery & Online

“Bees on a Pear”

Visual INTROspection is WAZ’s first show at Art in Bloom. The show features images meant to evoke self reflection, challenge the viewer, and inspire an emotional response. Some will experience amusement at a gathering of ballerinas, warmth watching a young girl dance on the beach, or amazement at a swarm of bees eight inches long. Whatever the reaction, the desire is that the viewer has enjoyed a moment of contemplation through these images.

WAZgriffin has more than forty years experience as a photographer. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he studied photojournalism, television production, and media arts, WAZ has worked both in California and North Carolina as a teacher, teaching computer literacy, photography, and video production. His work has won numerous awards both nationally, locally, and internationally through shows and competitions. He lives in Wilmington, NC.

Along with our photography feature will be the exhibit, “Primordial: Brian Evans& Kirah Van Sickle,” including contemporary ceramic and mixed media art.

Join us in the gallery on Friday, May 27 from 6-9pm, in downtown Wilmington, as part of the Fourth Friday Gallery Night hosted by the Arts Council of Wilmington for the 2022 Season.  Visit with the artists and purchase original art!  Fourth Fridays Gallery Nights are an after-hours celebration of art and culture. Art-savvy locals and visitors flock to downtown Wilmington galleries for a fun, free, family-friendly experience.

The 2022 Exhibit Season Line Up