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Upcoming Exhibits

Announcing the 2021 Exhibit Season!

“Springtime Celebration with New Elements Gallery”
March 19 - May 2, 2021
In Gallery & Online

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Springtime Celebration with New Elements Gallery is a collaboration presenting an eclectic mix of paintings capturing elements of Spring – when life is alive with everything! The artists included that are represented by New Elements Gallery are Kristen Dill, Fritzi Huber, and Sheila Keefe Ortiz.  Art in Bloom Gallery artists include Debra BucciBradley Carter, Mark Gansor, Laurie Greenbaum Beitch, Jeri Greenberg, Joan McLoughlin, and  Kirah Van Sickle.   In addition to our featured painters, our photography feature is by Nydheri Brown.

The exhibit opens on Friday, March 19 and continues through May 2, 2021.

Click here to preview the work that will be featured in the exhibit.

The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.  If you prefer to shop from home the Art in Bloom Gallery Website (www.aibgallery.com) is always open!  Purchase art online and pick up at the door or take advantage of our free local delivery.  Plus we can also ship anywhere within the U.S.

“Beauty in Everyday Life: Photography by Nydheri Brown”

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Beauty in Everyday Life: Photography by Nydheri Brown is a photography exhibit in conjunction with Springtime Celebration with New Elements Gallery.

Nydheri Brown is a contemporary multidisciplinary artist based in southeastern North Carolina. Experimenting with different materials and mediums and exploring her interests, Nydheri enhances her ability to see the spectacular and create new things reimagining what inspires her. Being homeschooled allowed her to explore different avenues of creative expression and to experiment with different mediums. She has been featured in several group showings. She is currently enrolled at Cape Fear Community College.

In her artist statement, Nydheri states “I am passionate about creating and exploring art. For as long as I can remember, and certainly before I could articulate it, I have taken a multidisciplinary approach to art. My parents share fond memories of me combining unlikely things to create new textures, colors, and shapes. As an artist, I endeavor to capture the beauty of everyday life. Most people miss the spectacular because they do not slow down to appreciate the beauty surrounding them in real-time; at the moment. I have found that photography is the most accessible way to capture and share the spectacular beauty that draws my eye.”

The exhibit opens on Friday, March 19 and continues through May 2, 2021.

Click here to preview the work that will be featured in the exhibit.

The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.  If you prefer to shop from home the Art in Bloom Gallery Website (www.aibgallery.com) is always open!  Purchase art online and pick up at the door or take advantage of our free local delivery.  Plus we can also ship anywhere within the U.S.

 

“Canvas and Clay: Creating Art with Expression by Debra Bucci, Brian Evans & Dianne Evans”
May 7 – June 20, 2021
In Gallery & Online

“Sea to Sky” Oil on canvas by Debra Bucci

Canvas and Clay: Creating Art with Expression is a new exhibit celebrating the two and 3 dimensional art of Debra Bucci, Brian Evans and Dianne Evans along with featured photographers.

The exhibit opens on Friday, May 7 and continues through June 20, 2021.

Debra continues to experiment with abstract and nature-based images to build emotional connection. She is exploring the rhythm of repeating elements, high contrast to build depth and explosive color to lift up and empower the viewer.

In his recent work, Brian explores complex geometric, linear, and abstract forms. He focuses on how they relate to each other and how they entice the viewer’s eye to explore the intricacies of of each piece.

In her recent work, Dianne continues to focus on the relationship of dynamic graphic patterns and forms. She is interested in how the interplay of these individual elements elevate each other into a more harmonious design.

Stay tuned for more details and to preview the work that will be featured in the exhibit.

The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.  If you prefer to shop from home the Art in Bloom Gallery Website (www.aibgallery.com) is always open!  Purchase art online and pick up at the door or take advantage of our free local delivery.  Plus we can also ship anywhere within the U.S.

“Harmonious Relationships: Art Inspired by Music”
June 25 – August 8, 2021
In Gallery & Online

“Spiraling” Oil on canvas by Debra Bucci

Art in Bloom Gallery is delighted to partner with Opera Wilmington to celebrate the production of The Magic Flute Opera.  Harmonious Relationships: Art Inspired by Music celebrates the convergence of music and visual art.  This exhibit will include works of art by artists Debra Bucci, Helen Lewis, Jameka Purdie, Traudi Thornton, and Pam Toll among others.  In addition to this exhibit our photography feature is Gary Allen.

The exhibit opens on Friday, June 25 and continues through August 8, 2021.

A portion of art sales from the Opera Wilmington Shop on the Art in Bloom Gallery website will be donated to Opera Wilmington. Stay tuned for more details and to preview the work that will be featured in the exhibit.

About Opera Wilmington

Founded in ­­­­2013 as the area’s only live, fully staged professional opera company, Opera Wilmington has become a cultural touchstone in the coastal Carolina region. Artistic Director Nancy King, along with a board of dedicated community supporters and devoted opera lovers, envisioned a dynamic company that would provide excellence in operatic performance and education, as well as inspire appreciation of the art form within the Wilmington community and surrounding areas.

To bring this vision to life, Nancy King (a voice/opera professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington) brought together a collaborative artistic team of fellow UNCW faculty members: Assistant Artistic Director and costume designer Mark Sorenson, scenic designer Max Lydy, conductor and chorus master Joe Hickman, and choreographer Nancy Podrasky Carson.

Cast members include nationally emerging singers along with local talent and advanced UNCW students, and the Opera Wilmington Orchestra is composed of UNCW faculty and other professional musicians from across the state.

The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.  If you prefer to shop from home the Art in Bloom Gallery Website (www.aibgallery.com) is always open!  Purchase art online and pick up at the door or take advantage of our free local delivery.  Plus we can also ship anywhere within the U.S.

“What We Keep: Karen Paden Crouch & Angela Rowe”
August 13 – September 19, 2021
In Gallery & Online

“Here Comes the Sun” Oil on canvas by Angela Rowe

What We Keep is an exhibit with a continuing conversation between two old friends Karen Paden Crouch and Angela Rowe. Along with this exhibit we will display the work of our photography feature Audrey Kriss Berkowitz.

Events of this past year drew us inside, kept us inside and made us look inside. We have examined our history, our symbols, and what matters most to us when so much of what we considered essential became inaccessible. Evolving from that experience, “What We Keep” is a continuing conversation between two old friends Karen Paden Crouch and Angela Rowe who have relished the blessing of time to make art and make sense of what has sustained us and what we will take with us as we emerge from this complex experience. The work includes individual and collaborative pieces in clay, bronze, paper and canvas.

The exhibit opens on Friday, August 13 and continues through September 19, 2021.

Stay tuned for more details and to preview the work that will be featured in the exhibit.

The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.  If you prefer to shop from home the Art in Bloom Gallery Website (www.aibgallery.com) is always open!  Purchase art online and pick up at the door or take advantage of our free local delivery.  Plus we can also ship anywhere within the U.S.

“Birdsong: Helen Mirkil”
September 24 – November 7, 2021
In Gallery & Online

“Squirrel’s Nest” Collage by Helen Mirkil

Birdsong features the work of artist, Helen Mirkil.  This is a continuing series of art the by the artist.  Art in Bloom Gallery is pleased to feature Helen’s work along side our feature photographer Kelly Starbuck.

“Birdsong” is a continuing series of art by artist, Helen Mirkil. Birds can put a song in our hearts when there’s no song to be found. Each bird species is entirely different, and for Helen each journey into the world of birds is different too. She never quite know where it’s leading her. It’s not unlike the life of following and listening to the music of the Holy Spirit.

Born in 1952, Helen Mirkil is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) Certificate and MFA programs, as well as the BFA program of the University of  Pennsylvania (with studio classes at PAFA). Helen is also a poet. Her collection of poems entitled Sower on the Cliffs: poems and drawings was published in 2013 by BookArts Press. Helen’s home is in Wilmington, North Carolina. Along with a spacious studio across town, she is setting down roots, enjoying her children and grandchildren.

The exhibit opens on Friday, September 24 and continues through November 7, 2021.

Stay tuned for more details and to preview the work that will be featured in the exhibit.

The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.  If you prefer to shop from home the Art in Bloom Gallery Website (www.aibgallery.com) is always open!  Purchase art online and pick up at the door or take advantage of our free local delivery.  Plus we can also ship anywhere within the U.S.

“The Holiday Art Exhibit + Sale” Featuring Art in Bloom Gallery Artists
November 12, 2020 - January 9, 2021
In Gallery & Online

The 2021 Holiday Season and Art in Bloom Gallery will celebrate with a rotating exhibit featuring over 30 of Art in Bloom Gallery’s Artists!  Feast your eyes on new work directly out of the artists’ studios. Shop for meaningful, original and special gifts of art that will bring smiles all year round!  All of our artists are offering fine art under $250.

Along with this exhibit and sale is the work of our photography feature, Jeff Chase.

The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.  If you prefer to shop from home the Art in Bloom Gallery Website (www.aibgallery.com) is always open!  Purchase art online and pick up at the door or take advantage of our free local delivery.  Plus we can also ship anywhere within the U.S. Art in Bloom also offers complementary gift wrapping.

Featured artists include:  Bradley Carter (painting), Debra Bucci (painting), Richard Bunting (blown glass), Judy Hintz Cox (abstract painter), Karen Paden Crouch (sculpture), Elizabeth Darrow (painting), Brian Evans (ceramics), Dianne Evans (ceramics), Susan Francy (photographer), Mark Gansor (painter), Joanne Geisel (painting), Dumay Gorham (sculpture), Jeri Greenberg (pastel artist), Liz Hosier (encaustic painter), Curtis Krueger (photographer), Dave Klinger (photography), Brooks Koff (stained glass), Helen Lewis (encaustic painter),  Joan McLoughlin (painting), David Norris (printmaker),  Jameka Purdie (jewelry), Jessie Robertson (painter), Gale Smith (painter), Barbara Snyder (photographer),  Traudi Thornton (ceramics), Gayle Tustin (ceramics), Angela Rowe (painter),  Michael Van Hout (sculpture)Kirah Van Sickle (painter), Roberto Vengoechea (jewelry), Virginia Wright-Frierson (painter), Rebecca Yeomans (fiber artist), among others! 

The exhibit opens on Friday, November 12 and continues through January 9, 2022.

Stay tuned for more details and to preview the work that will be featured in the exhibit.

The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.  If you prefer to shop from home the Art in Bloom Gallery Website (www.aibgallery.com) is always open!  Purchase art online and pick up at the door or take advantage of our free local delivery.  Plus we can also ship anywhere within the U.S.