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Our photographic feature exhibit is “Visual INTROspection: Photography by WAZgriffin”. 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.

Along with this exhibit is “Primordial Lines: Brian Evans & Kirah Van Sickle,” featuring 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 plays 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.

Both exhibits are on view from May 27 until July 9, 2022.

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.

About the Artist

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.

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