“Dance Around the Light: Photography by Brian H. Peterson”

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“Dance Around the Light: Photography by Brian H. Peterson”
June 14- July 28, 2024

Opening Reception: Sunday, June 16, 2-5pm
Live music featuring Haley Heath & Justin Lacey

The gallery is pleased to showcase the photographic work of Brian H. Peterson, with a curated selection of works. Brian has been an artist, curator, critic, musician, author, videographer, and arts administrator for more than forty years. Art in Bloom Gallery will also present Brian’s most recent publication, The Blossoming of the World (AR Press, 2023), a spiritual autobiography and story of healing and salvation. The gallery will offer paperback and hardcover copies for purchase. Additionally, the gallery will be scheduling a reading for Brian’s new book in conjunction with his exhibit.

Join us in the gallery on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th, from 2-5pm. Enjoy special refreshments, meet our artists, and enjoy live music by Haley Heath and Justin Lacey! On view along with this exhibit will be a new show “Capturing Nature,” with Debra Bucci’s newest paintings, which capture nature’s sparkles through tiny dots, thick lines and extraordinary brush strokes. These paintings will present a broad variety of work that Debra is known for including newly imagined willow trees, landscapes, seascapes, florals and abstracts! In addition, we feature continuously rotating art featuring 30+ of Art in Bloom Gallery’s Artists!

About the Artist
Brian H. Peterson has more than forty years’ experience as a curator, critic, visual artist, musician, and arts administrator. His photographs are in the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Amon Carter Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

As the Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator at the James A. Michener Art Museum (1990-2013), he managed the exhibition program, curated historic and contemporary exhibitions, and was the editor and principal author of the landmark publication, Pennsylvania Impressionism (2002).

As well as author of The Smile at the Heart of Things (2009) and I Give My Eyes (2018), Peterson has also contributed critical writing to the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, American Arts Quarterly, and the Photo Review. In retirement he has taken up videography while continuing his work as writer and photographer.

His 1981 song cycle “Moon Songs,” based on the poetry of E. E. Cummings, was featured on the CD Modern American Art Song (2015) with mezzo-soprano Sharon Mabry. Peterson’s most recent publication, in its second printing, is The Blossoming of the World (AR Press, 2023), a spiritual autobiography and story of healing and salvation.

“Peterson’s photographs transcend the realm of objects to speak about matters of the soul.”
—Ellen Rosenholtz, former director, Lancaster Museum of Art

Gallery events are always free and open to the public. On view along with these exhibits, Art in Bloom Gallery showcases a plethora of fine art by over 30 local artists. The gallery is open Monday–Saturday 10am–7pm and Sunday 12-6pm and is now located in Mayfaire Town Center at 6866 Main Street in Wilmington, NC.

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 and gift cards available.

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