“Harmonious Relationships: Art Inspired by Music” Exhibit & Fundraiser
June 25 – August 8, 2021
Opening Reception & Fourth Friday – June 25, 6-9pm
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 features works of art by artists, Debra Bucci, Bradley Carter, Elizabeth Darrow, Helen Lewis, Lori Joy Peterson, Jameka Wrisbon 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. Join us in the gallery from 6-9pm, in downtown Wilmington, as part of the Fourth Friday Gallery Night hosted by the Arts Council of Wilmington. Visit with the artists and purchase original art!
Fourth Fridays are an after-hours celebration of art and culture, which is held from 6 – 9 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. Art-savvy locals and visitors flock to downtown Wilmington galleries for a fun, free, family-friendly experience.
In accordance with CDC Guidelines, masks are required for unvaccinated persons in all galleries, and we ask that all Fourth Friday participants comply with the rules of each exhibit they visit.
A portion of art sales from the Opera Wilmington Shop on the Art in Bloom Gallery website will be donated to Opera Wilmington.
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.
About Photography Feature Gary Allen
Gary Allen’s lifelong obsession with photography began in 1974 when he got his first camera at the age of 12 and has been a professional photographer since 1980. During the 80’s and 90’s he worked as an award-winning newspaper photojournalist, mostly with the News & Observer in Raleigh, NC (North Carolina photographer of the year five times and runner-up six times). He has won awards for his work on local, state, regional, national and international levels including being part of the Pulitzer Prize winning team at the N&O in 1996. Since 2000, Allen has worked as a commercial photographer and as manager of Southeastern Camera store in Wilmington, NC. During his tenure at the camera store, Allen began his journey into pursuing his artistic visions in photography.
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