Arts in Bloom winner

Potter Brittany Gray poses alongside her first-prize winning porcelain piece, “Nesting Plates and Bowl,” in the lobby of Arts of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, Friday, June 5. Gray won first-place in AoA’s first-ever “Arts in Bloom” contest and will receive a $250 top prize. The contest drew 120 entrants and more than 1,000 online votes.