Art in Bloom Comes to San Miguel

By Aly Posner

The San Miguel Garden Club is thrilled to introduce its new hallmark event “Art in Bloom” to the San Miguel community. The show will be offered without an entry fee.

Art in Bloom
Exhibits of art-inspired flower arrangements
With Garden Club of San Miguel
Sat, Apr 1, 5–7pm
Sun, Apr 2, 12–4pm
Fábrica La Aurora
Free
sanmiguelgardenclub.org

In the past, the San Miguel Garden Club has held bi-annual flower shows at a variety of locations around town. This year with “Art in Bloom,” we are excited to create a new and improved flower show, and we hope this will be the first of many to be held in San Miguel in the coming years.

“Art in Bloom” will feature floral arrangements inspired by accompanying works of art. Garden Club members and friends will create and exhibit floral arrangements inspired by paintings, drawings, weavings, sculptures, and mixed media pieces all from the collections of local artists. Each work of art will be displayed together. with its complementary floral arrangement. Visitors will have an opportunity on opening night and the following day to view the art-inspired floral arrangements and vote for the Best in Show.

The concept of “Art in Bloom” originated at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1976. The idea was to create and display floral designs that interpret works of art. Floral arrangements combined with the museum’s paintings and sculptures create an entirely new art genre that is simply more than the flowers and the art—a combination mixed-media visual art. It is a gorgeous synthesis of the two for those who love art and for those who love flowers. It is has been so successful that it has been adapted in varying forms by many museums throughout the United States.

The San Miguel Garden Club has operated for more than 20 years as both an NGO and more recently as a social community service organization. With over 75 members our stated purpose is the promotion of botanical gardening and floral design. We are committed to preserving and enhancing the beauty of the town through horticultural projects, environmental education, and informal learning opportunities. This is accomplished through educational programs and field trips for our membership as well as gardening classes and civic and environmental programs for the public. Over the years, the Garden Club has provided contributions to help maintain and improve gardens in public parks, schools, and public buildings.

This event will take place on Saturday, April 1, 5–7pm, and Sunday, April 2, 12–4 pm, in conjunction with Fábrica La Aurora’s monthly Art Walk.  Please visit our website at sanmiguelgardenclub.org or e-mail Laurie Dawes at lauriedawes1@gmail.com.

 

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