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Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, August 1, 2013
Art in Bloom pairs art and flowers for colorful event

Visitors at Blue Hill's Art in Bloom

Visitors admire the artwork and flower arrangements at Art in Bloom. The exhibition was held in the Bay School’s Emlen Hall.

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by George Holderness

The Brooklin Garden Club recently presented Art in Bloom, an exposition combining works by local artists and flower arrangements by garden club members.

The 30 pieces of artwork included paintings, pastels, watercolors, and sculpture. Each was the work of a local artist, and many depicted scenes of the Maine coast. An interpretive flower arrangement accompanied each artwork.

The art was for sale, and all proceeds from the show, which ran from July 25-27 at the Bay School’s Emlen Hall, will support educational programs for Peninsula students. Those studying agriculture, horticulture, environmental studies, or forest management may receive scholarship grants from the Garden Club.

Museums in Boston and other cities have featured Art in Bloom shows in recent years. Several Brooklin Garden Club members have competed in these flower shows.

This is the third Art in Bloom show the Garden Club has held; the last was in 2006. Club President Jean Porter was enthusiastic about the show and its attendance. “We’ve had a lot of fun putting this together,” she said. “Lots of volunteer hours went into this.”

Flower arrangements at Blue Hill's Art in Bloom

Flower arrangements on pedestals accompany a wall of paintings by local artists at Art in Bloom.

Photo courtesy of George Holderness
Carving of a Baltimore Oriole at Blue Hill's Art in Bloom

An interpretive flower arrangement sits beside the decorative carving Baltimore Oriole by Bob Marville at Art in Bloom.

Photo courtesy of George Holderness
A display art Blue Hill's Art in Bloom

An arrangement of rocks and flowers by Cullen Schneider accompanies Unsettled, an oil painting by Gudrun Tarr, at Art in Bloom.

Photo courtesy of George Holderness
Visitors at Blue Hill's Art in Bloom

Visitors admire the artwork and flower arrangements at Art in Bloom. The exhibition was held in the Bay School’s Emlen Hall.

Photo by Faith DeAmbrose