Originally published in The Weekly Packet, August 1, 2013
Art in Bloom pairs art and flowers for colorful event
Visitors admire the artwork and flower arrangements at Art in Bloom. The exhibition was held in the Bay School’s Emlen Hall.
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.”