Attendance was 170 and included hors d'oeuvres by Canard’s catering, performances by the Patuxent Baroque Trio and Southern Maryland Teen Piano Group, and blossom creations in the artLAB. Art Blooms coincided with the awards reception for Treasured: honoring precious and vanishing worlds, an exhibit that seeks to reveal the beauty and vulnerability of the endangered and the threatened. Treasured jurors Dr. Joshua A. Bell (Smithsonian Institution) and Professor Lisa Scheer (St. Mary’s College of Maryland) presented four awards to the following artists: Riccardo Berlingeri’s Hope, Sasha Zhitneva’s Apple Juice, Karen Lemmert’s Turfgrass, and Al Denyer’s, Mississippi 5, Mississippi 6.
Art Blooms was a three day show featuring the work of 38 floral designers from across the region. Each floral designer was assigned a work of art and asked to create an arrangement. The results were surprising, beautiful, and provocative! A number of arrangements are visible at Annmarie Arts on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annmariearts
Art Blooms would not have been possible without the generosity of floral designers, artists, sponsors, patrons, friends, volunteers, and guests.
For additional information about the floral designers, please contact The Calvert Garden Club.