Good Morning Pedestal Floral Artists!
Our Pedestal Floral Artist Committee for Art in Bloom 2016 is hard at work ensuring that all of you will have a great experience participating in Art in Bloom 2016. We have eleven fabulous volunteers on the committee this year and we cannot wait for you to meet them personally. Here is a snapshot of the group!
They will be your go-to for all things floral this year – selecting artwork, collecting forms, answering questions, and helping make Art in Bloom 2016 a smooth and successful process! They also are very excited to introduce this year’s signature piece! The Art in Bloom 2016 signature piece is Magnolia grandiflora (The Laurel Tree of Carolina).
It is a hand colored etching, which is a form of printmaking that is a very lengthy but rewarding process. To read an in depth account of this process, you can click here.
The artist, Georg Dionysius Ehret, was an 18th century botanist and is best known for his botanical illustrations. His work can be found at the Natural History Museum in London, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and our very own Minneapolis Institute of Art! The committee will be selecting a floral artist to interpret our signature piece, so stay tuned for more information.
Finally, here are some key dates to add to your calendar:
Art in Bloom 2016: Thursday, April 28th – Sunday, May 1st
Artwork Selection Sessions: Thursday, January 28th, 5 – 9 p.m. & Friday, January 29th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Look for an invitation and selection guidelines in your mailbox after the holidays. The final listing of artwork options will be posted in early January.
We look forward to working with you all!
Questions? Call the Friends Office at (612) 870-3045 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.