Every 2 years, in celebration of spring, nature, art, and wellness, the city art gallery hosts Art in Bloom, an event in which floral artists interpret dozens of works from the gallery’s collection:
In this floral composition, Pam Simmons echoes the textures and hues of Jean-Paul Riopelle’s allover abstraction.
Florist Erlyn Andaya, inspired by Henri de Fantin-Latour’s painted bouquet, creates a visual feast.
Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba designed an everlasting arrangement of fibre-based elements to represent the strength and endurance of civil rights activist Rosa Parks portrayed in Tony Scherman’s painting.
A spring tonic for winter-weary spirits, Art in Bloom serves community well-being, and not just for those attending. At the end of the event, all the florals are donated to local hospitals, care homes, and soup kitchens.
Happy Spring !