Athol Daily News – Worcester Art Museum blooms with ‘Flora in Winter’ – Google Alerts

Published: 1/21/2020 9:47:34 PM

Flora in Winter, a four-day celebration of art and creativity at the Worcester Art Museum, kicks off Thursday, Jan. 23, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 26.

An evening celebration, “Floral Euphoria,” is Friday night, Jan. 24.

Flora in Winter displays floral arrangements inspired by art from Worcester Art Museum’s encyclopedic collection. For the 18th year, visitors explore the galleries, encountering beautiful and evocative floral designs by some of the area’s most talented floral artists.

“Witnessing something lively and beautiful amidst the darkness is what art is really all about,” Marnie Weir, director of education and experience at the museum, said in a prepared statement. “It’s a tradition we hold very dear here, creating opportunities for joy and discovery.” For Weir, Flora in Winter is a divergence, a “fun and fascinating way to bring people together through the experience of art.”

This year’s theme, Epic Bloom, is influenced by the current exhibition, “Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman.”

Related programming includes special tours, floral design demonstrations, musical performances, family crafts and intriguing ‘tablescapes’ inspired by “Photo Revolution.”

Sally Jablonski, a nationally acclaimed floral designer and veteran participant in Flora in Winter, has been interpreting art at the museum since 1987. “I love the show,” she said in a prepared statement. “It’s my absolute favorite event at WAM, and I would not miss it for the world.”

Other programs include a felt flower workshop, a two-hour workshop on leaf manipulation, floral design demonstrations, a lecture on the art and technique of floral design, Flower Power Art Carts with face painting and flower making, a demonstration on how to make floral centerpieces for entertaining, Post Road Chorus a cappella and Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble performances, a lecture on flora and…

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