Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom – Art Interpreted in Flowers May 2023

Photos by Jeannette Michelson (click on images to enlarge)

The Garden Club of Long Beach Island’s ‘”Art in Bloom” was held on Thursday May 18th at the Long Beach  Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies NJ.  Admission was free and open to the public  with  over 200 people attending  the afternoon event. Eighteen Garden Club members created flower arrangements inspired by art seen in the Long Beach Island Foundation’s juried show “Works on Paper.”

The concept or arranging flowers to  interpret art began at the Boston Museum in the late 19th century. The Garden Club of LBI has created and presented this event since 2003. There are no design rules . The flowers, containers, greenery and props were personal choices of the Garden Club participants.  No artificial flowers are ever used.

This year’s Art in Bloom  also included a project from another Garden Club committee. The Youth Committee consisting of students in grades 3-6, met for a final time this school season a day before Art in Bloom.  With a nod to the nexts day’s event  the students created a spring time floral design and then painted a watercolor of their work.  “Bloom in Art”project  photos of the children, with their floral arrangement and watercolor, were on display the next day at Art in Bloom.