July 7, 2018 - Art in Bloom - An Annual MGC Event of Style and Creativity
"Art In Bloom" - A Walking Tour of Jackson Village, NH - Exhibit of Art and Floral Design
There was a lot of excitement on July 7th, 2018 when the Art in Bloom Committe headed by Betsey Harding hosted the Mountain Garden Club's seventh "Art In Bloom" walking tour around the loop of Jackson Village. The Mountain Garden Club is proud to present this floral interpretation of Art as our "annual gift to the Valley".
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. visitors were welcomed at the: Jackson Public Library, the RiverWood Inn, Ravenwood Curio Shoppe, the Snowflake Inn, Whitney Community Center, the Wentworth, Jackson Historical Society, the Old Jackson Library and the Ellis River Art Studios. Exhibit programs and maps were distributed at each of the locations.
Each of the venues were filled with display pieces from MGC members or created by local artists, accompanied by an interpretive floral arrangement inspired by each piece. The art pieces included paintings, photography, sculptures, just to name a few. Forty arrangers placed a total of 43 arrangements at the nine aforementioned sites. In addition, thirty-five members volunteered their time to hostess at the sites. Overall, seventy-eight members of the MGC volunteered in some fashion.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Whitney Community Center, club members provided visitors with refreshments. Twenty-five members either donated food or gave their time to work in the kitchen. The foods provided were delicious and beautifully presented.
This year, we were very excited to see the floral arrangement exhibition by Ginny Kanzler who demonstrated how to properly plant a container garden and also brought two other containers that she planted. One was for a shade garden and the other for sun. All three were raffled off at the end of her demonstration.
The entire event was very well attended and although an official count could not be tallied, it was estimated that around 340 people enjoyed the day touring the venues in Jackson.
Join the tour - click any photo below and follow the tour from there. You can also click the slideshow at the top of this page. The exhibit slide show begins at the RiverWood Inn and will take you through all the venues - it finishes with a photo from the floral demonstration - you can print or exit at any time.