June 2017 - Art in Bloom - An Annual MGC Event of Style and Creativity
Co-Chairs : Betsey Harding, Annie Ficke, Pat Mason, Darlene Ference, Beverly Sarapin & Paula Thomas

"Art In Bloom" - A Walking Tour of Jackson Village, NH - Exhibit of Art and Floral Design

There was a lot of excitement on June 24th, 2017 when Co-Chairs Betsey Harding, Annie Ficke, Pat Mason, Darlene Ference, Beverly Sarapin & Paula Thomas hosted the Mountain Garden Club's sixth "Art In Bloom - Walking Tour of Jackson". 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, Jackson Historical Society, the Old Jackson Library and Ellis River Art Studios. Exhibit programs and maps were distributed at each of the locations.

Each of these eight venues were filled with display pieces created by local artists, accompanied by an interpretive floral arrangement inspired by each piece. The art pieces included paintings, photography, sculptures and several items from members personal collections.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Whitney Community Center, club members provided visitors with refreshments. Again this year and VERY exciting were the floral arrangement exhibitions by Carrie Scribner of Dutch Bloemen Winkel who demonstrated how to go about interpreting a piece of art in flowers. At the end of her presentation, her two gorgeous arrangements were raffled off with the proceeds to benefit our Scholarship Fund. Afterwards, President Wendy McVey informed the audience that the club had won a major award from National Garden Clubs for a TV video on Art in Bloom which was produced last year. The award was then presented to Laura Slitt (the videographer who produced the video) by Wendy and member Suzanne Scolamiero (who was the narrator of the video).

The entire event was very well attended and although an official count could not be tallied, it was estimated that hundreds of 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 Library and will take you through all the venues - it finishes with photos from the floral demonstration - you can print or exit at any time.