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ART IN BLOOM: A Festival of Art and Flowers

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EVENT: Art In Bloom: A Festival of Art and Flowers
– Artwork by 30 Maine artists, each displayed with an interpretive flower arrangement

PLACE: The Bay School, Emlen Hall, South Street (Rte 172, 175) Blue Hill, ME

DATE: Thursday, June 25, 2013, 5-7pm; Friday and Saturday, July 26 – 27, 2013, 10AM-4pm

TICKETS: Artist Preview Reception: $25; Art In Bloom Show: $15 adults, children under 12 free. Sold at the door

PRESENTED BY: The Brooklin Garden Club

BENEFIT: All proceeds to benefit Peninsula students and community projects

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– Contact telephone number: 326-9350, 326-4636


On July 25, 26 and 27, Art in Bloom, a festival that combines some of Maine’s finest art and unique flower displays, will be presented by the Brooklin Garden Club. This event displays the works of more than 30 area artists, each interpreted by a custom flower arrangement.

A special artist preview reception will be held Thursday evening, from 5pm to 7pm, July 25. Complete with wine and hors d’oeuvres, and accompanied by a pianist, this is an opportunity to personally meet the artists responsible for this beautiful display of Maine art. Tickets for the preview reception are $25.

Art in Bloom will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, from 10am to 4pm, at the Bay School’s Emlen Hall, Rte 172/175 in Blue Hill, on the Blue Hill Peninsula. Tickets are $15 for adults; children under 12 are free. You can purchase tickets at the door the day of the event.

Artwork include paintings, watercolors, pastels and sculpture by Brian Banks, Mary Barnes, Mark Bell, Barbara Brady, Lydia Cassatt, Avy Claire, Tom Curry, Randy Eckard, Jill Finsen, Susan Finsen, Anina Fuller, Melissa Green, Frank Hamabe, Dottie Hayes, Jill Hoy, William Irvine, Wendy Jagger, Frederica Marshall, Bob Marville, Rosie Moore, Gail Page, Rebekah Raye, Carla Rosenzweig, Jerry Rose, Sherry Streeter, Marcia Stremlau, Cynthia Stroud, Gudrun Tarr, Joyce Wenglowski, and John Wilkerson.

The flower arrangers, all Peninsula residents, represent both the Brooklin and Blue Hill Garden Clubs. Each designer brings expertise, a strong artistic sense, and a passion for flowers. Several have trained and competed in flower shows in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. Visitors to museums in Boston and other metropolitan areas will be familiar with this unique combination of wonderful paintings and beautiful, interpretive flower arrangements.

All proceeds from the Art in Bloom will fund the Garden Club’s educational programs for Peninsula students, including scholarship grants that will be awarded to students pursuing degrees in Agriculture, Horticulture, Environmental Studies, or Forest Management. Other programs include grants to schools in Brooklin, Sedgwick, and Brooksville, focused on different areas of gardening and agriculture, as well as community projects across the Peninsula.

The Brooklin Garden Club, begun in 1935, supports educational projects across the Peninsula, sharing gardening information with its members, community members, and students from local elementary schools. Its 91 members come from Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Deer Isle, Penobscot, and Sedgwick. The 2006 Art in Bloom Show raised more than $25,000 and attracted 500 visitors. Donations, sponsorships, and ticket sales were used to fund the scholarship program and area school and community projects.

For more information, visit the Garden Club’s website at or call
207-326-9350 or 207-326-4636.