Spring has Sprung and the Art Gallery of Sudbury is Celebrating Art Blooms
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Jennifer Keast’s entry in last year’s Art Blooms. Photo by Melissa Rotella

The second annual Art Blooms fundraiser is underway starting Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8. The festival showcases floral arrangements created by professional floral designers, local garden clubs, and creative amateurs.

Each floral arrangement is designed as a floral interpretation or response to an art work in the Art Gallery of Sudbury’s permanent collection.  The floral arrangements are displayed alongside the art works, creating a dynamic visual display.

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Visitors checking out one the Art Blooms displays from 2017.  Photo by Melissa Rotella

The floral works of art will then be opened for sale to the public and funds raised will directly benefit the art education and community programs run by the Gallery.

“The idea of Art Blooms was brought forward to the Gallery by Jon Butler, the Chair of our Communications Committee,” said Demetra Christakos, Director-Curator of the Art Gallery of Sudbury. “The timing seemed ideal. For visitors to the event, it’s almost like walking through a garden — from sights to the lovely smell of fresh flowers.”

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One of the Art Blooms exhibits from 2017. Photo by Melissa Rotella.

As the gallery is celebrating its 50th year as Sudbury’s public art gallery, floral designers are responding to art works that were acquired into the collection between 1967 and 1970.

The opening reception for Art Blooms will be held Friday, April 6 at from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. where light food and refreshments will be served.

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This painting by MINNIE KALLMEYER, 1882-1947, CONCARNEAU BAY, c. 1934. Collection of Laurentian Museum and Arts Centre | Le Musée et Centre des Arts de L’Université Laurentienne, is one of the paintings that will be paired with a flower arrangement for this year’s Art Blooms.

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HELEN KALVAK, 1901-1984, SPRINGTIME, 1968. Collection of Laurentian Museum and Arts Centre | Le Musée et Centre des Arts de l’Université Laurentienne is one of the paintings paired with a flower arrangement during Art Blooms.

Tickets to Art Blooms are $10 general admission/$5 for members and are available through www.artsudbury.org and at the front desk of the Gallery.

The Art Gallery of Sudbury is a registered charitable organization.

Located at 251 John Street, the Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. For more information, please visit us online at www.artsudbury.org, or call 705-675-4871.

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