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Friday, April 13, 2012

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Art Blooms Floral Festival at the Walters, 4/13-15

ART BLOOMS 2012: A Floral Fiesta!
WHAT:  Art Blooms 2012: A Floral Fiesta!
The Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum presents its 23rd annual Art Blooms .  Each spring, Art Blooms enhances the Walters collection with interpretive floral arrangements by over 30 regional garden clubs. This year’s activities will include a lecture and floral demonstration followed by a luncheon, a floral photography workshop, docent tours and a free floral design demonstration.  Our pop-up store, “The Garden Shed”, featuring gardening and floral items, will also be open for business.  Art Blooms provides a spectacular combination of flowers and art!
WHERE: The Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Centre Street Special Exhibition Galleries within the exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift.
WHEN:  Friday, April 13–Sunday, April 15, 2012
ADMISSION: Art Blooms is free. During Art Blooms, admission to the special exhibition is also free.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:
Opening Night Party

What:  A culinary fiesta during which guests will be able to view the special exhibition and 30 floral interpretations.
When:  Thursday, April 12, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Where:  Sculpture Court
Price:  $150 per person.
Purchase tickets online at http://thewalters.org/store/purchase6.aspx?e=2573
Ticket price includes admission throughout Art Blooms to the special exhibition, Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift.

Floral Interpretations
What:  
Floral interpretations will be on view in the special exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift.
When:  Friday, April 13–Sunday, April 15, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Where:  Special Exhibition Galleries

Lecture and Floral Demonstration with Luncheon
What:  René van Rems  of San Diego, California and a world-renowned ambassador of the floral industry will share his wide-ranging knowledge of botanical materials and floral design traditions. This will be followed by a book signing of Rene’s Bouquets: A Guide to Euro-Style Hand-Tied Bouquets and a luncheon.
When:  Friday, April 13, 11 a.m.
Where:  Graham Auditorium and Sculpture Court
Price: $75 per person
Purchase tickets online at http://thewalters.org/store/purchase6.aspx?e=2576

Floral Photography Workshop
What:
 Baltimore/Washington, D.C. based Antonio E. Amador , a visual artist who uses photography, digital design and computer painting to portray the beauty of nature, will give a floral photography workshop.
When:  Saturday, April 14, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Where:  Graham Auditorium
Price:  $20 general admission, $10 with student I.D.
Purchase tickets online at http://thewalters.org/store/purchase6.aspx?e=2577

Floral Demonstration
What:  Washington, D.C. based florist Daniel Espejel , a custom florist who has been providing exquisite designs and unforgettable events for Washingtonians for over 15 years, will provide a free floral demonstration.
When:  Sunday, April 15, 1 p.m.
Where:  Sculpture Court
Price:  Free
Purchase tickets online at http://thewalters.org/eventscalendar/eventdetails.aspx?e=2578

The Garden Shed
What:
 A pop-up store featuring gently used gardening and floral items
When:  Friday, April 13–Sunday, April 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where:  Centre Street Lobby
Price:  Free

Docent Tours
What:  Docents are available to explain the floral interpretations in the special exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift.
When:  Friday, April 13, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Saturday, April 14–Sunday, April 15, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Price:  Free


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Amy Chay
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Yvonne Lenz
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410-323-0568

WOMEN’S COMMITTEE WEBSITE
www.wamwc.org


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The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore