Art and Flowers exhibit at MWPAI April 16

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UTICA — The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art is pleased to present “Art in Bloom,” an extraordinary exhibition of fine art and flowers featuring the Museum’s collection and stunning fresh-flower creations by local floral professionals, designers, artists, and garden club members.

Fourteen Floral arrangements will be on view throughout the Museum’s galleries April 16-18. Each will present a creative interpretation of a work of art.

The weekend will include floral demonstrations, a guest speaker, afternoon tea at the Terrace Café, and an “Art in Bloom“ Pop-Up Shop.

Ribbons and plaques will be awarded in four categories. There will be one award for each category by a panel of National Garden Club Flower Show judges, as well as one in each category by people’s choice.

Visitors can vote for their favorites Friday and Saturday. Winners will be announced Sunday.

Admission is $5, free for members and children 12 and under. All “Art in Bloom” proceeds support Museum of Art education programs.

Virtual tours are also available 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

Register by calling 315-797-0055, a link will be emailed after registering.

Special Events

• “Art in Bloom” Guest Speaker on Saturday, April 17, 1 p.m.

Barbara Plantholt Melera, Sharon Springs, on “The Victorians: How They Forever Changed the Garden”

This is a virtual event. Cost is $10, $5 MWPAI members, Fifth District Federated Garden Clubs of New York members, and CCE Oneida County Master Gardener Volunteers.

Register by calling 315-797-0055, a link to access the event will be emailed.

Barbara Melera is advisor to Harvesting History, an heirloom horticultural company founded to provide the finest quality horticultural and agricultural products available. For 13 years Melera was president and CEO of the D. Landreth Seed Company, the oldest seedhouse in America, and has 63 years of active gardening experience. Ms. Melera’s presentation is presented in conjunction with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County and the Fifth District Federated Garden Clubs of New York State.

• Daily, April 16-18

Floral Designs on View: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art in Bloom Pop-Up Museum Shop: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Afternoon Tea at the Terrace Café: 2 to 4 p.m. Reservations required 315-797-0000 ext. 2212

Family Activity to take home, sponsored by the CCE Oneida County 4H Club

• Friday, April 16

Floral Arranging Demonstration at 1 p.m. Register for the virtual event by calling 315-797-0055, a link to access the event will be emailed.

• Sunday, April 18

Meet the Designers, 3 p.m. Meet the designers virtually and hear how their selected artworks inspired their designs. Register at 315-797-0055, a link to access the event will be emailed.

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