Art in Bloom - New Orleans Museum of Art - Life in Color from March 14-18, 2012

The New Orleans Museum of Art was buzzing with artists, florists and volunteers today as they set up and prepared for a huge annual event, Art In Bloom.
The 75 exhibitors, including floral designers, garden clubs, and artists
were on every floor and in most galleries.

  Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit the educational projects and exhibitions at NOMA and the community projects of the Garden Study Club, including the New Orleans Botanical Gardens, Beauregard-Keyes House, Lazarus House, and Longue Vue Gardens.

2012 Art in Bloom is co-chaired by Jenny Charpentier and Gwathmey Gomila.

Here's a link to more information. And, New Orleans online - "The colorful, fragrant event will kick off on the evening of Wednesday, March 14 with a Preview and Patron Party in the elegant marble lobby of NOMA. Starting at 6 p.m. you can enjoy culinary masterpieces by the finest area restaurants and caterers, participate in a silent auction of unique works of art by some of the regions' most gifted artists, as well as view the event's exhibits. Artist Elise Allen's "Spring Fling" painting will be on auction at the Preview and Patron party.

On Thursday, March 15, there will be a series of lectures and demonstrations at the museum and an elegant luncheon at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park. From 9:30-10:15 a.m. Patrick Dunne, author of the book The Epicurean Collector and the proprietor of Lucullus antique stores in New Orleans and Breaux Bridge, will speak in NOMA's Stern Auditorium. Then, from 10:45 a.m. to noon, prepare to be charmed by Houston local and master floral designer Johnathan Andrew Sage with his beautiful arrangements. He will focus on bringing the garden inside to the table.

The luncheon will feature a fashion show put on by Saks Fifth Avenue and lunch will be catered at the beautiful Pavilion of the Two Sisters just across the traffic circle from the museum. Both the lectures and luncheon are available for a combined price."


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