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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Art in Bloom

I guess you can tell I'm feeling a little guilty about not having posted for a while. And I know it's not proper to blog about things you did days or weeks ago. But what of it? It's my blog!

Art in Bloom is an event that takes place every other year at the Montclair Art Museum. Garden club members from all over the state are invited to create floral arrangements that in some way "interpret" or comment on paintings or objects in the museum's collection. I actually participated in this in 2005, but nearly went crazy in the process. For one thing, they get you to agree to it months ahead - before you have time to realize that it will take place during the busiest time of year in the garden. And, for another, it goes on for a week, and you're responsible for keeping your arrangement fresh and perfect for the whole time, meaning that there are daily (at least!) visits to check for drooping, wilting blooms and the need for fresh replacements at the ready. This year I was happy to be a mere spectator and tag along with a friend who invited me to the opening night party.


Anonymous beecher said...

Wow! Feast or famine on "Life Begins at Sixty-Five"! Did you take any pictures of the Olmsted House? Or the Hopper show?

9:29 AM  

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