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Art in Bloom at the MAC

June 13 @ 5:00 pm

Art in Bloom features inventive floral arrangements on display in the MAC galleries over three days, scheduled this year June 13-15. MAC Members, along with anyone from the region, are invited to create arrangements inspired by artworks in the current MAC exhibition, featuring paintings by Robert Abele and Mary Moquin. Participants may work individually or in pairs to create floral interpretations of a specific piece of their choosing. Anyone can submit an arrangement! Local designers, amateurs and members of the Marion Garden Group or other local clubs also participate in the event. Those interested in participating may view the works on display at the Marion Art Center (80 Pleasant Street, Marion) and choose their piece of artwork no later than Wednesday, June 12. All arrangements should be delivered to the MAC on Thursday, June 13 between 10:00 am-3:00 pm. A reception will be held on Thursday evening, June 13, from 5-7 pm. All gallery receptions are free and open to the public.

The MAC will also offer three workshops during Art in Bloom. Artist Peggy Call-Conley will teach Florals in Watercolor, a painting workshop for adults (teens also welcome) on Friday, June 14 from 1:00-4:00 pm in the MAC Studio. The cost is $50 for MAC members and $60 for nonmembers. During this all-levels class, participants will paint from a floral arrangement still life.

Instructor Meagan Souza will present her popular Artful Flower Pressing Workshop on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm in the MAC Studio. Students will learn the basics of flower pressing, working with prepressed floral and foraged materials. Participants will learn how to press their own fresh flowers and findings from the home garden, turning petals and leaves into a beautiful piece of art. The cost is $40 for MAC members and $50 for nonmembers.

Don’t miss the MAC’s newest Art in Bloom workshop, Flower Cookie Decorating on Saturday, June 15 from 2:00-3:30 pm in the MAC Studio. Samantha Asker of Disco Butter Cookies will lead this flower-inspired cookie class. Prebaked sugar cookies, prepared freshly for the class, will be decorated with royal icing. Participants will learn 3-4 designs and have a chance to practice new techniques with instructor support. Each student will take home 6-8 cookies and a recipe kit with visual references for making cookies at home. The cost is $40 for MAC members and $50 for nonmembers.

View all events and register online at marionartcenter.org/events. Please send any questions to info@marionartcenter.org.


June 13
5:00 pm