Flowers complement art at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Art blooms arrangement art webA special exhibit at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons combines floral arrangements paired with works of art. "Art Blooms: Fabulous Floral Fantasies" is only open only July 18 and 19, 2015, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is free.

The Art Blooms weekend exhibit features the work of more than 25 floral designers from across the region. Each floral designer is assigned a work of art from the Main and Mezzanine galleries and asked to create a floral arrangement inspired by that work of art.

The public can learn about floral designing during a free demonstration Saturday, July 18, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

The designers worked with pieces from two exhibits this year. The first exhibit, "Cosmos: Imagining the Universe," captures how artists render the work of scientists, authors, explorers, astronomers, cartoonists, Trekkies, LARPers, astrologers and philosophers. This exhibit embraces not only what science has revealed about space, but also what humans have imagined about the cosmos.

Art blooms orange arrangement webThe second exhibit, "Heroes & Villains: Exploring Archetypes Through Art," celebrates the complexities and nuances of heroes and villains that populate history, literature, popular culture, folklore, mythology, psychology, and other realms of human experience and expression.

This year marks the fifth year for Art Blooms, located in the Dennis Murray Arts Building. The exhibit is co-hosted by the Calvert Garden Club and Ann's Circle of Annmarie Garden.

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie Garden features a sculpture garden with a walking path through the forest past permanent and loaned sculpture. It is located off Route 2/4 on Dowell Road in Solomons.

When driving from the Annapolis area, turn left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than ¼ mile on the left. It is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

To learn more, visit the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center website.

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