Art in Bloom at the MAC
Thursday, June 23 - Saturday, June 25, 2021
Reception: Thursday, June 23, 5:00-7:00pm
Art in Bloom features inventive floral arrangements on display in the galleries for two to three days in June. The arrangements, created by members of the Marion Garden Group and other local designers, are inspired by artworks in the MAC exhibition currently on view. Participants, working individually or in pairs, create floral interpretations of a specific piece of their choosing. The MAC also offers various flower-related workshops during Art in Bloom, such as floral arranging or watercolor painting.
Call for Entries!
Saturday, May 28 through Wednesday, June 22 | Pick your Piece of Art
All are invited to participate! Visit the MAC galleries to view the current show, Profusion of Color: Abstracts. Choose one of the works on display to inspire your artistic floral creation. There will be only one designer or design team per artwork - be sure to check with MAC staff when selecting your inspirational artwork. Designers may use any available MAC pedestals for displaying arrangements but are encouraged to bring their own unique stand of appropriate size and height. Eden Florist of Marion, a supporter of many MAC productions, is a great place for sourcing materials! All arrangements should be delivered to the Marion Art Center on Thursday, June 23 by 12:00pm.
VISIT OUR GALLERIES
Tue-Wed: By Appointment
Thu-Sat: 10am - 2pm
other times by appointment
Tue-Fri: 10am - 5pm
Art in Bloom Events
Thursday, June 23, 5:00-7:00pm | Opening Night
Visit the Marion Art Center for the opening night viewing for Art in Bloom. See creative floral arrangements inspired by the works by Alyn Carlson, Pat Coomey Thornton, and Pat Warwick, on display in the MAC galleries.
Friday, June 24, 11:00am-12:30pm | Cooking from the Garden: Edible Flowers and Herbs with Jennifer Wolfe Webb
$15 per person | on the MAC Lawn or in the Studio
Bring the beauty and flavor of edible flowers and fresh herbs to your kitchen! Whether you’re harvesting flowers and herbs from your garden or looking forward to finding them this summer at the farmers’ market, you’ll enjoy this cooking demo with Jennifer Wolfe Webb. We’ll explore some new ways to use these great flavors in your cooking, including herb and flower butters, garnishes, pestos and salsas, salads, and desserts. You’ll sample Nasturtium Blossoms Stuffed with Lemon Herb Cheese, Avocado Bruschetta with Salsa Verde, Summer Flower and Herb Salad, and Lavender Berry Fool.
Friday, June 24, 2:00-4:30pm | Flower Pressing Workshop with Meagan Souza
$35 per person, all materials provided | In the MAC Studio, Ages 14 and up
Flower pressing is a slow and timeless art form. Materials are easily accessible and perfect for anyone who wants to extend the life of beautiful flowers and botanicals. Students will learn the basics of flower pressing, working with pre-pressed floral and foraged materials. Participants will learn how to press their own fresh flowers and findings from the home garden and create their own travel press kits to keep on the go. Turn petals and leaves into a beautiful piece of art that can hang on your wall! All materials will be provided, but students may wish to bring their own scissors.
Date TBA | Learn about Biophillic Design with Cassy West
A lecture in the MAC Theater! Details coming soon.
Date TBA | Paper Flower Workshop at Hatch Street Studios with artist Alyn Carlson
Exhibiting artist Alyn Carlson hosts this flower making workshop in her beautiful studio at Hatch Street in New Bedford. Details coming soon.
Date TBA | Floral Watercolor Workshop
Join a watercolor painting workshop in the MAC Studio with artist Patricia White. The cost is $50 for MAC members and $60 for nonmembers. Participants can view the unique arrangements on display in the MAC galleries after the workshop.
Date TBA | Fresh Blossoms & Foraged Materials Arranging Workshop
Artist Profiles 2022: Stay Tuned!
During Arts in the Park: Sunday, July 9, 2022
Cocktails by the Sea + Silent Auction
Friday, July 29, 5:30-9:00pm at 1 West Drive, Marion
Tickets $95 - on sale early June
Our premier summer fundraiser, Cocktails by the Sea, returns in 2022. Join us at 1 West Drive in Marion to show your support for the arts in our community! This fabulous party will take place under a beautiful Sperry tent on the lawn of the Marion waterfront home of our generous hosts, David and Nancy Corkery. The event will include an open bar, light hors d'oeuvres, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. This year's auction will include original artworks, gift baskets, experience packages, and more!
See auction items and artworks online before you bid! Preview on our website starting July 22.