Flora in Winter

    Thu, Jan 31 - Sun, Feb 3, 2013

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    Venue: Worcester Art Museum

    55 Salisbury Stree, Worcester, MA 01609

    Contact:

    Monica Elefterion

    information@worcesterart.org

    508-799-4406

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    Breathtaking flowers bloom in the galleries during our annual Flora in Winter four day fundraiser. Skilled arrangers from across the region create captivating and imaginative interpretations of artworks in virtually every gallery in the Museum. This weekend is also your last chance to view our highly acclaimed exhibition, Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation, and we have included some fun programs for the weekend inspired by the exhibition. Flower Power at Flora Euphoria! Special Opening Celebration Thursday, January 31, 5:30-8pm (Snow date: Friday, February 1, 5:30-8pm) Renaissance Court/galleries Reservations required Reserve by January 25: $25 WAM/THBg Members; $45 nonmembers After January 25: $30 WAM/THBg Members; $50 nonmembers Call 508.793.4323 or reserve online at www.worcesterart.org This year Euphoria transports you back to the 60s and 70s for a groovy night of hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and hip tunes inspired by the exhibition Kennedy to Kent State. TEN31 Productions, back by popular demand, will amaze you as these performance artists morph into fantastical topiaries and rock stars. You will definitely feel the power of the flower! WOOcard Flora package cost: $82 ($120 value) WAM, Tower Hill Botanic garden and the Flying Rhino Cafe have partnered to offer 2 general admissions to WAM + THBg during Flora and a $50 gift card to Flying Rhino. get your Flora package at any of the participating sites. Not valid for Flora Euphoria or Tower Hill's Concert. Demonstration: Interpretive Challenge Class from the Male Perspective! Friday, February 1, 3-4:30pm Renaissance Court Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required Watch and learn as a select group of male arrangers craft spontaneous floral designs inspired by a sculpture in the Renaissance Court. The challenge: the arrangers do not know which artwork, floral materials or container they will be interpreting or using beforehand, and they have to finish their arrangement within the allotted time. The finished arrangements will be on view for the duration of Flora and will be raffled off on Sunday, February 3rd. Floral Demonstration, Lunch & Tour: From The White House to Your House Saturday, February 2, 12-3pm (Snow date: Sunday, February 3, 12-3pm) Conference Room/galleries $35 WAM Members; $55 nonmembers (includes Museum admission) Reservations required; space is limited. Call 508.793.4325 Lunch, slide show, demonstration and tour. Begin the afternoon with a boxed lunch followed by a demonstration by master floral designer, Ruth Loiseau. Ruth will take you on a personal tour of The White House through her flower design work with five administrations: Presidents Ronald Reagan, george H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, george W. Bush and Barack Obama. Eight flower arrangements similar to those created for The White House will be made in front of your eyes and raffled off - this is not to be missed! You will then join a docent and tour the galleries learning inside details about the art and arrangements at Flora. Come early and stay late -- take in the expansive collection, the Kennedy to Kent State photography exhibition and the wonders of Flora. For Kids of All Ages: Origami and Psychedelic Flowers Sunday, February 3, 11:30am-1:30pm Museum Library Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required Brothers Dennis and Dave Brannon will teach you and your family how to make cool 60s inspired origami flowers to take home! Flora in Winter Concert Sunday, February 3, 2pm Renaissance Court Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required The Clark Bars from Clark University and the Shrewsbury High School Women's Choir under the direction of Michael Lapomardo will fill the Renaissance Court with memorable musical selections, including those from the 60s and 70s to commemorate the final day of our Kennedy to Kent State exhibition.

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