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Annual “Flowers Interpret Art” Event At U.Va. Art Museum Concludes With Buffet Reception

April 3, 2003--

WHAT: Exhibit — “Flowers Interpret Art”
Free and open to the public

WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum

WHAT: “Flowers Interpret Art” Buffet
Reservations required
$25 for members; $30 for non-members
WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum

In celebration of Garden Week in Virginia, the University of Virginia Art Museum will hold its annual “Flowers Interpret Art” exhibit on Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For years, the “Flowers Interpret Art” event was organized by Anne May Bowen, a member of the Museum’s Volunteer Board. Through her enthusiasm and efforts, the event became an extremely popular program for participants and visitors.

Individuals of all ages, floral designers, groups and organizations are invited to create still-life floral or other creative arrangements in response to works of art on view in the museum. In the past, garden clubs, sororities, school classes and individuals have submitted entries.

This year’s participants include a U.Va. student from the Netherlands, Joanne van der Woude, and three generations in one family —Janice Bowen, her daughter Mary Lewis Meador and granddaughter, 10-year-old Reid Meador. They have each selected different art works as inspiration for their entries, said volunteer board member Virginia Paul, the organizer of this year’s event.

Bowen said, “My granddaughter and I do a lot of art projects together. It seemed like a good thing to do.”

Visitors to the museum will vote for their favorite arrangements, which will be displayed near the works of art that inspired them. Refreshments will be provided by the museum’s Gallery Guild.

The annual “Flowers Interpret Art” buffet dinner will follow at 6 p.m. in the museum. The buffet is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Reservations are required and must be received by Friday, April 18. For details about the buffet, contact Mike Alexander at (434) 243-8874.

For details about creating a floral design, contact Virginia Paul at (434) 974-6029.

The University of Virginia Art Museum is free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Limited parking is available in the rear of the building, which is handicap-accessible.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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