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U.Va. Art Museum Seeks Participants In Annual Flowers Interpret Art Program

February 25, 2005 --

Spring is almost in the air, and thoughts are turning to flowers and the annual Garden Week activities at the University of Virginia Art Museum.

The museum’s Volunteer Board invites area garden club members and community residents of all ages to sign up to create a unique flower arrangement inspired by works on view in the museum. To learn more about this program, and to sign up and select a work, call Virginia Paul, who is Flowers Interpret Art co-chair with Suzanne Foley, at (434) 974-6029. 

The flower arrangements, along with the works of art that inspired them, will be on view at the museum on Tuesday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum will be open without charge for visitors to see the creations. The public may vote on a “visitor’s choice” arrangement during their visit; first-, second- and third-place winners receive special awards.

 Flowers Interpret Art is an annual event organized by the Volunteer Board. The museum’s Gallery Guild will provide complimentary refreshments throughout the day.

At 6 p.m. that evening, the Volunteer Board will offer its traditional Flowers Interpret Art buffet, organized by Faye Warner and Jackie Brownfield. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $25 members and $30 nonmembers. For reservations, contact Lucinda Riley at (434) 924-7458 or send checks, made payable to the U.Va. Art Museum, to: Faye Warner, 580 Rodes Drive, Charlottesville 22903.

The museum’s program is timed in conjunction with the state’s annual Historic Garden Week, which takes place this year from April 16 through 24.

For more information on the museum’s program, visit its Web site  http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum. For more on Historic Garden Week, go to www.VAGardenWeek.org/.

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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