Flowers will imitate art at William King exhibit

Matthew Lane • Apr 1, 2018 at 4:30 PM

ABINGDON — Art will be in bloom later this month at the William King Museum of Art.

The museum is hosting a three-day Art in Bloom event at its four galleries from April 14-16. More than 25 expert floral designers from the region will interpret artwork during the event with floral designs inspired by the exhibitions on display.

Admission is $5 per person and the exhibit will be open on:

— April 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

— April 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

— April 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


April 13: A special exhibition will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. At this gala, you’ll be the first to view the floral designs and have a chance to meet both the Federated Garden Club members and invited floral designers alongside their fresh flower arrangements.

The gala will include live jazz music, a flower-themed buffet, aromatic signature cocktails, an interpretive painter and dueling designers David Pippin and Barbara Leshyn in a live action demonstration.

The cost for the gala is $35 per person.

April 14: On Saturday, there will be several special demonstrations with Pippin and Leshyn in the museum’s library on the third floor. Each guest talk costs $35 and a raffle of the designers’ floral arrangements will follow their presentation.

Pippin will hold two demonstrations that day: “Party Flowers” at 10 a.m. and “Designing for the Altar” at 12:30 p.m. Leshyn will hold one, “Designing with Succulents, Air Plants and Items from the Forest Floor” at 2 p.m.

To reserve a spot for any of these demonstrations, visit williamkingmuseum.org or call Brenna at (276) 628-5005 ext 113.

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