BLOOMS: Art Show Opening and Spring Fundraiser
OPENING: February 28, 2020, 6-8 p.m.
Six artists. Six writers. Six florists. One stunning show.
This spring we are celebrating flowers, beauty, the natural world, and all that we see blooming around us in the world. Once again, we have paired up six local artists and writers to collaborate on this show, but we’ve also added six florists, highlighting the work of this important art form. For Opening Night, six florists will create incredible floral installations to match one of the paintings in the show.
Our six featured artists are Susan Ober, Susan Ober, Krista Lee Weller, Jamie Galley, Tiffany Manning, Suzanne Pickett, and Ana Kamiar.
Featured writers: Dakota Boyer, Anna Jacobson, Shana Brodnax, Jennifer Wolfe, Amanda Mahan, and the appropriately named Bolles student Dahlia Kirov.
Featured floral designers: Ruth Thompson of Bee Grateful Apiaries, Bonnie Arnold of Bonnie’s Floral Designs, Inc., and others TBA.
We will also have a “community garden gallery” of various artists from all over Jacksonville. We are imagining a lovely garden of artwork, filled with native and exotic plants and people, indoors and out!
We will also have a series of community events tied to the show, including our Artist Talk+Write, our signature Wine, Women, and Words presentation, and a community event with The Garden Club of Jacksonville. Finally, a variety of writing classes on the theme of “BLOOMS” will be offered in various locations around Jacksonville. Register here on Eventbrite.
As we encounter a world of environmental destruction countered by the valiant efforts of many to save the Earth, we are highlighting the importance of preserving ideals of beauty, compassion, and community, starting with words, and art, and the expression fo the feminine in the world. Please join us.
Date: Feb. 28, 2020
Time: 6-8 p.m. (wine and beer served for a donation)
Location: Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville (a historic home in Riverside)
Address: 1610 Osceola Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Purpose: Supports our local outreach programs and our SEE THE WOMEN program for women artists. Art, journals, and our newly published anthology, (a) river rising, will be offered for sale.