"Artist in Bloom" in Canton

The Canton Garden Club and Visual Arts Department of Canton Public Schools invites the community to attended their first annual “Artists in Bloom” exhibit, held Friday, Feb. 28, through March 2 at Pequitside Farm, 79 Pleasant St., in Canton.

The opening reception will be Friday, from 5 to 9 p.m., with refreshments.  The event will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2. 

“Artists in Bloom,” which is modeled after the annual springtime exhibit, “Art in Bloom” presented by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, will feature approximately 100 mixed-media artworks representing Canton Public Schools, with 25 pieces interpreted in floral arrangements created by  Canton Garden Club members.

Joan Marie Driscoll, 2nd vice president, CGC, presented the idea of having Canton’s own Art in Bloom to the board of gardeners and once they were on board, all they needed was artwork to interpret.

Joyce Stenmon, Visual Arts coordinator for Canton Public Schools and Joan Marie got together last fall to discuss combining forces to make this event happen.

Excited to be able to showcase her student’s creative aptitude, Stenmon voiced, “We have such creative children here in Canton, I envision artworks from every grade and every school represented at this event.”

Pequitside Farm was chosen as the venue for its potential to transform into the perfect art gallery to showcase both artwork and floral arrangements.

Entrance will cost $5, and includes three tickets for drawings. Proceeds from the event will establish a scholarship for a deserving Canton High School senior pursuing a future in the visual arts. 

For more information, call Joan Marie at 781-821-5500.


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