Art ‘N Bloom Brightens the Medfield Public Library March 21 - March 24
For the past ten years Art ‘N Bloom, a joint effort between the Medfield Garden Club and the Medfield High School art department, has brought an early touch of spring to the Medfield Public Library. This year’s edition promises to be brighter and bolder than ever and will be held from Thursday March 21through Sunday, March 24 during regular Library hours. This special event is open to the public at no charge.
The festival of innovative student art and fresh flowers is presented by members of the Garden Club and the art faculty of Medfield High School. Approximately two dozen drawings, paintings, photographs and collages will be interpreted in flowers and spread across the library for four days.
Jim Cousens, Meg Drew, Kate Jones and Mary Schiff of the Medfield High School art faculty choose representative works from ninth- through twelfth-grade art classes. Members of the Garden Club then select the works that inspire them and create floral arrangements which capture the color, movement, and dynamic of that art.
“Art ‘N Bloom is a wonderful collaboration between the Medfield Garden Club, the Medfield Public Library and the faculty and students of the Art Department at Medfield HS. It is a lovely way to showcase the talent of our art students and the creativity of the Garden Club members- all displayed within the beautiful setting of our Library. Each year brings a new set of art work and every year the displays are more impressive,” said Garden Club President Nancy Tella.
Meg Drew, an art teacher at Medfield High School said the annual event is a favorite among students as well. “It’s another opportunity for students to get a wide showing of their work in the community, and to see the work translated into a different creative medium. My students love to see their art paired with flowers.”
Art ‘N Bloom Chairman Loretta Carrigan added that Art ‘N Bloom provides a welcome burst of color at the end of winter. “This is an event our members look forward to,” she said. “March is a cruel month in New England. The calendar says it’s spring, but there’s nothing yet to show for it. For four days, we bring a sense of a garden make the Medfield Library at one of the dreariest times of the year.”