Date - February 19, 2017
1:30 pm until 3:00 pm
Flinn Gallery at the Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830
Members are invited to join me to view the exhibition Art in Bloom, and attend the public Artists Talk with participating artists Annette Davidek, Jackie Battenfield and Jeanne Reiner in the Gallery.
Art in Bloom is an exhibition of colorful, flower-filled and nature-inspired paintings by five regional artists: Jackie Battenfield, Annette Davidek, Julia Berkeley Heck, and Bill Scott. With Art in Bloom, the Flinn Gallery proffers an antidote to the winter blues. Mid-winter in the Northeast isn’t easy and by the end of January, we are already watching for signs of spring’s arrival. Artists, known for being uniquely attuned to their environment, are often the first to observe and record changes in the light, from the lengthening shadows of autumn to the darkest nights of winter, and most especially the soft morning light and fresh colors of spring. Judging from the elegant and colorful paintings adorning the walls of the Flinn’s airy gallery, it is clear that spring is early this year.
Flower arrangements designed by area garden clubs to complement the paintings will be displayed weekly; contributors include Garden Education Center, Green Fingers, Greenwich Garden Club, Hortulus, Knollwood Garden Club, Little Garden Club of Rye, and Riverside Garden Club.
Art in Bloom is curated by Claire Furlin and Joann Terracciano.
LIST OF EVENTS
Thurs. Jan. 26th, 6-8 pm
Art in Bloom Exhibit Opening
Sun. Feb. 5th, 3pm
Talk: Landscape architect Susan Cohen
on Monet’s Garden
Fri. Feb. 10th, 8pm
Special Gallery Viewing 5-8pm, and “Friends Friday Film” Summer Hours (L’Heure d’ete), Cole Auditorium, 8pm.
Sun. Feb. 19th, 2pm
Artists Talk with Annette Davidek, Jackie Battenfield, Jeanne Reiner
PARTICIPATING GARDEN CLUBS
A flower arrangement inspired by a painting in the exhibit will be created and displayed each week by one of seven area garden clubs:
Jan 26-30 Green Fingers Garden Club
Jan 30-Feb 2 Garden Education Center
Feb 2-6 Little Garden Club of Rye
Feb 9-13 Greenwich Garden Club
Feb 16-20 Knollwood Garden Club
Feb 23-27 Riverside Garden Club
March 2-6 Hortulus
Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich CT