Puget Sound designers create art-inspired arrangements for exhibition

March 27, 2013 - (Tacoma, WA) April showers will bring all manner of flowers to Tacoma Art Museum for a special four-day exhibition this spring. In partnership with Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma Garden Club invites prominent Puget Sound designers and floral artists to create 24 stunning arrangements inspired by Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon. Flora & Fine Arts will be on display from Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21.

An array of 23 arrangements will be juxtaposed within the gallery alongside the piece that inspired them from Drawing Line into Form. The exhibition also includes a site-specific bonsai installation by Elandan Gardens in the untitled stone wave that sits in the heart of the museum.

The interplay between works in Drawing Line into Form and the floral creations of talented local designers will dazzle museum visitors and provide new ways of connecting people through art, said Stephanie A. Stebich, Director of Tacoma Art Museum.

This exhibition has been inspired by similar events at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the de Young Museum in San Francisco, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This is the second time that Tacoma Art Museum has exhibited Flora & Fine Arts.

Flora and Fine Arts also includes a special Opening Reception as part of Third Thursday on April 18; a Cocktail Reception on Friday, April 19; and a Sunday Brunch in the museums Relish Cafe on April 21.

Thursday, April 18
Opening Reception, 58 pm
Free admission from 58 pm as part of Third Thursday.

Friday, April 19
Vernissage Cocktail Reception, 68 pm
Cost: $45. For tickets, visit www.TacomaArtMuseum.org/Flora.

Sunday, April 21
Sunday Brunch, Seating times: 10 am, 11:30 am, or 1 pm
Cost: $25 ($20 for members). For reservations, visit www.TacomaArtMuseum.org/Flora.

Sponsored by Watson's Greenhouse & Nursery. For more information, contact Lisa Terry at 253.272.4258 x3047 or at LTerry@TacomaArtMuseum.org.


HOURS WednesdaysSundays 10 am5 pm, Third Thursdays 10 am8 pm
ADMISSION Adult $10, Student/Military/Senior (65+) $8, Family $25 (2 adults and up to 4 children under 18). Children 5 and under free. Third Thursdays free from 5-8 pm. Members always free.

Media Contact:
Lisa Terry, Public Relations and Communications Coordinator
253.272.4258 x3047 | LTerry@TacomaArtMuseum.org