“A Masters Class: Art And Flowers” Presented By The Laurel Garden Club

I attended “A Masters Class: Art and Flowers” presented by The Laurel Garden Club this week and was thoroughly enchanted.

Inspiration for the event came from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art’s 90th anniversary and its’ collections…

Laurel Garden Club

The show encouraged museum members and visitors to enjoy floral interpretation of fine art

as well as horticulture, botanical arts, photography and conservation.

Lauren Rogers Museum

In 1923 the Lauren Rogers Museum was opened as a memorial to Lauren Eastman Rogers…

Lauren Rogers Museum

The “Masters” located in the museum collections served as creative inspiration for floral interpretation…

Laurel Garden Club

A friend from the Garden Club of Jackson took second place in the Aquatic Perspective class with this arrangement…

Laurel Garden Club, flower arrangement

I loved this interpretation for the Thinking Outside the Vase class.  The inspiration is Circus Series by Ida Kohlmeyer…

Laurel Garden Club, flower arrangement

Designs in this class were inspired from contemporary works.  Here Painting 39-12 by Will Henry Stevens interpreted by another Garden Club of Jackson member takes a blue ribbon…

Laurel Garden Club, flower arrangement

From the Figuratively Speaking class, arrangement inspired by Winslow Homer’s Fisherman’s Wife…

Laurel Garden Club, flower arrangement

I love this arrangement inspired by First Steps by Jean Francois Millet, the addition of the shovel to the arrangement adds a whimsical note…

Laurel Garden Club

The Trompe L’Flora Division was delightful!  Here, the class Fit for a Masterpiece consisted of frames created for a masterpiece…

Laurel Garden Club

Laurel Garden Club

Laurel Garden Club

The Bejeweled Pin class consisted of pins inspired by Walter Anderson’s Bugs On Milkweed…

Laurel Garden Club

The class A Master’s Glass caught my eye.  These designs were inspired by Dale Chihuly’s Chandelier.  Daughter and I enjoyed a Chihuly exhibit in Nashville and couple of years ago.  Amazing…

Chichuly

The Mirrored Reflection arrangements were petite designs using a silver cup inspired by the Gibbons Georgian Silver Collection…

Laurel Garden Club

Participation in this class was limited to LGC’s newest members…

Laurel Garden Club

Looks like they got some great new members!…

Laurel Garden Club

In the Horticulture Division all entries have been owned and grown by the exhibitor for a minimum of three months…

Laurel Garden Club

An amazing pineapple rooted and grown by a Laurel Garden Club member…

Pineapple

I had no idea that Laurel’s climate is conducive to such citrus growing…

lemon

perhaps the biggest staghorn fern that I have ever seen…

staghorn fern

Even the powder room was punctuated with floral design…

flower arrangement

John Grady Burns encouraged everyone during his lecture to “Consume Beauty”.

I think we did just that surrounded by all this art and talent…

painting bulldog

Have a great week!

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Comments

  1. Gayle Royals says:

    Hi, Marsha,

    We lived in Laurel the year that Rebecca was born; this brings back fond memories. There was a wonderful Chihuly exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts here in Richmond last year. Do you ever get to Richmond on your travels?

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      I really enjoyed my day in Laurel. I need to plan a trip to Richmond, I have only traveled through, never stopped for a visit. I know it is beautiful!

  2. Carole Bailey says:

    I loved getting to see the show via your photos. Thanks for putting this together.looks like a fabulous show! Congratulations to those Laurel ladies.

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      So happy to be able to bring the show to all who could not be there in person. The Laurel Garden Club really outdid itself! Thanks for reading!

  3. Katy Sanderson Creath says:

    Love these pics from my hometown! Thanks for posting, Marsha!

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      Glad you enjoyed them – your hometown is looking good!

      • Katy Sanderson Creath says:

        I sent my mom, Kathy, and her gardener friend from Laurel your blog! Mom just loved the pictures. Thank you. And I agree . . . I never knew citrus would grow so well in Jones County!