Today is installation day for The Gallery of Greater Victoria's "Art In Bloom - Celebrating the art of gardening". One part of this dynamic community event is the "floral interpretations" where artists, designers, and florists create botanical interpretations of various works in the gallery's diverse art collection.
Check out our floral interpretation in the mansion section of the gallery March 28th - April 2nd. We were given Canadian artist, Sophie Pemberton's "Spring" of 1902 to interpret - a very large traditional landscape portrait. We decided to honour this beautiful piece by creating a traditional loose arrangement in a golden urn to emulate to the gold frame around the painting. Curly willow branches reference the trees in the landscape and a collection of blue, pink and yellow flowers including dancing lady orchids pay tribute to the florals depicted.
There are many other great things going on during this event including a lecture series, workshops, silent auction, a red carpet gala and much more. With proceeds going towards exhibitions and programming at the gallery, this is a great opportunity support your local art community while celebrating the welcomed arrival of spring! Get all of the details on AGGV's website, here.