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Montclair Art Museum Plans Five-Day Festival of Floral Designs for Special 10th Anniversary Edition of Art in Bloom

INSPIRING CREATIVITY AND COMMUNITY

 

MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM PLANS FIVE-DAY FESTIVAL OF FLORAL DESIGNS

FOR SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF ART IN BLOOM

 

Floral Designs Inspired by Art on View at MAM,
May 16–20, 2018

Special Events Include Joie de Vivre Luncheon & Lecture May 17, 2018;
Life in Bloom: Garden to Table Community Event May 17, 2018;

and Under a Painted Sky Gala May 19, 2018

 

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, April 10, 2018—This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Montclair Art Museum’s Art in Bloom, a biennial celebration of floral design inspired by the art in MAM’s galleries. The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) has selected more than 45 designers and garden clubs from the tristate region to contribute floral interpretations of artwork from the permanent collection of the Museum and the special exhibition Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist. This year’s festival is chaired by Fred and Joanne Langbein.

 

Art in Bloom will be open to the public for a limited run May 16–20, 2018 and is accompanied by a selection of social fundraising events, including a luncheon and lecture on May 17, a community event on May 17, and a gala on May 19. These special events benefit the Montclair Art Museum’s exhibitions and education programs and advance the Museum’s mission to engage and inspire diverse audiences across the region. The Museum will honor four extraordinary, civic-minded women for this anniversary edition: Rose Cali, a community leader and philanthropist who champions the arts and education across the region; Dr. Susan Cole, President of Montclair State University and thought leader in education policy; Deborah Hirsch, arts & culture advocate who has created a legacy of extraordinary volunteer and board service; and Kay WalkingStick, featured artist. These honorees planted seeds of change in Montclair over the past 30 years, contributing to its transformation into a destination for culture, art, and higher learning and creating an indelible legacy of community service that extends well beyond the town’s borders.

 

The 10th Anniversary celebration kicks off with the Joie de Vivre Lecture & Luncheon on Thursday, May 17 starting at 11 a.m. Discover how to develop the je ne sais quoi that makes a dinner party terrific, from inspired informal to extravagantly elegant. Take a trip around the globe to be inspired by a rustic Roman-inspired alfresco gathering and a Parisian sophisticated soirée. Local entertaining talents will give insight and share secrets on the elements behind splendid cuisine, wine, flowers, and décor … and relaxed, convivial hosts! Panelists include culinary whizzes Steven Desalvo, private chef, and Ariane Duarte, chef and owner at Ariane Kitchen & Bar; wine connoisseurs Tim Hirsch, project and operations manager at Grand Cru, and Sharon Sevrens, owner of Amanti Vino; spectacular event designers Zachary Tischbein, owner of Table Leg Home, and Polly Morozov, owner of Ampersand Interiors + Garden; fantastic florists Andrea Filippone, landscape designer/partner for AJF Design and F2 Environmental Design, and Anne Kilkullen, founder and creative director at Blade Floral and Event Design; and Travel+Leisure Super Agent A-List Rebecca MacGregor. Guests will also be treated to a private viewing of the floral design exhibition and raffle spectacular. The Luncheon honors Deborah Hirsch and is chaired by Betty Murphy and Amy South. Tickets start at $200.

 

For the special 10th Anniversary of Art in Bloom, the Montclair Art Museum is adding Life in Bloom: Garden to Table, a community event that takes the theme of Art in Bloom from the garden to the table with a focus on local food, home gardens, and healthy eating choices. This event will follow the Luncheon on May 17, starting at 6:30 p.m. Learn to grow it, source it, and cook it from an interactive panel including master gardener, beekeeper, and local chef Kwame Williams of Vital Dining. Discover resources in our community with a dynamic fair featuring partners that specialize in habits for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle—from slow food to sustainable agriculture, CSAs to composting, and foraging to fermenting. The Museum will also be collecting food donations for the Human Needs Food Pantry, especially cereal, pasta, peanut butter, and jelly. Galleries will be open late from 2 to 9 p.m. for visitors to also enjoy the floral exhibition. The program is included with standard Museum admission and free to MAM members. Life in Bloom: Garden to Table is sponsored by Partners for Health Foundation produced by artist and Montclair Food Co-op & CSA manager Gwen Charles.

 

The capstone of the Art in Bloom week is the Museum’s annual gala, Under a Painted Sky on May 19, starting at 6 p.m. The elegant affair is the Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year. The evening includes a private viewing of the floral design exhibition, cocktails in the galleries, a silent auction, a fabulous dinner, and a live auction presented by Charles Antin. Late night fun continues until midnight with dancing, a Scotch tasting and cigar bar on the lawn, and premier photo opportunities such as the Dark Room Truck. The Gala is chaired by Joanne Langbein and Lyn Reiter and honors Rose Cali, Dr. Susan Cole, and Kay WalkingStick. Tickets start at $500.

 

The Montclair Art Museum will also offer extended gallery hours to the public to maximize access during the five-day exhibition.

  • Wednesday, May 16, 12–5 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 17, 2–9 p.m.
  • Friday, May 18, 12–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 1910 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20, 12–5 p.m. Members are invited for an exclusive early-hours tour at 11 a.m.

Standard Museum admission rates apply for Art in Bloom: FREE for members and children under 12, $12 nonmember adults, and $10 for veterans, seniors, and students with ID.

 

Follow this festival of fine art and flowers on social media with #ArtinBloom10. For more details, sponsorship opportunities, and ticket purchase, visit montclairartmuseum.org/artinbloom10 or contact Christine Walia, Assistant Director of Special Events, at 973-259-5143 or cwalia@montclairartmuseum.org.

 

 

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Montclair Art Museum Announces Floral Designers for 10th Anniversary Art in Bloom

INSPIRING CREATIVITY AND COMMUNITY

 

MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FLORAL DESIGNERS
FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY ART IN BLOOM

 

Floral Designs Inspired by Art on View at MAM,
May 16–20, 2018

 

Special Events Include Joie de Vivre Luncheon & Lecture May 17, 2018

and Under a Painted Sky Gala May 19, 2018

 

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, March 16, 2018—This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Montclair Art Museum’s Art in Bloom, a biennial celebration of floral design inspired by the art in MAM’s galleries. The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) has selected more than 45 designers and garden clubs from the tristate region to contribute floral interpretations of artwork from the permanent collection of the Museum and the special exhibition Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist. Art in Bloom will be open to the public for a limited run May 16–20, 2018 and is accompanied by a selection of social fundraising events, including a luncheon and lecture on May 17 and gala on May 19. Learn more at montclairartmuseum.org/artinbloom10 or follow this festival of fine art and flowers on social media with #ArtinBloom10.

 

 

PARTICIPATING FLORAL DESIGNERS
(listed with their town and garden club affiliation, if any)

  • Fran Ackerly, Glen Ridge, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Barbara Baletti, Verona, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Gail Bassolino, Wayne, Pines Lake Garden Club, Inc.
  • Diane Behlen, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Susan Benner, Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Janice Benton, Montclair
  • Sharla Blanz, Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Patricia Bowman, Hackettstown, The Garden Club of Long Valley
  • Carol Callahan, Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Cynthia Corhan-Aitken, Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair, Floral Design Chair
  • Christine Cowles, New York, NY, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Anna Coy, Montclair
  • Karen Cubero, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Susan Dumont, Montclair
  • Theodora Falcone, Long Valley, The Garden Club of Long Valley
  • Nancy Foster, Montclair
  • Victoria Herrera, Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Deborah Hirsch, Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Marjorie Hulstrunk, Morris Plains
  • Kate Khachaturian, Glen Ridge, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Laura Kiesewetter, Upper Montclair, Ikenobo Ikebana Society of NJ
  • Anne Kilcullen, Montclair
  • Mary Ann Kilpatrick, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Arnold Korotkin, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Karen Kratina, Montclair, Ikenobo Ikebana Society of NJ
  • Laurie Kroll, Glen Ridge, Ikenobo Ikebana Society of NJ
  • Florence Leyssene, Cedar Grove, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • So Yoon Lym, North Haledon
  • Timothy Mannion, Montclair, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Flower Guild
  • Deborah Moran, Montclair, Garden Club of Montclair
  • Tova Narrett, Glen Ridge, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Sandra Nielsen, Long Valley, The Garden Club of Long Valley
  • Peggy Olivi, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Roberto Pagan, Bloomfield
  • Gretchen Prater, Essex Fells
  • Michele Quinn, Upper Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Marisabel Raymond, New York, NY, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Joan Reynolds, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Lillian Rockwood, West Orange, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Carol Rygiel-English, Cranford
  • Yolanda Silverio, Orange
  • Cheryl Slutzky, Upper Montclair
  • Sarah Stransky, Roseland, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Susan Straten, Montclair
  • Michele Tomasik, Upper Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Tricia Toomey, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Philemona Williamson, Upper Montclair
  • Karen Worster, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds

 

EXTENDED GALLERY HOURS

The Montclair Art Museum will also offer extended gallery hours to the public to maximize access during the five-day exhibition.

  • Wednesday, May 16, 12–5 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 17, 2–9 p.m.
  • Friday, May 18, 12–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20, 12–5 p.m. Members are invited for an exclusive early hours tour at 11 a.m.

Standard Museum admission rates apply for Art in Bloom: FREE for members and children under 12, $12 nonmembers, and $10 for veterans, seniors, and students with ID.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Proceeds from the following Art in Bloom special events benefit the Montclair Art Museum's exhibitions and education programs and advance the Museum's mission to engage and inspire diverse audiences across the region. For more details, sponsorship opportunities, and ticket purchase, visit montclairartmuseum.org/artinbloom10 or contact Christine Walia, Assistant Director of Special Events, at 973-259-5143 or cwalia@montclairartmuseum.org.

 

Joie de Vivre

Art in Bloom 10th Anniversary Luncheon & Lecture

May 17, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Art in Bloom is a biennial celebration of floral designs inspired by the art in MAM's galleries. Celebrate the 10th Anniversary with a lecture and luncheon, co-chaired by Betty Murphy and Amy South. The Luncheon honors Deborah Hirsch, arts & culture advocate and patron. A guest panel of local entertaining talents will share suggestions and secrets for creating terrific dinner parties from inspired informal to extravagantly elegant. Whether your preference is a rustic Roman-inspired alfresco gathering or a Parisian sophisticated soirée, these experts will address the elements behind splendid cuisine, wine, flowers, décor…and relaxed, convivial hosts! Guests will also have the opportunity for a private viewing of the floral design exhibition and to participate in a raffle spectacular. Tickets start at $200.

 

Under a Painted Sky

Art in Bloom 10th Anniversary Gala

May 19, 2018, 6 p.m.

Art in Bloom is a biennial celebration of floral designs inspired by the art in MAM's galleries. Celebrate the 10th Anniversary at an elegant evening affair, co-chaired by Joanne and Fred Langbein. The Gala honors Rose Cali, philanthropist and community leader; Dr. Susan Cole, President of Montclair State University and thought leader in education policy; and Kay WalkingStick, artist. The evening includes a private viewing of the floral design exhibition, cocktails in the galleries, silent and live auctions, a fabulous dinner, and late night dancing and fun. Tickets start at $500.

 

 

Art in Bloom Celebrates 10th Anniversary at MAM

 

ART IN BLOOM 10TH ANNIVERSARY

INSPIRING CREATIVITY AND COMMUNITY
 

Montclair Art Museum to Present Special 10th Anniversary Edition of

Beloved Floral Design Exhibition

 

Floral Designs Inspired by Art on View at MAM,
May 16–20, 2018

 

Special Events Include Lecture & Luncheon May 17, 2018

and Gala May 19, 2018

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, February 1, 2018—This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Montclair Art Museum’s Art in Bloom, a biennial celebration of floral design inspired by the art in MAM’s galleries. More than 35 designers and garden clubs from the tristate region will contribute to floral interpretations of artwork from the permanent collection of the Museum and the special exhibition Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist.

 

Art in Bloom will be open to the public for a limited run May 16–20, 2018 and is accompanied by a selection of social fundraising events, including a luncheon and lecture on May 17 and gala on May 19. These special events benefit the Montclair Art Museum’s exhibitions and education programs and advance the Museum’s mission to engage and inspire diverse audiences across the region. The Museum will honor four extraordinary, civic-minded women for this anniversary edition: Rose Cali, a community leader and philanthropist who champions the arts and education across the region; Dr. Susan Cole, President of Montclair State University and thought leader in education policy; Deborah Hirsch, arts & culture advocate who has created a legacy of extraordinary volunteer and board service; and Kay WalkingStick, featured artist. These honorees planted seeds of change in Montclair over the past 30 years, contributing to its transformation into a destination for culture, art, and higher learning and creating an indelible legacy of community service that extends well beyond the town’s borders.

 

Learn more at montclairartmuseum.org/artinbloom10 or follow this festival of fine art and flowers on social media with #ArtinBloom10.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Proceeds from Art in Bloom special events benefit the Montclair Art Museum's exhibitions and education programs and advance the Museum's mission to engage and inspire diverse audiences across the region. For more details, sponsorship opportunities, and ticket purchase, visit montclairartmuseum.org/artinbloom10 or contact Christine Walia, Assistant Director of Special Events, at 973-259-5143 or cwalia@montclairartmuseum.org.

 

Art in Bloom 10th Anniversary Lecture & Luncheon

May 17, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Art in Bloom is a biennial celebration of floral designs inspired by the art in MAM's galleries. Celebrate the 10th Anniversary with a lecture and luncheon, co-chaired by Betty Murphy and Amy South. The Luncheon honors Deborah Hirsch, arts & culture advocate and patron. Tickets start at $200.

 

Art in Bloom 10th Anniversary Gala

May 19, 2018, 6 p.m.

Art in Bloom is a biennial celebration of floral designs inspired by the art in MAM's galleries. Celebrate the 10th Anniversary at an elegant evening affair, co-chaired by Joanne and Fred Langbein. The Gala honors Rose Cali, philanthropist and community leader; Dr. Susan Cole, President of Montclair State University and thought leader in education policy; and Kay WalkingStick, artist. Tickets start at $500.

 

 

EXTENDED GALLERY HOURS

The Montclair Art Museum will also offer extended gallery hours to the public to maximize access during the five-day exhibition.

  • Wednesday, May 16, 12–5 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 17, 2–9 p.m.
  • Friday, May 18, 12–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20, 12–5 p.m. Members are invited for an exclusive early hours tour at 11 a.m.

Standard Museum admission rates apply for Art in Bloom: FREE for members and children under 12, $12 nonmembers, and $10 for veterans, seniors, and students with ID.

 

 

MAM: The Flowering– Art in Bloom Brings Together Fine Art, Floral Displays, and Special Events in Support of the Montclair Art Museum

MAM: THE FLOWERING—ART IN BLOOM 2016 BRINGS TOGETHER FINE ART, FLORAL DISPLAYS, AND SPECIAL EVENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM

 

 

Five-Day Biennial Festival: May 11–15, 2016

 

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, April 21, 2016—Art in Bloom, a signature celebration of the Montclair Art Museum (MAM), is a biennial festival of floral design. The 2016 rendition, titled MAM: The Flowering, will present 32 enchanting floral interpretations of works of art currently on view in MAM’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. This not-to-be-missed exhibition will be open to the public May 11–15, 2016. It is accompanied by a selection of special events, including a luncheon and lecture Fashion, Flowers & Flirtation May 12, gala Flower Ball May 14, and after party Midnight in the Garden May 14.

 

MAM: The Flowering special events are chaired by Deborah Hirsch and Betty Murphy and floral design is chaired by Cynthia Corhan-Aitken. The festival will celebrate Gretchen Prater, artist, patron, and mentor; and Bank of America, philanthropic corporate leader in arts and culture. Funds raised benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and education programs.

 

Visit montclairartmuseum.org/mamtheflowering for full details and follow the excitement on social media with #MAMtheFlowering.

 

 

MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016 Exhibition

 

MAM: The Flowering will be a remarkable collaboration of art and floral arrangements inspired by the paintings, sculpture, and photography from the permanent collection of the Museum and the special exhibition, American Visions: 1870–1940, Works from the Bank of America Collection. More than 30 floral designers from the tristate region will contribute to the interpretations. The unique gallery experience will be open to the public May 11–15. The exhibition is free for members and children under 12, $12 regular nonmember adult admission, and $10 for students and seniors with ID.

 

Featured floral designers include Barbara Baletti, Diane Behlen, Janice Benton, Brenda Bingham, Eva Brandstotter-Reilly, Cynthia Corhan-Aitken, Christine Cowles, Anna Coy, Joan Crowther, Karen Cubero, Carol English, Firth Fabend, Pat Farrelly, Pat French, Kate Khachaturian, Patricia Kettenring, Laura Kiesewetter, Mary Ann Kilpatrick, Arnold Korotkin, Karen Kratina, Laurie Kroll, Devinder Lehmann, Frances Pelzman Liscio, Tim Mannion, Mary McGeown, Elisabeth Meyer, Cathy Miller, Deborah Moran, Peggy Olivi, Roberto Pagan, Ruth Paul, Sharon Petrucelli, Gretchen Prater, Michele Quinn, Celia Radek, Marisabel Raymond, Joan Reynolds, Lillian Rockwood, Yana Rodin Tracy, Sarah Stransky, Tessie Thomas, Michele Tomasik, Patricia Toomey, Franca Tutela, and Karen Worster.

         

Two restaurant partners are offering special discounts to MAM visitors May 11–15! Present your MAM admission button for 15% off (except seafood) Toast Montclair and 10% off Belgiovine’s Italian Deli.

 

 

MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016 Special Events

 

The luscious luncheon Fashion, Flowers & Flirtation will take place on May 12, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Featured guest speakers Melissa Garcia, celebrity stylist and on-air fashion correspondent, and Charcy Evers, trend analyst and fashion expert, will discuss floral inspiration in fashion, fragrance, and art and also emcee an exciting fashion show by Bloomingdale’s, The Mall at Short Hills. The indulgent day will include an intimate private viewing of the floral design exhibition and a raffle spectacular. Fashion, Flowers & Flirtation is chaired by Sandra Carter and Ann Schaffer. Tickets start at $200. In tandem with the luncheon, MAM also invites you to donate “career appropriate” shoes and costume jewelry to Career Closet in Livingston. Bring donations in a clear plastic bag to MAM’s Nathaniel C. Harris Jr. Entrance, May 9–11, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. or to the Luncheon.

 

The centerpiece of MAM: The Flowering and the Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Flower Ball on May 14, will be an evening of admiration and adornment with dinner and entertainment. Beginning at 6 p.m., the black tie occasion will also feature a private viewing of the floral design exhibition, an exciting silent auction, and a live auction presented by Mariana Gantus Wall. Expect to be starstruck by a guest appearance by an international opera star from The Richard Tucker Music Foundation. Flower Ball is chaired by Meredith Bergmann and tickets start at $500.

 

At 9:30 p.m., the unforgettable after party Midnight in the Garden takes over to continue the celebration until 1 a.m. Go from blossoms to bourbons and crocuses to cigars with bourbon tasting by Black Dirt Distillery and cigar rolling by Fumé. Enjoy savories and sweets and taste spirits by renowned mixologists Derrick Turner and Darnell Holguin. Dance the night away with beats by DJ Gabriel Levy and capture all the memories with photobooth fun! The after dark soirée is chaired by Cleo Davis-Urman and Vanessa Yurkevich. Tickets are $100; all Flower Ball tickets include entry to the Midnight in the Garden after party.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit montclairartmuseum.org/mamtheflowering or contact Christine Walia, Assistant Director, Special Events at 973-259-5143 or cwalia@montclairartmuseum.org.

 

 

MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016 Schedule

 

Wednesday, May 11

Galleries open to the public 12–5 p.m.

 

 

Thursday, May 12

Fashion, Flowers & Flirtation, Lecture & Luncheon — 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Galleries open to the public 2–5 p.m.

 

 

Friday, May 13

Galleries open to the public 12–5 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, May 14

Galleries open to the public 12–4 p.m.

Flower Ball, Gala — 6 p.m.

Midnight in the Garden, After Party — 9:30 p.m.

 

 

Sunday, May 15

Galleries open to the public 12–5 p.m.

 

 

 

MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016 Event Sponsors

 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Bank of America

Prudential

Carol and Terry Wall/The Vance Wall Foundation

 

 

HORTICULTURIST

Lisa and Joseph Amato

 

 

MASTER GARDENER

Cynthia Corhan-Aitken and Murry Aitken

Lisa D’Alessandro

Lynn and Stephen Glasser with Adrian Shelby and Edward Bindel

Meghan and Stephen Hess

Deborah and Peter Hirsch

Wendy and Andrew Lacey

Neuberger Berman

Gretchen and Sandy Prater

Lyn and Glenn Reiter

Sharon and Robert Taylor

Margo and Frank Walter

Wells Fargo Private Bank

 

 

ARBORIST

Susan Brady and Mustafa Abadan

Linny and Rick Andlinger

Michael Backer

Eileen and Robert C. Butler

Rose Cali

Melinda and William H. Connolly

Fidelity

Ann and Thomas Johnson

Dan Arrighi and Sam Joseph

Joanne and Fred Langbein

Nisivoccia LLP

Heidi and Richard Rieger

 

 

GARDENER

Adunni and Herman Anderson

Betty Ann and Jack Cannell

Sylvia Cohn

Christine James

Hillary and John Reimnitz

Toni LeQuire-Schott and Newt Schott

Lynn and Sengal Selassie

 

 

BOUQUET

Jacqueline McMullen

Betty and Greg Murphy

Gretchen and Sandy Prater

Mary Streep

 

 

CORSAGE

Terri Breen

Rose Cali

Laura Kiesewetter

PNC Wealth Management

 

 

BLOSSOM

Linny Andlinger

Atlas Desk

Joan L. Barrett

Eileen and Robert C. Butler

Catherine Carlozzi

Sylvia Cohn

Marilyn Hatzenbuhler

Christine James

Kate Khachaturian

Karen Mandelbaum

Pam Nedzi

Richfield Farms, Inc.

Ann Schaffer

Pamela S. Scott

Cheryl Slutzky

Marianne Smith

Sarah Stransky

Margo Walter 

 

 

MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016 Committee

Lisa and Joseph Amato

Adunni Slackman Anderson and
   Herman L. Anderson

Linny Andlinger

Joan Barrett

Paige Barrett

Marshall Bergmann

Susan Brady and Mustafa Abadan

Terri Breen

Linda Breler

Nan Bylin

Betty and Jack Cannell

Sylvia Cohn

Elaine Pantages Conti

Jennifer Conti

Wanda R. Croudy

Samantha Dana

Oliver Davis-Urman

Beverly and Joe Dempsey

Devon Eagle

Charcy Evers

Leslie Ford

Lynn and Stephen Glasser

Michelle and Seth Glasser

Jake Goldstein

Fannie Gray

Anna Hazard

Roxanne Hersh

Becky Hirsch

Peter Hirsch

Tim Hirsch

Anita and Jack Kassel

Debbie Kozak

Joyce Pokoy Kurtulus and
   Osman Kurtulus

Joanne Langbein

Laura Liscio

Kristin and Keith Mackay

Diane Marisca

Sydney McCutcheon

Caitlin Mullen

Eliot Pepe

Lyn Reiter

Marjorie Rich

Jacklyn and Sean Rider

Claire Rosen

Spencer Rubin

Ivonne Ruggles

Mel Schaffer

Susannah Schaffer

Carrie Schwartz

Sharon and Chris Sevrens

Poonam Shah and Adam McCoy

Adrian Shelby and Edward
   Bindel

Cheryl Slutzky

Sarah Stransky

Susan Straten

Tessie Thomas

Tesie Torres

Donna M. Uher-Imperatore

Emelil Walter

Margo Walter

Allison Yurkevich

Deborah Zafman

 

 

About the Museum

The Montclair Art Museum, a notable, community-based institution with an international reputation, boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art making in the United States over the last three hundred years. The collection includes more than 12,000 objects: paintings, prints, original works on paper, photographs, and sculpture by American artists from the 18th century to the present, as well as traditional and contemporary Native American art and artifacts representing the cultural developments of peoples from all of the major American Indian regions. The Museum’s education programs serve a wide public and bring artists, performers, and scholars to the Museum on a regular basis.
 

 

MAM’s Yard School of Art is the leading regional art school, offering a multitude of comprehensive courses for children, teens, adults, seniors, and professional artists. The Yard School was recently recognized in the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards 2015 as the Favorite Adult Art Class and favorite Art Camp. The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair, N.J. Information and directions are available on the Museum website, montclairartmuseum.org, or by calling 973-746-5555. MAM is open Wednesdays through Sundays, Noon – 5 p.m., and on the first Thursday night of the month (October–June), from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays. Museum admission is $12 for nonmember adults, $10 for senior citizens and students with I.D., and free for members and children under 12. Free First Thursday Nights and Free First Fridays are free for everyone. The Store at MAM is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and has extended hours until 9 p.m. on Free First Thursday Nights.

 

All Museum programs are made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Carol and Terry Wall / The Vance Wall Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Museum members.

 

 

Media Contacts

 

Michael Gillespie, 973-259-5134

mgillespie@montclairartmuseum.org

 

Catherine Mastrangelo, 973-259-5119

cmastrangelo@montclairartmuseum.org

 

Attached PDF :: 

MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016 Brings Together Fine Art, Floral Displays, and Special Events

MAM: THE FLOWERING—ART IN BLOOM 2016
BRINGS TOGETHER FINE ART, FLORAL DISPLAYS, AND SPECIAL EVENTS
IN SUPPORT OF THE MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM

 

Five-Day Biennial Festival: May 11–15, 2016

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, February 1, 2016—Art in Bloom, a signature celebration of the Montclair Art Museum (MAM), is a biennial festival of floral design. The 2016 rendition, titled MAM: The Flowering, will present 32 enchanting floral interpretations of works of art currently on view in MAM’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. This not-to-be-missed exhibition will be open to the public May 11–15, 2016. It is accompanied by a selection of special events, including a luncheon and lecture Fashion, Flowers & Flirtation May 12, gala Flower Ball May 14, and after party Midnight in the Garden May 14.

 

MAM: The Flowering will be a remarkable collaboration of art and floral arrangements inspired by the paintings, sculpture, and photography from the permanent collection of the Museum and our special exhibition, American Visions: 1870–1940, Works from the Bank of America Collection. More than 30 floral designers from the tristate region will contribute to the interpretations. The unique gallery experience will be open to the public 12–5 p.m. May 11 and May 13–15; it will be open 2–5 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. The exhibition is free for members and children under 12, $12 regular nonmember adult admission, and $10 for students and seniors with ID. Follow the excitement on social media with #MAMtheFlowering.

 

MAM: The Flowering special events are chaired by Deborah Hirsch and Betty Murphy and floral design is chaired by Cynthia Corhan-Aitken. The festival will celebrate Gretchen Prater, artist, patron, and mentor; and Bank of America, philanthropic corporate leader in arts and culture. Funds raised benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and education programs.

 

The luscious luncheon Fashion, Flowers & Flirtation will take place on May 12, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. It will include an intimate private viewing of the floral design exhibition, a lecture addressing the correlations between beauty in fashion and florals, and a raffle spectacular. Fashion, Flowers & Flirtation is chaired by Sandra Carter and Ann Schaffer. Tickets start at $200.

 

The centerpiece of MAM: The Flowering and the Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Flower Ball on May 14, will be an evening of admiration and adornment with dinner and entertainment. Beginning at 6 p.m., the black tie occasion will also feature an exciting live and silent auction and is chaired by Meredith Bergmann. Tickets start at $500. At 9:30 p.m., the unforgettable after-party Midnight in the Garden takes over to continue the celebration until 1 a.m. and is chaired by Cleo Davis-Urman and Vanessa Yurkevich.

 

For more information, visit montclairartmuseum.org/mamtheflowering or contact Christine Walia, Assistant Director, Special Events at 973-259-5143 or cwalia@montclairartmuseum.org.

 

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