Originally posted to the Events calendar by the Garden Club:
When: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 12:00 PM
Where: Essex Art Center, Lower Level, 56 Island St., Lawrence MA 01840, 978-685-2343
What: Andover Garden Club's "Petals & Palettes On a Sunday Afternoon" will feature artists, floral design, live music, art for sale, and appetizers and beverages. More than 70 pieces from two score of the community's best artists will be displayed, including sculpture, watercolor, oil painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, and fiber arts. Select pieces will be interpreted in floral arrangements à la "Art in Bloom." Much of the artwork will be offered for sale, with a percentage of the proceeds going to support the work of the club. The exhibit of art and floral design will offer attendees a chance to take in the fragrance of fresh spring flowers, contemplate the colorful collection of art pieces, tap their feet to the tempo of a live jazz band, sample savory appetizers, and sip select beverages, including wine and beer.
Tickets are $40 and are available from Anne Feeney, 978-475-7119, email@example.com; or visit http://www.andovergardenclub.org/events/. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Founded in 1927, the Andover Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that encourages the study and practice of horticulture, landscape design, and floral design; aids in the beautification of the town of Andover; and helps protect and conserve natural resources. A member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc., and National Garden Clubs, Inc., the club provides both financial and hands-on support to a variety of municipal, educational, and environmental organizations throughout the region. Information about joining the Andover Garden Club is available from AGC membership chairs Linda Carpenter (978-475-7430, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ronnie Haarmann (978-475-4414, email@example.com).