Dundas Winterblooms celebrates 5th anniversary of floral arrangements paired with art or artifacts

Community Jan 13, 2020 Dundas Star News

Winterblooms, a partnership of three Dundas cultural icons celebrating art, artifacts and flowers marks its fifth year with three new exhibitions this month.

Dundas Valley School of Art, Carnegie Gallery and Dundas Museum & Archives team up with Mohawk College’s continuing education floral design program and local florists for the four-day event running Jan. 23 to 26.

“Five years in and the demand for this event just keeps growing,” said Pam Norman, Winterblooms co-ordinator for Carnegie Gallery. “People love the opportunity to walk the town of Dundas in the height of winter and see the unusual art and floral designs. We get so many comments are about the uniqueness of this collaboration.”

Admission to the exhibitions is free. At Dundas Valley School of Art and Carnegie Gallery, floral arrangements will be paired with artwork from local artists.

The focus this year at DVSA is on ceramics with a number of the school’s potters providing pieces for the florists to interpret.

“Our students face an even greater challenge to create an imaginative floral pairing,” said Kelsey Crawford, Program Manager for Continuing Education at Mohawk College. “But, they’re up to it and we can’t wait to see what they deliver.”

The exhibition at Carnegie Gallery consists of a fresh selection of artwork in a range of media from pottery to textiles to paintings.

“We’ve also invited two artists with no formal floral training to create their own interpretation of a piece of art,” Norman said. “It should provide a very different perspective.”

At Dundas Museum & Archives, artifacts from the collection will provide inspiration for accompanying floral arrangements.

“Our staff and volunteers now select items with the flowers in mind. We enjoy guessing how an artist might respond to any given artifact,” said Kevin Puddister, General Manager at Dundas Museum & Archives. “The re-creation of an artifact in flowers always seems to gain the most attention. Visitors enjoy seeing how the artists attempt to replicate the shapes and colours.”

Opening receptions are scheduled Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6- 8: p.m. at all three exhibition locations. Opening remarks will be delivered at Dundas Museum & Archives at 6:30 p.m.

The exhibitions will be open on Friday, January 24 from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.,; Saturday, January 25 from 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26 from 1 — 4 p.m.

“There’s a real buzz on opening night and throughout the weekend,” said Claire Loughheed, Executive Director for Dundas Valley School of Art. “Friends tell friends how much fun this exhibition is and make an outing of it. It’s truly an original event and it brings a much welcome burst of colour mid-winter.”

For more information about Winterblooms, visit www.winterblooms.ca.


Dundas Winterblooms celebrates 5th anniversary of floral arrangements paired with art or artifacts

Partnership of local cultural organizations brightens winter

Community Jan 13, 2020 Dundas Star News

Winterblooms, a partnership of three Dundas cultural icons celebrating art, artifacts and flowers marks its fifth year with three new exhibitions this month.

Dundas Valley School of Art, Carnegie Gallery and Dundas Museum & Archives team up with Mohawk College’s continuing education floral design program and local florists for the four-day event running Jan. 23 to 26.

“Five years in and the demand for this event just keeps growing,” said Pam Norman, Winterblooms co-ordinator for Carnegie Gallery. “People love the opportunity to walk the town of Dundas in the height of winter and see the unusual art and floral designs. We get so many comments are about the uniqueness of this collaboration.”

Admission to the exhibitions is free. At Dundas Valley School of Art and Carnegie Gallery, floral arrangements will be paired with artwork from local artists.

The focus this year at DVSA is on ceramics with a number of the school’s potters providing pieces for the florists to interpret.

“Our students face an even greater challenge to create an imaginative floral pairing,” said Kelsey Crawford, Program Manager for Continuing Education at Mohawk College. “But, they’re up to it and we can’t wait to see what they deliver.”

The exhibition at Carnegie Gallery consists of a fresh selection of artwork in a range of media from pottery to textiles to paintings.

“We’ve also invited two artists with no formal floral training to create their own interpretation of a piece of art,” Norman said. “It should provide a very different perspective.”

At Dundas Museum & Archives, artifacts from the collection will provide inspiration for accompanying floral arrangements.

“Our staff and volunteers now select items with the flowers in mind. We enjoy guessing how an artist might respond to any given artifact,” said Kevin Puddister, General Manager at Dundas Museum & Archives. “The re-creation of an artifact in flowers always seems to gain the most attention. Visitors enjoy seeing how the artists attempt to replicate the shapes and colours.”

Opening receptions are scheduled Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6- 8: p.m. at all three exhibition locations. Opening remarks will be delivered at Dundas Museum & Archives at 6:30 p.m.

The exhibitions will be open on Friday, January 24 from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.,; Saturday, January 25 from 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26 from 1 — 4 p.m.

“There’s a real buzz on opening night and throughout the weekend,” said Claire Loughheed, Executive Director for Dundas Valley School of Art. “Friends tell friends how much fun this exhibition is and make an outing of it. It’s truly an original event and it brings a much welcome burst of colour mid-winter.”

For more information about Winterblooms, visit www.winterblooms.ca.


Dundas Winterblooms celebrates 5th anniversary of floral arrangements paired with art or artifacts

Partnership of local cultural organizations brightens winter

Community Jan 13, 2020 Dundas Star News

Winterblooms, a partnership of three Dundas cultural icons celebrating art, artifacts and flowers marks its fifth year with three new exhibitions this month.

Dundas Valley School of Art, Carnegie Gallery and Dundas Museum & Archives team up with Mohawk College’s continuing education floral design program and local florists for the four-day event running Jan. 23 to 26.

“Five years in and the demand for this event just keeps growing,” said Pam Norman, Winterblooms co-ordinator for Carnegie Gallery. “People love the opportunity to walk the town of Dundas in the height of winter and see the unusual art and floral designs. We get so many comments are about the uniqueness of this collaboration.”

Admission to the exhibitions is free. At Dundas Valley School of Art and Carnegie Gallery, floral arrangements will be paired with artwork from local artists.

The focus this year at DVSA is on ceramics with a number of the school’s potters providing pieces for the florists to interpret.

“Our students face an even greater challenge to create an imaginative floral pairing,” said Kelsey Crawford, Program Manager for Continuing Education at Mohawk College. “But, they’re up to it and we can’t wait to see what they deliver.”

The exhibition at Carnegie Gallery consists of a fresh selection of artwork in a range of media from pottery to textiles to paintings.

“We’ve also invited two artists with no formal floral training to create their own interpretation of a piece of art,” Norman said. “It should provide a very different perspective.”

At Dundas Museum & Archives, artifacts from the collection will provide inspiration for accompanying floral arrangements.

“Our staff and volunteers now select items with the flowers in mind. We enjoy guessing how an artist might respond to any given artifact,” said Kevin Puddister, General Manager at Dundas Museum & Archives. “The re-creation of an artifact in flowers always seems to gain the most attention. Visitors enjoy seeing how the artists attempt to replicate the shapes and colours.”

Opening receptions are scheduled Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6- 8: p.m. at all three exhibition locations. Opening remarks will be delivered at Dundas Museum & Archives at 6:30 p.m.

The exhibitions will be open on Friday, January 24 from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.,; Saturday, January 25 from 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26 from 1 — 4 p.m.

“There’s a real buzz on opening night and throughout the weekend,” said Claire Loughheed, Executive Director for Dundas Valley School of Art. “Friends tell friends how much fun this exhibition is and make an outing of it. It’s truly an original event and it brings a much welcome burst of colour mid-winter.”

For more information about Winterblooms, visit www.winterblooms.ca.