The Saginaw Art Museum is excited to present the 2012 Arty Soil Garden Market and Luncheon to be held on Wednesday, June 8, from 10 am to 3 pm, with a luncheon and presentation to by Master Gardener and member of the Detroit Institute of the Arts’ Speaker Bureau, Linda Wells.
The Garden Market is open from 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is free. The luncheon and presentation is from 11:45 am – 1 pm. Tickets are $35.00 per person ($280 per table) with reservation required by June 1st. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 989-754-2491 x201 or visit the Saginaw Art Museum online at www.saginawartmuseum.org.
Celebrate spring at this annual event where floral works from the Museum’s permanent collection will be paired with striking interpretations by Wells in her presentation, “It Ain’t Just a Purty Flower: The Language of Flowers.”
According to Wells, “Artists often include plants in the works they create. Sometimes they are there simply because they are beautiful or complete the composition. Artists more often incorporate plants and flowers in the objects because they have specific meaning to those for whom the art is intended. Knowing those plants and understanding their meanings adds to our interpretation and appreciation of the object.”
“Today many people do not know the language of flowers. That is the subject of my talk; the purpose of which is to develop a broader understanding of the use of plants in the visual arts,” said Wells.
Treat yourself to a delectable meal by Macy’s Lakeshore Grill and goods by local artisans and growers, which complement the art and horticultural presentation.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Museum's Charles A. Platt Italianate Gardens.
About the Saginaw Art Museum
The Saginaw Art Museum is a vibrant arts and cultural resource for the Great Lakes Bay Region. Since 1947, the Museum has brought more than 4,500 years of creativity to the area through visual, auditory and performance arts from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Housed in an historical 1903 Georgian-Revival mansion with Italianate gardens and two award-winning modern wings, the Museum has a permanent collection of art in excess of 1500 objects, a dynamic exhibition program, a major art reference library, collaborative education programs, and a youth hands-on interactive gallery. The Museum provides art classes, guided tours, lectures, festivals, and facility rentals. Various levels of membership offer access to the Saginaw Art Museum and its historical gardens as well as reciprocal benefits to more than 400 museums and 280 gardens throughout North America.
For additional information about membership and other events at the Saginaw Art Museum, visit the Museum’s website at www.saginawartmuseum.org or call 989.754.2491.