Art in Bloom
By Kelly Bledsoe
Recently I was invited to spend the afternoon with an amazing group of people exploring the Art in Bloom exhibit at the
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. How glorious to once again be able explore and experience art after a year of being
stuck at home. What I have missed most during the pandemic is the arts. I had tickets to so many concerts and shows that were
cancelled. I agree that artists and musicians were very creative in putting together virtual tours and shows, but….there
is nothing like actually being present.
The Art in Bloom exhibit is a festival of art and
flowers. Amazing floral artists took the challenge of breathing life into the collection in a way that is both ephemeral and
timeless. Their passion and creativity produced and extraordinary exhibit turning the museum into a fragrant work of art.
I hope that you will enjoy some of the pictures I took at the museum. I hope that you are starting to resume
your normal lives, and I hope that we continue to embrace all of the beauty in the world around us despite challenging times.
Art in Bloom 2022 is set for March 17-20, 2022.