I went to the Art In Bloom event at the Milwaukee Art Museum today. It has become an annual tradition with Donna and I, one I have come to look forward to. If you're not familiar with the concept, it is gardening clubs and floral shops around the Milwaukee area that put together floral arrangements centered on a work of art at the museum.
|My choice as the best in show.|
Suffice it to say, there are some stunning displays of creativity from a floral/ekphrastic perspective. This year there were so many great entries. This year we bought a membership because we both love to go to the art museum, but never go more than this once a year. It is my plan to make it more regular.
I say that because as I looked at some of these paintings today, I was again floored by the work in front of me. These artists have a sense for light, shadow, depth, color and dimension. It is nothing short of brilliance. They have skills that a small percentage of the people in the world do. They call them masters for a reason. I am no art snob, but I know beauty when I see it.
My choice for the best display went to the display of Ed Paschke's work done by The Pink Peony. Colorful and eye catching.
But frankly they were all pretty cool. I can't recommend this event enough if you appreciate art at all. GO!!! It is worth the trip and gives me hope for spring. I will let the photos speak for themselves for the rest of this post.
|Runner up, IMHO.|