10 November 2016
Fork Union resident Mary Owen was one of over 50 artists who participated in Fine Arts and Flowers, a biannual event at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond that highlights floral designers throughout Virginia. This year’s event took place Oct. 20-23.
The idea behind Fine Arts and Flowers is to feature floral designers whose unique interpretations of flowers and foliage flatter the museum’s collection of fine art. The museum selects its participants from garden clubs in the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and the Garden Club of Virginia.
A few members from the Fluvanna Art Association (FAA) took a trip to the museum and were amazed by the floral creations. For them it was seeing art at a different level. FAA President Susan Lang thought Owen’s arrangement was the best and Nancy Quantock said she was impressed with what she saw.
Of the 12 exhibits in past years, Owen has participated in eight.