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Art in Bloom is set for April 19 - April 21, 2012

Art in Bloom 2012

Schedule of Events


Thursday, April 19, 2012


Presentation “A Modern Twist on Traditional Floral Arranging” 9-11:00 a.m.

World-renowned designer Joe Smith will delight AIB enthusiasts with his floral

masterpieces and his winning personality. He will use contemporary containers and

traditional flowers to create sensational floral arrangements.

Featuring Joe Smith, Ilex for Flowers, Nashville

and Terry Fry, Creative Design Director of the Jim Marvin Collection


Luncheon “In the Company of Flowers” 11:30–1:00 p.m

Internationally celebrated floral designer Ron Morgan is legendary for his creativity,

elegance and ability to create visual impact. He will captivate the audience with his

knowledge, experience, and talent. Ron has written four beautiful books and will be

available for a book signing following his presentation.
Guest Speaker Ron Morgan, Ron Morgan Design, Alameda, California

Featuring David Austin Roses, Tyler Texas

Catered by Curry’s on Johnson Street, Decatur


Docent led tour of Floral Interpretations in the Galleries 1:30-2:15 p.m.

“Flowers After Hours Party” 6:30–9:00 p.m.

The return of Huntsville’s exciting

Iron Florist Competition


Featuring Carl Casiday, Lola’s Gifts and Flowers, Sheffield

Andy Hopper, Kathy G. & Co., Birmingham

Ron Morgan, Ron Morgan Designs, Alameda, CA

Joe Smith, Ilex for Flowers, Nashville


The Art Bazaar, featuring local artists

Open 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.and 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.



Friday, April 20 ,2012


Workshop “Tablescapes: Turn the Expected into the Unexpected” 9-11:00 a.m.

Create a take home masterpiece while learning to think about table
arrangements in a completely new way.

With Andy Hopper, Kathy G & Co., Birmingham


Buffet Luncheon “A Passion for Fashion and Flowers” 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Designing floral inspired accessories including hats, purses, and necklaces.

Mandy Majerik will take you on a delightful, creative journey and
encourage your inner “fashionista” to shine.

Guest Speaker Mandy Majerik, Hothouse Designs, Birmingham, Alabama

Catered by Chef on Call


Docent led tour of Floral Interpretations in the Galleries 1:45–2:30 p.m.



Saturday, April 21, 2012


Presentation “Creativity- How to Unleash Your Unique Style” 9-11:00 a.m.

Presenters will demonstrate how to approach painting and floral arranging

through various styles and perspectives. Guests will have the opportunity to

create their own take home recycled flower arrangement.

With Mary Nelle Clem, Bluebottle, Athens

and Sara Beth Fair, Huntsville


“Bloomin’ Tea” 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Presentation “Refreshingly Elegant Style.”

Enjoy tea sandwiches and scones as Rebekah Klein shares her expertise

on how to make the ordinary extraordinary, using fresh flowers

to decorate cakes and cupcakes.

Guest Speaker: Rebekah Klein, Emma’s Tearoom, Huntsville

Catered by Emma’s Tearoom, Huntsville




Artists of the Art Bazaar

Open 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.and 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

Neva Beasley, Patricia Eldridge, Joe Fikes, David Hammock, Connie Hicklen,

Kathy McElroy, Jackie Miller, Ellen Moran, Sheila Tesh, Barbara Thornton



Reservations must be made by Tuesday, April 10, 2012


For more information, e-mail, call (256) 535-4350, or visit