Arrangers Workshop by Kate Hugo and Nancy Ross Hugo is family owned and operated in Richmond, Virginia, USA. A mother and daughter, both avid arrangers, have come together to bring you the best equipment and vases for those who want to create beautiful arrangements but don't want to spend hours doing it and don't want to use environmentally unfriendly materials. They specialize in easy-to-use but hard to find containers that are smart (in that they hold flowers without additional elaborate mechanics), simple, and sophisticated. Because they believe the purpose of flower arranging is to celebrate nature, they also like containers that keep the focus on the plant material, not on the vessel holding it. Any equipment they offer (vase brushes, clippers, etc.) is something they have found that works better than anything else on the market. You will find Arrangers Market in the Williamsburg Community Building on Friday and Saturday. Nancy will be demonstrating Windowsill Art on Friday at Trinkle Hall.
The City of Williamsburg recently purchased a lost wax bronze sculpture, “Dawn” by Merrilee Cleveland, through the public art program. The piece is installed at the Stryker Complex on North Boundary Street. This piece, and much of Cleveland's work, has a mysterious quality that takes inspiration from ancient art, literature, mythology, and cultural studies. Cleveland will be displaying her works at art&garden and will also demonstrate art bronze metal pouring using her portable kiln. Cleveland has been a sculptor for more than 25 years. After earning her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she partnered with a group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to form a full service art foundry. Today her Mercurio Studio is where she creates works in bronze and precious metals that she creates using the "lost wax" investment casting process. Works suitable for the garden will be a focus for this display.
Barbara Kobylinska, art&garden 2017 Featured Sculpture Artist, will offer one-of-a-kind flower containers, garden sculptures and planters. She received a Master's degree in Graphic Design and later a Master's in Costume and Stage Design at Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts. For the last 20 years, she has worked in her Virginia Beach studio, creating large (4-6 ft.), colorful ceramics birds, bugs and flowers that mirror the natural world with an abstract, fanciful twist. Her large indoor/outdoor sculptures have been exhibited in many national art shows including SOFA WEST in Santa Fe, Chicago SOFA, US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC, Loveland Sculpture Show in Colorado, ArtPrize in Michigan, as well as, permanently aboard the “Oasis of the Sea” cruise ship. Barbara is a member of International Sculpture Center, Washington Sculptors Group, Potter’s Council and Ceramic Designers Association. Meet Barbara at the Thursday evening Opening Reception at the Stryker Building; her work will be displayed and sold at the Stryker for the duration of art&garden.
Karen Eide’s artistic spirit was sparked and nurtured by her family who was always in the midst of making something. At art&garden you will see Karen’s nature-inspired jewelry, paintings, fabrics, hat pins and décor items that will be on display at the Stryker Complex on Friday and Saturday.
Karen holds a BFS in Crafts/Materials Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her career has taken her from full-time studio potter to design & advertising to her current work as artist, designer and educator. Her richly textured encaustic/mixed media paintings, with their nature-based imagery, are exhibited throughout the country and collected internationally. With a signature style, her designs have expanded into a line of jewelry and surface pattern designs. As an adjunct faculty member at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Karen teaches encaustic painting workshops throughout the year.
Vivian Driskill's Vintage Connections Jewelry is an uncommon collection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings that maintain a vintage aesthetic while incorporating a modern edge or feel. It involves the use of engineering concepts which determine the order in which all components need to be put together. Although it may be necessary to modify some of the objects in order to complete each connection, the idea of keeping the integrity of each piece is carefully considered beforehand. Many hours go into each piece that is created to ensure that a complete narrative is achieved. When fused with new or self-fabricated components, each piece of jewelry not only achieves a natural physical connections but also results in a synergy of generations, cultures and trends. this speaks to an original, timeless design that has the ability of becoming a true classic worthy of being handed down.
Becky Chapman is a retired flight attendant turned bloom crafter living in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Her garden art blooms have been marketed at Holston Mountain Artisans in Abingdon, Virginia, The Birthplace of Country Music Gift Shop in Bristol, Virginia, A Work of Art Gallery in Bristol, Tennessee, The Garden Gala and Fine Art in the Park in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and now for the first at at art&garden in Williamsburg. Chapman says, " I enjoy both the quest for the glassware and then crafting them into ever blooming flowers for the home and garden. My blooms reside in every state except Alaska." Reblooms are one of a kind glass art flowers for the garden crafted from used, forgotten crystal and glassware. Because these glass pieces have been used, they may have some slight imperfections or wear which only add to their unique beauty and charm. I only use pieces that I would use in my own garden. My trade secret adhesive is temperature sensitive and will expand and contract with heat and cold. Reblooms may be left outdoors year round. Blooms may be "planted" outside or displayed on a plate rack inside to add beauty to a shelf, mantle or table.
Lisa Ziegler is a leader in the cut-flower growing industry, author, accomplished speaker and the owner of The Gardener’s Workshop. At art&garden you will find Lisa’s garden and flower arranging shop is overflowing with all the gear to make your garden a success (Williamsburg Community Building.) Your ticket includes three gardening programs by Lisa on Friday at the demonstration pavilion (Trinkle Hall.)
Lisa’s garden career began in 1998, when she wanted to work in her garden as her vocation. She sold her cut flowers to florists and Colonial Williamsburg. She soon added supermarkets, farmer’s markets, a garden share program, and a subscription service. During this time Lisa began giving programs to garden clubs, master gardeners and commercial growers. In 2005 she added a product line of the tools, supplies and seeds that she used in her own garden. The retail products portion of the business was born. The Gardener’s Workshop is still a small market farm.
Mallory Burrell's art is rooted in bringing awareness and connections to particular flora and fauna, as well as their critical roles in our ecosystems. The details in the graphite drawings of Virginia wildlife visually reflect a narrative that is engaging and surreal, including raccoons, cottontails, squirrels, and a Great blue heron; smaller ink drawings of beetles and insects can be found within the larger compositions. Common threads in the work are evolution, migration, and rebirth. Inspired by works of John James Audubon and Walton Ford, the works serve to encourage respect of the fruitful bounty of earth and its species in the effort to sustain all varieties of life. A native of Caroline County, VA, with a BFA in Fine Arts and BA in Art History from Virginia Tech, the artist has participated in more than 20 shows in Virginia and the East Coast. She beings work on an MFA this fall at JMU.
Glass Art by Neil Duman & Clay Art by Bob Leek available in the Williamsburg Community Building on Friday, May 5 for Ticket Holders Only and Open to Public on Saturday May 6. Hear Dick Smith and Cabot Wade Band on Saturday from 11:00 - 1:00.
The TACL Shop. You will find paintings, flower containers, small furnishings, collections, gardening and flower arranging books, antiques, lawn furnishings and more.
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Join us for art&garden - Art Garden Sculpture Flower Garden Show
Join us for art&garden - Art Garden Sculpture Flower Garden Show