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  • Flora in Winter 2006

    Peasant Girl (Floda Kullan), Anders Zorn, Swedish, Mary F. Fletcher, Worcester Garden Club

    Thursday, January 26 - Sunday, January 29, 2006

    Save the date for this floral and art extravaganza!

    Looking to escape the winter doldrums? Visit the Worcester Art Museum and Tower Hill Botanic Garden and take in the sights and smells of Flora in Winter, a riveting and beautiful exhibition of live floral arrangements. Garden clubs and floral designers from throughout New England will create 22 floral arrangements at the Museum inspired by its world-renowned permanent collection of art. Arrangers will also create 20 floral displays for Tower Hill, celebrating classical Rome in the form of a Roman deity, architecture, or a famous Roman quotation. Join us for opening party celebrations, special programs and guided tours at both locations.

    Flora in Winter2006 Invitation (PDF)
    Flora in Winter 2005 Floor Map (PDF)

    Garden Club and Floral Designers in the Galleries
    Professional Floral Designers, Public Spaces

    Flora in Winter Events

    Flora Euphoria!
    Thursday January 26, 5–8PM
    Celebrate Flora in Winter at this reception at the Worcester Art Museum with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Special appearance by sponsor Classical WCRB 102.5's Laura Carlo. Musical entertainment includes pianist Jordan McCullough from Classical WCRB 102.5, and WPI Woodwind and String Quartet. Free for WAM Members, $7 for THBG Members; $15 Nonmembers. No RSVP required.
    Flora in Winter on Classical WCRB 102.5
    Flora Euphoria Radio Spot
    Flora In Winter Ongoing Radio Spot

    Ikebana and Beyond: Lunch and Lecture at Tower Hill Botanic Garden
    Friday, January 27, 12-2:45PM
    During this catered buffet luncheon, Sogetsu Ikebana designer Kaye Vosburgh will reveal the secrets of this venerable Japanese art form. For reservations, call 508-869-6111 x24. $18 for THBG and WAM Members; $22 Nonmembers.

    Mosaic Interpretive Challenge Demonstration at the Worcester Art Museum
    Friday, January 27, 3-5PM
    Watch four arrangers interpret the same mosaic in the Renaissance Court using the same materials, resulting in four different floral creations. Free for WAM Members and free with general admission. No RSVP required. Museum open extended hours on Friday, January 27 until 6PM.

    Mozart Piano Candlelight Concert at Tower Hill Botanic Garden
    Friday, January 27, 7:30PM (Snow Date: Saturday, January 28)
    $20 for THBG and WAM Members; $25 Nonmembers. For tickets, call 508-869-6111 x35.

    Flora: Beyond the Seen at the Worcester Art Museum
    Sunday, January 29;11AM - 4PM
    Worcester Art Museum and Audio Journal are collaborating on making the popular “Flora In Winter” exhibition accessible to people with visual impairments. In an effort to reach out to individuals who are blind, exhibition programs will be available in audio, Braille and large print formats. The audio will include in-depth descriptions of the art, the floral arrangements, and interviews with the floral arrangers. A tactile table containing various floral elements used in the exhibition for a ‘touch and feel’ experience, and docent-led tours of the exhibit will also be available.

    Sunday Concert at the Worcester Art Museum
    Sunday, January 29, 3PM
    The Performing Arts School will provide ambience for the final afternoon of Flora in Winter. Free for WAM Members and free with general admission. No RSVP required.

    Flora in Winter Public Tours
    Public Tours will be offered at the Museum and Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Free for Members and free with general admission. No RSVP required. The tour schedule is as follows:
    Worcester Art Museum:
    Friday January 27 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00PM
    Saturday January 28 11:00, 11:30AM, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00PM
    Sunday January 29 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00PM
    Tower Hill Botanic Garden:
    Friday, January 27 1:00PM
    Saturday, January 28 1:00, 3:00PM
    Sunday, January 29 1:00, 3:00PM
    For private tours for groups of 10 or more, please call for more information: Worcester Art Museum 508.799.4406 x3130; Tower Hill Botanic Garden 508.869.6111 x25.

    Flora In Winter Admission
    Regular admission fees apply at each institution. Admission is free to members of that institution. For others, Worcester Art Museum admission is $10 adults, $8 senior citizens and full-time students with ID, and free for youth 17 and under. Museum admission is free for everyone on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Tower Hill admission is $8 adults, $5 seniors ages 65 and older and youth ages 6-18. Admission is free for children under 6.

    Other Services And Amenities
    The Museum Café at the Worcester Art Museum and Twigs Café at Tower Hill offer light lunches. At the Worcester Art Museum, enjoy lunch Thursday through Sunday from 11:30 to 3PM Twigs Café welcomes diners Thursday through Sunday from 11AM to 3PM

    The Museum Shop and the Shop at Tower Hill will be open all Flora in Winter hours and feature special items related to Flora.

    Flora in Winter is sponsored by Flagship Bank and Trust and UnumProvident Corporation. Additional generous support has been provided by WCRB Classical 102.5 FM Boston and the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. Special thanks to Stop & Shop on West Boylston Street, Worcester.

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