NC Museum of Art Art in Bloom: Tickets, details, dates

When Morgan Howell Moylan was first assigned the sculpture “Daphne” as her inspiration for Art in Bloom, she was stumped.

The annual event challenges florists to craft massive arrangements based on pieces at the N.C. Museum of Art, and “Daphne” is, on the surface, a seemingly plain marble bust of a nymph found in Greek mythology.

“It’s all white, it’s marble, and you want to do something fun and interesting,” Moylan said.

But she learned more about the inspiration behind the sculpture, made by artist Harriet Hosmer in the mid-1800s, and where she could add her own color and flourishes.

“I learned the story of Daphne, who is shunning Apollo’s advances, and she has difficulty doing it, and she has to give up her beauty to become a laurel tree,” said Moylan, who owns West Queen Studio in Hillsborough. “So I’m giving a nod to the story and

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Tennessee Valley Museum of Art opens exhibition featuring work of artists from across nation

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. — A new exhibition opened Tuesday at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia. It’s being described as a glimpse into the future of art.

The name of the exhibition is Emergence, and it features the work of 45 different artists from across the nation.

Earlier this year, the museum put out a call for digital submissions as it was looking for artists with unique style—artists with something important to express who are pushing the creative process to the breaking point.

A panel of jurors selected the artwork in the show through an online blind judging process. The jurors also chose three choice award winners with close ties to The Shoals.

“There’s a lot of themes about what artists are going to be exploring post COVID, there’s a lot of themes of resiliency and

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Amarillo Museum of Art hosts 2021 Texas Panhandle Student Art Show

At two of the exhibit halls at the Amarillo Museum of Art, pieces of art fill the walls, featuring different styles and various subject matter, giving members of the public the chance to see the artists’ respective visions.

Visitors to this Texas Panhandle Student Art Show, however, are going to be exposed to the visions of numerous student artists through the more than 700 pieces of art featured in this exhibition. 

Students from the Amarillo, Canyon and Bushland independent school districts are featured in this end-of-year student art exhibition, which runs through May 20 at the museum, located at 2200 S. Van Buren St., on the Washington Street Campus of Amarillo College. 

The Texas Panhandle Student Art Show was not able to be hosted in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Denise Olson, director of arts education in Amarillo ISD, said it was “pure joy” to see the students’

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