Visitors will use not only their sense of sight, but also smell today while enjoying the most recent FRANK Gallery exhibition, “Art in Bloom.”
The show was created in collaboration with the Chapel Hill Garden Club. Participants chose artworks from FRANK and used them as inspiration for flower arrangements. The arrangements constructed by the floral designers will be installed at FRANK today.
Torey Mishoe, gallery manager at FRANK, said this is the first time the gallery has collaborated with the Chapel Hill Garden Club. She said the event is exciting because it brings together many different elements of visual art.
“Its not just flower design, but it’s design inspired by artwork at the gallery by local artists that everyone has come to know, as well as bringing in the elements of spring and florals and the gallery,” Mishoe said.
Mishoe also said she is excited to see how the artists interpret the different pieces of artwork.
“It’s going to be very interesting to see what artful arrangements they come up with to go along with the work because many of them didn’t choose traditional pieces like paintings of florals or paintings of bright colors,” she said.
“Some of them chose black-and-white photography and other things as well.”
Betsy Nininger, the Garden Club’s flower design chairwoman, teaches a flower design class and will have her own design on display today. A few of the students from her class will have their arrangements on display at the gallery as well.
Nininger is a seasoned floral designer and said she enjoys the interpretative aspect of flower design.