Marion Art Center blooms with floral arrangements

Jun 25, 2023

MARION — The Marion Art Center was in bloom on Thursday, June 22 for an opening reception for floral works inspired by the artwork of Anne Carrozza Remick and Stephen Remick.

Artists were invited to create floral arrangements that were inspired by and then paired with artwork in the exhibition. 

Artist and Marion Art Center member Susan Maguire made an arrangement inspired by Anne Remick’s oil painting “Morning Table.”

“I chose this particular painting because I love the colors and I knew that I had some flowers in my own garden that might replicate those colors,” said Maguire. “I used my own pottery … and I was able to replicate some of the colors … it was not exact but it was an experiment and I’m happy that I tried.” 

For artist Anne Remick, the floral arrangements were “just so beautiful.”

“I walked in and I had this completely emotional reaction to it,” she said. “The thought that went into each piece — they’re so much like the painting, I love it.”

According to Marion Art Center Director Jodi Stevens, the Art in Bloom exhibit was inspired by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts own Art in Bloom show. 

“They had been doing it here at the Marion Art Center for years and then they stopped for a while,” she said. “When I came on a few years ago we started up again.”

Stevens explained that the Art in Bloom show was timed to coincide with the Marion Garden Group’s 2023 garden tour.

The Art in Bloom show was on display until Saturday, June 24, said Stevens. A floral watercolor workshop, an art history lecture and a flower pressing workshop were also held in conjunction with the garden tour.