Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Art Planner: Art in Bloom and Chihuly Studio Editions

Fleur D'art: Art in Bloom

Spring is officially here, and with it comes a local tradition, Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. The event that transforms the museum into a floral beauty celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Presented by the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, the event fills the museum with approximately 40 floral designs by professional florists, talented hobbyists and members of the Stuart Society. The floral designs go on view Thursday and continue through Monday, with extended hours to allow for maximum viewing potential. James Farmer, editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine, is the guest designer and will be in attendance at several special events in conjunction with the exhibit, including "Flowers After Hours" and "Dinner With a Designer." Those programs, and others including a lei-making workshop, cost extra. For more info, call (727) 896-2667 or visit mfastpete.org.

Collect an icon: Chihuly Studio Editions

It's pretty safe to say that Dale Chihuly is the biggest living name in glass. Whether you've been to the collection in St. Petersburg or seen his works in many other places around the country, it's hard not to be astounded by the craftsmanship of the pieces. You can own one yourself. Each year, the Chihuly Workshop collaborates with Dale Chihuly to create four studio editions. Each edition is drawn from one of the distinctive series of works he has created throughout his career. The new collection goes on sale on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Chihuly Collection Store. There are four new pieces, each one handblown, signed by the artist and accompanied by a Plexiglas vitrine and black base for display. No ticket is required to view the works. 720 Central Ave. (727) 896-4527. moreanartscenter.org/chihuly.

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