Art in Bloom
Thursday, April 11 to Sunday, April 14
Every second year, the galleries blossom with a feast for the senses—a lush exhibit of floral designs and the art that inspires them. Professional and non-professional florists will interpret 15th to 21st-century works from the WAG collection. Don't miss this festival celebrating spring, art, and creative community at the WAG! Entry is included in your Gallery admission price.
WORKSHOPS: In the lead-up to Art in Bloom 2019, join us for workshops on understanding plants, seeds, and food security. FREE entry. Co-sponsored by the University of Winnipeg and the H. Sanford Riley Fellowship in Canadian History.
- Saturday, Mar 23, 1-3pm • The Joy of Clay led by artist and educator KC Adams.
- Sunday, Mar 31, 1-3pm • The Green Thread—Medicine Circles and Planting as Therapy with expert Cheryl Cohan.
These workshops are now full! Please check back for more opportunities.
INTERPRET: Interpretation spots are now SOLD OUT! If you have any questions, please email Eleni Wener.
CLASSES: Classes are now available for registration! Professional florists teach hands-on arranging tips and techniques.
- Friday, Apr 12, 10am-12pm • Whimsical Garden Arrangements Workshop with Kelly Tellier of Lilly Stone Gardens
- Saturday, Apr 13, 9-11am • Slice and Dice: Flower and Foliage Manipulation with Dawn Ormiston of Petals West, one of the master minds behind Art in Bloom
- Saturday, Apr 13, 1-3pm • ClayMaker: Garden Markers with Crystal Nykoluk from WAG Studio
- Sunday, Apr 14, 10am-12pm • Aromatic Eucalyptus Wreath Workshop with Sharlene Nielsen of Front Door Stories
- Saturday & Sunday, Apr 13-14, 1-3pm • Family Drop-in Workshop: Paper Calla Lilies • Free with Gallery Admission, and while supplies last.
TALKS: Join us for discussions on art, flowers, and the power of nature throughout Art in Bloom. FREE with Gallery admission or for WAG members.
- Friday, Apr 12, 4pm • Nature Rearranged: The Still Life in Painting with WAG Director & CEO, Dr. Stephen Borys
- Saturday, Apr 13, 11:30am • Flowers and Meditation Talk with Dr. Vadivambal Rajagopal
- Saturday, Apr 13, 1:30pm • Mother Nature: The Ultimate Healer with Art in Bloom Co-Chairs; Hennie Corrin and Hazel Borys
- Sunday, Apr 14, 1:30pm • Farm to Table: The Flower Source with Dawn Ormiston Stewart of Petals West
PREVIEW PARTY: Sip and taste some springlike concoctions as you get a preview of the show on April 11, 2019. For more information and tickets, click here.
Art in Bloom 2019 Committee
Hennie Corrin, Hazel Borys (Co-Chairs); Adele Wortzman, Candace Partyka, Charlene Brown, Cheryl Cohan, Cheryl Sharfe, Christine Lylyk, Colleen Zacharius, Dawn Stewart, Deb Woloshyn, Eleni Wener, Esme Scarlett, Genevieve Ferrell, Ginny Devine, Gloria Sawatzky, Helen Ritchot, Jan Burns, Janice Chance, John Statham, Judy Kaprowy, Kaili Brown, Kathleen Reid, Leanne Akman, Mary Blankstein, Pat McCullough, Richard Yaffe, Serena Keshavjee, Shelley Tadman, Sherry Glanville, Sherry MacDonald, Susan Knox, Susan Millican, Tannis Mindell, Yoko Chapman.