Floral Designers Create Art Interpretations

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Floral designers from across the Tennessee Valley are getting artsy with the Huntsville Museum of Art’s “Art in Bloom” show. Artists were able to come choose a piece of art in the gallery and then channel their creative ability to create a floral design that replicates it.

“I found a piece in the youth gallery,” said Hillary Williamson. “I thought it was amazing and it was pen and ink and watercolor and watercolor is really hard to do.” Williamson is an artist but doesn’t typically work with flowers. She said her piece was all about perception. “As soon as I saw that piece, that’s the first thing I thought of,” she said, “my design has wiring with flowers all in it.”

Mary Nelle Clem is a freelance designer and has participated in the “Art in Bloom” event for three years. She said she chose her piece because it reminded her of the beach.

“It just speaks to you,” said Clem. “I just walked through the museum and found the one that jumped out at me.”

Clem said she thinks the floral interpretations benefit all of the museum’s visitors. “I just really love what they’re doing for the community,” she said. “I love working with flowers so it’s a way to give back to them.”

You can catch the floral designs on display at the Huntsville Museum of Art starting April 19 through April 21. It is sponsored by the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art.