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Beauty in Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum – Part 1

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Milwaukee Art Museum’s Quadracci Pavilion for Beauty in Bloom 2015

I had such a lovely time going through the Beauty in Bloom exhibits at the Milwaukee Art Museum this past weekend.  The annual event is a harbinger of spring and very welcome break from the Wisconsin cold.  If you’re familiar with the event you know that this year was a bit different.  Instead of the usual “Art in Bloom” the museum garden club hosted “Beauty in Bloom”.  This year’s designs were inspired by designer fashions in the temporary exhibit instead of works in the museum’s permanent collection.  This is because the permanent galleries are undergoing renovation and are not open to the public at this time.

Although the layout was a bit different the designs were just as lovely as usual, and it was really nice to see a new source of inspiration in the fashions of the temporary exhibit.


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This year’s first place entry was designed by Bjorn Chinander of Sendik’s Food Market in Mequon


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This year’s second place entry was designed by Pam Borgardt of Milaegers.  Pam has had the honor of being chosen as one of the top three designers for many years.  She does a great job of capturing the essence of her designated artworks.


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This year’s third place entry (and my personal favorite) was designed by Jamie Beauchamp of Jaimer’s Floral



Here’s a bold and bright layered arrangement designed by Carrie Kroening and Brooke Scott of Petals Floral Design



Here’s a funky arrangement designed by Joanne Leach of Tattered Leaf Designs


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Sally Vander Wyst of Milwaukee Floral Company designed this piece

That’s all for this today, but I’ll showcase my favorites in a later post.  There are some really lovely and artistic designs yet to come!



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