Apr 23, 201207:07 AMColumbia Family
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Art In Bloom
If you missed Art in Bloom at the University of Missouri’s Art and Archeology department, you missed a fun exploration in art and botanicals that the whole family could enjoy. Not only did the department display a variety of different florist’s creations inspired by art within the gallery of Pickard Hall, they also inspired children to learn, discover and create their own art through flowers.
In addition to the children’s event, the department hosted a private showing of the gallery the floral creations to the Adult Day Connection community, a program that offers affordable and professional caretaking services while also providing entertainment and social activities for those who require a care taker. Those young, old and in-between were given the opportunity to experience the artistic beauty of floral arrangements turned art creations. The department had more than 120 children attend the Saturday event and about 40 senior citizens and the staff of Adult Day Connection attend Monday’s private showing.
It’s fair to say the department has provided many activities for the entire family over the past few weeks. Recently the department hosted Art After Dark, a yearly event that allows the public to vote on art projects designed by students. The art varies in inspiration and was amazing to view. The talent of these students and grad students is beyond wonderful. Art After Dark provided a button creating station, open gallery and Snapshots photo booth was available for patrons to enjoy.
The events were both full of fun for the family. No matter the age group, there were enjoyable activities available and there are plenty more to come. Visit the Art and Archeology department’s website for more information on upcoming activities for your family to enjoy together.