Starting with a reception on Thursday night, the Library will be hosting Southborough Gardeners’ “Books in Bloom” exhibit “where the love of books and artistry in flowers come together.”
The exhibit will open at 5:00 pm on April 13th and remain on display through Saturday the 15th.
(Note: According to a message from the Library, during the period of the exhibit, public seating will be unavailable on the main floor.)
The April 13th reception with light refreshments will be in the main area of the Library from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. It is open to the public, no registration required. (It will also be recorded by Southborough Access Media.)
The exhibit concept is that participating members of the Gardeners use their creativity and flower arranging skills to create an artistic interpretation of a book cover.
Recently, the Library shared details on who is participating and which book covers are inspiring their work:
- Amy Coombs — The Little Aces
- Caroline Rossen — The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbs
- Cathy N. & Janet B. — What Can You Do With a Rock
- Colleen Harper — The Inside Tree
- Debbie Corrigan — The Teacups Could Talk
- Denise Baker — Home Tweet Home
- Diana Lindon — Snack Time for Confetti
- Elaine Holmes — The Dutch House
- Elizabeth Martins — Lessons in Chemistry
- Elizabeth Meyer — The Evening and the Morning
- Jane and Jan — Finding Freedom
- Joyce Macknauskas — The Majesties
- Judy Quinlan — Founding Gardeners
- Julie Lapham — Too Many Carrots
- Laurie Macauda — The Lucky List
- Louise, Betsy, & Sue D. — Florence and Her Fantastic Family
- Paula Schwartz & Cathy N. — Oh The Places You’ll Go
- Sandra Peters — The Lost Apothecary
- Sue Baust — Bear and Bee Too Busy
- Sue Conti — A Small Corner For Me
- Trudie Bessom — Iron Widow
- Veda Greene — The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes
As always, I’m eager to see what the Gardeners’ talented members come up with.
This is the club’s second Books in Bloom exhibit. The first, in 2021, was before the Library reopened its doors to the public. The display was outdoors, on the Old Burial Ground stone wall. As a result, arrangements were only available for a few hours on a weekday afternoon.
Fortunately, photos were posted on Facebook, where they are still available to enjoy (here). I included a few examples from the album below:
In prior years, the creative Gardeners used the Library as the exhibition space for Art in Bloom, creative arrangements inspired by NSBORO student artwork. (You can click the following links to see some more great examples from their exhibits in 2018, 2016 and 2013.)
Readers interested in learning more about the Southborough Gardeners, can click here.