TFAC’s Art in Bloom coming May 12-13

Published 10:25 am Friday, April 27, 2012

Artists paint the landscapes of the five gardens featured during Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Art in Bloom, adding to the weekend celebrating the art and the garden. For more information, visit or call TFAC at 828-859-8322. (photo by Elaine Pearsons)

On Saturday and Sunday, May 12 – 13, the Tryon Fine Arts Center will present Art in Bloom: exhibits of sculpture, paintings and photography indoors and outdoors at Tryon Fine Arts Center; a tour of five private gardens with plein air artists in each garden; as well as an art and garden bazaar in downtown Tryon and Landrum on Saturday.
On Sunday a “Festive Finale” sponsored by Tryon Federal Bank will honor the artists participating in Art in Bloom. This  reception will follow a presentation by author and artist Sally Spangler Barnett on her book, “A Tale of Two Gardens,” published by the Cummer Museum in Florida. Both of the Sunday events will be held at Tryon Fine Arts Center.
Art and garden lovers on the Saturday tour will enjoy nature’s beauty, as well as experience the creativity of three plein air artists painting each garden from their perspective. Some of the work done in the gardens on Saturday will be available for viewing at the Sunday reception.
On Sunday, ticket holders can revel in the beauty of the historic gardens in Florida and Tuscany in Barnett’s presentation. They can also tour the work of well-known regional artists who will be represented throughout the TFAC campus. Some of the 50 artists whose work will be displayed at TFAC on Sunday are Dale Weiler, Philip Dusenbury, Dale McEntire, Aviva Kahn, Richard Nelson and Pat Ferullo.