Nearly 20 Moore students have created artwork for display at the Philadelphia Flower Show, running March 1- 9, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
This year’s Flower Show theme is “ARTiculture,” the fusion of art and horticulture. The Flower Show joins together highly regarded museums from across the country with some of the nation’s finest landscape and floral designers to create a living canvas.
Students Erin O’ Brien, Lucy Smith and Katherine Statsenko are painting, sketching and sculpting in front of guests throughout the evening at the Flower Show Preview Party on February 28, 2014, kicking off the week-long Flower Show.
“Basically, the students are given a blank canvas or canvases and they are coming in to one of the ten central feature exhibits at the flower show to create art,” said Fred Stein with The Creative Group, a special event production company. “Guests will look at the exhibits and watch the artists work.”
The student artists will create something that catches their eye in the specific exhibit they are stationed at. At the end of the evening, the finished pieces will be on view in the VIP Room throughout the week of the Flower Show and then put on display at The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s headquarters.
Fifteen Foundation students were also chosen by The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society to exhibit works during the run of the Flower Show. The students' "color study" works have been recreated by floral designers. The Flower Show will display professionally printed images of the student works alongside the floral arrangements.