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Hey Folks! When Kasia Pater and the UK ART Museum asked us to help out with their sculpture garden, I wasn’t aware of the space like many others we found out… Although many people walk right through it everyday, some of the pieces are easily missed. We took their idea, Art In Bloom, which is their biggest fundraiser for the museum in which pieces of their collection are interpreted through floral designs. It is so much fun the last week of February when people are craving fresh flowers so we decided to do that same theme outdoors but using living plants. Although this is a temporary planting and has been done to celebrate each piece and not detract from the sculpture, it will hopefully raise attention to the UK ART Museum, the famous sculptures and to plants in general. I do lots of nice things for the UK Arboretum that showcases nature, but really, great design is also an art form. Please come, see the work, tour the museum and help support it on Saturday, June 9th.

*NOTE that the original 100 ticket sold out fast, so we’ve changed the format a bit to accommodate 100 more…no boring lecture but we will be outside in the garden and talking about each piece and how the plantings work. Great food, live music and it’s for a wonderful cause.

Join us on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts: The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky. The Art Museum is hosting a fund-raising event to support the Museum’s new and exciting outdoor sculpture garden. Enjoy cocktails in the new outdoor garden designed and donated by Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens. All gardens were treated organically using Jon Carloftis Bloom & Fruit and Soil & Root, which are now avaliable for purchase in the museum gift shop. $50 / $45 for AMUK Members. Seating is limited. For reservations, please call 859.257.6218. See how even simple plant material can enhance the beauty of the nine (9) magnificiant sculptures currently in UK’s collection. We appreciate the ongoing support from our UK Art Museum faculty friends and Lexington Vice Mayor Linda Gorton. We hope to see you in the garden Saturday!

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