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Behind the scenes at NCMA’s Art in Bloom 2022

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Flower of Costa Rica, by by Steve Taras, Watered Garden Florist in Raleigh.

North Carolina Museum of Art’s annual event of floral designs began Wednesday — here’s a behind the scenes look as some of the creations took shape.

🌼 What it is: Floral designers interpret works of art in the museum’s collection. Some designs are inspired by places.

Taylor Weber, of Cary, created a design inspired by  Sabbath Lamp, Jacob Andreas Ebersbach
Elizabeth Zimmerman of Elizabeth Zimmerman Florals created a design inspired by Portrait of a Woman by Gerrit van Honthorst.
April Hatchell, of Raleigh, created a design based on Leda and the Swan, using pampas grass for texture.

🌼 How to go: General admission tickets are now sold out, but some events are still open, including lunchtime floral demonstrations, an opening party and virtual tours.

🌼 If you go: Grab a floral flight from Fullsteam, available 12-8 p.m. Saturday or Sunday. The “Tart in Bloom” floral-infused brews include Elderflower Ginger (with Norm’s Farms), Lychee Calendula and Rose Hibiscus (with Maple Spring Gardens).

🌼 Sip Art in Bloom: The Willard rooftop lounge in Downtown Raleigh created three inspired cocktails, available through Sunday.

Author: raleighconvergence

Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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