A Collaborative Art Event hosted by the Taos Art Museum/Fechin House and Organized by Los Jardineros
An extraordinary group of artist/designers, inspired by specific paintings, artfully organized naturally grown materials into distinctive arrangements which showcased their unique interpretation of the art work. In the world of floral design, artists tend to create works which incorporate core design principles of beauty, harmony, and balance. For Art Alive they throw caution to the wind and go where their imaginations take them. This we do know: the designs that these gifted artists created are a true expression of their individuality and creativity.
Early Spring in Hondo by Barbara Zaring
Designer Mary Ann Matheson's states: "What drove my response to Barbara's painting was her color palette, particularly the urgent, unmistakable greens of spring. I offer back the palette according to advice I received attached to a teabag: 'Let the flowers pick you.' "
(Sponsor: Taos Lions Club)
Diving for Treasures by Lori Malott
Designer Marjorie Perry owes her love of flowers to her mother who had Marjorie gardening and in a garden club at the age of nine. After moving to Taos Marjorie opened The Enchanted Florist in 1993. The rich blues and golds in this beautiful painting by Lori Malott inspired Marjorie's arrangement which demonstrates the importance of color in floral design.
Afternoon Nap by Ron Barsano
Floral designer Kathleen Smith has been a pastel artist in Taos for 25 years. Her affinity for flowers has led her into the
realm of floral design and gardening, all of which seem to come together in her Art Alive arrangement. Kathleen's design for
this painting was motivated by the richness
of the color and the contrast of light and dark combined to convey a sense of peace.
(sponsor: Ann Dyer)