Wednesday, May 6, 2015

2015 Art in Bloom at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Art in Bloom at MIA 2015

This past weekend was the Art in Bloom show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). Laura had been before, but it was my first time. I was excited to see all the flowers. I liked the flowers coming out of the suspended faucet out front, and it set my expectations high.

Art in Bloom at MIA 2015

We arrived before they opened and waited with a large crowd to enter. The event was free with artists creating art from flowers/plants after being inspired by the art in the museum. Some of the art looked like the pieces and in other cases it was related only by colors or texture. There were at least a hundred pieces. These are some of my favorites.

Art in Bloom at MIA 2015

A rooster.

Art in Bloom at MIA 2015/

A slice of birthday cake made from tiny little flowers. Very clever, and it looks really tasty.

Art in Bloom at MIA 2015

I liked the colors and shapes in this one.

Art in Bloom at MIA 2015

A fire hydrant for the puppy

Art in Bloom at MIA 2015

This one was really fun in the modern art section. I liked they put a tambourine on it like the original piece.

Art in Bloom at MIA 2015

The Asian section had my favorites. I liked this shadowbox inspired by a large carved tablet.

Art in Bloom at MIA 2015

This Buddha was one of my favorites. The attention to detail was impressive from the little emblems on the belt to the texture of the clothes.

Art in Bloom at MIA 2015

Four birds made of plants to look like the little metal ones in the case. They were well done.

Art in Bloom at MIA 2015

This horse was also one of my favorites. I likes the shape and colors. A fun piece.

Art in Bloom at MIA 2015

This artist did a nice job copying the original mask. Again, great attention to detail.

Art in Bloom at MIA 2015

Finally, a shot of Laura with some GIANT lily’s. They were at least eight to ten inches across.

We both had a fun time. Check out Laura’s blog: One Girl, Two Cities for more of her thoughts on the event.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
www.artsmia.org

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