March 31, 2011 — The University of Virginia Art Museum will hold an expanded Flowers Interpret Art event on new dates this year.
On May 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum will be open without charge for visitors to enjoy a vivid array of flower arrangements inspired by works of art on view and to vote for their favorite. Members of the Garden Club of Virginia and the Charlottesville community will create the arrangements.
New this year will be a show and sale of jewelry by artists chosen and sponsored by Angelo Jewelry in Charlottesville. The museum's Volunteer Board will provide complimentary refreshments throughout the day and parking will be available at the Culbreth Road garage.
Organized by the museum's Volunteer Board, Flowers Interpret Art is one of the museum's most anticipated annual events.
In addition to the May 6 exhibition, on May 5 at 6 p.m. the museum's Volunteer Board will offer its traditional Flowers Interpret Art cocktail buffet dinner, catered by Hot Cakes Gourmet. The evening will provide an opportunity to preview the creative flower arrangements and jewelry for sale.
Proceeds from the jewelry sale and buffet will benefit the museum.
Buffet tickets must be purchased in advance and are $65 for members and $75 for non-members. Space is limited. For reservations, call 434-243-8874 by April 25. Parking for the evening event is available at Culbreth Road Garage and in the surface lot on Rugby Road adjacent to Madison Bowl.