The Art in Bloom Road Show will be presented on Sunday, March 10 from 2 PM to 3 PM in the Keys Community Room (lower level) of the Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Avenue in Milton. This fascinating event will capture the behind-the-scenes preparation for the Museum of Fine Art’s annual “Art in Bloom,” a four-day period in the spring when fifty of the museum’s art objects are interpreted through floral arrangements. “Art in Bloom,” with other coordinated events, proves to be the museum’s busiest week. The MFA’s Kitty Shepard will give a slide presentation and Julie Lapham will do a floral demonstration.
Julie Lapham has been a member of the MFA Associates since 1998. She served as Garden Club Coordinator for Art in Bloom. She has been involved with Art in Bloom since it was 2 years old. Julie has exhibited widely in museums around New England and flower shows, nationally and internationally. She is a flower show judge for the National Garden Clubs and for the Garden Club of America. She has given many workshops and demos to garden clubs through out the region. She is the proprietor of a wedding and party-planning business called Julie Lapham Designs, Inc.? ?Kitty Shepard has been a member of the MFA Associates since 2006 and has served as a Guide to the permanent collections. As an Associate, she chaired the Monday Night Open House during Art in Bloom as well as chairing the Garden Gallery. In 2010, as a Senior Associate, she took the MFA’s flower course with the Class of ’14. She arranges flowers for special patron events. As a Senior Associate, she is an active guide and volunteer on the museum’s information desk. She serves on the Board of the Senior Associates Executive Committee and is a member of the Patron’s steering committee. She is a member of the Seeds and Weeds Garden Club of Concord Massachusetts. The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Milton Library, light refreshments will be served, and this program is free and open to the public. Visit the library’s website, www.miltonlibrary.org and click on “Events” for more information or call Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian, at (617) 698-5757.