This spring, an explosion of color rocks the Norton inside and out. Just as our botanical gardens burst forth with blossoms, BLOOM! bestows upon us and exhibit of canvases crowded with pigmented petals. It all began with an invitation for submissions on a floral theme for a juried competition.
There were an astonishing 158 submissions this year from not only the Ark-La-Tex, but also south Louisiana, Texas, and as far away as North Carolina and New York, all wonderfully rendered versions of lovely flora seen from a variety of interpretations and perspectives. Because of the quality of all these submissions, it was truly difficult to select the forty-five which make up this year’s display. But, now you can enjoy the beauties of nature without the perils of pollen or bad weather as you stroll along through our garden-inspired galleries.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website