Hopkinton Center for the Arts is showing “Arts in Bloom 2020” through January 28, 2021, marking the fifteenth year of this popular seasonal exhibit. Artists from 40 cities across six states submitted their artwork for consideration. Juror Marie Craig, Director of Fountain Street Gallery, looked through the 183 submitted pieces and selected 39 artworks for the exhibition. In addition, Craig chose to honor artists Neeta Annaldasula, Robyn Thompson Duong, Cheryl Rose, Sandra Delbridge, Kat O’Connor and Katalinia Savola. The works in “Arts in Bloom 2020” were displayed alongside flower arrangements designed by Hopkinton Garden Club from November 18—24, adding to the exhibit’s seasonal appeal. With or without the flower arrangements, the 39 featured artworks are beautiful to behold all on their own. Many artists cited the idea of rebirth and appreciation for nature as their sources of inspiration for their creations, which include photographs, paintings and sculptures. Just as nature is often used as an escape from life’s troubles, the nature-inspired works of “Arts in Bloom 2020” provide viewers with something beautiful to take their mind off this tumultuous year and carry them through the winter into spring.
(“Arts in Bloom 2020” runs through January 28, 2021 at Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Hopkinton Center for the Arts is located at 98 Hayden Rowe Street in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and is open Monday—Friday 9:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. For more information, visit hopartscenter.org/arts-bloom-2020.)