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Second Annual ‘Buds & Blossoms’ Will Support Alzheimers Association

'Unfolding Passion.' Submitted photo

The three-day exhibit begins Jan. 28, and will conclude with a fundraiser on Jan. 30.

Lori Raciot, Rosedale Farm Zinnias. Submitted photo

Lori Raciot, Rosedale Farm Zinnias. Submitted photo


Brookdale West Hartford, in partnership with the West Hartford Art League and women from the West Hartford Garden Club, will be holding its second annual Buds & Blossoms Exhibit, Thursday, Jan. 28 –  Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

The three day exhibit will feature floral arrangements created by women from the West Hartford Garden Club, paired with artwork from members of the West Hartford Art League in the lobby of Brookdale on Simsbury Road.

The event will also include two free workshops on Friday, Jan. 29, which are open to the public. Join us Friday, Jan 29, from 10 – 11 a.m. for Aromatherapy for Everyday Life  with Kate Thaisz MA,CMC and Kathryn J. Freda MA, CDP. The public is also invited from 2 – 3 p.m. for a talk by pastel artist Jo Mcginnis, who will discuss her artwork and process. Jo frequently uses nature as her subject matter, particularly the plants, water forms and the small creatures that inhabit the environment.

Buds & Blossoms will be holding a fundraiser for Alzheimers as part of the event on Saturday Jan. 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. featuring a tasting menu from Vito’s on the Park, and wine from Wine Cellars 4. Suggested donation is $25 with all proceeds going to the Alzheimers Association. Floral arrangements created by women from the West Hartford Garden Club can be bid on throughout the three day event in a silent auction.

'Unfolding Passion.' Submitted photo

‘Unfolding Passion.’ Submitted photo

To purchase a ticket for the Jan. 30 fundraiser, please visit http://westhartfordart.org/buds-blossoms/ or call the West Hartford Art League at (860) 231-8019. Tickets may be purchased online with a major credit card.

Brookdale West Hartford offers Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care services for seniors at 22 Simsbury Road. “We believe no matter where an individual is in life’s journey, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and to enjoy meaningful experiences every day”.

The West Hartford Garden Club has been in existence for 80 plus years. As a working club with over 100 members from West Hartford and nearby towns, the club restored and maintains such historical treasures in our area as the Butler McCook house, theNoah Webster house, and portions of Elizabeth Park. It also is involved with the elderly and youth through their “garden therapy” and “junior gardeners” program.

The West Hartford Art League is a 82 year old, 501(c)(3) non-profit that offers year round educational classes for all levels and ages of artists, in addition to juried exhibits in its two galleries. We partner with the town to showcase the work of public school students every year in the annual ArtBeat exhibit, and encourage artists through our Emerging Artists exhibit, community outreach programs and art scholarships.

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