Art in Bloom May 2019

Color in the Landscape

This Bi-Annual event benefits the Londonderry Historical Society.  Garden club members create floral arrangements that complement or echo in some way the pieces that local artists bring to exhibit and sell.  A smaller children's art exhibit is part of the fun.   A percentage of the proceeds of the art sale are donated to the Historical Society.   

Art in Bloom at Custer Sharp House

Special multi-generation relationship of art and floral design highlighted at this year's show

Londonderry, VT, May 24, 2019: Green Mountain Gardeners (GMG) of Weston/Londonderry/Landgrove and Peru is hosting Art in Bloom: Color in the Landscape exhibit and sale at the Custer Sharp House on June 14 - 16, 2019 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM). On Saturday, June 15, 1:00 PM, there will be an interactive presentation to demonstrate the creation of a watercolor landscape with GMG member Doris Ingram.


Art of local artists paired with floral interpretations created by GMG members will capture the radiance and color of Vermont’s landscapes. Included in the show is student artwork from Flood Brook School. Artwork is available for purchase; 20% of proceeds will be donated to the Londonderry Art & Historical Society (LAHS) to support ongoing renovations at the Custer Sharp House.


A special pairing this year is GMG member Barbara O’Donnell and her granddaughter Nora O’Donnell, a student at The Long Trail School. As a grandmother, past GMG president and dedicated gardener, Barbara is thrilled to design a flower arrangement to capture the mountain and seascape theme of Nora’s painting entitled “Catalonia.” There will also be a pairing of a mother and daughter with Elsie Smith designing a floral arrangement to highlight a sculpture of her late mother, Katherine McCabe.


The Custer Sharp House, is a perfect venue for this exhibit and sale, was the summer residence of Bernadine Custer Sharp, a prolific 20th-century American painter, illustrator and WPA muralist who worked in New York City and summered in Vermont.

“LAHS is thrilled to have GMG and local artists celebrating summer in the space that Bernadine left for community events,” stated LAHS President Annie Campbell.  “We are thankful that proceeds will go toward keeping art and history alive in Londonderry.”


Information about Green Mountain Gardeners and Art in Bloom: Color in the Landscape can be found at their website:


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