By Carol Stocker
Yesterday the Museum of Fine Arts concluded its three day festival of floral arrangements inspired by masterpieces. Some 50 works of art were interpreted in flowers by garden club members. The fun of attending this annual event is to select your favorite arrangements based on how well successfully or cleverly you think they reflect their assigned masterpiece.
Standouts ranged from Marisa McCoy and Katherine Coyle's interpretation of La Japonaise by Monet to Karen Knaub and Kitty Lurene's tribute to a white marble sculpture of artist Hortio Greenough's beloved grayhound. A white ceramic of the Virgin and Child from 1773 inspired Sue Hess and Heather Comerford of the Cohasset Garden Club, while Barbara Cobb and Vicki Spencer of the Weston Garden Club successfully tackled a painting by Felice Casorati.
Also of particular note were The Garden Club of the Back Bay's Donna Morressey and Nancy Stone's interpretation of Copley's 1796 portrait of John Quincy Adams. And Donna Johson and Judy Handley's depiction of a La Farge stain glass window using plant material was particularly witty. They are members of the Sudbury Garden Club.
I will be on line live this Friday at 1 p.m. to answer gardener's questions.