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Conversations with the Designers of Art in Bloom @ MFA
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Conversations with the Designers of Art in Bloom @ MFA

3/9/2014

When: Sunday March 9
2-4 PM
Where: The Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Dr NE
St Petersburg, Florida  33701
United States

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Sunday, March 9, noon-5 p.m.:

The exhibition continues. Join many of the designers in the galleries for "Conversations with the Designers” from 2-4 p.m. They will share their inspiration and approach and answer questions. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about flowers, floral design, and art.

 

     Guest artist Mernet Larsen will answer questions about her painting Mall in the Howard Acheson Gallery. She is one of the area’s most gifted artists and now divides her time between Tampa and New York, where she is represented by the Johannes Vogt Gallery. Her paintings have been praised by Roberta Smith, the distinguished art critic for the New York Times, and a monograph has just been published about her work, with an essay by another major art critic, John Yau. That book will be available in the Museum Store, and Ms. Larsen will sign copies following "Conversations with the Designers.”

 

     Ms. Larsen is Professor Emerita of Painting at the University of South Florida, where she taught for 35 years. She has also been a visiting artist at the Rhode Island School of Design, New York Studio School, and Nanjing (China) School of Art. She has had more than 25 solo exhibitions and her paintings have been included in over 70 group shows.

 

     Eric Lang Peterson is the ideal person to interpret her work through flowers. A noted art collector and appraiser, Mr. Peterson has donated two of her paintings to the MFA collection. He will share the afternoon with one of his favorite artists. 

 

Mernet Larsen (American, born 1940)

Mall (1987)

Acrylic, graphite, charcoal, and collage on canvas

Gift of Eric Lang Peterson in honor of Museum Director John E. Schloder for a decade of growth (2001-2010)

 
 
 

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