Needham High School Student Artist: Julia Clark - Itsy Bitsy Spider

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Live floral interpretation 2021: 

Fawn Hurowitz, Beth Shalom Garden Club Past President 

Interpretation of Would You Swim?by student artist Maddie Edwards

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Needham, MA — Beth Shalom Garden Club and the Needham High School Fine Arts Department proudly announce that our award winning Needham’s Art in Bloom 2022 will continue to be held virtually another year due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  Beginning Friday, March 11th you can view this year's exhibit at We are thrilled that Maria Sartori has continued to be our Needham High School Faculty Coordinator through this second challenging year.  Beth Shalom Garden Club co-chair Sue Kaplan expressed that Needham’s Art in Bloom, “Really appeals to everyone – art lovers, flower lovers, seniors, students, couples, families with young children…everyone!”  This free multi-generational exhibit, organized by Beth Shalom Garden Club, will feature mixed media high school student artwork with floral interpretations designed by its members and participants from Kalmia and Needham garden clubs. This year’s event has been generously sponsored by Roche Bros. 
Needham’s Art in Bloom was modeled after the annual springtime exhibit Art in Bloom presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston. Beth Shalom Garden Club’s goal was to organize a community event that would engage people of all ages, interests, and life experiences. Needham’s Art in Bloom has earned three prestigious awards. Most recently, in June 2018, Garden Club Federation of MA presented Beth Shalom Garden Club with a civic PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARD. The GCFM also awarded Beth Shalom Garden Club with the SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, in June 2010, for it's successful creation and execution of Needham's Art in Bloom. In December 2016, Needham’s Art in Bloom was recognized and honored nationally by The Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education with an EXEMPLARY PROJECT AWARD.

The exhibit, now in its fourteenth year has become a well-received annual event. Just before the national shut down in March 2020 over 3,700 people filled the Needham Public Library during the weekend long-exhibit to see the 70+ displays.

Needham resident, Jean H. was truly captivated after viewing the art and flowers. She described the sentiments of many visitors in the guest book: “What a wonderful demonstration of the talent in Needham. The student’s work is impressive and thought provoking. The floral demonstrations are beautifully creative and inspiring. This is a lovely example of informal education combined with community spirit. Thank you!”

If further information is needed in regard to this press release please contact chair-woman:

Sue Kaplan                                                                       
Phone: 781-444-6085