‘Books in Bloom’ awards announced
Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk has announced the awards for the April 4 Spring Garden Celebrations: Books In Bloom.
First place and overall winner was the Carnegie Historical Museum. Curator Mark Shafer designed several displays focusing on the artwork in the collection through the “Meaning of Flowers” and showcasing the books, journals and postcards from the era.
From “postcard posies, to Victorian dried arrangements and still life displays, they showcased the creativity we hoped to see in this art walk,” stated the judges.
Second place went to Cravin’ Cupcakes. Owner Janan Twohill chose the book “The Hungry Caterpillar” and designed a display partnering the book and a large cupcake topped with flowers, but missing the center, which was eaten out. The judges said the display was a perfect partnership of the art walk theme and the creative workings of the business owner and her business.
Third place went to The Chocolate Cafe’ and its display focused on Easter, chocolates and the book “Guess How Much I Love You.”
The judges said the beautiful chocolate rabbit created by owner Mario Van Dijk, Easter tree and handmade flowers designed by Marla Brader were to focus on the specialty chocolate items made and sold at the Chocolate Café.
Honorable mention was given to Pure Imagination Tattoo and owner Joe Ware for their unique interpretation of the idea. Books with floral tattoo ideas were surrounded by the unique world and work of tattooing.
The winners received ribbons and certificates.
The judges were Rhonda Frevert, librarian of the Burlington library, and Cindy Woodbury, executive director of the art walk.
Thirteen businesses participated.
For information about Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk, contact Woodbury at 233-8883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.