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June 22, 2010 > Art in the Garden

Art in the Garden

By Mona Shah
Photos By courtesy of Mavis Brown

Lazy summer weekends are best spent at the local nursery, shopping for succulents and flowering perennials to fill your garden with color and surround yourself with nature's bounty. While you shop for beautiful plants, wouldn't it be nice to support your local artists and find some original pieces of art for the home? Here's your chance to do both and enjoy a nice, sunny day with art in the garden

The Fremont Art Association (FAA) and Regan's Nursery have once again teamed up for "Art in the Garden." On the weekend of June 26 and June 27, twenty-one artists will display and create works of art at the nursery. Set against the backdrop of the Nursery's garden setting, the talented artists will create, exhibit and sell original work. This event continues to be a perfect venue to spur the creative process and offers art ranging from - drawings, photography, paintings, pottery work, fused glass, jewelry and ceramic art - to the public. Visitors to the Garden will find a wide variety of art available and observe artist's skills or ask questions as they demonstrate.

An exciting new feature this year is a silent auction with all profits going to the local Cultural Arts in the Schools program. Artists' hand-painted, unique indoor-outdoor banners, measuring 28" X 48"long, will be available for a silent auction for visitors to Regan's Nursery. Their purchase will support the visual arts in our local schools and add a colorful addition to any home.

Bids can be made at Regan Nursery's sales office. The silent auction will run until the end of the art show, June 27 and the winning bidder of each banner will be notified.

Working among a profusion of living color the artists will be accompanied by the live music of local featured musician and artist, Don Cardoza from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Artists will provide live demonstrations as well as displays of fiber art, handmade soaps, and lovely garden hats.

Ralph Cooksey-Talbott, chairperson of the FAA digital photography club will feature one-hour demonstrations on both Saturday and Sunday on how to take the best photographs of flowers. He will also answer questions about photography. Bring your digital camera and meet him at the entrance to the Regan Nursery at 11 a.m. (both days.)

For more information about the weekend, please call Regan's Nursery at (510) 797-3222 or online at the FAA website

Art in the Garden
Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free Flower Photo Demo
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Reagan's Nursery
4268 Decoto Road, Fremont
(510) 797-3222

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