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Kira Seamon readies Art in Bloom

There will be a shower of flowers in the Dover Public Library this April.

Art in Bloom is coming the week of April 29-May 4, and the highlight will be the "Bloom Party" from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29. Artist Kira Seamon will host the event and is honored to have received a grant from the Dover Cultural Council for the program.

A generous grant from the Council will cover the cost of dozens of flowers, which will be delivered to the Dover Public Library on Monday, April 29, and then library patrons will have the opportunity to do hands-on flower arranging. Art in Bloom seeks to create floral arrangements that "interpret" art - the art, in this case, is Kira's photography. She took an exotic vacation to vibrant Peru and will be using her stunning photos to interpret with the floral arrangements. Registration is limited; participants are encouraged to sign up now to reserve their spots.

Artist Kira Seamon is booked widely in over 30 libraries in the Boston area since her visual art debut in August 2017. She is a former National Dance Champion and two-time Regional Dance Champion and recently retired after a 40-year dance career. She is a nine-time grant recipient from area Cultural Councils and will host Art in Bloom in seven area libraries this year. Her "Stained Glass Sky" kaleidoscopic art is a traveling exhibit, and is known for its beauty and cheerful, upbeat colors and designs. It has received generous support from the media, including over 30 cover stories and an additional 50 newspaper articles. She has won awards in juried shows, including winning the Mass Horticultural Society's 2018 Photography Competition in the People Category. Her work has also appeared in the Blanche Ames National Juried Art Show.

Kira's newest exhibit revolves around her Peruvian photography. Kira took photos of exotic archeological sites, wall art, Peruvian people and food of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Piscay, Nazca, Moray and Lima. These vibrant and colorful photos will be used as inspiration to create matching floral arrangements for Art in Bloom. Kira's debut Art in Bloom event sold out in Westwood Public Library in February this year.

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