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Art in Bloom blossoms on Monday

The month of March is only a week away, and we will soon be hitting the one-year mark of the nationwide COVID lockdown. There is good news, though: this year, Needham’s Art in Bloom will be a virtual exhibit and open on Monday, March 1, at

“The library building may still be empty, but thanks to technology, we are excited to be able to provide an escape from the isolation of the pandemic,” expressed Sue Kaplan, co-founder and chairwoman of this annual early-springtime event. Beth Shalom Garden Club members, with continued support from Needham and Kalmia Garden Clubs, NHS student artists, Needham High School Fine Arts Department (Maria Sartori, faculty advisor) and the Town of Needham aim to give residents a first breath of spring - but more importantly, a reprieve from 2020.

This year, Art in Bloom organizers are creating a video, set to music, with a selection of 18 new pieces of student art with accompanying floral interpretations. The video will also include examples of art, designs and highlights from previous Needham Art in Bloom exhibits, including highlights from the past 12 years, live floral and art demonstrations,  plus other notable pieces, and the inspirational 10th anniversary exhibit of faculty art with floral interpretations.

The video will be available for public viewing starting on March 1, through a link on

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