Village Garden Club of La Jolla arranges its spring design show, April 29-30

The club presents ‘Expressions in Art & Flowers’ April 29-30 at Torrey Pines Christian Church

The Village Garden Club of La Jolla will present its 13th annual “Expressions in Art & Flowers” exhibition, April 29-30 in Hashinger Hall Auditorium at Torrey Pines Christian Church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive, North.

Artist members of the club will showcase their work in a variety of media — paintings, sculpture, fabrics, jewelry, photographs, pottery and needlework — that will be interpreted by member floral designers through creative botanical arrangements. The presentations rival those of the San Diego Museum of Art’s annual “Art Alive!”

The show became so popular during its first 11 years when it was part of the club’s monthly meeting that a preview showing was added last year. The evening event was wildly successful, pleasing members, spouses and guests alike with the addition of music, food and the opportunity to mingle and enjoy the no-host bar.

The Preview Show runs 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 and includes music by San Diego Camarada, refreshments, no-host bar, opportunity drawings, a slide show and more.

Wednesday’s admission (which includes the Thursday show as well) is $20.

The Thursday, April 30 event begins with the show from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., refreshments, music by guitarist Jimmy Patton, a slide presentation, opportunity drawings and more, followed by member-artists and floral designers talking about the stories, inspiration and creative process behind their work. The show will remain up until noon. Thursday’s admission is $15. Members may attend both events for free.

Prepaid Reservations by mail are preferred by April 24. Send check payable to VGCLJ to: Village Garden Club of La Jolla c/o Expressions in Art & Flowers, P.O. Box 783, La Jolla, CA 92038.

Net proceeds from this event support the Schoolyard Garden Grants Program. The Village Garden Club of La Jolla, a 501(c)(3) organization was organized in 1974 as a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. It has 425 members and supports horticulture.

In addition to the Schoolyard Garden Grants Program, the club sponsors civic projects such as Penny Pines California Reforestation, Torrey Pines State Reserve Native Plant Restoration, Moores Cancer Center Healing Garden of Hope, Bouquets of Thanks for the Veterans Hospital, and the Jacaranda Tree Planting Project.

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