A floral art installation from the 2019 edition of Art in the Elements at Meadow Brook Hall. ABOVE: a pinball machine is filled with flowers at the 2019 edition of Art in the Elements at Meadow Brook Hall.Katie Alexis Photography

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A floral art installation from the 2019 edition of Art in the Elements at Meadow Brook Hall. ABOVE: a pinball machine is filled with flowers at the 2019 edition of Art in the Elements at Meadow Brook Hall.

An outdoor event celebrating the art of floral design is taking over the paths around Meadow Brook Hall this weekend.

Now in its sixth year, Art in the Elements invites florists to create their own large-scale floral art installations based on a theme. This year’s theme is music ranging “from Motown to Mozart, techno to Dolly Parton.” 

Floral is an emerging art form here in the United States,” says Laura Daluga, a fourth-generation florist who is the chair of Art in the Elements and general manager of Flowers for Dreams Detroit.

It’s very much one and has been one for a very long time in most

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Aug. 1—It’s been about 10 years since artists from across the country have rounded up their handmade wares to display at the Boulder Fine Art Street Festival. After its lengthy absence, the two-day festival was revived this year.

The Boulder Fine Art Festival kicked off Saturday and will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 1710 29th St. The festival is free and open to the public to attend, featuring a wide selection of juried art, meaning artist’s work has to be approved by a festival jury to be accepted. The show is put on by Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors, which hosts about 90 shows a year.

Elaine Laurent, one of the festival’s show directors, said show organizers saw an opportunity this year to help artists and businesses at the 29th Street Mall and were eager to bring the event back to life. Saturday’s event

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FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Donald Verger has been putting heart into his art during the pandemic.

And images of those intricate hearts made from vibrant sea glass are flowing back to schools and hospitals that have been hard hit by COVID-19 during the pandemic.

“The hearts hit a sweet spot for people,” Verger said. “People love sea glass, the color, the patterns.”

Across the country, many artists find themselves struggling during the pandemic, but they’re also finding ways to give back during a health crisis that has claimed more than 465,000 lives in the United States.

Verger’s efforts represent his small but colorful contribution to the effort to bring people a smile, or maybe a moment of calm and peace, amid the isolation of the pandemic.

He’s sent about 25,000 postcards of his hearts and landscape photography to schools and hospitals. He delivers them at 1,000 or 2,500 at a

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