My Inner Garden Enchanting Exhibition of Gouache Paintings

12/31/10
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Now, for the first time, Blum’s work will be on view at the Art Museum
in her hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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January 18 through
April 23, 2015<br />
Free Admission Tuesday through Saturday 10-4 Sunday 1-4
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Laurie Blum: My Inner GardenLaurie Blum’s “Inner Garden” comes to life in this enchanting exhibition of gouache paintings of the natural, and sometimes fantastical, world, as it exists through the eyes and soul of the artist. In 2003 and 2004, Blum made three trips to Iran, where she discovered a profound connection with the Bagh-e Eram Garden (Garden of Paradise) in the city of Shiraz. The garden was the living embodiment of the paradise imagined by Blum during her youth, her “Inner Garden;” and so she put the brush to paper, painting a world both rich in color and feeling. Since finding and painting the Garden of Paradise, Blum’s inner and outer worlds have become one, and her art is a testament to the beauty of both. In 2007, Blum’s paintings of Iran were exhibited at the United Nations Secretariat Building and The National Arts Club in New York City.
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