PhilaU Student Textiles Inspire Philadelphia Flower Show Arrangements

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PHS Flower Show members select textile designs created by PhilaU students.

This week’s internationally acclaimed Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Philadelphia Flower Show will bloom with floral arrangements inspired by the work of 16 PhilaU textile design students.

“We are so excited to have our textile design students participating in the Philadelphia Flower Show,” said Marcia Weiss, director of PhilaU’s textile design program. “This international event attracts exhibitors and attendees from across the globe. It provides a wonderful opportunity for the work of our talented students to be exhibited on a global stage.”

Horticulture Society members selected 16 swatches of prints, knits and jacquard wovens created by undergraduate and graduate textile design students, and then challenged floral designers to interpret each textile’s color, rhythm and other design qualities to come up with a floral arrangement inspired by the fabric.

“We were thrilled by the quality of the students’ work and the quantity of textiles and textile designs on display for us to make a selection,” said Betty Greene, the society’s manager of volunteers and show committees.

The 2014 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Philadelphia Flower Show is open to the public March 1 to 9. This year’s theme, ARTiculture, explores the intersection of art and horticulture. For more information, click here.

Textile work by Erin Stevens (left) and Rebecca Flax (right).

Also this weekend, two textile design students will showcase their work at the Barnes Foundation on Sunday, March 2 as the Barnes celebrates textiles as its theme of the month. Undergraduate textile design student Rebecca Flax and graduate student Erin Stevens will speak about their work at 3 p.m. in the Annenberg Court.

This event is part of Free First Sundays at the Barnes Foundation. Visitors can pick up a free ticket at the Barnes from 9 to 10 a.m. to gain access to all of the day’s events.

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