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‘Art in the Garden’ to benefit Random Acts of Flowers

An event to help Random Acts of Flowers improve mental health through the power of petals is anything but random.

Friday’s event in Greeneville will present art, music, food and a silent auction for far more than a “random” reason. “Art in the Garden,” set for Link Hills Country Club from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m, will benefit Greeneville’s Random Acts of Flowers group. Event coordinator Pat Bradford said Random Acts of Flowers “is dedicated to improving mental health through the power of giving flowers.”

Volunteers collect donated flowers from weddings, memorial services, florists, special events, grocery stores and churches to recycle and repurpose them into bouquets for delivery to patients in area hospitals, senior care facilities, and hospice centers. Guests will be treated to live art demonstrations from talented local artisans – all completing original works of art on site.

Participating artists include Nicholas Hankins, oil painter; Matt Salley, blown glass artist; Mary Lou Hassell, spinner; Jo Ann Wilkerson Lyle, encaustic artist; Linda Bryant, porcelain pottery; Jill Reaves, pen/watercolor pencil, and local “Junior Artist” Hannah Richards, “digital artist.”

In addition, there will be music by JB and the Wild Honey Band and an array of food. Tickets are $50 each and are available at the RAF office on Snapps Ferry Road or by phoning the office at 787-RAFG.