Hickory – See paintings and sculpture in WOMAN MADE: Women Artists from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection come to life during an artistic floral art show and related events during Winter Garden Weekend, March 9-12, at Hickory Museum of Art (HMA), 243 Third Ave. N.E., Hickory. Winter Garden Weekend events are held in conjunction with WOMAN MADE and North Carolina State Florist Association (NCSFA).

Winter Garden Weekend begins with a Floral Art Show and Reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9 in HMA’s Coe Gallery. See artistic floral arrangements inspired by more than 20 specially selected works in HMA’s exhibition WOMAN MADE.

The Winter Garden Floral Art Reception will include floral-inspired hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Denise Baxter and Suzanne Williams of the flute and harp duo Tapestry will perform music during the reception. Reservations are $15 for HMA members and $20 for nonmembers. Call 828-327-8576 to reserve space.

Two Winter Garden Floral Workshops will be offered at the Museum on Saturday, March 11. The hands-on workshops will be led by accredited floral designers Stephanie Garrett, AIFD, CFD, NCCPF, and Jody McLeod, AIFD, CFD, NCCPF.

Garrett has been in the floral industry for approximately 20 years. She started in a small shop at the age of 17 after school. After attending NC State University, she received extensive training from European, Norwegian, Belgian, German, and local designers. Garrett was named 2006 State, Regional, and National Designer of the Year and has won several interpretative design competitions on a state and regional Level.

McLeod is a 27 year veteran of the NC floral industry. He is the owner of Annie V’s Floral Design Studio in Clayton, N.C., and is an active member of the NCSFA. McLeod has served as NCSFA president and Chairman of the Board, is a former NC Designer of the Year, and a multiple Jim Treadaway Interpretive Design winner.

Workshops at HMA include “Totally Trending Techniques” 10 a.m.-Noon and “From Your Home” 1-3 p.m. Call 828-327-8576 or visit HickoryArt.org for workshop details and registration information.

Winter Garden Weekend events continue with an Afternoon Art Tea 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12 in HMA’s Coe Gallery. Reservations for this winter garden floral-themed art tea are $15 for HMA members and $20 for nonmembers. Reserve space at 828-327-8576.

Hickory Museum of Art is located on the SALT Block, 243 3rd Avenue NE, Hickory. Admission is free. For more information about Museum exhibitions, art classes, field trips, and events, visit www.HickoryArt.org or call 828-327-8576.

Jane Peterson  Beach Scene