The creative inspiration for The Memphis Flower Show: M3D On the Edge is an exhibition of sculpture from a diverse group of regional contemporary artists. Besides the exquisite floral interpretations, visitors will view works by Carroll Todd, Allison Smith, Greely Myatt, Terri Jones, Maysey Craddock, Joyce Gingold, Wayne Edge, Brian Russell, and Ted Faiers. All works are three-dimensional and constructed from a variety of materials such as bronze, felt, glass, wood, and steel. While most works will be displayed on pedestals or hung on the wall, others will stand alone of be suspended from the ceiling. The variety of medium and display techniques will challenge and inspire floral arrangers from Memphis and other garden clubs around the United States. After the flower show, the exhibition The Memphis Flower Show: M3D On the Edge will remain in the galleries through June 1.
The Memphis Flower Show: M3D On the Edge features six divisions. Division I includes flower arrangements and artistic compositions classed into ten different categories. Division II includes horticulture and natural compositions classed into categories of cut flowers, cut branches and foliage, container-grown plants, and trained plants. Division III includes botanical photography and Division IV showcases botanical jewelry and embellishment. Division V looks at conservation and The Memphis Garden Club's restoration of Riverwoods natural area. Division VI educates Junior Gardeners on propogation of native plants. Each division is judged by The Garden Club of America judges assembled from accross the country.
Buff Adams and Eddie Marshall ore co-chairs of The 2008 Memphis Flower Show: M3D On the Edge and Joy Doggett is president of the Memphis Garden Club, a member of The Garden Club of America. The Dixon and the Memphis Garden Club are grateful to David Lusk and his gallery and staff for helping assemble the artwork for the exhibition.