Presented by Amelia’s Flowers and Ashley Mintz

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Cost: $95 members; $110 not-yet-members (all supplies, gallery admission, and parking validation included)

Alma W. Thomas found beauty all around her, including in her own backyard garden. Join us for this studio workshop to find your own inspiration from nature. First, participants will create a small floral arrangement using fresh seasonal flowers with Amelia’s Flowers. During the second part of the class, teaching artist Ashley Mintz will lead participants in making a small acrylic painting inspired by their arrangements and the works in the exhibition Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful.

Founded by Mattie Bush, Amelia’s Flower Truck started in early 2016. What started as a simple idea to make flowers more accessible to the people of Nashville has quickly blossomed into a beautiful business of three mobile flower shops and two brick-and-mortar stores. 

Ashley Mintz photo
Ashley Mintz

Ashley Mintz is a visual artist and writer creating and residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Mintz began her creative journey when she moved to Nashville to pursue songwriting. Her original instrumental music has been used in independent and short films and a play. She began making abstract drawings and paintings after some of her works were chosen for an exhibition of emerging artists. Mintz has since had her art exhibited in galleries, hotels, boutiques, community centers, and cafés, among other places. She regularly teaches her art and writing techniques in art journaling and mixed media art workshops to help others cultivate their creativity and use art as a way of healing. 

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