MPS is a regional peony society in Minnesota whose mission is to promote interest and appreciation on the growing of peonies, with educational programs and events as appropriate to members and to the public.
MPS invites you to explore our online information on Peony Culture and News and Events. All are welcome to become members which includes newsletter subscription and special member events.
Every year MPS sponsors an entry to the spring floral show at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Volunteer floral artists create a design inspired by a selected art piece. MIA choose a virtual show this year and the arrangements can be seen at the following link:
The MPS sponsored design was created by Denese Erickson (see: Flying Celestial ). She used peonies, lisianthus and more to interpret the art work titled ‘Flying Celestial’ (Apsara). This is her 15th year as a participant. If you go to the Virtual Art In Bloom page, be sure to view all. You can also vote for your favorite by clicking on the heart icon on the floral image.
In addition, there were several other members and designers known to MPS who created designs. MPS member Mary Yee, sponsored by the Chinese Heritage Foundation, entered a design interpreting ‘Marble Chair’. See at the following link
You will also recognize designers who have given presentations at past MPS events or entered in the MPS summer show. There are designs by Sue Bagge, Kathryn Malody, Nancy Rand, Rita Gindt-Marvig and Phyllis Andrews.
Enjoy the virtual show!
|Sue Bagge, Chad Bagge, 2021||Cao Guojiu (Left) And Lan Caihe (Right) [Left Of The Set Daoist Immortals], 1646||Kano Sansetsu||37 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANT||MPS Member, MPS Artistic Design Presenter|
|Phyllis Andrews, Kathryn Malody, North Star Lily Society, 2021||Winding River, 1890||Edgar Degas||36 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANT||MPS Member, MPS Artistic Design Presenter|
|Mary Yee, Chinese Heritage Foundation, 2021||Marble Chair, 2008||Ai Weiwei||4 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANT||MPS Member, MPS Artistic Design Presenter|
|Rita Gindt-Marvig, 2021||Orchids, Bamboo, And Brambles [Right Of A Pair], Late 14th-Early 15th Century||Gyokuen Bonpō||3 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANT||MPS Artistic Design Presenter|
|Denese Erickson, Minnesota Peony Society, 2021||Flying Celestial (Apsara), From A Set Of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva And Flying Celestials, C. 951-953||China||15 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANT||MPS Member, MPS Artistic Design Presenter|
|Sue Bagge, Sean Bagge, 2021||Rise, 2005||Fukami Sueharu||37 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANT||MPS Member, MPS Artistic Design Presenter|
|Nancy Rand, 2021||Tahkt-I-Sulayman Variation II, 1969||Frank Stella||2 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANT||MPS Member|
|Kathryn Malody, James Malody, North Star Lily Society, 2021||Untitled, 2007||Ruth Duckworth||30 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANT||MPS Member, MPS Artistic Design Presenter|