Welcome to the Minnesota Peony Society!

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. 

 

Latest News!

Virtual Art In Bloom

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:

Virtual Art In Bloom

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

Marble Chair

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, 2021Cao Guojiu (Left) And Lan Caihe (Right) [Left Of The Set Daoist Immortals], 1646Kano Sansetsu37 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANTMPS Member, MPS Artistic Design Presenter
Phyllis Andrews, Kathryn Malody, North Star Lily Society, 2021Winding River, 1890Edgar Degas36 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANTMPS Member, MPS Artistic Design Presenter
Mary Yee, Chinese Heritage Foundation, 2021Marble Chair, 2008Ai Weiwei4 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANTMPS Member, MPS Artistic Design Presenter
Rita Gindt-Marvig, 2021Orchids, Bamboo, And Brambles [Right Of A Pair], Late 14th-Early 15th CenturyGyokuen Bonpō3 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANTMPS Artistic Design Presenter
Denese Erickson, Minnesota Peony Society, 2021Flying Celestial (Apsara), From A Set Of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva And Flying Celestials, C. 951-953China15 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANTMPS Member, MPS Artistic Design Presenter
Sue Bagge, Sean Bagge, 2021Rise, 2005Fukami Sueharu37 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANTMPS Member, MPS Artistic Design Presenter
Nancy Rand, 2021Tahkt-I-Sulayman Variation II, 1969Frank Stella2 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANTMPS Member 
Kathryn Malody, James Malody, North Star Lily Society, 2021Untitled, 2007Ruth Duckworth30 YEAR ART IN BLOOM PARTICIPANTMPS Member, MPS Artistic Design Presenter