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Event celebrates gardening and art
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The local branch of the Georgia Garden Club will be hosting an event celebrating national garden week on Saturday, June 13, at the Olde Town Gallery and Studio in Conyers. The event will also be in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the National Garden Club.

Local garden club members hope to bring into focus the mission of the National Garden Club, which is "beautification, conservation, education."

Coli Justman, executive director of The Gallery, will be giving a talk on the artist's perspective on nature, where he discusses how, as an artist, he features nature in his work. He will also be hosting a session on ikebana, a distinct style of Japanese flower arrangement.

Jule-Lynne Macie, the Rockdale County extension coordinator for the Georgia Garden Club, will be hosting a program on native plants, which the garden club has been strongly focusing on for several years.

Several different horticulture exhibits will also be on display.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be music and refreshments, and visitors will also be eligible to win door prizes.

The event will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Olde Town Gallery and Studio is located at 909 Commercial Street in downtown Conyers. For more information, call 770- 929-9242.