By Matt Rutherford
April 11, 2013
The Suburban Garden Club will hold its annual flower show, which is themed “Elvis Has Not Left the Building” will be held on Wednesday, March (April) 17 at the Clark Opera Center of Memphis, located at 6745 Wolf River Blvd. in Memphis, Tenn. Must be a misprint because this is their April 10th paper.
The show will open at 1 p.m. and run until 4 p.m. Admission is free to the public and the Clark Opera Center is a handicapped accessible facility. The show will have close to 100 exhibits that will florally and artistically capture the essence of Graceland, performances in Las Vegas and Hawaii, and an assortment of other fan favorite songs. All plants used in the exhibits will consist of only fresh plant material, and any artificial plant material is not permitted.
The theme was chosen in recognition of Elvis’s enormous and positive influences on the culture and life of our city. With that in mind, the members of the Suburban Garden Club will pay tribute to the “King” and his many achievements through a floral interpretation of his best loved hits, slogans and films.
Members competing in the show will try to rise to the challenge of blending music and plants to create a beautiful display the same way Elvis fused the musical traditions of Country, Gospel and R&B to create Rock and Roll.
Gretchen Reaves, publicity committee chairman, said that when the Clark Opera Memphis Center heard about the Elvis theme, they were immediately on board. “When you are dealing with Elvis, he (Elvis) just opens every door for you,” she said. She explained that the Clark Center is currently trying to reach out to other artistic communities throughout the area, and the Elvis theme helps do that because of the influence that Elvis had and the common affection for him that so many people share.
source: Germantown News.com