Cambrian: Arts & Events

Kevin Ray of Cambria Nursery named judge for Art in Bloom

Allied Arts and the Cambria Garden Club have named Kevin Ray as judge of Art in Bloom/Petals and Palettes.

Ray, manager and florist at the Cambria Nursery and Floral Shop, was instrumental in using repurposed materials to create the nursery’s Christmas display. 

He began his floral career in 1982 when he left the field of education to open a flower shop in North Hollywood catering to the television and movie industry. His projects included “Murder She Wrote,” “Fantasy Island,” “Three Men and a Little Lady” and serving as florist for the 1984 Olympics.

Ray will judge floral and artistic pieces, recognizing how they work together to enhance one another.

Winners will be announced at a free reception, set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 8. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The exhibit, on display at 1350 Main St., closes May 31.