The Krannert Art Museum Council will host the third annual "Petals & Paintings" benefit for the museum's art education programs this weekend. The event, which takes place at the musem, kicks off April 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the "At Giverny" gala opening reception. Activities continue April 8 at 11 a.m. with a slide lecture, "Colors & Combinations for the Garden," by UI horticulture professor Dianne Noland. Boxed lunches will be available for sale between noon and 1 p.m. in the museum's Palette Cafe. At 1 p.m., the program resumes with a floral demonstration by Peoria florist Michele Birkner, inspired by the paintings of Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso. Throughout the weekend, an exhibition featuring art works and floral designs will be on view at the museum. Curated by Champaign florist Rick Orr, the exhibition features art he selected from the museum's collection, paired with floral arrangements by regional floral designers who were invited to respond to them. Tickets for the events may be purchased at the door. The cost is $35 for the gala, $10 for each lecture, $10 for lunch, or $25 for all Saturday events.