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Darien Arts Center announces art show winners - Darien TimesWednesday, July 05, 2017
Amy Schott, winner of Best in Show at the 58th Darien Art Show and Sale Opening Reception. The show is open to the public through Saturday, June 10, in the DAC Weatherstone Studio at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall.Darien artist Amy Schott won Best in Show with a mixed media entry, Salzburg Swallows at the Darien Art Center’s 58th Darien Art Show & Sale, which kicked off with a packed gallery at their opening reception on June 2. The DAC, received 244entries from 157 artists from kindergarten age to adult. The appeal and variety of the entries in this year’s show have translated into sales of over $1.100 in art in its first weekend. The show will be open to the public through Saturday, June 10, in the DAC Weatherstone Studio at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall. Artwork will be on display and available for sale in a variety of media from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Twenty five percent of art sales will benefit the DAC.This year’s judge, Arianne Faber Kolb, Ph.D., commented, “It was a great pleasure judging the Darien Art S... http://www.darientimes.com/86750/darien-arts-center-announces-art-show-winners/
After Starting Out In Autos, Darien Florist Flourishes With Flowers - Darien Daily VoiceTuesday, April 04, 2017
DARIEN, Conn. — Adam Manjuck’s career path took a hard U-turn the moment he walked into a Stamford florist shop nearly two decades ago. Now the owner of Flowers & Flowers in Darien, he has become one of the county’s most decorated floral artists, business is thriving and even Manjuck scratches his head at the unlikely and abrupt change in his career path. “Sometimes I’ll even ask myself, ‘How did this come about?’’’ Manjuck said. “I don’t even know.” Who : Adam Manjuck, Stamford Owner : Flowers & Flowers, Darien Learn more: On the store website Born, raised and still living in Stamford, Manjuck graduated from Wright Tech with interest in auto body repair and detailing. “I love to use my hands and be creative,’’ Manjuck said. “I knew somehow, some way, that’s what I’d be doing. I thought if I stayed working with automobiles I would lose my hair from all the fumes. This is a lot prettier path.” He visited a St... http://darien.dailyvoice.com/business/after-starting-out-in-autos-darien-florist-flourishes-with-flowers/695931/
Falling for Flowers - Argonaut OnlineThursday, May 02, 2019
The Unlikely Florist is sweeping Venice off its feet with rustic bouquets and a van named UnthoBy Christina CampodonicoPassersby find it difficult to resist Falls’ striking floral arrangements sold from a vintage VW VanagonPhotos by Fanny ChuIt’s hard not to fall for The Unlikely Florist’s beautiful bouquets. Spilling from a 1980 VW Vanagon, the rustic arrangements of blushing protea, ruddy South African pincushions and mustard-yellow billy balls attract people like spring blossoms charm honey bees. Small children run to the modified camper van parked outside the beachy Great White café on Pacific Avenue as if it were hawking ice cream; parents wrangle them to get a family picture. Aspiring social media influencers flock to the flora, burying camera-ready faces into bouquets that make for inspired accent pieces in requisite photos of the Venice Sign instantly shared to “the Gram.”Maybe the world has gone super bloom crazy. Perhaps people are just dizzy with the joy of springtime. More likely, it’s... https://argonautnews.com/falling-for-flowers/
Michigan Floral Association is now Great Lakes Floral Association - PerishableNewsThursday, May 02, 2019
FA office (517) 575-0110 or visit our newly redesigned website at www.greatlakesfloralassociation.orgThe Great Lakes Floral Association is a full-service trade organization representing more than 400 florists, growers, and wholesalers. Located in Haslett, Michigan, GLFA offers group savings on insurance, financial services, retail bank card processing and supplies, office supplies, and fleet fueling; is the sponsor of the Certified Florist (CF) program; creates and hosts the annual Great Lakes Floral & Event Expo; conducts educational seminars throughout the year at the association headquarters and various other facilities; publishes The Professional Florist magazine; hosts the GLFA web site, and interacts with state/federal government agencies. For more information on MFA, visit their web site at www.greatlakesfloralassociation.org ... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/michigan-floral-association-is-now-great-lakes-floral-association/
Meet the Vendors: The Heavy Metal Florist of Coyoacán Market Tells All - Culinary BackstreetsThursday, May 02, 2019
Jonathan Renata Belmont, a bearded man of tall stature with a penchant for heavy metal.He rents the spaces from his aunts who inherited them from his grandmother, another florist who dedicated her life to the craft. For the past 14 years, he and his brother Marcos have run the show.“It’s a tough job like any job,” Jonathan says. “It has its stressful side, its exhaustive side. It requires a lot of dedication.”As a market vendor in Mexico City, a day off is a rarity. “There is no designated vacation here,” he says. “Days off, practically we don’t have them. Being in a touristic center that receives Mexican and foreign tourism means that when others have vacation, we work. There’s always movement here, so we have to be working.”When they started, the two brothers were each at the market about 362 days per year. Nowadays, either Jonathan or Marcos can be found selling flowers and arrangements every day aside from Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The rest of the year, each manages to take a total of around 15 days off. Holidays and weekends are mandatory work days, being times when there is the most foot traffic, even if, as Jonathan says, the flocks of tourists are not often looking to purchase flowers.Prices for produce at the market are inflated in comparison with the weekly, roving tianguis markets and neighborhood grocers. But the displays of fruits and vegetables are nevertheless enticing. As central Mexico’s dry season comes to an end, the variety of local goods will soar dramatically.Mangoes, avocados, guava, strawberries, blackberries, mamey and figs are among Jonathan’s favorite fruits that come into season between May and August. Into the summer, he says, you’ll see more variety such as juicy peaches and pomegranates, often incorporated into national dishes, such as chiles en nogada.“The entire year we have a lot of variety here,” Jonathan says. “But in late spring and summer time, the produce tends to be more related to the rainy season. Local mushrooms cult... https://culinarybackstreets.com/cities-category/mexico-city/2019/meet-the-vendors-2/
St. Paul honors boxing club, German-style brewery, fourth-generation florist and bread deliverers - St. Paul Pioneer PressThursday, May 02, 2019
Paint artists’ materials and framing, Eyes All Over eye care, Securian Financial, Tongue in Cheek restaurant, the Hmong Elders Center and and the Highland Business Association.A. Johnson & Sons Florist at 1738 Grand Ave. was recognized in the “Traditions” category, which honors a business that has been active in St. Paul for at least 20 years. The florists, now in their fourth generation, have operated a family-run shop on Grand Avenue since 1936. The store donates 10 percent of its sales to good causes, and proprietor Tom Johnson has been involved in the local district council and other civic efforts.“It’s really fun to see us go on and become a legacy,” Johnson told the council. “We also have a lot of customers that are second- and third-generation.”Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery at 445 Smith Ave. N. won the “New Kid on the Block” category, which recognizes a business that opened in St. Paul within the Past five years. After a historic building restoration that took five years, Tom Schroeder opened the brewery and restaurant in a former German lager saloon that dates back to 1857 — six months before Minnesota became a state.Schroeder thanked city staff and former City Council Member Dave Thune, who helped him navigate 14 public hearings and rewrite city code to allow a commercial use within a historic building on a residential street. “Dave, without your support, we would not have opened,” Schroeder said.Brake Bread at 1174 West Seventh St. won the “Good Neighbor” award, which honors a business that shows a dedication to improving the community. The bakery and cafe, which opened in 2014, uses local ingredients and delivers baked bread to subscribers by bicycle. Owners Nate Houge and Micah Taylor frequently participate in charitable fundraisers and offer a “Share the Loaf” program where subscribers can buy bread for others.Information on how to nominate a business for recognition is online at stpaul.gov/bizawards. https://www.twincities.com/2019/04/14/st-paul-honors-boxing-club-german-style-brewery-fourth-generation-florist-and-bread-deliverers/
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICPF program.
This program is designed to give ICPF graduates the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge of the floral industry and enhance the professionalism of Illinois florists.
Leanne and her husband, Bruce, own Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton. They are a full-service florist serving Brighton, Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Bethalto, Medora, Shipman, Piasa and Bunker Hill. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Floral Association.
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