Oregon Flower Shop News
'Everything But Now' opens at Artworks LovelandTuesday, July 17, 2018
Carson said. AdvertisementA quick look around the exhibit space reveals that the pieces live up to this diverse billing. Embroidery pieces by Oregon-based artist Sarah LaBarre and Colorado State University fiber art professor Tom Lundberg cover large portions of the wall while vibrantly colored furniture pieces by Fort Collins' Anne Bossert are spaced around the gallery. Sarah LaBarre looks at some of her embroidery pieces prior to hanging them at Artworks Tuesday. (Paul Albani-Burgio / Loveland Reporter-Herald) Those furniture pieces appear to be made only of painted wood but a closer look reveals them to be adorned with colored textiles that give the pieces a more textured and vibrant appearance. Bossert said she hand makes and dyes those textiles, which are matched to be the same size as the stripes in the grain of the plywood she used to construct the furniture. "I do that to coordinate the two elements and also because it messes with people," she said. "When they approach the piece they often can't tell that there are textiles in here and then also it matches the color of the wood because I use the same dyes for both."The colors in the pieces are the basis for the intriguing names she then gives them, she said. For example, a piece called "Skygazer Cabinet" that is covered with blue and green textiles was inspired by Bossert's perceptions of the Colorado sky. "I really enjoy laying in the grass and just looking at the sky and how then you see the sky through the leaves of the trees so that's just what I am referencing with this one," she said. Carson, meanwhile, has created a large silk piece for the exhibition that has a unique property she wants to keep under wraps until the exhibition opens. She was willing to say, however, that the piece is called "Screaming Dreams of Flowers" and was inspired by her concern about the demise of bees and other pollinators. "The piece is from the point of view of a flower in desperation," she said. "It's born out of observation of the wasps in my yard. I have a flowering tree in my yard and usually it's gorgeous but this year it's been very quiet, which is very disconcerting." Paul Albani-Burgio: 970-699-5407, firstname.lastname@example.org... http://www.reporterherald.com/loveland-art/ci_32002423/everything-but-now-opens-at-artworks-loveland
Supreme Court Vacates Washington Florist Discrimination CaseTuesday, July 17, 2018
Washington State Supreme Court will rule once again in favor of the same-sex couple, and reaffirm its decision that no business has a right to discriminate.”Last week, the Oregon Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a case involving a bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.The state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries ordered Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay damages to Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer after concluding the Christian bakers violated Oregon’s discrimination law.The Kleins are represented by attorneys from the First Liberty Institute, who believe they can appeal their case to the high court.Washington Governor Jay Inslee said the Supreme Court decision regarding Arlene’s Flowers “does not surprise us or cause us any concern.”“Unlike the recent decision in the Colorado case, in Washington there was never any indication of religious bias or hostility in our pursuit to protect consumers from discrimination.”Like this:Like Loading... ... https://www.courthousenews.com/supreme-court-vacates-washington-florist-discrimination-case/
What The Supreme Court's Wedding Cake Ruling Means For NorthwestTuesday, July 03, 2018
Northwest: one involving a Washington florist and another with a bakery owner in Oregon. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court could decide whether to hear the case involving the Washington flower shop, Arlene’s Flowers. That case has the potential to answer some of the larger questions the court avoided in the Colorado decision. The big issue is whether people can claim religious liberty and free speech as a reason for not serving same sex couples. "The Supreme Court basically punted and said this case may very well be decided under different factual circumstances where you don't have a question about whether the commission was acting impartially," said Mat dos Santos, the legal director for the ACLU of Oregon. While the Masterpiece Cakes ruling sidestepped the fundamental clash between religious freedom and civil rights, Northwest lawmakers used the ruling as an opportunity to decry discrimination. Arlene's Flowers Back in 2013, Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed got married without the help of Arlene’s Flowers. They had asked their longtime local florist, Barronelle Stutzman, to do their wedding arrangements. Stutzman refused, citing her “relationship with Jesus Christ.” The two men won several rounds in Washington state’s court sys... http://kuow.org/post/what-supreme-courts-wedding-cake-ruling-means-northwest
Flower Shop Owner Missing En Route to Visit Family in Washington Found Alive in Shasta County - NBC 7 San DiegoTuesday, May 01, 2018
Bax, McGregor said. The Shasta County Sheriff's Office did not have any luck finding her either, he said.An all-points bulletin was issued for Bax in California, Oregon and Washington, her family said.Bax was traveling with her dog, ...
Cambridge class manages the business of delivering love - Idaho EdNewsTuesday, February 27, 2018
The floral shop is the only place in town to get a bouquet of flowers within 30 miles. Students deliver flowers to residents in Cambridge, Council, Midvale and Oregon. Customers can call in an order, stop by the shop, or pick their flowers online.Floral teacher Jodie Mink begins training her 12 floral students in August on the elements of floral design, which include space, texture, pattern, shape, color and size. Students learn about flower mechanics, geometry and organizational skills.“A lot of flowers are ruined while learning,” Mink said. “Nothing goes out the door until I know it’s a quality product.”Students prepare orders two weeks in advance, processing credit cards, writing love notes and sorting balloons and candy. On Valentine’s Day, 34 students out of 42 that are enrolled at the school come together to help wrap flowers, arrange bouquets, blow up balloons and deliver.“This is serious business,” Mink said. “We are a full-service.”The flowers arrived fresh on Monday and students sorted out roses and carnations by colors — red, pink, white, yellow orange and purple. The flower arrangements cost between $8 and $55 and come with a special love note. The profits made go back into the floral class for future expenses and into the FFA club.“This is a lot of work, but it’s worth it because I’m learning a valuable skill of running a business and floral design,” said Annalise DeVries, a sophomore at Cambridge High School. “I feel valued.”Students work year-round creating flower arrangements for anniversaries, birthdays, funerals, weddings and holiday décor. The floral shop makes an average of $6,000 a year and is on track to bea...