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Making Arrangements art exhibit explores the many moods of floral design at Goodyear Arts - CLTureSaturday, January 18, 2020
Charlotte. She co-curated the 2016 show Unibrow with local sculpture artist Grace Stott, continues to co-curate a mobile and accessibility-driven gallery, Wheeling Art Dealing, and just last year started Southern Ladies Arm Wrestling (an inclusive arm wrestling league open to all femme-identifying folks). Henderson is active in the arts community and handpicked each artist based off the content, concept, or context of their work as it pertains to the Making Arrangements curatorial proposal. Art by Corey Pemberton“This is a group exhibition which reflects on the exquisite task of balancing living alongside the tender clutter of having lived. Beyond unifying floral imagery, themes of joyful resistance, common nostalgia and conflicted sentimentality also run through the work,” Henderson said. “This show was my opportunity to experiment with how to approach curatorial work as a kind of temporal bouquet. Many methods of floral design exist in this beautiful space between language and mathematics, and as a curator, I wanted to challenge myself to work within this same balancing framework.”Making Arrangements opens at Goodyear Arts on Friday, January 10 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and features work from Amy Bagwell, Corey Pemberton, Dennissa Young, Garrett Alan Fees, Grace Stott, Hailey Elise Hughes, Kassiane Patselas, Kaye Blegvad, Lora Mathis, Lucy Gillis, Marissa Paternoster (of The Screaming Females), Sami Cronk, Taylor Lee and William Mize. Read next: ... https://clture.org/making-arrangement-art-exhibit/
Walker's Floral Design Studio is the latest addition to downtown Lancaster - Lancaster Eagle GazetteSunday, February 10, 2019
LANCASTER - Walker's Floral Design Studio is the newest business to open in the downtown area. The studio is located at 160 W. Wheeling St. next to Sparkle and Rust and features a variety of items, including candles, crafts, flowers and floral arrangements. Travis Walker opened the shop on Monday and said business has been good so far, even without any advertising yet. "We get a lot of traffic here," he said. "The downtown area is where we wanted to be, so we're very happy." Walker is a city native who has worked in corporate banking for about 20 years. While he's still in the financial world, he said he will soon leave it and run his business full-time. "I was not even thinking about the floral industry," Walker said. "Kile (Hedges) and I had been friends for over 20 years. He has been in the industry for over 20 years, with interior and exterior design as well. Me? All corporate. "So I really wanted a change in my life to something more of a positive. There's so much negativity going on in the world. And I really wanted to take a job and do something completely different than what I was doing. And this is completely di... https://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/story/news/local/2018/03/16/walkers-floral-design-studio-latest-addition-downtown-lancaster/424634002/
Fall 2017 Weekly Flower Delivery Collection Released by NYC Florist Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design - BenzingaTuesday, September 12, 2017
Color and texture are also important design elements to be considered for weekly delivered flowers in NYC. Whether precise and controlled or more freewheeling with a fresh-from-the-garden look, arranging techniques can create succinct looks. Then with the addition, or absence, of color the design statement can be completed for looks that are memorable and beautiful.Gabriela Wakeham's Mission is to Offer the Freshest Blooms for Weekly Flower Delivery in NYCAs a luxury florist offering weekly flower delivery NYC, Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design individually selects each stem fresh from market every morning. Its designers carefully prep and hand condition each flower before adding it to an arrangement. This method helps flowers be longer lasting, especially when placed and maintained carefully. Only the finest orchids, calla lilies, roses and seasonal flowers are offered. The company's florists hand craft each arrangement in-house using premium materials and elegant vases. They work in small batches and we know our clients by name. These careful steps help Gabriela Wakeham earn five-star reviews. It wants to build a clientele that is delighted and satisfied with their NYC weekly flower delivery.Gabriela Wakeham offers a range of floral design aesthetics from classic to modern. Its weekly flower delivery in NYC is available everywhere in its service territory: Manhattan, Dumbo, Williamsburg, Long Island City and Brooklyn Heights. New York City's major business centers are areas of special concentration. As such, the company offers NYC Financial District weekly flower delivery to financial and investment firms located in the Wall Street/Lower Manhattan area. In addition, Midtown weekly flower Delivery, Manhattan, is an area of focus including business hubs near Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Garment District and Columbus Circle. A Complete Range of NYC Corporate Floral ServicesIncluding Event Design in Manhattan and Event FlowersGabriela Wakeham Floral Design also offers a complete suite of NYC corporate floral services. As described, these include weekly flower delivery to corporate, retail and hospitality sector clients including hotels and restaurants. Event design and event flowers in NYC are another significant portion of its Manhattan corporate flower delivery offering. Its designers have produced events in every major venue in the New York City metro area, and also are available to design exceptional personal celebrations. The commitment to quality is unwavering and it conscientiously sources the best NYC flowers, greens and living sustainable plants.A Local Luxury Florist Delivering in New York CityWith Better Flowers and Better DesignGabriela Wakeham Floral Design is a high-end local florist delivering in New York City. Founded in Tribeca in 2009, it today delivers luxury flowers in Manhattan as far north as 135th Street, as well as to Williamsburg. Long Island City, Dumbo, Astoria and Brooklyn Heights. While the current service territory has been expanded significantly, the company continues to place an emphasis on its original downtown neighborhoods. It specializes in flower delivery to Tribeca, Soho, Hudson Square, West Village, Wall Street, lower Manhattan, Lower East Side and Battery Park City. With approximately 75 exclusive floral arrangements featured in its online flower shop, Gabriela Wakeham is a leading boutique florist in New York City.For the original version on PRWeb visit: a href="http:/...
Home Front: fountain class, flower arranging - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, March 28, 2017
Shoreway Drive, San Carlos.
FLOWER ARRANGING ... Learn how to create a flower arrangement for your next special occasion meal, from intimate and formal to festive and free--wheeling, with the right display of flowers and table settings. On Saturday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. instructor Wendy Morck will demonstrate creating arrangements and then matching them with beautiful table settings. Then create your own arrangement to take home and enjoy. To register go to filoli.org. The fee is
$130 for members and $155 for non-members. Fee includes all plant materials and containers.
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Des Plaines florist remembered for his charitable works for children - Chicago Daily HeraldThursday, January 14, 2016
Kids Hope United in Waukegan; Allendale Association in Lake Villa; Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville; Nicasa in Round Lake; and food pantries at CEDA Northwest in Mount Prospect and at Wheeling Township in Arlington Heights.Harney got into the floral business during college. He worked his way through school by designing and delivering flowers for a Chicago florist.He opened his own shop in 1962; Harney named it Aberdeen's Wedding Flowers so it would be the first florist listed in the phone book.His love of flowers, especially international varieties, landed him jobs on high-profile weddings, including Michael Daley, son of Mayor Richard J. Daley, and Tricia Nixon's wedding in the White House.According to family members, Harney landed the wedding for Tiny Tim -- best known for his song "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" -- by ordering all the tulips available from the Holland Tulip Exchange before the wedding, which was set to air on NBC's "The Tonight Show."When NBC's florist couldn't get tulips, Harney's persistence convinced network officials to give him the job. He filled the studio with thousands of yellow and white tulips for the ceremony, and the ensuing publicity helped the business soar.But it was his final years of helping disadvantaged children that gave Harney the most pleasure.Harney talked about his annual mission to provide toys and joy to sick children in a 2012 Daily Herald interview."Their stories are unbelievable," Harney said. "I'll remember some of these children forever."Services have been held. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160106/news/160109507/
Illinois Hospital Plants Flowers To Represent COVID-10 Patients - q985online.comMonday, April 27, 2020
Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois is using a flower with a very special meaning to represents inpatients that were treated and released for COVID-19. Not only is it significant to show the recovery rates of this pandemic but it also looks great too.The frontline heroes at Edwards are planting daffodils outside of the hospital, each represents their COVID-19 patients. The daffodils are near signs that read, "a flower for every COVID-19 discharged and healing at home."Edward Hospital & Health Services (Facebook)Edward Hospital's Facebook post explains why this is an important message for its local community.The daffodils will provide an uplifting representation of those who are winning the fight against this deadly virus.This would look great outside each hospital of hospitals along the state line.TRENDING: Dixon Man Asks if Anyone Knows Whose House Door Landed On His CarJB Love is ½ of Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow h... https://q985online.com/illinois-hospital-plants-flowers-to-represent-covid-10-patients/
South Bay History: Torrance flower producer once supplied gardenias and orchids nationwide - The Daily BreezeThursday, April 02, 2020
Florists’ Transworld Delivery, or FTD. FTD started in 1910 as Florists’ Telegraph Delivery in Detroit, later moving to Downers Grove, Illinois, and growing into a global enterprise.Wright already was a master flower grower, and frequent winner at the Southern California Horticultural Association’s annual garden show for his roses.But he had a vision that went beyond his flower shop’s walls. He decided to specialize in producing two types of flowers, gardenias and orchids. He wanted to grow them in bulk and set up a network to distribute them nationwide.Gardenias grow in a greenhouse at Wright’s Greenhouses orchid and gardenia farm in Torrance, on May 27, 1937. (Credit: Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection)Neither plant naturally thrives in the South Bay’s cool and dry climate, so Wright went looking to buy land where he could build greenhouses to replicate the humid climate in which they grow best.He found such a parcel at the corner of present-day 190th Street and Western Avenue but it wasn’t in Torrance. Yet.The city wasn’t on anyone’s radar in 1907, when Wright began his operations there. He started building greenhouses five years before the city’s founding date and 14 years prior to its incorporation.Wright’s parcel was 12 acres of unincorporated county land then, and it wouldn’t be annexed to Torrance until 1930. “Not a building was to be seen,” when he bought the land, Wright told the Torrance Herald in 1936.Flowers grow in a greenhouse at Wright’s Greenhouses orchid and gardenia farm in Torrance, on May 27, 1937. (Credit: Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection)Gardenias in bloom. 2007 file photo. (Credit: Orange County Register) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBy 1912, he had his operation... https://www.dailybreeze.com/south-bay-history-torrance-flower-producer-once-supplied-gardenias-and-orchids-nationwide
CBS11 Investigates Online ‘Florist’ With Hundreds Of Complaints - CBS Dallas / Fort WorthThursday, March 12, 2020
That’s what Susan Hatch did when she wanted to send flowers to an out-of-state relative.“Went to Google. Googled local florists in Park Ridge, Illinois, and they came to the top of the search engine.” She’s talking about Troys Florist, a company whose website touts it as “the best Park Ridge florist you trust.”“They had a whole range of flower arrangements, probably 100 different selections,” said Hatch.She paid $100 for the “beauty in bloom” arrangement, but Hatch said the flowers that arrived were not nearly as nice. “Cheap! Really poor quality.” When she complained, Troys offered her a 10% refund. “That didn’t even cover the delivery fee,” said Hatch.Even so, Troys Florist is “the best” in a lot of places. We searched for local florists across DFW; every time Troys was one of the top results. The best in Fort Worth, Frisco, DeSoto and Melissa. So we ordered a bouquet of our own. We paid for the “thinking of you” bouquet. A Fort Worth florist delivered a smaller arrangement with different colors to our studios. She said she had never heard of Troys.CBS 11 News ordered the bouquet on the left. The one on the right is what was delivered to the newsroom. Not even close! (credit: CBS 11 News)That’s because Troys Florist isn’t in Texas. The company’s address i... https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2020/02/12/cbs11-investigates-online-florist-with-hundreds-of-complaints/
Demanding Answers: NJ Company Accused Of Posing As Local Florists Nationwide - CBS New YorkThursday, March 12, 2020
Troys Florist customer Susan Hatch ordered online, pictured on the right is the arrangement that was received (Photos Provided)“Googled ‘local florists in Park Ridge, Illinois’ and they came to the top of the search engine,” Hatch said.Each time CBS2 searched for a “local florist” — from Plano, Texas, to West Milford, New Jersey — Troys Florist was one of the top results, boasting it’s a “family-run business” with a “huge loyal following within the community.”A former employee of Troys Florist says orders nationwide really go through a house on Route 18 in East Brunswick, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)A former employee who asked we hide her identity says orders nationwide really go through a house on Route 18 in East Brunswick, New Jersey.“How would you find the real local florist?” Rozner asked.“The same way like the people do. We go on Google,” the former employee said. “So once you put in your order for, let’s say, $100, we send it out to a local florist.”But they allegedly called in a much cheaper arrangement, she says, at the discretion of owner Perry Kessisiades, who would keep a cut of the money as his commission.“He would be on top of us in order to make that percentage everyday,” the former employee said. “Anywhere from 40% up was perfect.”She says she was fired after complaining about two weeks’ worth of pay she was owed. She says she earned $15. She also alleges that arrangements under $60, some for funerals, were never fulfilled.Legitimate flower shops told CBS2 confused customers ended up posting bad reviews about them.Mario Milewski, the owner of Christy’s Florist, located across the street from Troys, says he stopped doing business with them months ago.“That put my business, my name at risk, my reputation,” he said.CBS2 showed him some of the arrangements people have been getting.“Absolutely terrible. My kids can do a better job,” Milewski said.At least 350 customers nationwide have complained to the Better Business Bureau, mostly in the last year. It’s given the company an F rating.“We’re assuming our letters and our notices... https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/02/12/troys-florist-scam/