Did you attend the 3rd Annual Festival of Flowers event this past weekend? Our very own, Heather Sullivan AIFD, CFD was among nearly 50 regional florists who created special floral designs for the event.
“I love being a part of this event. It is always a challenge to come up with something new and exciting and I love to see what others in my industry create as well. Plus, with my busy schedule at the shop, it is always fun to visit the local museums to check out what they are currently featuring.” – Heather Sullivan
The festival kicked off on April 9th with the “Culture & Cocktails,” event where models displayed wearable pieces made of flowers created just for the show. Sullivan created an ensemble that included a skirt, belt, necklace and bouquet which featured boronia, wax flowers, cymbidium orchids and tropical leaves.
During the 3 day event, florists and garden club members were assigned a painting or sculpture in the museum and were commissioned to translate what they saw into a flower arrangement. For this portion of the event, Sullivan had to interpret a painting by Alexander Keirincx. It is believed to be painted in 1643 and is a 17th century Flemish. The painting is located in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts at the Springfield Museums.
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