Keynote Speaker is “the floral artist of his generation”

April 11, 2019 12:00 am

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Lecture: Into the Light

April 11, 2019 10:00 am

Pillsbury Auditorium

Ticket Price: $35

 

Join us in welcoming floral artist Joseph Massie 

Please join us in welcoming Joseph Massie, one of Europe’s top botanical artists, to Mia as Art in Bloom’s Formal Lecturer. We are thrilled to have him delight us by sharing his interest in blossoms and buds.  A native of Liverpool England, and often referred to as “the floral artist of his generation,”  Massie’s interest in flowers began at age 14. From there  he went on to develop his business, taking on projects and artistic endeavors centered around botanical couture, sculptures, and installations. In 2016, he created a show-stopping exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show for Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.    

Massie also uses his time and talent to support organizations like the British Homeopathic Association and the Homeopathy Action Trust, which raise awareness for homeopathic therapies.  As part of these efforts, Massie created a living dress worn by Arlene Phillips (the television star from  Great Britain’s Strictly Come Dancing) at the National Television Awards. Living flowers such as clematis, roses, and hydrangea used for homeopathic remedies were sewn into the dress, creating  floral couture that was elegant, light, and reflective of Joseph’s signature style within the world of botanicals.  

After the lecture, participate in Massie’s Floral Master Class, The Art of Dinner Tablescapes.  The workshop will feature practical, hands on learning, underpinned with technical knowledge.  Come craft contemporary designs with an English twist focused on technique. Creative techniques for designing spectacular arrangements both classic to contemporary will be demonstrated.  

Floral Master Class:  Joseph Massie, The Art of Dinner Tablescapes
April 11, 2019 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Classrooms 112 and 113
Ticket Price: SOLD OUT

You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to spend time with Joseph Massie, one of Europe’s top botanical artists and five-time winner of the world renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show.   

Generously sponsored by Martha Head.

Tickets are available online at ticket.artsmia.org or by calling 888.642.2787.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

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