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Posies Posing: Poesy 

Wednesday, Mar 9 2011
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The permanent collection is botanically interpreted! “Bouquets to Art,” the ultimate yin event occurring annually in our fair city, invites flower folks to take creative license with live plant materials. Paintings and sculpture literally bloom when interpreted by flower designers and landscapers. Protea stand in for apples; canna leaves evoke the drape of a skirt. Bright cymbidiums, bold Phalaenopsis, winding twigs, and swordlike blades of Phormium are just some of the Earth’s treasures standing in for abstract and realistic images. The five-day exhibit includes artist talks, demonstrations, a lunch, and a tea. Bay Area landscaping favorite and major aesthetic influence Flora Grubb gives a talk about innovative low-water gardens today; she is joined by Susie Nadler, head floral designer at Flora Grubb Gardens. Ikebana authority and teacher Soho Sakai gives a talk on Thursday. As San Francisco gardens slowly emerge from winter dormancy and rain comes and goes outside, step in to see an active creative and horticultural landscape.

The “Bouquets to Art” opening reception is Monday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m.
March 14-19, 2011

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