Thursday, March 19, 2009

To Do: Bouquets to Art

Last night was delightful. Rob and I rode our tandem bike across town after work to visit the de Young Museum's Bouquets to Art event. I even had on my coral velvet blazer and a flowery silk scarf to match the red bike.

This year's flowers were of the highest caliber - bright orchids, spring branches, tulips and succulents. There was also a trend of dark foliage: lots of black ti leaves, black callas and fiddlehead ferns. I forgot my camera, but you can see photos online.

Halfway through, Rob and I took a break in the main hall where there was a bar and a jazz trio. The museum installed an enormous display hanging from the ceiling to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Bouquets to Art event. 800 pounds of swirling copper, manzanita, anthriums and forsythia. You have to see it in person to get a real sense of the magnitude.

While taking in this massive flower arrangement, we sparked up a conversation with Robert Futernick, Associate Director of FAMSF. Nice gentleman! Rob and I chatted with him about using "new media" to promote the museum.

We walked through the last upstairs wing just as the museum was getting ready to close. Rob had such a good time that he suggested we get tickets for the gala next year. I can't wait!

Back on the tandem to ride home right at dusk. We got lost in the park along the way - which was lovely on such a warm night. The scent of eucalyptus, gardenia, mud and victorian box trees followed us all the way home.

1 comment:

Design Mom said...

What an amazing exhibit. Would love to see it. Thanks for the report.