Marc Chagall was one of the most influential modernist painters of the twentieth century, noted for his wholly original amalgamation of modern styles, and above all, his gorgeous and richly symbolic use of color. As Picasso once said, “When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is. Bella Meyer, the granddaughter of Marc Chagall, will recreate her version of the famous ballet by Stravinsky, “The Rite of Spring” that shocked Parisian audiences with its dissonant music and references to the pagan rituals of folkloric Russia. For Bella, color and dissonance reign supreme when she thinks of spring.
“I love April because it’s not quite spring, but we have the thorny branches about to bloom, tulips and anemones designing for us by arching towards the light. Poppies with their wild stems and egg yolk centers. While the unpredictable weather might be cruel and taunting, the flowers act as though it’s already spring.”
Join Sullivan Owen in this exciting Master Class featuring early spring branches and flowers like anemones and tulips to bring her version of early spring. Let this talented florist teach you the ins and outs of working with branch material so you can make a well-structured and beautiful arrangement for your home or your event!
“April is not really spring, not really winter, splotchy and ugly, irrational, awkward and ugly. I like May because the spring colors are a little softer and more romantic – not that acid yellow of forsythia and daffodils, lime green of viburnum and fuchsia of azalea.”
Lewis Miller’s flowers have the ability to evoke the countryside even though they are grounded in a city of sophistication. Known for his lush romantic designs, Lewis’s flowers have a painterly quality even Matisse could admire. Join Lewis during his favorite part of spring for a design to lift your spirits and enjoy at home.
Is there anything controversial we can say about peonies? It is a rare person who does not like them. They are the favored flowers for many and in the middle of May, we can expect the best of the local peonies to be available. Oscar Mora, a designer of exuberance and style will make an arrangement starring peonies that will charm and delight your soul and spirit.