Paula Pryke, OBE, is known as one of London's most respected florists and lecturers. Her cutting edge floral designs make her the choice of many celebrity clients such as Derek Jacobi, Michael Caine, and Emma Thompson. Paula is the author of more than 18 books, including the soon to be published Wedding Flowers. In 2014 Paula received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honours List.
David Monn is an esteemed New York-based artist and designer. Dubbed the "Architect of Style,” he is known for creating some of the city’s most memorable events including the Costume Institute Ball for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Michael Grim is known as the "go-to" florist throughout the Hamptons. After earning his floral stripes at the age of 21 running the flower shop at the St. Moritz Hotel in New York, in 1981 Michael opened The Bridgehampton Florist, where he remains artistic director and co-proprietor. Michael is familiar to many from his frequent guest appearances on the The Barefoot Contessa television show.
Back by popular demand, Cort Schwanebeck, the owner and proprietor of Acres Home and Garden in St. Helena, brings his dynamic and creative styling to Bouquets to Art. His eclectic artistic sensibility embraces both contemporary and traditional themes.
Join us for the opening day celebration of Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture featuring live music, performances, art-making activites for families, lectures, and more.
1 pm, Guest Lecture: Identification of Tree Species through the Analysis of DNA Extracted from Wood, by Richard H. Scheller, Executive Vice President of Research and Early Development, Genentech
Catherine H. Hale is the Phyllis Wattis Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.
Kevin Dumouchelle is the associate curator of the arts of Africa and the Pacific Islands at the Brooklyn Museum.
Richard H. Scheller is Executive Vice President of Research and Early Development at Genentech. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is a recipient of the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award and the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.
Manuel Jordán is Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.