Between the 2018 Crystal Charity Ball‘s theme focused on New Orleans and 2019 Art In Bloom’s Joie des Fleurs‘ brunch that conjures up thoughts of the Crescent City’s Brennan’s, it appears that New Orleans has become a suburb of North Texas.
To get things rolling along for the Dallas Museum of Art League‘s March fundraiser, Art in Bloom Chair Eleanor gathered the committee members at Sixty Vines in the Crescent Court on Monday, October 1. Here is a report from the field:
The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) League unveiled details for “Art in Bloom: Joie des Fleurs” at a recent kick-off party hosted by Sixty Vines on Monday, October 1, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Art in Bloom Chair Eleanor Bond, Honorary Chair Beverly Freeman and DMA League President Sarah Jo Hardin welcomed more than 50 committee members and Art in Bloom supporters in celebration of the 2019 fundraiser set for Sunday, March 31. Proceeds support the Dallas Museum of Art ’s exhibition and education programs, as well as the DMA League’s Floral Endowment Fund.
Attendees arrived and mingled in Sixty Vines’ open-air conservatory as they enjoyed wine and delicious bites, such as charcuterie and vegetable boards, house made pizzas, and signature starters, such as meatballs and zucchini.
Mid-way through the festivities, Sarah Jo gathered the crowd to welcome everyone to the kick-off for the 20th anniversary of Art in Bloom. She extended her gratitude to Sixty Vines for hosting the evening as well as all in attendance for their support.
Hardin then recognized Beverly and Eleanor, who added her thanks to all and then shared details about “Art in Bloom: Joie des Fleurs.”
Bond announced the event’s featured speaker will be Belgium-born Françoise Weeks, renowned for her woodland and botanical haute couture, who will create beautiful floral arrangements and wearable works of floral art. In addition to brunch and Weeks’ presentation, attendees will enjoy the third annual Art in Bloom Floral Exhibition, a unique display of floral arrangements created by local designers. On view in the Museum’s galleries, the floral exhibition will showcase designs inspired by works from the Museum’s permanent collection.
In attendance at the Art in Bloom 2019 kickoff party were Nancy and Nuel Cates, Suzanne and Stuart Guthrie, Deborah Ryan, Sheila and Frank Durante, Ramona Jones, Jill Goldberg, Janet Sue Rush, Cindy Williams, Melinda and Mark Knowles, Susan Fisk, Kathy and Richard Lethbridge, Shannon Callewart, Dyann and John Skelton, Marilyn Willems, Leesa and Gary Alhadef, Regina Bruce, Karen and Joe Marshall, C.C. and Marvin Moore, Ellen and Andy Welch and Natalie and C.J. Lorio.
Hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art League, the 20th annual Art in Bloom will be held on Sunday, March 31, at the Museum.
The New Orleans-inspired celebration, Joie des Fleurs, will offer live jazz entertainment, two brunch seatings, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Atrium, as well as two seatings in the Horchow Auditorium for Weeks’ floral demonstration, at 12:00 and 2:30 p.m.
Proceeds support the Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibition and education programs, as well as the DMA League’s Floral Endowment Fund.
Table sponsorships for Art in Bloom are available now beginning at $2,500. Patron tickets, which include patron party on March 21, brunch, and floral demonstration, are $500 each. Supporter level tickets are $250 each and include brunch and floral demonstration. Tickets for brunch only, or floral presentation only, are also available.
For more information about Art in Bloom: Joie des Fleurs, contact Edwina Gonzalez at the DMA’s Office of Special Events at 214.922.1800, or visit the Art In Bloom webpage at www.dmaartinbloom.org.
* Photo credit: Tamytha Cameron