Local floral designers will create seven different large-scale installations throughout town to celebrate the beauty of flowers in a colorful event that will coincide with Unionville and Kennett graduations and Kennett Summerfest. Kennett Blooms Floral Flash will feature thousands of blooms artfully arranged by local floral designers in seven large-scale installations in locations throughout town the weekend of June 10 to June 12.
Floral Flash, a brand-new Kennett Blooms event, will celebrate the multi-sensory beauty of flowers and the creative talents of local floral designers with temporary floral installations in public places throughout town on the weekend of June 10 to June 12. The weekend is a short, sweet window in which to enjoy the fleeting beauty and whimsical artistry of these seven different installations. “Most of the installations will include a profusion of fresh flowers, in addition to plants and other creative materials,” says Kennett Collaborative Executive Director Bo Wright. The inaugural Kennett Summerfest Wine & Spirits Festival will take place on Sunday the 12th, and festival goers will have the opportunity to enjoy Floral Flash as well. Summerfest will feature the best of local and regional wines, spirits, and cheeses as well as live music and a curated pop-up al fresco gallery of local artists.
Floral Flash takes its inspiration from New York florist Lewis Miller’s viral and wildly inventive Flower Flash pop-up installations in Manhattan. Miller, who created his first pop-up Flower Flash installation in 2017, wanted to give back in a way that surprised and delighted people with beauty. The very ephemerality of these large arrangements is part of their value. They have no purpose other than to be beautiful, Miller says—and then they disappear.
State Street-area Floral Flash installations will be bookended by two very different but complementary displays by Maria Navarette of Zena Florist—one focused on the large tree between Nomadic Pies and Bove Jewelers and the other on the 100 block of South Broad Street that will be part of the Kennett Summerfest event space on Sunday, June 12th. “They will be vibrant and happy,” Maria says, “conveying a message of unity in the community as a whole and also of hope and friendship.” Maria will bring butterflies, dogs, and other animals into these displays to tell some of her story and that of her business’ namesake Zena, the service dog of her mentor, the late Laurie Szoke. Maria is also looking forward to adding different materials and textures to her floral arrangements. “I’ll include succulents, an expression of my Mexican heritage, and also vibrant blooms that reflect who I’ve become,” she says.
Read the complete article at: www.dailylocal.com