Blooming Floral Design Display Featured at de Young Museum’s Bouquet to Art Exhibit in March

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For the fifth year in a row, Kaori Imaizumi, owner of Blooming Floral Design, will create an interpretive bouquet of flowers for the Bouquets to Art floral art exhibit at the de Young Museum. The weeklong celebration of spring, March 14 through 19, will feature floral arrangements that complement 150 works of art in the de Young’s permanent collection.

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Kaori Imaizumi’s work at the de Young Museum during the Bouquets to Art exhibit in 2010.

My hope is that people at the museum will see my creations and then visit my shop to see more designs.

Kaori Imaizumi, owner and designer of Blooming Floral Design in San Francisco, will be featured in a floral art exhibit during the Bouquets to Art exhibit at the de Young Art Museum in Golden Gate Park from March 14-19. The weeklong celebration of spring will feature 150 floral exhibits that interpret works of art from the de Young Museum’s permanent collection. The event, now in its 27th year, is a benefit for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

“My hope is that people at the museum will see my creations and then visit my shop to see more designs,” Said Imaizumi. “I am one of the few exhibitors who own a retail shop, so I am able to create bouquets like the ones seen at the museum for people’s homes or businesses.”

Imaizumi, a San Francisco florist and certified member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD, CFD), will design a floral arrangement to complement “The Niagara River at the Cataract,” an 1832 painting by California painter Gustav Grunewald.

This is the fifth year she has designed floral arrangements that highlight works of art at the de Young Museum. One of her previous entries at the de Young Museum’s Bouquets to Art exhibit was a bouquet complementing “Mantelpiece at the Thurlow Lodge at Menlo Park,” a California piece by the Herter Brothers.

The hours of the Bouquets to Art exhibit will be from 9:30 am to 5:15 pm March 15 to 19, with extended hours on March 18 until 8:45 pm. The de Young Museum will host a members-only night on March 16, from 6 to 8 pm. Tickets are available online at http://www.bouquetstoart.com, by phone at (415) 750-3504 between 10 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday, or in person at the de Young Museum box office. The box office is closed on Mondays.

Advanced ticket prices are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors 65+, $16 for students with a current ID, $10 for youths (6-17), and free admission for children 5 and under. Day-of-visit admission ticket purchases include an additional $5 surcharge and can only be purchased at the museum. Members of the de Young Museum receive free admission and do not need to make advance reservations.

There will be a Gala Party/opening night preview party on March 14 from 6:30-9:30 pm. Tickets are $225, or $125 for guests 35 and younger.

For more information about Kaori Imaizumi’s displays at Bouquets to Art, or for other floral services by Blooming Floral Design, call (415) 263-9897, visit their website at http://www.bloomingfloraldesign.com, or come to their flower shop located at 2120 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115.f

About Blooming Floral Design
Blooming Floral Design is a San Francisco florist that specializes in bridal bouquets and stunning floral arrangements for weddings, special events, and funerals. The San Francisco flower shop contains beautiful fresh flower arrangements, silk flowers, bonsai specimens, Ikebana tools and supplies, and Japanese floral books.

Owner Kaori Imaizumi, an accredited member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD, CFD) and Sogetsu Ikebana Teachers’ Accosiation, specializes in European Contemporaries and Sogetsu Ikebana styles. Awards for her designs include: the American Institute of Floral Designers People's Choice Awards, San Francisco Garden Club Eastwood Awards, and the Kund Nielson Dried Design Awards. Kaori also holds a Sogetsu Ikebana certification.

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