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René van Rems, featured speaker, Art in Bloom 2017

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) League has announced that René van Rems, renowned European floral designer, will be the featured speaker for the DMA League’s Art in Bloom: Seasons of Love. Sarah Jo Hardin will serve as Art in Bloom chair, alongside Art in Bloom honorary chairman, Jill Goldberg.  Art in Bloom, an annual floral symposium and luncheon hosted by the DMA League, will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Museum at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds support the Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibition and education programs and the DMA League’s Floral Endowment Fund.

“We are delighted to have René van Rems as our featured symposium speaker for the 2017 Art in Bloom,” remarked Hardin, event chairman.  “His award-winning floral designs and extensive experience leading workshops around the world, promise to educate and inspire attendees.” 

As a world-renowned ambassador of the floral industry, Dutch-born designer and educator René van Rems was formally educated in the entire spectrum of Floriculture/Horticulture.  He has led design shows, workshops, and seminars throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia on the styling of fresh-cut flowers.  René’s work has been featured in numerous national publications, and he has authored three books.  In 2009, René was recognized with the American Institute of Floral Designers’ (AIFD) Award of Distinguished Service to the floral industry.

Table sponsorships for Art in Bloom are available now beginning at $2,000.  Individual tickets are $200 each and will go on sale closer to the event. For more information about Art in Bloom: Seasons of Love, contact Edwina Gonzalez at the DMA’s Office of Special Events at 214-922-1800, or visit the Art In Bloom webpage at www.dma.org.

 About René van Rems

René van Rems is a world-renowned ambassador of the floral industry.  Originally from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Rene has called San Diego, California, home for over twenty years.   He is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), The National Speakers Association, and the Professional Floral Commentators International (PFCI). 

René was formally educated in the entire spectrum of Floriculture/Horticulture through his studies at Rijksmiddelbare Tuinbouwschool at Aalsmeer (Floral Institute).  He has led design shows, workshops, and seminars throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia on the styling of fresh-cut flowers. 

A frequent speaker at leading art museums including the Minneapolis Art Institute and San Francisco’s de Young Museum, René has also been featured in a number national publications like California Florists, Sunset Magazine, Flowers & Magazine, Floral Management, Florist Magazine and Flower News.  René’s design work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens as well as the Florists’ Review publication of 101 Wedding Bouquets.

René and his work have been covered on television (HGTV), particularly for his European influence on trends in American floral design.  In 1995, the American Horticultural Society awarded him with the Francis Jones Poetker Award, and in 2001, Van Rems was the recipient of the Los Angeles Flower Market’s first annual Rene van Rems Award for excellence in design education.  In 2009, René was recognized with the American Institute of Floral Designers’ (AIFD) Award of Distinguished Service to the floral industry.

 

About the Dallas Museum of Art League

Founded in 1938, the League is celebrating 77 years of contributions through volunteer work for the Museum, art acquisitions and the support of key endowment funds. 

The League has participated in the acquisition of approximately 100 works of art for the Museum.  In addition, the Dallas Museum of Art League has supported special exhibitions, education, exhibition endowments, Late Nights and Thursday Night Live and contributes to the Endowment Fund.

About the Dallas Museum of Art 

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than two million visitors, and enrolled more than 100,000 people in DMA Friends, a free program available to anyone who wishes to join focused on active engagement with the Museum. For more information, visit DMA.org.

 

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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