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Expert floral Designer Jane Godshalk to speak at Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture, demonstration, luncheon and book signing part of annual Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Lecture

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Contact: Larisa Zade 313-833-7962

(Detroit)—Expert floral designer Jane Godshalk is the featured guest speaker at the 15th annual Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Lecture, sponsored by the museum support group Friends of Art & Flowers, Thursday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). 

A garden party is the subject of the talk “Come to the Party! A Celebration of Flowers” and Godshalk will demonstrate the creation of 10 floral arrangements with various garden themes, such as elegant evening bouquet, country picnic, children’s birthday party, tropical splendor and summer wedding, among others. Her designs will include new techniques for arranging and some contemporary ideas on creating beautiful arrangements.

The lecture and demonstration begin at 10:30 a.m. and are followed by a luncheon and book signing. Luncheon attendees may view the arrangements, which will be raffled off. Tickets are $25 for the lecture only and $50 including lunch. For tickets call 313-833-4005 or go to Seating is limited, and advanced purchase is recommended. Valet parking ($10) will be available at the Woodward entrance.

Godshalk, a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers and the Longwood Gardens faculty, holds certificates in floral design in Europe and the United States. She is an artistic judge for the Garden Club of America and received its national medal for “consistently innovative floral design.” Other honors include the Frances Jones Poetker Award for outstanding contributions to floral design education, awarded by The American Horticultural Society. Godshalk presents demonstrations and workshops around the world and will represent the United States as one of six international demonstrators at the World Flower Show in Dublin this year.

Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6–17, and free for DIA members and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. For membership information call 313-833-7971.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

Programs are made possible with support from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.