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Beauty and Ethics: The Art of Sustainability
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Pratt Manhattan Gallery
Date: April 11, 2019 to April 11, 2019
Where: Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, New York, New York, United States, 10011
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Event Type: Arts & Theater
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Pratt Institute and FlowerSchool New York partner to present an event focused on the topic of sustainble design practices. Join master floral designers, Shane Connolly, and Emily Thompson, environmentalist/sustainable landscape guru, Eric T. Fleisher, and Andrea Filippone, a celebrated landscape architect and interior designer in a discussion of sustainable design practices across disciplines. Clinton Smith, former Editor in Chief at Veranda will moderate the program. About the speakers: Master Florist Shane Connolly has held a deep respect for nature since he was a boy growing up in Northern Ireland. He established Shane Connolly & Co in 1989 after training with some of London's leading flower designers. Not only a passionate advocate of British-grown, seasonal flowers, Shane is a champion of sustainability in his business and design practices, and among the very first to lead the #nofloralfoam movement that many are now embracing. He is a member of the floral advisory panel to the Royal Horticultural Society.  Among his clients are the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Royal Academy of Arts.  In 2005, he was honored and delighted to be asked by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to design her bouquet and all the other flowers for her marriage to HRH Prince of Wales and the service of dedication in Windsor Castle. In recognition of this, Shane was awarded a Royal Warrant of Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales in 2006. In 2011 Shane was appointed Artistic Director for the wedding of TRH’s The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and was awarded a second Royal Warrant of Appointment, to HM The Queen in 2015. HRH The Prince of Wales has long been a campaigner for the environment and has recognized the dangers of intensive farming, imported and GM food very publicly. Both he and his eldest son, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, are crusaders for environmental wellness, which provided Shane the tremendous distinction to design the florals for both of their marriage ceremoni
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