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Ghent Flower Shops
2614 Route 66
Ghent, NY 12075
Ghent NY News
Mar 9, 2017
Former White House Florist from Alexandria Publishes Book 'Floral Diplomacy'
Distinguished Flower Ambassador award from the Royal Horticultural Society of Belgium at a ceremony honoring international floral diplomacy in Ghent, Belgium. Dowling didn't start out in floral design. A native of Chehalis, Washington, Dowling received her B.A. degree in political science and Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle. Fifteen years ago, she was inspired to change careers (from strategic communications to flowers) after traveling to Paris and becoming intrigued with French flower design. She studied French floral art under the direction of leading Parisian designers and operated a small studio out of her basement kitchen in Alexandria. From this position, she competed in the nationwide search for White House Chief Floral Designer. By expanding her floral design and consulting platform to include writing books and teaching, her goal is to continue to share a unique vision for creative floristry in the garden style and to inspire others with her story.Dowling made headlines when she left the White House but doesn't appear to hold any grudges. Here's a bit about Dowling and her role, from a promotional blurb on Amazon.com:"Laura Dowling served as Chief Floral Designer at the White House form 2009 until 2015. In this unique position, she managed décor and flowers for thousands of White House events while using flowers as a strategic tool for communicating diplomatic, symbolic and policy messages. She is renowned for creating a new romantic style of flower arranging featuring free-flowing lines of vines and flowers emanating from a classical bouquet. This style is most evocative of nature and the garden, and balances a strong artistic vision with the wildness of nature. Under her leadership, Laura implemented floral artistry at the White House, designing bouquets of seasonal garden flowers in a style that is both modern and refined, yet casually elegant. She often presents her innovative arrangements in hand-made organic containers composed of leaves, branches and berries that are woven into patterns and motifs, creating... (Patch.com)Jan 12, 2017
Art Notes: Looking Back at the Garden From Afar
Hanover offshoot during the renovation and expansion of the museum.
Nzewi first met Behbahani in 2013 at the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, N.Y., where she had a residency.
Subsequent conversations led to Nzewi including her work in the 11th Shanghai Biennale in China, which he helped to curate last year. After that, Nzewi encouraged Behbahani to continue working on a suite of paintings about the Iranian idea of the garden, which are now on view at the gallery.
With some exceptions, all of the works in the show were painted in a burst of intense activity from May into December 2016. Working 14 to 15 hours a day was more the rule than the exception, Behbahani said.
Behbahani came to the U.S. in 2003, and settled in New York City in 2007. It wasn’t the result of a deliberate plan, she said: just something that happened.
Although she lives in Brooklyn, her studio is in lower Manhattan, not far from the site of Freedom Tower, which took the place of the World Trade Center after 9/11. The history of Iran and the U.S. blends in her paintings, as the shadow of what was left of the World Trade center leaves its imprint in the background of what seems to be an otherwise serene scene.
Although Behbahani is not in political or permanent exile from Iran (she goes back to visit her family in Tehran), she has been gone long enough that she uses her art to understand what it means to be an Iranian-American, with the pull of both societies.
She got both her B.A. and M.F.A., in 1995 and 1998, respectively, at the University of Tehran. At the time, the program was more steeped in the history of Western art, she said, than in the traditions of Persian art, which include the 13th- through 16th-century miniatures that so appealed to the Europeans who visited the region.
Twentieth-century abstraction permitted her, and other students, to paint what they wanted, and to express political views without fear of censorship.
“Abstract art for me was full of symbolism. It could be read by my circle,” Behbahani said.
Behbahani has used her painting as a way to shape her responses to the often tumultous changes in the nation’s politics and history since 1953. Then, an American-led coup deposed a democratically-elected government and placed the Shah on the Peacock Throne, ultimately paving the way to the Iranian Revolution of 1979, which brought an Islamic theocracy under the Ayatollah Khomeini to power.
For Iranians, gardens offer respite not only from the tensions of modern life, but also are oases set against some of the country’s arid landscapes.
For Europeans who began traveling to Persia in the 16th century, the garden was one aspect of what’s been called Orientalism, the European fascination with and passion for the East that also became fraught with stereotypes and assumptions about non-European cultures and peoples.
An ancillary exhibition consists of books and artifacts associate... (Valley News)Apr 28, 2016
Blooming lovely! Queen Mathilde of Belgium is all smiles as she is given flowers by a little girl at a ship launch
Jan De Nul Group today. On Thursday, the Queen launched an annual flower show in the city of Ghent and cut a ribbon to mark the official opening of the 35th annual flower show, which runs from 22 April to 1 May in the Ghent arts quarter, and sees famous landmarks adorned with flowers.Mathilde, who wore a colourful striped dress and orange suede courts, attended with husband King Philippe. Unfortunately it was a drizzly day and Mathilde had to resort to her umbrella to keep her outfit dry as she left The Queen favoured natural makeup showcasing her glowing skin while drop pearl earrings drew attention to her updo img id="i-7c7abb961fe35ff9" src="h... (Daily Mail)