Beauty in Bloom Special Programming


Inspirational and informative presentations focus on fashion, flowers, and beauty. All presentations are held in Lubar Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Installation Day & Grand Opening

10 AM

Installation of floral arrangements in the Couture Gardens

NOON

Couture Gardens open with fashion-inspired floral displays

1 PM

Lecture | Lubar Auditorium
Urban Trees: A Life Cycle

Get expert advice on how to have healthy, beautiful trees throughout their life cycle, with August Hoppe, arborist and president of Milwaukee’s Hoppe Tree Service.

1–3 PM

Book Signing: Franne Dickinson | Baumgartner Galleria

Join the Door County visual artist and owner of Ephraim’s Toe Path Studio and Gallery as she discusses her memoir,Stay at the Party Long (at play in the Arts).

5:30–9 PM

Opening Night | $20; $5 Members

6:15 PM

Designer Awards and Iron Florist Competition | Lubar Auditorium

Friday, March 27, 2015

10 AM–5 PM

People’s Choice Awards voting

10:15 AM, NOON, and 2 PM

Drop-in docent-led tours | Windhover Hall

1 PM

Lecture/Demo | Lubar Auditorium
Flower Power for Creative Containers

Discover how to create colorful container arrangements for your home or to give as a gift, with Heidi Hornung of Shady Lane Greenhouses Inc.

3 PM

Lecture/Demo | Lubar Auditorium
The Perception of Beauty

Explore how what is considered beautiful has and can be changed, with Simmone Stovall of Beauty Masters Salon and Spa, and Christopher McIntyre of CMPerceptions LLC.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

10 AM–5 PM

People’s Choice Awards voting

10:15 AM, NOON, and 2 PM

Drop-in docent-led tours | Windhover Hall

1 PM

Lecture/Demo | Lubar Auditorium
Designing the European Compote Arrangement

Review the important basics of flower care, from tools to containers, flower selection to making flowers last, with Vicki Kunz, principal and creative director of La Tulipe LLC, who will finish with creating a stunning arrangement.

1–4 PM

Drop-in Family Activities + Book Signing | Kohl’s Art Generation Studio

Meet Lois Ehlert, Wisconsin author and illustrator of beloved children’s books such as Color Zoo, Planting a Rainbow, and Eating the Alphabet.

3 PM

Fashion Blogger Panel & Meet-Up | Lubar Auditorium

Discover the hottest beauty topics and current trends at this moderated panel discussion with fashion bloggers from Milwaukee and Chicago.

6–9 PM

Beauty in Bloom Fashion Show

Reservations required by Friday, March 27, 5 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2015

10 AM–5 PM

People’s Choice Awards voting

10:15 AM, NOON, and 2 PM

Drop-in docent-led tours | Windhover Hall

11 AM

Lecture/Demo | Lubar Auditorium
Dining in Bloom, Plant Ahead!

Learn how to use your home garden to beautify your plates and elevate your dinner party, with Café Calatrava Executive Chef Micah Kaufman.

1 PM

Lecture | Lubar Auditorium

Discover how floral design and plant technology are used in fashion, with Camille Morgan, guest curator of Inspiring Beauty.

1–4 PM

Drop-in Family Activities + Book Signing | Kohl’s Art Generation Studio

Meet Lois Ehlert, Wisconsin author and illustrator of beloved children’s books such as Color Zoo, Planting a Rainbow, and Eating the Alphabet.

3 PM

Lecture | Lubar Auditorium
Create Your Very Own Outdoor Garden-tainment Area – Plant it, Eat it, and Enjoy! with Melinda Myers

Learn tips for packing your containers full of flowers and edibles in the summer, followed by a fall harvest and cool-tolerant flowers, winter greenery, and, of course, that long-awaited burst of spring color.

Guest Speakers

Hoppe Tree Service – Thursday, March 26, 1 PM

Hoppe Tree Service is a full service tree care company that has been serving southeastern Wisconsin since 1972. August Hoppe, a third-generation arborist who grew up in the family tree-care business, is president of the company and president-elect of the Wisconsin Arborist Association.

Heidi Hornung – Friday, March 27, 1 PM

Landscape architect and retail manager Heidi Hornung was born into the family business at Shady Lane Greenhouses in Menomonee Falls. Her enthusiasm for gardening dates back to her early years: “I couldn’t wait to begin working in the greenhouse,” she says. Her father was a big influence on her career choice, but her grandmother’s garden in Germany–”it was well-known in the area”–was another inspiration.

Simmone Stovall and Christopher McIntyre Perceptions, Friday, March 27, 3 PM

Simmone Stovall – Simmone Stovall is fascinated by the idea of transformation. She is owner of Beauty Masters Salon and Spa and, since earning her master’s in community psychology from Alverno College in 2013,¬†also works as a mentor, instructor, and crisis counselor.

Christopher McIntyre Perceptions – Local artist Christopher McIntyre Perceptions is a photographer active in documentary film, creative consulting, spoken word, community rebuilding, and teaching, most recently through his platform / movement Br(OK)en Genius. McIntyre had work in the Museum’s Wisconsin 30 exhibition and recently released his eBook, Memoirs and Visions.

Vicki Kunz – Saturday, March 28, 1 PM

Vicki Kunz is the principal and creative director of La Tulipe, LLC, a weddings and special events floral design company that started making a name for itself in the grand hotels, restaurants, and private clubs of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and the northern suburbs. Now with a retail location in downtown Port Washington, La Tulipe has had work featured in The Knot, Wisconsin Bride, and Veil magazines.

Fashion Blogger Panel & Meet-Up – Saturday, March 28, 3 PM

Moderator

Claire Hanan: Claire Hanan’s writing has appeared in AAA Living, FutureClaw, Mizzou, and Vox magazines and on MSN.com (UK). She attended the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism and New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute. She enjoys writing about fashion and books, and joined Milwaukee Magazine as an assistant editor in 2012.

Panelists

Rachel Buth: Rachel “Rae” Buth is a Milwaukee-based visual and performing artist, and founder of Milwaukee Street Style, a blog hosted on the Shepherd Express website. Rae creates designs that mix vintage, handmade, upcycled, and modern pieces.Through her work, Rae encourages others to adorn themselves as the character they wish to portray, fluidly surpassing anysocietally imposed gender roles, standards, or generic fashion rules.

Livia Boerger: Livia Boerger describes her blog Love Always, Liv as a source of inspiration and motivation that covers style on a budget and the little things that make life great. Liv believes in chasing goals and inspiring leading ladies, and encourages readers to join her on her dream-chasing journey and follow her adventures as an international student.

Lauren Felix: Lauren Felix started writing her blog La Petite Fashionista in March 2007. She writes about coming into your own in your closet, kitchen, and career. She additionally started a digital magazine and co-founded the Midwest Blogger Network. Lauren started her career in the fashion industry and recently launched her own social media consulting business.

Nikia Jefferson: With ChiTown Fashionista, Nikia Jefferson not only features fashion trends but also promotes the remarkable yet underexposed shops and designers she encounters in Chicago and beyond. Nikia has been featured on Refinery29.com and Groupon.com, as well as in Marie Claire and the Chicago Sun-Times, among others. Her list of brand collaborations includes Nordstrom, CoverGirl, TJ Maxx, DSW, Enterprise, and Verizon.

Katelyn Kosinski: Katelyn discovered her love for curating an effortless personal style during her time working at Gap Inc., and has been running her style blog Katelyn Now for nearly two years. Katelyn recently launched her premier online boutique, Woodbury Lane.

Fanny Muller: Fanny Muller of Lafreecaine is a passionate fashion blogger turned wardrobe stylist based in Chicago. She has a keen eye for fashion and is constantly looking for new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow.

Sush, Willfully Elegant: A senior engineer in a very corporate environment, Sush is challenged every day to come up with an outfit that not only works in her conservative office environment but also adds style without sacrificing trend. Her style is classic elegance, with a generous dash of color and practicality.

Micah Kaufman – Sunday, March 29, 11 AM

Micah Kaufman, executive chef at the Museum’s Café Calatrava, is a Milwaukee native with fourteen years of experience. He’s previously served the Bartolotta Restaurant Group, Marcus Corporation, and Ritz-Carlton (Amelia Island, Florida). Kaufman is inspired by color and seasonality, balancing aesthetics and flavor to create unique dishes for diners of Café Calatrava.

Camille Morgan – Sunday, March 29, 1 PM

Camille Morgan is an independent curator and arts administrator. Her curatorial focus stems from her background in Fashion Business (BS, Kent State University, Kent, OH) and studies in Museums and Galleries: History of Textiles and Dress (MA, University of Southampton, United Kingdom). In her practice, she blends contemporary art with fashion objects and theory, exploring their place in society at large, especially within the overlapping spheres of race, ethnicity, and gender.

Melinda Myers – Sunday, March 29, 3 PM

Melinda Myers is a nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author, and columnist with more than thirty years of horticultural experience. She has written over twenty books, including the Midwest Gardener’s Handbook (2014), Month-by-Month Gardening – Minnesota & Wisconsin (2014), and Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening; hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments; and is a columnist for Birds & Blooms, Gardening How-To, and Wisconsin Gardening.