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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
1717 NORTH HARWOOD ST DALLAS TX 75201

FEATURED SPEAKER

 
Shane Connolly

Shane Connolly

Born in Northern Ireland, Shane has had a lifelong interest in horticulture. After meeting the great British floral designer Michael Goulding OBE, his passion turned specifically to the art of flower design. Under Michael’s direction Shane trained at the famous London establishment of Pulbrook & Gould, and he started his own business in 1989.

Shane has always had an organic approach to his designs, where flowers are used primarily for their own intrinsic qualities. And designs aim to flatter those idiosyncrasies. This quirky, unpretentious style has been heralded for its elegance and originality. He is a passionate advocate of British grown, seasonal flowers.

Shane’s international work has taken him all over Europe and as far afield as USA, South Africa and India. Back in the UK, he has decorated some the country’s most prestigious venues for an eclectic range of private and corporate clients. Alongside illustrious companies and individuals, Shane also counts London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts as two of his most valued clients, and he thoroughly enjoys the challenge of designing events around the ever changing and varied exhibitions in both venues.

In 2005, he was honoured and delighted to be asked by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall to design her bouquet and all other flowers for her marriage to HRH Prince of Wales and the service of dedication in Windsor Castle. In recognition of this, he 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.

Shane’s client list has been described by Harpers & Queen magazine as “enviable” and his discretion is legendary.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Reception and Raffle Preview
Concourse

11:00 a.m. - Noon
Featured Speaker, British Floral Designer, Shane Connolly
Horchow Auditorium

Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Luncheon and Live Auction
Hamon Atrium

1:00 p.m.
Book Signing and Viewing of the Floral Exhibition
Museum Store, Arts of the Americas, 4th Floor Galleries

LEADERSHIP

Therese Rourk
Chairman

Dyann Skelton
DMA League President

HOST COMMITTEE

Susan Bell
Marsha Benda
Nancy Bierman
Barbara Bigham
Mary Black
Diane Brierley
Sharon Bromberg
Carol Ann Brown
Regina Bruce
David Cadwallader
Sandra Campbell
Suzanne Caruso
Fran Wittenberg Cashen
Valerie Casillas
Leslie Champlin
Kristin Cordiak
Maura Costello
Mary Lee Cox
Mollie Allen Crow
Barbara Daseke
Allison Doherty
Sheila Durante
Rusty Duvall
Paige Elliott

Mari Epperson
Susan Fisk
Sue Flynn
Beverly Freeman
Barbara Gary
Ilene Greene
Alfred Guinn
Diana Gutman
Sarah Jo Hardin
Sharon Harrison
Norine Haynes
Kim Himes
Marilyn Hubble
Jolie Humphrey
Sylvia Hunt
Jana Irwin
Jode Johnson
Teresa King
Melinda Knowles
Joni Krieg
Emily Maduro
Karen Hoover Marshall
Susan McCombs


Pat McDonough
Lisa Meyer
Debbie Myers
Abbé Patton
Katherine Phillips
Marilyn Porter
Loretta Powers
Sarah Roby
Lauren Roe
Lori Routh
Deedie Rose
Deborah Ryan
Alisa Sell
Peggy Sewell
Amerian Sones-Wolinsky
Nancy Shutt
Vicki Stensrud
Venise Stuart
Susan Vaughan
Gail Vesledahl
Kay Weeks
Donna Arp Weitzman
Cheri Weyman