Our June garden lecture series, Saturday, June 9th, features Angela Marchesi, NGC Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judge, presenting "Not Your Mother's Flower Arranging", a lecture on floral design.
Angela was raised in the Detroit area with the vegetables, fruit trees and flower gardens that her Italian family planted and tended every year. Her lifelong fascination with plants and flowers ultimately led to a desire to pursue a career in Art. She was awarded the Bachelors of Fine Art Degree from Wayne State University in 1976 and a teaching certificate in 1979. Her goal of becoming an art teacher was frustrated by continued budget cuts in public education during the 1980’s. Angela turned to commercial art during this period, working for several firms supplying automobile companies with brochures and other printed materials.
In retirement, she has returned to gardening and flower arranging. She became a flower show judge in 2010. She is a member of National Garden Clubs, Garden Club of North Carolina, specifically the Trent Woods Garden Club, and has served as president, and is also a local member of Fairfield Harbour Garden Club. She is also a member of Florida Federated Garden Clubs, specifically the Sarasota Garden Club. Mrs. Marchesi is a member of Creative Floral Arrangers of America (CFAA), and Floralia XVI a floral study group.
Mrs. Marchesi was a floral designer for three years at “Art In Bloom”, an Annual Festival of Art & Flowers at the North Carolina Museum of Art, featuring more than 50 floral masterpieces created by world-class designers inspired by art in the Museum’s collection. She has judged Flower Shows for the State Fair in Raleigh, and Dixie-Classic Fair held in Winston-Salem NC. She lives happily with her husband Ed in New Bern NC and spends the winter season in Venice Florida.
This lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.