Bennett Art Showing
The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form, such as painting or sculpture, is the essence of art. Perception of one’s art generally leads to great conversation and interpretation.
Life brought one of the neatest clients my way. Bobby, an artist, has her art, along with others, on display in her husband’s office space. After several conversations among friends interested in seeing their art in a practical application, inspired the idea to have an art showing. To be clear, not an office party, but a celebration of art within an office environment.
This immediately inspired us to design visual art throughout the space through food, lighting, and floral. The space was already designed with wonderful flow and natural lighting. The next step was to transform the space into an art gallery. Track lighting was installed to accent the art on the walls while creating a warm ambiance. With the fluorescent lighting removed, and a welcoming cocktail of prosecco (as they got out of their car), our clients’ guests were about to be in for a treat.
Suspended floral in bubbled glass vases, and artful food presentation, allowed for the conference table to be transformed into a buffet masterpiece. While attention was also drawn overhead to the magical arrangement, one might begin to ponder about the wonderful aroma presented. The hollow shelving unit gave way to creative food displays, which allowed the eye to continue to move from one area to the next, wondering what might be found next. The colors presented through the florals and food presentations were balanced with the art in mind, yet they also served to heighten the subtle brush strokes in the pieces. The bar mimicked the buffet design with smaller vessels overhead.
Food presentation allowed unique vessels, one might not normally find at events, such as acrylic Asian spoons, to present a bruschetta twist with cilantro, plum tomatoes, corn, garlic, and crowned with tortilla strips. Tuna Tartar nestled in a cucumber cup, while a rosette of smooth roasted red pepper hummus, accompanied with savory feta cheese, kalamata olives and sweet peppered, was elegantly displayed in a swan-folded flatbread, sitting in a glass votive cup.
Outside, guests gathered on the terrace while enjoying a breathtaking view overlooking Rice Military. The fall leaf colors and sunset provided a warming backdrop for the ivory dupioni silk linen accented with a turquoise confetti table runner, to showcase a lush and whimsical floral arrangement. As the sun set, the GOBO lighting pattern continued our art celebration with a carpet design on the concrete flooring.
A magical, artful night indeed.
Event Planning & Design: Kat Creech Events
Lighting: Impressive Events Cater: Bailey Connor Catering Floral: Johnathan Andrew Sage Linen: Elegant Beginnings Rentals: Swift & Co Bar Service: IC-IT Entertainment