WEST BLOOMFIELD, Michigan – Extraordinary works of glass art mixed with collections of exotic and unusual botanicals will dazzle visitors of the new Planterra Conservatory, as they experience unique creations from Dearborn based Furnace Design Studio at the first-ever Botanical Glass Exhibition, March 24-29th.
The exhibition, jointly produced by Planterra and Furnace Design Studio, will offer a breathtaking display of color, living foliage and light. Special lectures, tours, and videos will be presented during the opening week festivities. This will be a special event for all spring garden inspirations for homes and buildings with all works of art available for purchase.
The artwork presented within a garden setting is also a demonstration of the healing benefits of color and horticultural therapy. The March 24th opening reception benefits the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Healing Arts Program. A special roundtable discussion on art and color therapy will take place on March 29th.
WHAT: Botanical Glass Exhibition
WHEN: March 24-29, 2011, 10AM to 5PM
WHERE: Planterra Conservatory – 7315 Drake Rd. West Bloomfield, MI 48322
DETAILS: Opening private reception – Benefitting Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Healing Arts Program: March 24th General public viewing, lectures, and special guests: March 25-28; Color Therapy Roundtable: March 29th
Visit www.botanicalglass.org for ticketing and more information.
Established in 1973, Planterra is a national award-winning interior landscape firm specializing in interior landscape design, installation and horticultural maintenance. Planterra has over 2,000 installations throughout the United States and Canada and has grown to become the leading interior landscape provider for office buildings, hospitals, hotels, casinos, cultural institutions and shopping centers in North America. Its botanical conservatory greenhouses in West Bloomfield is a showcase of Planterra’s expertise and is home to some of the most unique selections of exotic plants, tropical ornamental foliage, orchids, and decorative pottery for sale in the Detroit region. The Planterra Conservatory is open to the public, winter hours are Monday through Friday 10AM to 6PM and Saturdays 10AM to 5PM. For more information about Planterra, please visit www.planterra.com or call 248-661-1515.
About Furnace Design Studio
Furnace Design Studio is the collaboration of internationally-acclaimed glass artists, Chris Nordin and Michelle Plucinsky. The Dearborn-based glass studio is known for custom commissions and site-specific installations for homes, commercial spaces and hospitality interiors. The artists are known for their classic Venetian-style craftsmanship, modern flair and versatility in creating signature molten glass pieces which range in style from organic and minimalistic to works with elaborate detail. The Furnace Design Studios shares a 14,000-square-foot working studio with the Glass Academy in Dearborn, Michigan. The studio is open for tours Monday through Friday 10AM to 2PM by appointment. Visit www.FurnaceDesignStudio.com or call 313.561.4527.
About Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Healing Arts Program
The mission of the Henry Ford Healing Arts Program is to create restorative and calming environments for patients, visitors and staff by integrating the creative arts and aesthetics into the healing process. Healing Arts seeks to bring literary, performing and visual art experiences that celebrate the cultural diversity of the communities we serve.