Laura Dowling is chief floral designer at the White House, a position she assumed in October 2009. In this position, she manages decor and flowers for a broad range of events, including state dinners, parties, and receptions, as well as creating flowers for the White House state rooms, the East Wing and West Wing offices, and the private residence. She works in the “new garden” style, a romantic style of flower arranging with free-flowing lines of vines and flowers emanating from a classical bouquet.
Bay Area cultural institutions are teaming up to host Member for a Day on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Members from participating institutions enjoy reciprocal general admission and a 10 percent discount in the Museum Stores at the de Young and the Legion of Honor.
FAMSF members can enjoy reciprocal admission and special activities at each museum.
Participating institutions include:
On February 7 at noon PST join a diverse group of participants hosted by the Legion of Honor and the Google Art Project for an Art Talk about the true stories of the Monuments Men. Participants include:
Gabriel Goldberg is a San Francisco–based composer and musician who has been said to have the voice of an angel. The exotic qualities of his instrumentation stem from his studies of the relationships among music, resonant spaces, and spiritual experience, and he creates immersive aural experiences in site-specific concerts.
The LoveBomb Go-Go Marching Band of Portland, Oregon, are “intergalactic freaks” on a mission to mend, with music, the divisions of civilization, seeking universal equality and striving to reestablish purposefulness for each and every life.
Kal Spelletich founded Seemen, his interactive machine art performance collective, in 1988. Since then, he has performed, exhibited, and lectured worldwide, collaborating with Survival Research Labs and a wide spectrum of countless others, from punk rock bands to scientists, politicians to NASA. He curates exhibits and is involved in politics.
6:30–6:50 pm | Osher Sculpture Garden
7:15–7:35 pm | Marcus Garden of Enchantment
Bad Unkl Sista is a performance installation ensemble that fuses butoh-inspired choreography, improvised music, couture costuming, and physical-theater elements to produce site-specific experiences that seek to move each witness to a state of extraordinary and memorable being.
Shovelman is a junkyard beatnik, a shovel guitar-wielding surrealist folk superhero. Armed with a collection of pawnshop effects pedals and an old barn shovel-turned-slide guitar, Shovelman plays old-fashioned folktronica-grooves looped straight out of the ground. The sounds of Mississippi Delta blues from the electro-psychedelic future collide with the antiquated rubble of lyrical one-man-band hoboetry.
Soundscape by F'kir (Dream Shovel) with a live performance from 6 to 6:30 pm.
This soundscape will accompany you as you begin your sensory explorations around the de Young.
Dream Shovel, composer and musician, is a producer and DJ who blends bass culture, renegade psychedelic techno, and ambient soundscape, using music to move the audience in a journey through darkness, recognition, and heart.
Dr. Miller holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs the busy UCSF dementia center where patients in the San Francisco Bay Area receive comprehensive clinical evaluations. His goal is the delivery of model care to all of the patients who enter the clinical and research programs at the MAC. Dr. Miller is a behavioral neurologist focused in dementia with special interests in brain and behavior relationships as well as the genetic and molecular underpinnings of disease.