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The Flower Guy Brings His Street Art Cred (and a Secret Bloom) to Dallas

This Arty Party Shows the Power of Petals

BY // 06.19.18

What: Art in Bloom 2018: The Power of Flowers

Where: The Dallas Museum of Art

PC Moment: Who else but “The Flower Guy” would be the perfect honored guest for the Dallas Museum of Art’s 19th annual Art in Bloom luncheon?

The signature fund-raiser, benefitting the museum’s education programs and the DMA League’s Floral Endowment Fund, garnered a sold-out crowd of more than 350 well-dressed patrons to hear from acclaimed contemporary artist Michael De Feo.

The New Yorker embraces his affectionate nickname, as well as the widespread and diverse nature of his fans: He’s cultivated cult followings everywhere from the street-art community to high fashion.

DMA League president Nancy Cates welcomed guests before De Feo took the stage, taking everyone on a journey through his 25-year career as an artist, from creating a new brand of street art to his surprising enchantment of the fashion world after painting whimsical florals over ads in New York City bus stations.

De Feo certainly made his mark on Dallas – literally. While he wouldn’t give the exact location (likely for legal reasons), keep an eye out for De Feo’s friendly little flower, unassumingly spray-painted somewhere in the city.

Who: Event chair Dyann Skelton; honorary chairs Barbara and Steve Durham; Lia De Feo, Betsy Simpson, Sharon Ballew, Susan Scullin, Bitsy Carter, Suzanne Caruso, Patti Brown, Carol Placido, Laurel Brewster, Sheila Durante, Carol Resnick, Jody Resnick, Carole Ann Brown, Sarah Jo Hardin, Jennifer Karol, Claire Dewar, Laurie Thornton, Hadi Reynolds, Janice Finks, Lisa Meyer, Linda Spina, Marilyn Willems, Anita Lester, Pat Pace, Marilyn Halla, Barbara Bigham, Sarah Hawn, and Becky Bright.

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