the 59th annual room to bloom celebration kicked off this week! the events support the mint museum of art enabling the museum to enhance its educational programs and acquire new works for the permanent collections. hidell brooks gallery is proud to be a sponsor of room to bloom.
wednesday kicked off with a bang starting with the decorative arts symposium. over 500 hundred southern women gather together to listen to a guest speaker, have a seated lunch after and a silent auction as well. this years guest was celerie kemble. she joins a growing list of well know interior designers to speak including bunny williams, miles redd and charlotte moss. hidell brooks donated a cut out by selena beaudry to the auction that was very popular.
celerie kemble was delightful and refreshing. she and her mother, mimi mcmakin, are partners in kemble interiors which was founded in palm beach. she has spent the last 15 years designing unique spaces that fit her client's needs. she wants a home to be used and all parts to be functional as well as beautiful. everyone attending the symposium received a complimentary copy of celerie's new book black and white: and a bit in between courtesy of wells fargo.
the night ended with a commencemint party honoring celerie kemble in the gardens of a beautiful home in myers park. cocktails and hors d'oeuvres by porcupine provisions were delicious including the cup of french fries! it was a wonderful day spent supporting the arts.