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michael-gallitelli-6048-copy-e1393083354559Creating and Entrance

The amount of work and energy it takes to build out the lobby for every New York in Bloom is overwhelming to say the least. It starts months in advance with a huge number of people from the museum. We go deep into the collections of the museum and focus on elements that are rarely seen if ever.  The New York State Museum After School program is vital to our community and this is the main source of income to fund the educational program.

[vimeo][/vimeo]The Design

We always use the core elements provided by the Museum as the inspiration and then we get the design on! Our Friends at Clifton Park Rental and all the many hands of the museum get into the mix. My staff is always supporting me on the back side of things so I can spend two-three days never leaving the museum to direct and build out the space.  Just when I am about finished my Crew comes in with prepped containers, arrangements and buckets of blooms for me to work with to finish the project off.

Thank you to my team… Tammy D’alia  Head Designer RFD. Cody Swift Production Manager, Matt Jenson Event and Product Installation , Michael Santora Store Manager, Lisa Fountain CFO RFD, And the rest of those who support our daily  mission to ” Make the Magic Happen” With out all of you I would never be able to create the things I do.

I would also like to personally thank Michele Peters of Ambiance Florals in Albany NY. With out here the program would no longer be active. Her hard work and dedication is unparalleled

A special thanks on this project to William C. Beyer of Nuvue Cinema for the hard work on the video that shows 3 full days of time lapse as well as the video he created which together resulted in the film above.  Later today we will add more Images from Michael  Gallitelli of Metroland Photo.



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