Published on: January 31, 2008
Wreaths are used in homes all across America as decoration, but did you ever wonder why or where the idea came from? Lone Star College-Kingwood will host Bayou Bend docent, Lynette Yeretsky, and her presentation "Wreaths for All Seasons" to answer these questions.
The history of wreaths dates back as far as ancient Rome and Greece. Apollo, the Greek god, is often associated with the wreath as god of life and health. And winners of the Pythian Games, a forerunner to today's Olympic Games, were crowned with wreaths.
"Wreaths were symbols of power, strength and victory, but like so many symbols, the beginning meaning was lost through the ages. The symbol remains, just reinterpreted, in this case as decoration" says Ms. Yeretsky.
Come learn more fascinating facts from the history of wreaths and learn how Americans adapted wreaths to use as home decoration. Ms. Yeretsky will use slides to detail the evolution of wreaths through the ages, including a Martha Stewart interpretation.
This free presentation will be held at LSC-Kingwood on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center/Fine Arts Building, room 125. The public is encouraged to attend and a light lunch will be provided.
For those interested in a career in decorating, this is a great opportunity to meet the faculty and students in the nationally recognized Interior Design Department of LSC-Kingwood.
LSC-Kingwood offers a one-year home decorating certificate or an associate degree in interior design and is one of the few schools in the state to be endorsed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Students who attend the LSC-Kingwood program are also mentored by design professionals and consequently earn an important foothold in the industry upon graduation. To learn more call 281-312-1639 or visit kingwood.lonestar.edu.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit lonestar.edu.