Nebraska’s top food, interior design, gift, floral and jewelry experts take center stage at the Lied Center on March 21-22 for the Friends of Lied Table Inspirations event. Held biennially, this event is open to the public and features beautiful table displays throughout the Lied Center composed by area design professionals.
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Musical entertainment by guest entertainer Dr. Rex Cadwallader, Emmy Award-winning jazz pianist, composer
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker Ty Leslie, South Carolina florist and designer specializing in Southern Entertaining.
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
ABOUT TY LESLIE
Ty Leslie, AIFD, lives in Charleston, SC, where he is a freelance floral designer, designing signature weddings and events in historic Charleston.
Ty has worked in all aspects of the floral industry, including retail, wholesale and manufacturing. He was the South Carolina Florists Association’s designer of the year, and was inducted into AIFD in 1991. He was a featured columnist in Floral and Nursery Times, a contributing designer for Florists Review’s 101 Bridal Bouquets, served as program chairman for regional and national AIFD, and has been a three-time main stage presenter for AIFD National Symposium.
Ty has presented programs throughout the United States as well as Taiwan, Korea, Puerto Rico and Colombia. He has won numerous awards and his work has been seen in print, film, and television. Ty was a member of the Charisma Design Team that created the floral designs for the Academy Awards (Oscars) in Hollywood, CA.
When he’s not working, Ty can be found in his garden, playing with his rescue dogs, on the beach or boating with friends. He also plays many roles as a lay minister for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, the nation’s first “free” church.