Feng Shui consultant and Interior Designer Joan Kaufman, of Naperville, IL firm Interior Planning and Design, Inc. and Chicago Feng Shui, Ltd., continues the tradition of creating a holiday display to benefit the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet. The designer has participated in the event since its inception by creating trees and wreaths to benefit the theater. Joan Kaufman created a theme called “Harmony in Nature, Feng Shui for the Holiday Season” which uses the five natural elements found in Feng Shui design.
“Frosted and clear sparkling icicles, pine cones, berries, jeweled golden pears, peace doves, partridges and feathered birds grace the wreath to create a feast for the eyes,” says Kaufman of her Harmony in Nature Tree. Kaufman also is a Feng Shui practitioner and founder of Chicago Feng Shui, a firm that works with individuals and businesses on creating a more balanced environment.
“Each of the traditional Chinese Elements is kept in a delicate balance bringing the natural elements I selected into harmony,” explains Kaufman. “Icicles represent the water element, the tree itself and the pinecones represent the wood element, the red berries (and lights) bring in the fire element; the golden pears and apples bring in the earth element. Birds represent peace”
The Festival of Trees at the Rialto will be a weeklong extravaganza, beginning November 26, to kick off the holiday season. Festivities will include a display of holiday trees, wreaths and decorations, showings of favorite holiday classic films as well as numerous special events scheduled throughout the week guaranteed to put ol’ Ebenezer Scrooge himself in the holiday spirit.
“The Rialto Square Theater is such an important cultural institution and it’s a pleasure to be a part of this holiday event every year,” Kaufman said.
Proceeds from the weeklong event benefit the Rialto Square Theater and its mission “to lead a performing arts community partnership to enrich the quality of life by encouraging artistic and cultural development.”
The Festival of Trees runs from November 26-Dec 1 at the Rialto Square Theater, 15 E. Van Buren Street in Joliet, Ill. For more information about the Festival of Lights, visit www.rialtosquare.com or call 815-726-7171.
For more information about Chicago Feng Shui, please visit www.ChicagoFengShui.com.
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