Exercising Imagination with LynnVale Studios
On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we are joined by Lou and Andrea Gagnon of LynnVale Studios.
Lou and Andrea are sharing their roles on the farm, and how they play into their strengths to run the farm with excellence. Lou is talking about his passion for art, how he uses it to teach others, and the importance of looking at your work objectively and exercising imagination. Andrea is diving into the obstacles she faces as a grower, - both external and internal - and how she’s overcoming them. Whether you’re here to be encouraged in your farming process or to be challenged as a designer, you’ll find it all and more right here on the Team Flower Podcast.
Lou Gagnon, Principal Partner at LynnVale Studios llc, has over twenty years of professional experience bridging the gap between concept and implementation. He has a Professional degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech, has practiced and received regional, national and international awards for architecture, urban planning, entertainment design and fine art. In addition to the professional workshops, presentations and consulting he is a part of, Lou is a working artist and art instructor to local children.
Andrea Gagnon combines her professional design education and experience with her expertise in floriculture to grow premium flowers and design unique arrangements that range from formal to fantastic. A leader in th eAmerican Grown Flowers movement, Andrea currently serves as the District 6 board member for American Grown Flowers. She has also served as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director and Treasurer of the Association of Specialty Cut Flowers and has lectured on local cut flowers in various settings.