Members of Ikebana of Arizona represented Ikenobo, Ohara, and Sogetsu schools at the 39th Annual Phoenix Art Museum Asian Galleries Ikebana Exhibit held March 31 – April 2, 2017.
Continue reading Phoenix Art Museum 39th Annual Ikebana Exhibition 2017
The 8th Annual Ikebana Exhibit at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix, sponsored by the Sonoran Desert Sogetsu Study Group had more than 40 displays, representing Sogetsu and Ikenobo styles. The 4 day event from Jan. 26-29, included live music, Ikebana information artist booth, Ikebana presentations and hands-on-experiences, and a pottery display by Ping Wei.
Continue reading Japanese Friendship Garden 2017
The Holiday workshop, held at the North Mountain Visitors Center, was a great way to wrap up 2016. Tasty snacks were shared, while creative juices flowed. Carol Brecker lead the workshop, using aspen branches, pine, red lilies, red and silver roses, amaranth and baby’s breath to create arrangements that expressed holiday feelings and wishes.
Continue to see a sample of arrangements.
Continue reading 2016 Holiday Workshop
Minnette Marmot Siedenberg shared her heartfelt Chiko ikebana at our fall program and luncheon on Oct. 21. Chiko School arrangements generally tell a story and include some accessories, such as seasonal fruits or vegetables, ornament, doll, or other artistic or folk object, in addition to the container and floral materials.
Continue reading Chico Demo and Luncheon Oct 21, 2016
Ikebana of Arizona and Sonoran Desert Sogetsu Study Group presented Renga Style Live Ikebana at the Japanese Friendship Garden Oct. 2016
Live Ikebana Renga Style set to music for the moon viewing festival Otsukimi at the Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, on October 15, 2016. Arrangements were presented by Susan Allen, Carol Brecker, Wanda Collins, Janet Millard and Mary Ann Palmer. Narrators Sharon Ady and Joan Foltz read the haikus the ikebanists chose to represent and described the materials and inspiration for their design. The moon was full and high in the sky behind the exhibit. Perfect evening in Phoenix.
Continue reading Ikebana Renga Style Japanese Friendship Garden Oct. 2016
Carol Brecker demonstrated techniques to shape branches into unique structures.
Continue reading Bare Branches Workshop Sept. 18, 2016
Ping Wei demonstrated miniature Ikebana arrangements at the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension. After everyone completed their own grouping of miniatures, Ping gave a thorough design review with helpful tips.
Continue reading Ikebana Miniatures Workshop, April 24, 2016