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Ikebana Renga Style Japanese Friendship Garden Oct. 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.

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Christmas Demonstration & Workshop


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Holiday Workshop by Retta marconi-Dooley, Sogetsu School

Location: Kate Secrest’s Clubhouse
Stonegate Clubhouse

The Christmas demonstration by Retta was fabulous as always. Lots of beautiful flowers were provided for the members and guests to work with and enjoy. It had a Western Christmas theme. The first five photo’s are from Retta’s Demo and the rest are some of the members creations.

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