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.
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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.
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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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Carol Brecker demonstrated techniques to shape branches into unique structures.
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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.
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The 2016 annual membership tea was held outside on a beautiful spring day in the Chaparral Suites courtyard. Pat Kuffler headed the volunteers who designed the tablescapes and made 50 origami boxes that were used as miniature Ikebana vases. Officers were designated for the upcoming year.
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Wanda Collins demonstrated Sogetsu free style using potted plants. See more photos of other creative designs by workshop participants.
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Visiting from Japan, Professor Kiyoshi Imagawa demonstrated 11 arrangements in various Ikenobo styles. A luncheon followed at the Chaparral Suites on March 4, 2016. –
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Members of Ikebana of Arizona represented Ikenobo, Ohara, and Sogetsu schools at this year’s Annual Phoenix Art Museum Asian Galleries Ikebana Exhibit held February 26-18, 2016.
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Members of the Sonoran Sogetsu
Study Group entered more than 44 displays in the 7th Annual Ikebana Exhibit at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix. The 3 day event from Jan. 29-31, included live music, Ikebana information artist booth, Ikebana presentations and hands-on-experiences, and a pottery display by Ping Wei.
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