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2016 Holiday Workshop


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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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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