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Ikebana Gone Wild Exhibition

11/09/2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“Ikebana Gone Wild” is the second annual Ikebana Exhibition at On The Edge Gallery. The exhibit features Ikebana floral arrangements in self made pottery, created under the direction of Vickie Morrow.

Carol Brecker, with students and colleagues of the Sogetsu School in Tokyo, present arrangements with fresh branches and flowers in the floral art style of Japan. Motto: “Anyone can arrange ikebana with any materials anywhere in the world.”

A large free-standing arrangement of branches, pipes, and unusual objects, created by Carol Brecker, greets visitors to On the Edge Gallery during the exhibition.

CAROL BRECKER teaches Sogetsu Ikebana in her Paradise Valley studio, is Chairperson for the Sonoran Desert Sogetsu Study Group, and is the curator of the exhibit. Her tall, elegant, bronze glazed nagieri vase evokes the image of a draping kimono.

WANDA COLLINS is an ikebana teacher in Queen Creek and a floral arranging judge. “Two Seasons in Arizona” is a curving half and half vase representing end of summer and into autumn with dried Arizona Rosewood for fall and desert broom for summer. “Unexpected Design” began with a rock in mind and evolved into industrial slag instead. The design suggests wild-like/native plant materials found in such areas.

RETTA MARCONI-DOOLEY teaches in Sun Lakes. The glazing on her two containers was “out of my comfort zone” but opens the door to contemporary ikebana designs to really show off the containers. The red/black/white curved and angular moribana (shallow) vase is brilliant. She combines floral and striking unconventional materials for this Ikebana Gone Wild theme.

SUSAN HOE created a bronzed S-Curve shaped vase that has two separate floral compartments that make it a two-in-one vase. She complements it with an array of seasonal blooms and greenery.

LUCY SAMUELS displays fall foliage and flowers in her bright turquoise, gracefully curved, and overlapping tall nagieri style vase.

Come see designs in self made pottery by five of our Ikebana of Arizona members: Carol Brecker, Wanda Collins, Retta Marconi-Dooley, Susan Hoe, and Lucy Samuels. Enjoy visiting with the artists, wine, and appetizers during the art walk on Thursday evening, Nov. 9, 2017. Or visit Friday and Sat. 10:00 to 5:00 on Nov. 10 and 11.


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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On the Edge Gallery
7050 E. 5th Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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