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9th Annual Ikebana Exhibit – 2018

Thursday, January 25:

Artists build and install their designs.

This is a unique opportunity to observe the process of Ikebana creation as the artists prepare their displays.

Friday, January 26:

Artist Guided Tours and information booth

  • Sogetsu Ikebana information booth with demonstrations and make your own ikebana

  • Pottery booth by Ping Wei

Saturday, January 27:

Live Ikebana presentation. Tea Service in the Tea House Garden

  • 9 am – 10 am Garden Opens for Members Only Complimentary Breakfast Available (served until 10 AM)

  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Ikebana information booth with demonstrations and make your own ikebana.

  •  Pottery booth by Ping Wei

  • 11 am – noon Fun with Ikebana Presentation by Carol Becker

  • 11:00 -3:00pm Tea Service

  • 12:30 pm Tours by Ikebana Instructors/Artist

Sunday, January 28:

  • Live Music Performance, information booth

  • 10:00 to 4:00 Ikebana information booth with demonstrations and make your own ikebana

  • 11 am – noon Large Installation Demonstration by Ping Wei

  • 12:30 pm Tours by Ikebana Instructors/Artists

  • 2:00 -3:00pm Chamber Music by Trio Azul will perform. Traditional Japanese and chamber music (Carol Brecker, flute; Seongim Moon, violin; Janet Millard, cello)

  • Ikebana information booth with demonstrations and make your own ikebana

  • Pottery booth by Ping Wei

Ikebana Gone Wild Exhibition

“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.

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.

Ikebana Gone Wild Exhibition

“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.

2016 Holiday Workshop

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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.

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Christmas Demonstration & Workshop

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2015

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Holiday Workshop by Retta marconi-Dooley, Sogetsu School

Location: Kate Secrest’s Clubhouse
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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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Ron Brown Sogetsu Demo & Workshop 2013

Our October meeting was both a demonstration and luncheon followed by a hands-on workshop. Ron Brown, who holds the rank of Jonin Somu in the Sogetsu School, will be coming from Sonoma County, CA to present our first program of the year. He will do a demonstration of Sogetsu designs starting at 9:30 am, including one or two complete arrangements for our raffle.After lunch Ron Sensei will be giving a workshop from about 1:30pm to 3:30pm, using unconventional materials. Ron Sensei is a wonderful teacher and lots of fun to work with. It was a wonderful treat to have him with us.

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