Ikebana International Chapter #65

Tampa Bay Area

Welcome to the fusion of art and nature!

What’s New? 

Videos of 2021 Annual Exhibition – ‘Blooms on Zoom’ under the Events Menu

Jeanne Houlton’s large scale arrangement at Cimato Gallery / Dale Leifeste Photography Exhibition here
Links on the Banmi Shofu School Page to the Banmi Shofu website, YouTube Channel and Wikipedia Page

What Chapter 65 Offers!

If you love flowers, nature and their wondrous beauty, this is the place for you!  Studying in the traditions of Japan’s revered schools of flower arranging, our Chapter also enjoys the culture and history of Japan.  We welcome you to join us, seek new learning, refine your skills, and enjoy the kindred spirit that we cherish!

What is Ikebana?

Ikebana (ee-kay-bah-nah) is the Japanese word for the art of Japanese flower arranging.  A free translation might be “bringing flowers to life.”  Ikebana arrangements capture nature through the designer’s eyes and provide uniquely beautiful glimpses of something magical.  It is an art form that will challenge your creativity!

Be our guest for your first visit and see what Ikebana is about.

Need directions or want to contact us?

A Message from your President . . .

Welcome to our Chapter!

It is certainly an honor for me to be your President. It is also a crazy time, and we are faced with many issues; changing everything we have done in the past to the new ways determined by rules and regulations out of our control.

But we are creative, inventive, and always capable of turning a problem into a positive! Therefore, together we will design a year I hope all will remember as challenging but fulfilling and FUN!

In Friendship Through Flowers,

Mary Maloof

This website is proudly sponsored by the Ikebana International Chapter #65 in St. Petersburg, FL to educate and encourage our readers.  Please enjoy our website and consider becoming a member of our Chapter!  

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