Programs 2020-2021

Covid19 Special Message

Covid19 has challenged our Chapter to provide our  2020 Programs in a safe environment for our members and guests. Thus the Chapter’s Programs for September through December will be held virtually, most likely via Zoom. The Board and the Program presenters are working diligently to ensure we all enjoy a quality presentation as well as finding a satisfactory means to provide for the social and business aspects of our meetings. Check this page for Programming updates.

September 21, 2020 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Program

Palm Leaves and Inflorescence

Welcome back to a new year of Ikebana!

10:00 am Aimee Jackson, Sogetsu

10:45 am Laurel Fooks, Banmi Shofu

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October 19, 2020 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Program

Palms Leaves and Inflorescense

10:00 am Kathy LaDuke, Ichiyo

10:45 am Trish Weimer, Ikenobo

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November 16,2020 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Program

What is Banmi Shofu?

10:00 am Demonstration

1:00 pm Banmi Shofu Workshop

Iemoto, Dr. Ric Carrasco, and his teachers will explain the history and principles of the Banmi Shofu School and provide a demonstration. 

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December 14, 2020 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Program

What is Wafu?

10:00 am Polly Curran Wafu School Demonstration

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January 18, 2021 12:00 p.m.
Tentatively at St. Petersburg Gargen Club

New Years Box Lunch

Check back soon for more details on our new format for our Annual Demonstration and luncheon!

Courtesty of instructibles.com

February 8, 2021 10:00 a.m.
Tentatively at St. Petersburg Garden Club

What is Sumi-e?

Join Beverly Feldman, a member of the Sumi-e Society of America, Inc. as she explains how from an early age, she found the art of Sumi-e or Black Ink Painting and Chinese Brush Painting to be very beautiful.  She has studied with Master Jiashan Mu, Helene Sze McCarthy and Keiko Romerstein.  Recently, she has become interested in the art of calligraphy, the strokes of which form the basis of Sumi-e.

March 15, 2021 10:00 a.m.
Tentatively at St. Petersburg Garden Club

How to Photograph Ikebana

Dale Leifeste’s photographic career has taken him around the world. He currently divides his time between Beacon, NY and St. Petersburg, FL. He specializes in photographing artworks for artists, galleries, and museums as well as dance and architecture. Plans are underway for an exhibition of his work at the Mirella Cimato Gallery in St. Petersburg in January 2021.

1:00 pm Ichiyo Workshop – All members

April 19, 2021 10:00 a.m.
Tentatively at St. Petersburg Garden Club

What is Ikenobo?

10:00 am Demonstration

1:00 pm Ikenobo workshop – All members

May 17, 2021 10:00 a.m.
Tentatively at St. Petersburg Garden Club

Art in Bloom Interpretations of Hiroko Borish's Art

Check back soon for details on this interesting program.

Potluck Lunch – Please bring a dish to share.