Programs for 2019-2020
September 16, 2019 10:00 a.m.
Highlights of the Sogetsu School
The philosophy of the Sogetsu school is that Ikebana can be arranged by anyone, anywhere, with whatever material is available. Natural and man-made materials are widely used, often in unexpected ways. Barbara Goss and her teachers will give an overview by showing sample arrangements. Barbara is a Second Grade Sanyo in the Sogetsu school. In the afternoon, a Sogetsu workshop will be given for all chapter members.
Come early and have a cup of coffee or tea. We’ve a lot of catching up to do after a long, hot summer!
October 21, 2019 10:00 a.m.
Discover the World of Miniature Designs & Techniques
Delight in the engaging world of tiny creations and their allure! Emphasis will be on the individual elements of floral material and their placement. Sensei Muriel Scrivner, Senior Professor 1st Class of the Ikenobo School , will present the demonstration. In addition, Muriel will conduct an afternoon workshop for all members.
November 18, 2019 10:00 a.m.
Chapter member Gail Newman, Susan Taylor and Laurel Fooks will be demonstrating various types of manipulation such as weaving, plaiting and how to change the shape of aspidistra leaves. When altered, they can be used in exciting ways to create Ikebana arrangements.
December 16 2019 10:00 a.m.
Tampa Taiko: Traditional Japanese Performing Arts
For hundreds of years, the bamboo flute has been used to meditate and create awareness. This presentation will center around the Shakuhachi, the Japanese Bamboo Flute. Ron Collins will perform traditional and neo traditional music.
January 22, 2020 10:00 a.m.
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
Annual Demonstration and Luncheon
The annual demonstration and luncheon event for 2020 will feature Valerie Eccleston, an Executive Master of the Ichiyo School. Ms. Eccleston comes to us from the Washington, DC Chapter #1 (Yes, the original founding chapter in the US) and is a favorite on the Ikebana circuit. Following the demonstration, a delicious three course luncheon will be served with the ever-popular basket raffle.
Please note the change of location for this year’s event.
On January 23, 2020 (8:00 – 3:30) Ms. Eccleston will conduct workshops at Evans Hall. Details and registration materials are forthcoming.
February 17, 2020 10:00 a.m.
Learn All About Kimono!
Presenters, Joan Gushiken and Kimiko Ikeda, will explain everything you wanted to know about kimono. The presentation will include the history, types of kimono, dressing process and the care of kimono. They will illustrate their presentation with various kimono from their personal collection.
March 23, 2020 10:00 a.m.
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.
April 20, 2020 10:00 a.m.
Highlights of the Ohara School of Ikebana
Our very own Susan Thorpe will explain the history and principles of the Ohara School and provide a demonstration. More information is forthcoming!
May 18, 2020 10:00 a.m.
Using Baskets to Create Ikebana Arrangemenets
Members representing all schools of our chapter, Banmi Shofu Ryu, Ichiyo, Ikenobo, Ohara and Sogetsu will demonstrate. Additional information is forthcoming.