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 is a Second Grade Sanyo in the Sogetsu school. She and her teachers provided an overview of specific principles by creating an arrangement live and then discussing a second example.
In the afternoon, a Sogetsu workshop gave all chapter members the opportunity to create an arrangement.
Enjoy our photos from this event to the right–>
November 18, 2019 10:00 a.m.
Chapter members Gail Newman, Susan Taylor and Laurel Fooks demonstrated 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.
Look at the amazing results!! —————————–>
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 centered around the Shakuhachi, the Japanese Bamboo Flute. Ron Collins performed traditional and neo traditional music.
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For more information on the Shakuhachi, please visit our Culture page by clicking here!
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. Click HERE for the Luncheon Registration Form.
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. Click HERE for workshop descriptions and registration form.
To view more images of Ms. Eccleston’s stunning work, please click here!
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 Banmi Shofu Ryu School of Ikebana
Dr. Ric Carrasco and his teachers will explain the history and principles of the Banmi Shofu School and provide a demonstration. There will be an afternoon Banmi Shofu Workshop for members. Bring your lunch!
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.