Thursday, July 8, 2010

2010 Taiwanese American/East Coast Summer Conference

The 41st Taiwanese American /East Coast Summer Conference held at University of Delaware on July 2nd to July 5th. We had about 600 people attended this conference, and was a big event for East Coast Taiwanese American which included Washington DC area, great Philadelphia area, New Jersey, New York and Boston area. New Jersey chapter was in charge and organized all the programs for the Conference this year. Our Ikebana teacher Ms. Lin had flower arrangement workshop in the afternoon on July 3rd. There were about 20 students attended. Ms. Lin demonstrated so many pieces for the students, and told the stories of how she started to learn Ikebana. Many of the attendants were moved by her life story. This is the center piece at the meeting hall taken from different angles. It is very beautiful, indeed. To create such big elegant center piece, need a lot of mind and technique engineering work. Ms. Lin want us to learn and watch how it was processed. I saw two big branches joined to become one tree, with big azaleas branches surrounding it. Engineer Mr. Chen with drill and screw and with magic touch, completed and secured the art pieces. Lititia and Ms.Lin continued arranging and finished this grand piece in the lobby. It was amazing! I got a conclusion "Behind a successful show and display there always is a strong supporting group".(7-2-2010)