Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Longwood Gardens Exhibition-2016

Ikebana International Philadelphia #71 participated " the annual Chrysanthemum Festival "  at Longwood Gardens on October 29 - October 30, 2016.    Exhibitors from Sogetsu BuxMont Study Group are Betty Tsai, Chih Huang, Doris Liu, June Wu, Lynn Lee. Pat Lee and Mary Swierczynski  displayed at ball room of the main Conservatory of Longwood Gardens.
BuxMont Study Group were assigned five space which are #2 ,19.20.21 and 22.
Space #2: Black 8'x 4' platform, 8" from the floor with background 5'10" gold screen 
viewed from left side

Viewed from right side
 There were 22 arrangements in total which included Sogetsu, Ohara, Ikenobo three major schools participated in this event.

On Friday, October 28, the gate opened for us from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm for set up.  All arrangements must be in place by 9:00 am on the Saturday morning, October 29.

Take- down is scheduled for 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 30.
We were so happy and honor for the opportunity to displayed at one of the world's great gardens, longwood's story is one of legacy,inspiring people through excellence in garden design,horticulture education and the arts.
Materials: Dogwood branches with red berries,pine, Fuji mum,spider mum,
garden mum,bamboo,stone and sponged gold paint on red sliced bamboo.
Container: Flower pot.

This huge arrangement arranged by Doris Liu,June Wu,and Chih Huang.

Materials:Spider mums,nandina branches,berries
and wood stump mat.
Container: Granite vase.
By Pat Lee
Materials: Burning bush,dogwood branch,
 phalaenopsis, driftwood and succulent pumpkins.
Container: Two ceramic vases.
By Mary Swierczynski

Materials:Winter berry,pink ornamental cabbage,red and pink
mums,statice, driftwood,green and wood mat.
Container: Ceramic vase.
By Lynn Lee
Materials: Bamboo,pink ice,protea,
seeded Euc nakes,spruce,golden rod,
sliced bamboo and Kimono Obi.
Container: Ceramic tall vase.
By Betty Tsai

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Arts and Crafts Festival Exhibition at VOFM

Materials: Dried hosta leaf,mum and bittersweet.
Container: Ceramic vase made by Chih.

Materials: Painted dried allium and zinnia.
Container: Ceramic vase made by Chih 
 The Village of Flowers Mills Community held Arts and Crafts Festival Exhibition on October 23,  2016 from 1: 00 pm to 4:00 pm.    I demonstrated two arrangements at 2:00 pm for Garden Club and Ceramic Club.  The Ceramic club have class every Wednesday at 7:00 pm and on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for garden club.. 
You don't need to be an artist-lots of instruction is provided. The group is very friendly we shared in the companionship and fun.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fall into Ikebana

The Sogetsu BuxMont Study Group was established by Ms.Meei-Huey Lin on May 2016 in the suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
The Group has actively participated in many flower arrangement exhibition in the area, including  Philadelphia flower show, the exhibits at a local church and Taiwanese -American  East Coast Conference.   "Expand Love of Nature and Creativity through Sogetsu Ikebana" are our goal and mission.
Fall into Ikebana (center piece)
By Sensei Meei-huey Lin

Brokeback Mountain
By June wu

Moon Shine
By Lynn Lee
Twin Towers
By Latitia Chen

By Trina Bayne
Autumn Splendor
By Karen Nemeth

Golden Fall
By Betty Tsai
My Fall  into Ikebana
By Grazynka Shaarani
By June Wu
Evergreen Fall
By Mary Swierczynski
By Ying Chen

Embracing the World Tall
 and Firm
By Pat Lee
Ikebana and Food in Dialogue
By Betty Tsai

By Doris Liu
Wandering Around Nature
By Lynn Lee
Enchanted Melody
By Doris Liu
Dancing with Me
By Meei-Huey Lin

Go Modern
By Meei-Huey Lin
By June wu

Moon Dance
By Jessica Milleo
By Pat Lee

Autumn's Loss
By Mary Swierczynski
Fall Festival
By Latitia Chen

Fall into Ikebana -1

Night at Abandoned City
By Chih Huang
Autumn Galore
By Chih Huang
By Chih Huang
 Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement " Fall into Ikebana" presented by  Sogetusu BuxMont Study Group Students of  Sensei .Meei-Huey Lin.
This was our first Exhibition since we established the Study Group on  May, 2016.

Saturday, October 8, 2016    11:00 am- 4:30 pm
Montgomery Township Community & Recreation Center
1030  Horsham Road,  Montgomeryville,  PA,18936

Friday, October 14, 2016

Ohara Autumn

There were a  opening luncheon with a demonstrations by Ingrid Luders, the funding member and first president of NAOTA and recipient of the Meiji Ichijikin award for her outstanding contributions in the promotion of Ohara on October 6, 2016 .

Friday, September 2, 2016

Shofuso Exhibition-2016

Materials: Branches, cockscomb,euonymus, philodendron & stone.
Container: Two ceramic vases.
By Chih Huang
Materials: Dried branches, sunflower, philodendron, golden rod
Container:  Two tree barks
By June Wu
By Grazynka Shaarani
By Lititia Chen

There were 17 arrangements displayed at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in the Fairmount Park, Philadelphia on August 25th to August 28th.  The members of the Philadelphia Chapter of Ikebana international are privileged to have this lovely and traditional space to exhibit Ikebana.(8-25 to 8-28 2016)

by Mariko Ono