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.