March 1, 2012
Doris Roberts showed a power point demonstration entitled "History of Ikebana of Richmond" at Maymont Park Garden Hall. Doris Roberts has been a member of Ikebana of Richmond since October 1968. She has been President three times, twice with Ikebana International Chapter 130, and once with Ikebana of Richmond. She is the author of the Japanese Version of the Twenty Third Psalm, which is recited by members at each meeting.
Doris took ikebana lessons from Ellen Gordon Allen, the Founder of Ikebana International. Mrs. Gordon was also our Honorary President from 1967-1972 and a frequent visitor to Chapter 130, as we were known then.
February 9 - 12, 2012
At the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 10 arrangements from Ikebana of RIchmond were exhibited for The 23rd Annual Maymont Flower & Garden Show; 2 Ohara arrangements, 4 Sougetsu arrangements and 4 Ichiyo arrangements.
Arrangers included Judy Sheldon, Barbara Woods, Ohara; Noriko Burke, Seiko Mishima, Libby Haynes, Faye Wade and Gail Candidio, Sogetsu; Shirley Woodle, Alice Litchfield, Helen Bunch, Judy Futch, Ichiyo.
Junko Liesfeld showed a power point demonstration entitled “The Art of Making Dolls”.
Junko Liesfeld is an award winning doll artist and a talented member of Ikebana
of Richmond. Junko's mother was also a doll artist. Her mother's work was the
inspiration which brought Junko into the doll world.
Junko won her first award at The Women's Doll Art Award in Japan, and in the late 80's she won an award at The Global Doll Society Competition in London. She has exhibited at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Rockefeller Center in New York, The Textile Museum in D.C., Musee Des Arts Decoratifs in Paris as well as participated in shows in Sweden, France, Germany, England, the U.S. and other venues through out Europe. Junko was also a judge for The Global Doll Society Competition until this organization closed in the late 90's. Junko has been a member of the National Institute of Doll Artists since 1998.
In 2000, Junko, her mother and her sister, who is also a doll artist, had a "Mother and Daughters Doll Exhibition" in Japan.
February 2, 2012
Alice Litchfield and Shirley Woodle presented a demonstration entitled "Ichiyo in Winter".
Alice Litchfield has been a member of Ikebana of Richmond since 1995. She began taking Ikenobo classes with Mrs. Ueda but switched to Sue Chen's Ichiyo class about 10 years ago. Alice received her instructors certificate from the Ichiyo school in August of 2010. Alice is also a member of the Ichiyo school of Ikebana, Washington, D.C. Chapter which just celebrated their 35th anniversary in September.
Shirley is a past president of Ikebana of Richmond, a member of Ikebana International, Washington, D.C. Chapter 1 and a member of the Ichiyo Chapter in Washington, D.C. She received her instructors certificate from the Ichiyo school in August of 2010 and is currently teaching classes.
They conducted the workshop entitled "Designing with Moss and Driftwood" January 5, 2012 following the demonstration.
November 3 & 4, 2011
Reiko Kawamura presented a demonstration. She is a grand master of the Ohara school and is the daughter of the instructor who taught Ellen Gordon Allen, the founder of Ikebana International. She received her Ohara Instructor certificate in 1961 and began teaching in Columbus, Ohio in 1965. She conducted the workshop "Heika" following the demonstration, and "Slanting Style Heika" & "Hana-isho-Basic-Rising Form-Low Bowl" on the following day.
of Mrs. Kawamura's demonstration was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on November 13, 2011. Her demonstration was also featured in "Video" of their website. Here is the Richmond Times Dispatch link;http://www2.timesdispatch.com/lifestyles/entertainmentlife-video/2011/nov/13/1/grand-master-of-the-ohara-school-of-ikeb-35265-vi-32012/
October 12, 2011
In recognition of Ikebana of Richmond's Annual Ellen Gordon Allen Lecture/Demonstration, PBS presented a demonstration by Linda Taylor who holds a teaching rank of Master 4 in the Ohara School of Ikebana. Linda, assisted by student Judy Sheldon, created a Basket Style arrangement with smoke tree, pink asiatic lilies, miscanthus and small monstera leaves.
Three arrangements created prior to the demonstration were seen in the background; a Heavenly Style Heika arrangement with monkey puzzle vine, orange asiatic lilies, and hosta leaves; a Slanting Style Heika with weathered wood, bittersweet, mums and hosta leaves; and a Valley Landscape arrangement with crab apple, lichen branch, and small yellow wildflowers with foliage.Here is the PBS VA Currents link; http://ideastations.org/video/virginia-currents-polyface-farm-ikebana-poet-david-wojahn-2011-10-21
October 6, 2011
Sachiko Furlan presented a demonstration entitled "Splendor of Autumn". She holds the rank of Jonin Some (first grade teacher) in the Sogetsu school. She began studying Sogetsu Ikebana in a1957 in Japan and joined Ikebana International (I.I.) in Pittsburgh in l965. Following a move to the D.C. area she joined I.I. #1, the Washington, D.C. chapter of Ikebana. She conducted a workshop entitled "Basic and Variation" following her demonstration.
September 8, 2011
Lanna Mai presented a demonstration entitled "Ikenobo Sampler". She holds the rank of Professor of Ikebana, 1st Grade in the school of Ikenobo. She is the current president of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society. Lanna Mai conducted a workshop, Shoka Shimputai style of arranging entitled "Seasonal Reflection" following her demonstration.
April 7, 2011
Patricia Painter presented a demonstration entitled "Welcoming Spring". Mrs. Painter is a certified teacher in the Chiko, Sogetsu and Kiku Schools of Ikebana. The focus of her demonstration was Chiko School arrangements which included handmade kimekomi dolls, temari balls and objects collected during memorable travels, in addition to the container and floral materials. Sand and small stones were sprinkled at the base, as a way to pull the composition together giving it depth and feeling. Combining the beauty of flowers with that of these non-floral materials is intended to represent a harmonized effect. Mrs. Painter has been a member of Ikebana International Chapter #1 Washington DC for 25 years. She was the President of II Chapter #1 from 1995-1997 and is currently the Special Exhibits Chair. She has exhibited at the World Conference in Japan. She has also demonstrated in Florida.
March 3, 2011
Karen Chevrotee presented a demonstration entitled "Bare and Beautiful". Karen holds a 4th Master certificate in the Ohara School of Ikebana. She was taught by the Grand Master Mrs. Kay Lee in Washington D.C.. She continues to attend workshops with the Grand Master Tomita of New York whenever these coveted workshops are available, to further develop a " Japanese Eye" as Mrs. Lee used to say. Karen lives in Wilmington, North Carolina and traveled to Richmond to share her talent with Ikebana of Richmond.
Karen Chevrotee conducted a workshop entitled " Water Reflecting Style" following her demonstration.