Linda Taylor represented Ikebana of Richmond with an Ohara arrangement.
Linda Lewis Taylor has studied Ohara School of Japanese Flower Arranging with Mrs. Kosui Fujikado and Mr. Mutsuo Tomita for many years and holds the rank of Master in the Ohara School. She gives lessons in Japanese Flower Arranging, Ohara School. Linda is a member of the Ohara Chapter of Washington, D.C., Ikebana International, Chapter #1 and Ikebana of Richmond.
Seiko Behr, a second degree master of the Ohara school of Ikebana, presented a demonstration entitled "Creation and Variation". She is an internationally known artist and master potter who specializes in clay containers for Ikebana. Her arrangements and containers have been featured in one man shows at the Massoni Gallery, Easton Academy Museum, the National Arboretum and the Philadelphia Flower Show. She conducted an Ohara workshop entitled "Creation and Variation". The focus of the workshop was freestyle Ohara, a variation on the classic Ohara, using a limited palette of materials.
Roses were the focus of arrangements exhibited during Rose Fest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Arrangements by teachers and students representing the Ikenobo, Ohara, Sogetsu and Ichiyo schools showcased the talents of our members. A beautiful taisaku arrangement by Sue Chen and the Ichyio school placed in the Atrium welcomed visitors to the Garden. Teachers of the four schools represented created unique arrangements incorporating Hans Godo Frabel glass bowls and art pieces. This was a wonderful opportunity to introduce the art of Ikebana.