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.
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.