The Memorial Celebration of the Life of Doris Roberts was held at Mr. & Mrs. Liesfeld's Japanese Garden on November 8, 2020. She had been a member of Ikebana of Richmond since 1968. She was President three times.
Libby Haynes, Jonin Sanyo of Sogetsu presented a demonstration entitled “Artfully Woven, The Beauty of Baskets”. She joined Ikebana of Richmond in 2006. She began studying in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in 2006 under Etsuko Phillips and currently studies under Jane Redmon. She became a certified Sogetsu Instructor in 2012 and was promoted to the rank Jonin Sanyo in 2018. She conducted a workshop on the following day.
Ikebana of Richmond member, Laura Ann Brooks presented a demonstration entitled "Using What You Have". She has studied throughout the US and in Europe. She specializes in English, Modern European and Asian-fusion design and has studied Enshu, Ikenobo and Sogetsu. She conducted a workshop entitled "Arranging in a Pumpkin: Shoka and its Variation, the 7 Grasses of Autumn" on the following day.
Ikebana of Richmond members, Evelyn Klumb (Ikenobo school), Linda Taylor (Ohara school), Gerry Smith (Ichiyo school) and Helena Arouca (Sangetsu school) presented a demonstration entitled "Seasonal Haiku and Ikebana". They interpreted Haiku which they had personally selected and created their arrangements.
Motoko Hattori presented a lecture/demonstration entitled “ Natural Scenes of Spring”. She is the current headmistress of the Keika-Kazan School of Ikebana. Keika-Kazan is a relatively new school of Ikebana, founded in 1930 by her Grandmother Bunga Tanuma. 'Keika' means scenic flower arranging. With the use of branches and other plant materials, floral landscapes or natural settings (steep gorges, lake sides, waterfalls, flowing streams, seashores and so on) are created - sometimes even telling stories. She conducted a workshop entitled “Creating Spring Scenes“ following the demonstration.
Ikebana of Richmond members, Kathryn Gray (Ikenobo school), Alice Buch(Ohara school) and Helena Arouca (Sangetsu school) presented a demonstration entitled "Inspirations -Lillies and Chrysanthemums".
Kyoko Petersen presented a lecture/demonstration entitled "Fall Fusion". She is a Senior Professor of Ikenobo School. She completed her highest level study at the Central Institute of the Ikenobo School in Kyoto (the headquarters of Ikenobo). She is a certified Member of AIFD (American Institute of Floral Designers) and CFD (Certified Floral Designer) and is a proprietor of Hana Studio, a home-based ikebana and floral design school.
She conducted a workshop entitled "Create a Unique Container for a Free-Style Design" following the demonstration.
Ingrid Luders presented a lecture/demonstration entitled “Tradition and Creativity in Nature”. She received a Master in 1997 and was awarded the Ohara School Grand Master degree in 2001 by Headmistress Ms. Wakako Ohara. she received the prestigious Meiyo Ichijiken Award of Honor.
She conducted a workshop entiteled "Traditional Chrysanthemum arrangement" following the demonstration and 2 workshops entitled "Realistic Landscape Arrangement" and "Hana Kanade (Flower Music)" on the following day.