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2019/2020 EVENTS

Events are listed chronologically

AUGUST POTLUCK AT JEWELL'S

August 21, 2019, 11 AM to 1 PM

This year's inaugural event is a luncheon and welcome potluck graciously hosted at the home of Jewell Patterson. Please RSVP to  her so we have an accurate headcount. The location/address can be found in the "Members Only" page 

SEPTEMBER MEETING - OHARA and HISTORY

September 18, 2019 10-12 AM (room reserved 9:30-12:30)

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

Northeast Branch, Richland Library 7490 Parklane Rd., Columbia

Members Jean Davis and Robert Neese will demonstrate Ohara arrangements, including some basics, while also talking about the beginnings of the school, their involvement with ikebana, and chapter history.

SEPTEMBER SOGETSU CLASS

September 25, 2019, AM and PM options   

These classes are offered to Chapter members by Norman Churchill who will provide all materials. There is an additional fee of $45 per class. Please contact Norman directly to arrange scheduling and payment. Note: Contact information is found in the "Members Only" page.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR EXHIBITION

October 9-20, 2019

We are especially excited that 2019 marks the 150th Birthday (1869-2019) of the South Carolina State Fair. Ikebana International Chapter 182 is privileged to annually create an ikebana exhibit in the Cantey Building. Several dozen arrangements will be on display.  The Cantey Building Theme for 2019 is "PRIZE-WINNING MEMORIES".

Additionally, our website is linked to the State Fair website so information about the two organizations and events is readily accessible. The State Fair link to our website is located at:

 https://www.scstatefair.org/attractions/flower-shows

OCTOBER MEETING - IKENOBO

October 16, 2019, 10 AM (room reserved 9:30-12:30)

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

Richland Library St Andrews, 2916 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210

Presenter: Li Yueh Huang

Li is an instructor, second grade, in Ikenobo. She will be doing a demonstration and workshop, beginning with background on the Ikenobo school and demonstrate both basic and more complex arrangements. She will also hold a workshop after her demonstration at no additional cost to members.

OCTOBER SOGETSU CLASS

October 23, 2019 AM and PM options

These classes are offered to Chapter members by Norman Churchill who will provide all materials. There is an additional fee of $45 per class. Please contact Norman directly to arrange scheduling and payment. Note: Contact information is found in the "Members Only" page

NOVEMBER SOGETSU CLASS

November 13, 2019 AM and PM options

These classes are offered to Chapter members by Norman Churchill who will provide all materials. There is an additional fee of $45 per class. Please contact Norman directly to arrange scheduling and payment. Note: Contact information is found in the "Members Only" page

NOVEMBER WORKSHOP - ICHIYO

November 20, 2019 10-12 AM (room reserved 9:30-12:30)

Richland Library St Andrews, 2916 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210

Presenter: Sue Grier

Sue will be giving a demonstration of Fall flowers the Ichyo way. Sue is a Ichiyo Junior Master who is also a potter. We will be in for a treat with beautiful flowers and containers.

DECEMBER SOGETSU CLASS

December 4, 2019, AM and PM options

These classes are offered to Chapter members by Norman Churchill who will provide all materials. There is an additional fee of $45 per class. Please contact Norman directly to arrange scheduling and payment. Note: Contact information is found in the "Members Only" page

HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENT EXCHANGE

AND POTLUCK

December 18, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM at the UUCC

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward Street, Columbia SC 29205

We will each bring a container, kenzan (if needed) and material and choose someone else's container to use for an arrangement. Members will return home with their own container and surprise arrangements-a gift of talent from another member. After making arrangements, will have a potluck meal so bring your favorite dish and we can celebrate the Holidays together. 

ART IN BLOOM, CMA

Art in Bloom is an Ikebana Exhibition held on January 12, 2020 from 11:45 am until 4 pm at the Columbia Museum of Art. Ikebana arrangements are inspired by the Van Gogh Exhibition currently on display in the CMA. An ikebana demonstration will be given by Mita Flores, an instructor in the Sangetsu school. Museum guests are encouraged to try their hand at making an arrangement. Flowers and line material will be provided. Following, tea will be served, then a performance  by a  local young Chinese Violinist, Sophie Wang. She will perform The Butterfly Lovers' Concerto by 2 Chinese composers. Finally, guests will have an opportunity to try on assorted kimono with our wonderful ikebana arrangements. (Photo Op!!!) The Art in Bloom is a wonderful multimodal event.

The Columbia Museum of Art is located at 1515 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201 ​

SCHEDULE 

10:00 CMA opens

11:45 to 4:00 Art In Bloom

12:00 - 12:30 Ikebana demo by Mita Flores

12:30 - 1:30 Guests make arrangements

1:00-1:30 Tea

2:00 -2:30 Violinist performance by Sophie Wang

2:30 -3:30 Kimono Dress up and Photo opportunity

4:00 Exhibit closes

Mita Flores Biography

Ikebana Instructor Mita Flores has been a valued member of the Columbia SC Ikebana International Chapter 182 since 1998, over 20 years. She is an instructor in the Sangetsu School. Sangetsu, meaning mountain moon, is a school of flower arranging inspired by visionary and master artist, Mokichi Okada (1882-1955), who promoted a spiritual approach to life through beauty. He taught that nature is the greatest teacher of truth and beauty. His arrangements expressed his great love of nature in their simplicity and naturalness. His style of arranging, preserved in a series of colour photographs, formed the basis of the Sangetsu School. This school was founded on the works of Okada, in 1972, to bring paradise on Earth through flowers. 

Sophie Wang  Biography

Violinist Sophie Wang has performed in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall twice and is currently Senior Assistant Concertmaster of SC Philharmonic.Sophie is pursuing a Graduate Diploma with renowned Donald Weilerstein at New England Conservatory in Boston after completing her Masters there as well. She enjoys eating with friends and spending time with her cat.

JANUARY DEMONSTRATION 

PALM LEAF MANIPULATION

January 15, 2020 10 AM

at the Seibels House, 1601 Richland St.Columbia 29201

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

Presenter: Annie Fan

The January Demonstration location has been changed to the Seibels House in Downtown Columbia. The Seibels House, dating to 1796, is the oldest remaining house in Columbia.

Annie has been a member of our chapter since 2003 and is known for her creativity. She will demonstrate braiding techniques using a palm leaf and provide hands-on guidance and feedback to participants throughout the session. She will also exhibit how to incorporate the braided palm into two Sogetsu arrangements. Members with palm leaves are welcome to bring leaves. Palms will also be provided. Please note as this technique is time-consuming, there will be no time to make arrangements. No containers are necessary.

Ikebana International Chapter 182 would like to gratefully acknowledge the contribution of funding for the  January Program from the Ikebana Iwaya Fund. Friendship through Flowers. 

ORCHID SOCIETY EXHIBITION

February 7-9 2020

The orchid society holds an exhibition annually at the Riverbanks Botanical Garden and invites ikebana chapter members to create an orchid-based arrangement for display at the exhibition. 

EXHIBITION PREP WORKSHOP

February 19, 2020 10 AM-12 PM  

at the Seibels House, 1601 Richland St.Columbia 29201

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

Presenter: Norman Churchill

The February Workshop location has been changed to the Seibels House in Downtown Columbia. The Seibels House, dating to 1796, is the oldest remaining house in Columbia.

 

Norman began studying ikebana in 1986 and has been a member of New York Sogetsu for 32 years and Ikebana International New York chapter 7 for 25 years. He's been associated with our chapter for approximately nine years and has been a steadfast Sogetsu teacher for many of us. He will hold this invaluable workshop specifically to assist members to prepare their arrangement for the exhibition in March. Everyone doing an arrangement in the exhibition is encouraged to attend. Bring your favorite container, an idea and your material to practice with Norman's assistance. Even if you've never made an arrangement for exhibition before, all members are encouraged to attend this workshop and to make an arrangement in March.

Ikebana International Chapter 182 would like to gratefully acknowledge the contribution of funding for the February Program from the Ikebana Iwaya Fund. Friendship through Flowers. 

ANNUAL EXHIBITION & TEA

Exhibition: Saturday March 21, 2020 Noon to 4 PM,

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward Street, Columbia SC 29205

This year's exhibition theme is "Old and New" and features over 50 ikebana arrangements by Columbia Ikebana International members. A wide variety of schools and styles will be on display and will also feature traditional and the most recent style of Zen miniature gardens.

 

This year's presenter will be Hideko Rainey of Ikebana International Chapter 81 in Augusta GA.  Hideko received her instructor certificate in Sogetsu in 1953 under the school's founder. Currently she is a first rank instructor, Riji, and has twice received the Sogetsu Lifetime Honor Award. She will be demonstrating arrangements in the Sogetsu school. Hideko has been an advisor to our chapter for many years and has generously shared her time and expertise, providing demonstrations, lessons and a connection with Japan. We are honored to have her as our presenter this year. She will be using her extensive basket collection (old and new!) for demonstration.

 

An assortment of teas and snacks are provided.

The Exhibition will be open to the public from 12-4 pm on Saturday only. Admission is free but donations will be gladly accepted. 

COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

April 3-5, 2020

Come by our booth in the Cantey Building, SC Fairgrounds where arrangements will be on display and chapter members will be available to show you how to make an arrangement.

 

JAPANESE GARDEN VISIT

April 15, 2020, 10 AM to 1 PM at the Riverbanks Botanical Garden

1300 Botanical Pkwy. West Columbia, 29169  (just off SC Highway 378 at I-20 and I-26)

Our chapter worked with the botanical garden to create the Japanese garden there are 2009. The small but lovely garden is in need of some TLC. We will establish a committee this year to bring new life to the garden. We'll see the fruits of our work (old and new) during this visit. Bring a bag lunch to eat in the gardens. If we have time, we will also visit nearby Jarrett's Jungle nursery and greenhouse.

Meet just inside the botanical garden entrance (no entry fee).

MAY INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS,

 POTLUCK and MINIATURES DEMO

May 20, 2020 from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Seibels House, 1601 Richland St.Columbia 29201

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

Click on the Seibels House photo for a link to their website.

The final event of the 2019-2020 year will be a potluck lunch  at the Seibels House in Downtown Columbia. The Seibels House, dating to 1796, is the oldest remaining house in Columbia. 

A demonstration on miniature arrangements will be given by Stephanie English, Sokatoko, Senior professor, First grade of Ikenobo. This is a excellent opportunity to learn the specifics of miniature arrangements with an instructor and a school that's not typically available to us.

Ikebana International Chapter 182 would like to gratefully acknowledge the contribution of funding for the May Program from the Ikebana Iwaya Fund. Friendship through Flowers. 

YEAR END POTLUCK LUNCH AT JOHN'S

May 15, 2019 11 AM

Special Event

The final event of the 2018-2019 year will be a Potluck Lunch and Make-Your-Own arrangement at the Chapter President's house. Line material is readily available on the surrounding 5 acres of forest. Bring a good pair of shoes, your cutters, flowers and favorite container and we can learn from each other.

J. Spence

188 Castle Road

Columbia, SC 29210

MAY SOGETSU CLASS

May 22 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the GCCB

These classes are offered to Chapter members by Norman Churchill who will provide all materials. There is an additional fee of $40 per class. Please contact Norman directly to arrange scheduling and payment.