2020/2021 EVENTS

Events are listed chronologically

 All planned events for the 2020/2021 year are presently virtual due to the Covid-19 virus but may be subject to change. Look for updates here in this page.

AUGUST VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

Jean Rhyne Memorial

July/August 2020

Jean Rhyne's estate graciously donated her ikebana containers to our chapter and many of them were purchased by chapter members. The August event for our chapter is a memorial virtual exhibition using her containers. Chapter members are invited to make an arrangement using her containers or alternatively, an arrangement in any container in her memory. A virtual gallery of arrangements is viewable in this website under the Galleries tab.

NOTE: If you click on the above photo, it will open a link and take you to the Galleries tab.

Scroll down to Jean Rhyne Memorial exhibition photo slideshow. Clicking in the middle of the picture will open the slideshow full-size so the entire arrangement is viewable on your display.

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SEPTEMBER MEETING 

Website Introduction and Dallas Demonstrations Video

September 16, 2020 10-12 AM (room reserved 9:30-12:30)

VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

Access details will be posted here. Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. NOTE: There is no necessity to hold virtual meetings at any particular time during the day and consequently the times may change.

John Spence will be conducting a virtual tour of the chapter website particularly oriented towards new members but also for experienced members to begin using the virtual resources in the website. If you didn't know that we have an entire Tutorial tab in the website that's constantly being added to, then this virtual tour is ideal for you. The newest features of the website will be highlighted. Following the presentation, will be a video from last year's Dallas Regional Conference. Presentations are by Ikenobo, Ohara and Sogetsu internationally recognized teachers. It's an outstanding opportunity to see a demonstration by finest instructors in Ikebana.

NOTEIf you click on the above photo, it will open a link and take you to a video trailer of the Dallas conference demonstrations in Ichiyo, Sogetsu, Ohara and Ikenobo.Once the link opens, you need to click on the play button to start the trailer.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR EXHIBITION

October 14-25, 2020

Ikebana International Chapter 182 is privileged to annually create an ikebana exhibition in the Cantey Building. Several dozen arrangements will be on display.  However, at the present time, there are concerns about scheduling in 2020. The SC state fair has not yet committed to a normal opening due to Covid 19. SC State Fair and Chapter 182 will make an informed decision about whether or not to hold the fair as scheduled based on what’s best for the health and safety of our community. Please check scstatefair.org for updates.

Our website continues linked to the State Fair website so updated 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

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OCTOBER MEETING

Second Dallas Demonstration

October 21, 2020 10-12 AM (room reserved 9:30-12:30)

VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

Access details will be posted here. Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. NOTE: There is no necessity to hold virtual meetings at any particular time during the day and consequently the times may change.

NOVEMBER WORKSHOP 

Sue Grier (Ichiyo) or a Third Dallas Demonstration

November 18, 2020 10-12 AM (room reserved 9:30-12:30)

VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

Access details will be posted here. Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. NOTE: There is no necessity to hold virtual meetings at any particular time during the day and consequently the times may change.

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 WORKSHOP 

December 16, 2020 

CURRENTLY OPEN

ART IN BLOOM, CMA

Ikebana International Chapter 182 is privileged to annually create an ikebana exhibit in the Columbia Museum of Art. Several dozen arrangements will be on display.  However, at the present time, there are concerns about scheduling in 2020. The Columbia Museum of Art has not yet committed to a normal exhibition due to Covid 19. The CMA and Chapter 182 will make an informed decision about whether or not to hold the exhibition as scheduled based on what’s best for the health and safety of our community. Please check here for updates.

SCHEDULE 

10:00 CMA opens

11:45 to 4:00 Art In Bloom

12:00 - 12:30 Ikebana demo 

12:30 - 1:30 Guests make arrangements

1:00-1:30 Tea

2:00 -2:30 Guest performance 

2:30 -3:30 

4:00 Exhibit closes

JANUARY DEMONSTRATION 

Miniatures and Zen Gardens

January 20, 2021 10-12 AM (room reserved 9:30-12:30)

VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

Access details will be posted here. Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. NOTE: There is no necessity to hold virtual meetings at any particular time during the day and consequently the times may change.

Presenter: Cheryl Martino

Cheryl will be doing a demonstration of Miniature Arrangements and Zen Gardens.

ORCHID SOCIETY EXHIBITION

February 2020

At present, no dates are yet available. Please check back for updates.

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. 

FEBRUARY WORKSHOP

February 17, 2021 

CURRENTLY OPEN

ANNUAL EXHIBITION & TEA

March Virtual Exhibition

Presenter: Hideko Rainey

This year's exhibition theme is "Baskets" 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.

 

This year's exhibition is planned to be virtual and consequently arrangements will be added to the exhibition gallery beginning in February and run throughout the month of March.

COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

April, 2021

Ikebana International Chapter 182 is privileged to annually have a booth in the Cantey Building. We may not be a country but we're always next to Japan. Several dozen arrangements will be on display and the public is invited to stop by and have a free lesson in ikebana.  However, at the present time, there are concerns about scheduling in 2020. The Columbia International Festival has not yet committed to a normal opening due to Covid 19. The Columbia International Festival and Chapter 182 will make an informed decision about whether or not to hold the festival as scheduled based on what’s best for the health and safety of our community. Please check https://www.cifonline.org/ and here for updates.

JAPANESE GARDEN VISIT

April 21, 2021, 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

May 19, 2021 from 9:45 to Noon

NOTE POTENTIAL VENUE CHANGE

The final event of the 2020-2021 year will will possibly change venue. It will be an online conference via ZOOM if social distancing is still called for. Alternatively, an actual physical meeting will be held at either Valerie Marcil's or John Spence's house. 

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.

NOTEIf you click on the above photo, it will open a link and take you to a video trailer of the Dallas conference demonstrations in Ichiyo, Sogetsu, Ohara and Ikenobo.Once the link opens, you need to click on the play button to start the trailer.

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