2021/2022 EVENTS

Events are listed chronologically

 All planned events for the 2021/2022 year are presently a mix of in person and virtual meetings which can be subject to change due to the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus. Look for updates here in this page.

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AUGUST ZOOM MEETING
Hosted by Betsy Kaemmerlen

August 18, 2021 at 10 AM, sign-on begins at 9:45

Incoming chapter President Betsy Kaemmerlen will be hosting our first virtual Zoom meeting of the 2021/2022 year. There will be a short video featuring the Ichiyo school and we are taking this opportunity to see everyone, catch up and talk about the coming years programs. 

NOTE: Please go to the Members Only page for Zoom sign-on information. 

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SEPTEMBER IN-PERSON DEMONSTRATION 
Wisteria with Hideko

September 22, 2021
10 AM to 12 Noon 
IN-PERSON MEETING and DEMONSTRATION/WORKSHOP
also with
VIRTUAL ZOOM ACCESS

A Zoom video feed will be available, provided Wi-Fi is available on site. Alternatively, the presentation will be videoed and available at a later date. The Zoom meeting information is posted in the Members Only section of the website. Access details will be posted in Member's Only and will be sent to members via eMail. Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. 

Hideko Rainey from Chapter 182 in Augusta Georgia has been an instructor and established member of our chapter as well, for decades. She has over 50 years experience as an instructor and has attained the highest level of the instructor certification in the Sogetsu school, Riji, first grade. Her presentations are always outstanding. She has volunteered to travel to Columbia to host our first in person meeting in two years!

Location: Irmo Library, 6251 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212

Note: This is the location in Seven Oaks, NOT the library we have been previously using off Broad River Road in St. Andrews.

Materials: the focus of Hideko's class and workshop will be using wisteria vines. She is providing the vines but request that members bring their own greenery and flowers. She also requests that you bring one (or two) containers. The class will use a moribana (low container/kenzan) but she further requests that she will provide assistance if you also bring a container you typically find difficult to use. 

Early arrival: the class will begin promptly at 10 o'clock so we request that you arrive a bit early in order to set up.

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SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR EXHIBITION
IN-PERSON EVENT 

October 13-24, 2021
South Carolina State Fairgrounds
1200 Rosewood Ave.
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Ikebana International Chapter 182 has been invited to create an ikebana exhibition for the SC State Fair. Over a dozen arrangements will be on display. Please join us in the Cantey Building to see our ikebana arrangements as well as the flower shows put on by various South Carolina garden clubs. The ikebana exhibition will run the entire duration of the state fair from October 13 until the 24th.  

Our website continues to be linked to the State Fair website so updated information about the two organizations and events is readily accessible. 

Chapter members please refer to the Members Only page for set up and take down information.

 

The State Fair link to our website is located at:

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

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OCTOBER IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL MEETING
Hosted by Lin Ko

October 20, 2021 
10-12 AM (room reserved 9:00-12:30)
IN-PERSON and/or VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

Irmo Branch Library, 6251 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212

Note: This location is in Seven Oaks and is NOT the same venue we have used in the past on broad and St. Andrews. In addition, it will also be available on ZOOM. The presentation will begin promptly at 10 o'clock so please arrive early to set up. Remember to bring your mask and your own refreshments.

Chapter 182 member Lin Ko completed books one through five in the Sogetsu training regimen and this summer, became a registered Sogetsu instructor. Please join us in the meeting to congratulate her and attend her first presentation to our chapter as a instructor. Please bring a low moribana container with a heavy kenzan as a workshop will follow her demonstration 
ZOOM access details are posted in the Members Only page. Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. 

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NOVEMBER SOGETSU VIRTUAL  MEETING 
Hosted by Susan Cano

November 17, 2021 
10-12 AM 
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
Susan will be hosting the November meeting from her home in Hendersonville North Carolina. Registration in advance is required. Registration and access details are posted in the Members Only page . Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. 

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DECEMBER POTLUCK and  WORKSHOP
Hosted by John and Lucy Spence

December 15, 2021 
11:00 to 3:00 or later
Potluck and workshop hosted by John and Lucy Spence
This December's meeting is a potluck and workshop of Christmas-oriented Ikebana arrangements. It will be hosted by John and Lucy Spence at their home in Columbia. There is ample on-street parking and it is recommended to park on the street by the mailbox. The address and specific directions are posted in Members Only. John and Lucy will be preparing several Japanese menu items (meat gyoza/potstickers and vegetarian curry) and attendees are free to bring whatever potluck dish they wish. Japanese cuisine is not necessary. John will present a brief demonstration of Christmas oriented ikebana arrangements using Holly and Nandina from the yard. There are ample amounts of both Holly and Nandina on the property so attendees can make their own arrangement or take the line material home. Bring your favorite vase, kenzan and flowers. Line material will be provided. The house is located on 5 acres of forest but the terrain is uneven. However, feel free to wear a good pair of boots and defoliate whatever line material you can reach. A headcount of attendees is necessary to adjust the food preparation. Please notify John or Lucy that you will be able to attend.
John's Christmas arrangement demonstration will be available on Zoom. Details will be posted in Members Only

 

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JANUARY IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL DEMONSTRATION 
Li Yueh Huang, Ikenobo

January, 2022 
10-12 AM (room reserved 9:00-12:30)
IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

Irmo Branch Library, 6251 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212

Note: This location is in Seven Oaks and is NOT the same venue we have used in the past on Broad and St. Andrews. In addition, it will also be available on ZOOM. The presentation will begin promptly at 10 o'clock so please arrive early to set up. Remember to bring your mask and your own refreshments.

Chapter 182 member and Ikenobo Instructor, Li Huang will lead an interactive program for our January Ikebana meeting.  She will have materials and containers for 4 freestyle Ikenobo arrangements and will ask for 3 people to place a different material for each arrangement -- that means 12 volunteers total for the four arrangements.  This is a fun way to learn how to be creative and think on the spot!  Li will of course provide comments and guidance.
ZOOM access details are posted in the Members Only page. Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. 

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FEBRUARY IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL DEMONSTRATION of HATSUIKE
Kathy Huang, Ikenobo
NOTE: LAST MINUTE LOCATION/ TIME CHANGE!!!!!!

February 16, 2022 
10.00-12:00 AM
(Meeting room reserved 9:15-12:00, Zoom reserved 9:30 to Noon)
IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

 

Earlewood Park Recreation Center, "Earlewood Banquet Room"

1113 Recreation Drive, Columbia SC , 29203

Note: This is the second change in location and time for this February event as of 2/10. The location has been changed to the Earlewood Park Banquet Room to accommodate larger attendance and social distancing. In addition, it will also be available on ZOOM. The presentation will begin at our normal to 10 AM time  (as opposed to the earlier time required by the former West Columbia location). We plan to begin promptly at 10 o'clock so please arrive early to set up. Remember to bring your mask and your own refreshments.

Chapter 182 member and Ikenobo Instructor, Kathy Huang, Kakan, Asst. Prof. 2nd Grade #10,  will do  a demo of 4-5 arrangements with various selected Ikenobo styles in our February meeting.  The theme will be Hatsuike. Hatsuike is the ceremony to create the first ikebana of the year. New Year is Japan's most important cultural holiday. In Kyoto, Ikenobo celebrates with Hatsuike, a ritual of "First Flower Arranging" of the new year. This year it was held on January 5, 2021. We are a bit late but it certainly will still be relevant and fascinating.  People are welcome to bring their completed arrangements and she will provide feedback. 
ZOOM access details are posted in the Members Only page. Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. 

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MARCH
IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
EXHIBITION PREPARATION WORKSHOP 
Chapter 182 Instructors

March 30, 2022

9 AM (building open)-12 PM 

Earlewood Park, Large meeting room, 1113 Recreation Drive 29203
This is just off N. Main St., (from town, turn left after the overhead train trestle.) It’s not far from
Elmwood Ave.

PROGRAM: Our own chapter instructors will offer a critique of our design entries for our virtual Exhibition 2022. John will lead a photography team to photograph all designs for the Exhibition. You may bring a design you have completed or create your design at the workshop and have it photographed before you leave.
WHAT TO BRING: You are encouraged to bring excitement and creativity, a willingness to share experience, an offer to help those who might need it and the materials/container for your arrangement(s). As usual, you are encouraged to do more than one. If possible please plan to contribute a miniature for a “group” picture. Bring a snack and drink if you wish. There is not anything to purchase nearby. Please plan to pull up just below the building to unload and then park. Someone will meet you at the steps to help you. If you are unable to come to the workshop you will still be able to participate in the Exhibition. You will need to do your arrangement(s) at home and photograph them. Betsy will be able to give additional information about when to send your photos.

There will not be a Zoom component of this meeting. Arrangements will be photographed during the meeting and uploaded for the April Virtual Exhibition. Apologies to our remote members.

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APRIL ANNUAL EXHIBITION
VIRTUAL EXHIBITION ONLY
Presenter: John Spence, Sogetsu School
Kado: The Art of Ikebana

April 2022   
This year's exhibition is virtual only and will not have an in-person aspect. Next year we hope to be able to hold an in-person exhibition in the rebuilt Garden Club Council Building. Construction is progressing well and we should once again have a home next year.

Our annual exhibition features arrangements by Chapter members in a variety of schools and styles. In addition to arrangements, there is also a display of Zen Gardens and miniature ikebana arrangements. The arrangements as well as the presentation are viewable in the exhibition page. Clicking the button will take you directly to the exhibition page.



This year's presentation is by John Spence, Sogetsu Instructor Fourth Grade, Chapter 182 member and past chapter president. The theme for the presentation and exhibition is Kado: The art of Flowers. What sets ikebana apart from Western flower arranging and what makes it an art? What aspects of Japanese aesthetics are present in ikebana? These questions can originate from someone with only the most cursory interest in ikebana but also contain depths which could benefit an experienced practitioner. The presentation will be posted as a YouTube video so it will be viewable in both the website and in Facebook. Chapter members arrangements will be viewable in the Gallery.
Please continue to watch this page for updates.

 

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MAY
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING and 
OFFICER ELECTION
DETAILS  FORTHCOMING!

May 18 2022, 10-12 AM
We welcome our new leadership at the May meeting, and we have our annual business meeting.
This is an essential meeting to make plans for next year (to begin in August), pay dues and we have lunch.
 

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COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
MAY 21-21, 2022
Note: Date Change

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. 

 

The Columbia International Festival HAS committed to a normal opening this year. The Columbia International Festival and Chapter 182 tentatively plan tp hold the festival as scheduled but of course will continue to modify activities and participation based on what’s best for the health and safety of our community.

Please check https://www.cifonline.org/ and here for updates.

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

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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.

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