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.

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. 

NOVEMBER VIRTUAL  MEETING 
Information forthcoming

November 17, 2021 
10-12 AM (room reserved 9:45-12:00)
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
Access details will be posted in the Members Only page . Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. 

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DECEMBER VIRTUAL MEETING
Information forthcoming

December 15, 2021 
10-12 AM (room reserved 9:45-12:00)
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
Access details will be posted in the Members Only page . Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. 

 

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ART IN BLOOM, CMA
The Art in Bloom Exhibition is currentlly pending

Columbia Museum of Art

Corner of Main and Hampton

1515 Main Street, Columbia SC 29201

Visitor Services: 803-799-2810

For parking info please go to: https://www.columbiamuseum.org/visit/directions-and-parking

 

The planned participation of Chapter 182 in the Art in Bloom at the Columbia Museum of Art is pending. 

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JANUARY VIRTUAL DEMONSTRATION 
Information forthcoming

January 19, 2022
 10-12 AM (room reserved 9:45-12:00)
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
Information forthcoming.
Access details will be posted in the Members Only page . Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. 

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ORCHID SOCIETY EXHIBITION

February 2022

There is no information currently available on this event.

We look forward to participating in the orchid society exhibition at the Riverbanks Botanical Garden if the event proceeds. 

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FEBRUARY VIRTUAL MEETING
Information forthcoming.

February 16, 2022
10-12 AM (room reserved 9:45-12:00)
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
Information forthcoming.
Access details will be posted in the Members Only page . Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. 

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ANNUAL EXHIBITION & TEA
March Virtual Exhibition
Information forthcoming.

We are looking forward to the possibility that this year's exhibition may safely be held in person although certainly we will maintain virtual aspects for anyone unable to attend in person. At present no details are yet available. Please continue to watch this page for updates.

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COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Information is forthcoming.

April 2022

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. At present we have no information on upcoming scheduling for this event .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 re: the festival based on what’s best for the health and safety of our community. Please check https://www.cifonline.org/ and here for updates.

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APRIL VIRTUAL MEETING
Information is forthcoming.

April 20, 2022   
10-12 AM (room reserved 9:45-12:00)
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
Information is forthcoming.
Access details will be posted in the Members Only page . Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. 

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IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL 
12th WORLD CONFERENCE

Tokyo, Japan
May 1-4, 2022

The conference was rescheduled from its original dates last year due to Covid 19. Several members of our chapter are hoping to attend but at present, no details are available due to the lockdown of Japan to international, particularly US, travelers. Provided Japan opens its borders, our chapter should have several representatives in attendance. We hopefully will be able to make travel arrangements as a chapter for travel to Japan. Details will be forthcoming.
Specific details will be posted in the Members Only page . Please contact John Spence for information regarding international travel to Japan arrangements.

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MAY VIRTUAL MEETING
Information is forthcoming.

May 18, 2022   
10-12 AM (room reserved 9:45-12:00)
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
Information is forthcoming.
Access details will be posted in the Members Only page . Please contact John Spence for assistance in setting up a virtual Zoom meeting. 

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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