The Seaside Garden Club presents The Art of Ikebana – Ikebana Demonstration by Kaye Vosburgh on Tuesday, June 14th at the Manchester Community Center. Doors open at 7:00 pm for a social time and the demonstration begins promptly at 7:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
The Seaside Garden Club is pleased to announce that this program is supported by a grant from the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The Local Cultural Council (LCC) is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts citizen. This grant enables the Seaside Garden Club to reach new audiences and provide quality programs that integrate the arts into community-based programs. http://www.massculturalcouncil.org
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing a closeness with nature. Kaye will demonstrate 7 to 9 arrangements beginning with the arrangement that a new student would learn in class. This classic style is similar to Ikebana created hundreds of years ago. The Sogetsu School of Ikebana is known for its creative and expressive designs. Most of the program will be this contemporary style of Ikebana that is popular in Japan today.
Kaye Vosburgh is a Sogetsu Ikebana teacher of the highest rank, Riji, as well as a Master Judge and Design Instructor for the National Garden Clubs. She has won numerous medals and awards in the New England Spring Flower Show. She teaches in New York where she used to live and in Massachusetts where she now resides. She has demonstrated in New England, Central Atlantic Region, Florida and Ecuador. She has traveled to Japan on several occasions for conferences and lessons at the Sogetsu School. Her favorite activity is sharing creative moments with other designers and students. Kaye Vosburgh’s Website
This is the Seaside Garden Club’s final program for the year. If you haven’t renewed your membership for 2016/17 season (still only $25), please bring a check to the next meeting or mail to: PO Box 94, Manchester, MA 01944. The Program sub-committee has been hard at work and they have a terrific line-up of programs and workshops for next year! The Seaside Garden Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the Month (September through June).