Welcome to Sogetsu San Francisco Bay Area Branch. We are celebrating 40 years of presenting the art of Sogetsu Ikebana to our community and countless visitors. Through the Branch’s programs, we hone our members’ artistic skills, ever mindful of the words of Sogetsu’s founder, Sofu Teshigahara (1900 – 1979), that “Ikebana is a formative art” which stresses individual creativity. Through our biennial flower shows, we present the many varied styles of Sogetsu Ikebana.
The Calendar of Branch Events lists future programs. The last Branch program of the calendar year will be on December 7, 2013. It is a workshop/demonstration given by Joan Yusui Suzuki and Liz Soshi Vernon. The two subjects will be discussed: the use of Mizuhiki (coloured paper wrapped wire) in arrangements and the Japanese art of wrapping, Furushiki. We invite you to join us to learn new ways to wrap your Holiday gifts. Click here for the program announcement.
Also on the Calendar page you will find the dates for the 2014 Branch programs. Please save the dates.
ArtScape 2014, our biennial flower show, is schedule for September 27 and 28, 2014. Information and announcements about this event can be found by clicking the ArtScape tab.
Hawai'i Celebrates 50 years. The Hawai'i Branch will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on February 9, 2014. Master Instructor Toshiyuki Ohki will be the featured guest demonstrator. Click here for details about this exciting event.
Director Brown's November newsletter is now available. Click here to down load.
Last updated 11/09/13