Anniversaries and Special Events

Ikebana International Chapter #28, Madison WI
Celebrates Diamond Anniversary (that’s 60 years!)

The Madison Chapter #28 celebrated 60 years this October 2019. Pictured from left to right are Augustine Neuert. Renee Mabry, Julia O’Reilly, Kyoko Maund, E-Ling Lou, David O. Staats, President, Michael Pohlman, Patricia Nisbet, Joan Lawrence, and Susan Krueger.

Susan Krueger, Past President of the Chapter, curated a display of materials from the Chapter’s archive,including the Charter received from Ikebana International Headquarters, and a photograph of the six founding members of the Chapter with their teacher, the peripatetic Mary C. Takahashi.

Also on display were the mayoral proclamation of 8 October 2019 as “Madison Ikebana Day”
signed by Her Honor,  Satya Rhodes-Conway, Mayor of the City of Madison, Wisconsin and
the letter and certificate from the Board of Directors of Ikebana International sent by International President Miho Okawara,marking the occasion of the Chapter’s
Sixtieth Anniversary.

The Chapter’s guest demonstrator for this occasion was the noted Ohara School teacher, E-Ling Lou, member of Chicago Chapter #27. E-Ling Lou is Past President of the Chicago Ohara School
and also Past President of the North American Ohara Teachers Association.  Her demonstration and workshop were on Ohara Landscape Moribana.

Anniversary Celebrations 

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  • Chicago chapter is celebrating their 60 year anniversary – Nov. 2-3, 2019 featuring  Ilse Beunen of the Sogetsu School and Ben Huybrechts, Ikebana photographer.  Click the link above for details.

Special Chapter Events

San Diego Chapter will celebrate Art Alive – April 23-26, 2020.

39th Art Alive will be held at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park on Premier dinner Thursday 23rd. Bloom Bash Friday 24th and exhibit open to the public Friday to Sunday. Garden of activities for youth Saturday and Sunday. Many Ikebana designers will exhibit their interpretations of the works of art.