Jan. 8, 2020 – Art in Bloom

Last meeting before the exhibit!
We will be reviewing all the details for our Feb 6-8 exhibit!

Many Ikebana chapters have their exhibitions in concert with art galleries, hence the phrase “Art in Bloom”.   The ikebana arrangements are created to interpret various pieces of art.  The art can be a painting, sculpture, decorative piece of any size and medium.

Today’s program will feature the following people who will use a piece of art or artifact as the inspiration for their ikebana design. 

  • Loris Dallal
  • Kristi Perrow
  • Karen Medford
  • Katie Tardio

The pictures below are examples of Art in Bloom arrangements created by members of the Blue Ridge North Carolina Ikenobo chapter; a yearly event.

What to do before this meeting:

Don’t forget – our nominating committee will be working to present a slate of officers at our March meeting.  Please raise your hand and offer to volunteer for an office, or to be an assistant to an officer or to work on any committee.  This is the best way to enhance our chapter as well as your Ikebana experience in “Friendship through Flowers”.  Our new board needs to have all the positions filled before the end of the season.

  • Those bringing our hospitality items are listed here.
  • If it is your turn to bring an arrangement to the meeting, your name is on this list.
  • Click here to volunteer for an exhibit committee
  • Contact the nominating committee and volunteer to serve your I.I. chapter as an officer or a committee chairperson – pick a friend and do it together!
  • Last year we were nearly sold out for our luncheon at the end of our February meeting.  If you haven’t already done so, please bring your check and registration form for the March 13 luncheon to this meeting.

We meet at the Naples Botanical Garden in the Buehler Auditorium in the FGCU Research Center from 9:30-11:30AM.  Our programs start with a small social period followed by a short business meeting and then our monthly program which often incorporates a workshop open to anyone who makes a prior reservation to take the workshop.

  • 9:30AM – Friendship through Flowers social period
  • 10:00AM – Business meeting
  • 10:30-11:30 – Program

You do not have to be a member of the Naples Botanical Garden or pay an entrance fee to attend our meetings, however, you do have to pay a Garden entry fee to see our exhibit held in February. There is no additional fee to see our exhibit.

Please check out our monthly programs and experience the joy of ikebana and friendship through flowers.

If you are not a member of our chapter, but wish to attend any of our programs or events, please let us know you are coming by sending an email to ikebananaples@gmail.com.  You are welcome to attend any two of our monthly meetings as our guest.  Interested in joining?  Click here for an application.  In addition our annual exhibit and March luncheon are open to the public.  The exhibit is free, but you do have to pay an entry fee to the Naples Botanical Garden.  The luncheon requires advance reservations and payment.

Click here  for directions (The Kapnick Center address is 4940 Bayshore Drive, Naples FL 34112.) or on the icon below for information on the Naples Botanical Garden

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Kapnick Center entry