It's official! The 18th Ikebana International North and Central American Regional Conference in 2019 will be held in Dallas/Fort Worth! Your host chapters will be Dallas Chapter # 13 and Fort Worth Chapter # 38. Chairperson for 2019 NARC will be Patricia O'Reilly, of Dallas Chapter # 13. Patricia is a Sogetsu 3rd Grade Teacher. Co-Chairperson is Sandra Prachyl, representing Fort Worth Chapter # 38. Sandra is a Sogetsu 4th Grade Teacher.
Here are some of the great things you can start looking forward to.
A Facebook Page will be set up to provide ongoing information about what's going on in Dallas and Fort Worth. We will keep you apprised of new events, major transportation changes, etc., so you can start your planning as soon as possible! You will also be able to exchange information on this Facebook Page.
For more information you can contact Sandra Prachyl at the Fort Worth Chapter # 38 or Patricia O'Reilly of the Dallas Chapter # 13 at: 18thNCARC@gmail.com
Monthly Programs in 2018
Ikebana USA Program Links
January 8, 2019 “Chain or Triangle”
by Rena Foley
Use a bamboo chain or triangle to make an Ikebana arrangement. Bring flowers and large container. Bamboo will be provided.
Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter # 216
October 9, 2018 “KICH-OFF”
by Midge Dunn
Autumn is the time for football. Create your design and score a touchdown with Autumn colored flowers /materials.
THIS MEETING WAS CANCELLED.
Links and Websites
December 11, 2018 “Holiday Luncheon”
Will be held at the Red Ginger at the Melbourne Mall located off of Hwy 192. The Red Ginger is on the backside of the mall from Hwy 192. The Luncheon is set to start at 11:00 am.
Monthly Programs in 2018
November 13, 2018 “Green Plant Material”
by Sandy Thomas
Make an arrangement using only green plants (leaves, flower stems, flower buds, and even unripe fruit). Vary the intensity of the green colors in the arrangement. Any combination is fine as long as only green material is used.
Our programs are well attended
We order interesting materials for our members from Japan
February 12, 2019 “Arrangement for Celebration”
by Elaine Sigler
The use of Mizuhiki (paper strips) is effective for festive occasions: weddings, graduation, Christmas, valentines, and even moon viewing parties. Bring flowers and container. Mizuhiki will be provided.
We build a team and have a lot of fun doing it
International Programs in 2019.
Our Demonstrators are exceptional
Ikebana International Programs Links
March 14, 2019 “Exhibition at Suntree Library”
Our workshops are educational and fun!.
Monthly Programs Starting
in September of 2018
We bring in handmade pottery made for Ikebana
May 14, 2019 “Annual Meeting & Luncheon”
The annual meeting is a requirement by Ikebana International Headquarters. The luncheon will be held at a restaurant to be announced.
April 9,2019 “Ikebena Underwater”
by Leslie Vogt
We will be making an arrangement that is either completely or partially submerged under water in a clear container. It is easier to work on your arrangement if the container has a mouth that is big enough to put your hand into. You may use a kenzan and hide it with plant material, stones, or glass beads. Waxy flowers hold-up the best underwater, but many other types of flowers and plant material will work also. (Waxy flowers might include: Orchids, Anthurium, Roses, Bromeliads, Bird of Paradise, Tiger Lilies, and many colorful leaves, branches, and stems.) Putting part of your materials outside or on top of the container may add interest to the design.
March 12, 2019 “Exhibition Practice”
Practice making an exhibit arrangement of your choice for our exhibit at the Suntree Library.
We learn wonderful new techniques
September 11, 2018 “Summer Memories” by Inge Holland
Welcome back! Summer means different things to different people. Thinking back on your summers, create an arrangement that reflects one of your summer memories. Materials: Your choice of container, flowers, and greenery.