ARTSCAPES 2018 Recap The 2018 Artscapes Show was Sogetsu ikebana floral arrangement taken a high level of art, sculpture and fantasy. The finished arrangements provided evocative images and demonstrations of imagination. This modern Ikebana show featured special exhibits of metal vases and vessels created at the John Toki Workshops. Look below for link to the Photo Gallery. Thank you for attending and thank you to all the Sogetsu Branch Artists who participated.
Welcome to the Sogetsu San Francisco Bay Area Branch. Established March 24 1973, the Branch has over 40 years of presenting and sharing the art of Sogetsu Ikebana with our community. Through the Branch’s programs, we hone our members’ artistic skills, mindful of the words of Sogetsu’s founder, Sofu Teshigahara (1900 – 1979), that “Ikebana is a formative art” which stresses individual creativity. Please look through the galleries and enjoy a selection of Sogetsu members' creations. We hold 10 workshops a year, focused on developing our Sogetsu skills. Through our biennial flower shows, ArtScapes, we present the artistry of Sogetsu Ikebana to the Community.
Metal Sculpture Workshop with Artist John Toki Specialized techniques creating metal art for Ikebana
The renowned Bay Area metal artist, John Toki hosted the SFBA Branch on August 12th at his studio in Richmond, CA
We made one of a kind vessels, vases and creations out of piles of scrap metal. It was transformative, creative and just plain fun.