SOGETSU IKEBANA SHOW AT THE RUTH BANCROFT GARDEN - March 7th and 8th
Our branch was honored and delighted to be invited to stage a weekend show at the world famous Ruth Bancroft Garden, located in Walnut Creek, California. Twenty arrangements, many featuring materials from the garden were enjoyed by Members of the Garden and the public. Great synergy made for some dynamic arrangements. CLICK HERE EXHIBIT PHOTOS
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 quarterly workshops, 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 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. CLICK HERE WORKSHOP PHOTOS