Ohara School of Ikebana Ottawa Chapter

A membership organization offering classes, demonstrations, workshops and information resources

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Beginner Workshop, February 17

On February 17 the beginner workshop was given by Nancy Macleod to five participants who had signed up at the fall exhibition at the Embassy of Japan. It was given at Maki House which was easy to find and had lots of parking. The room was really spacious and nice and bright. Penny Davis was there to assist. Nancy gave a brief history of Ikebana and the Ohara School before demonstrating the arrangement using carnations, baby’s breath, teepee fronds and leather fern in a Rising Form. Participants enjoyed the experience and had many questions. The workshop was a great success.   2018 Workshop 1


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Transitions Exhibition pictures posted in Gallery

Sandra Olney with Minister Moroni

A fine array of pictures taken by member Lindsay McKercher at the Transitions Exhibition can be seen by clicking here.  Alternatively you can go to the menu bar above and click on Galleries, then on Transitions Exhibition 2017. Many thanks to Lindsay!

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Upcoming Exhibition TRANSITIONS October 21, 22

The Ottawa Chapter of the Ohara School of Ikebana in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan will be holding an exhibition of Japanese floral arrangements titled TRANSITIONS at the Embassy (255 Sussex Drive, Ottawa).   It will be held on Saturday, October 21 from 10 am to 4 pm with the official opening at 11 am. Sunday hours are 10 am to 3 pm. Parking and entrance are free and all are invited to attend.


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Gananoque Exhibition a grand success

Cliff Shinju Byrnes, his students and members of the Chapter from Ottawa including Honorary Advisor Emeritus Mitsugi Kikuchi produced a spectacular exhibition for viewing on Sunday afternoon, September 10.  Left to right in the picture are contributors: Marie-Eve Coupal, Helen Westington, Mr Kikuchi, Cliff Byrnes, Wendy Batson, Sandra Olney, Elizabeth Armstrong, Ann Levinson. Absent: Elaine Collins. Have a look at the gallery!

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Summer Workshop on August 27, 2017

Marie-Eve Fuki Coupal will be conducting two workshops in Ottawa on August 27, 2017

Morning Workshop:

Up to 18 members of the Ohara School of Ikebana, or Ikebana International, at any level, will work on small driftwood structures. The class will begin at 10:30

Afternoon Workshop:

Up to 15 members of the Ohara School of Ikebana at Instructor level or above, will work in small groups on large driftwood structures.  The class will begin about 1:15.

Members not taking part in the afternoon session may stay and watch or help. More information is in a recent mailing from the Ohara School. If you need more information please contact Marie-Eve at laurence_place@hotmail.com

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Plan to Exhibit in Gananoque September 10 and Ottawa October 21-22, 2017

Gananoque: Cliff Shinju Byrnes and his students invite you to exhibit at the Carveth Care Centre, 338 Herbert Street in Gananoque. Each year Ottawa Chapter members go to Gananoque on the Sunday in time to set up for an afternoon viewing open to the public between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. For more information, please contact Cliff at cliffsgarden@gmail.com.

OTTAWA : Our annual exhibition will be held this year at the Japanese Embassy on October 21 & 22, 2017. Please save the dates!