"Friendship Through Flowers"
Meeting Location and Dates
January 3, 2021 at 10am via Zoom
As in previous years, we will celebrate the New Year on the first Sunday of 2021, January, 3rd at 10:00am via Zoom. We hope you will join us in bringing in the New Year with Friendship Through Flowers. Zoom instructions will be emailed to all members on December 28th.
In keeping with our Chapter’s tradition, our program will be conducted by a Chapter member. For this year’s celebration, Gabriel Pacheco with Sogetsu San Fernando Valley Branch will perform the demonstration. He is an accomplished and professional floral artist. Gabriel will showcase his artistry through his sculptural arrangements.
From Santiago, Chile and with a long-standing love of nature, Gabriel Pacheco earned his degree in forestry at Catholic University in Chile. After moving to the United States, he received formal training in Western and Japanese Ikebana styles, leading him to open Gabriel Pacheco Flower Design.
Gabriel has studied the Sogetsu School of Japanese Ikebana for 16 years. He started taking classes at UCLA in 2004 where he met his Sensei, Kyoko Kassarjian, who invited him to join Sogetsu San Fernando Valley Branch where he holds the position of Deputy Director.
Gabriel earned his Sogetsu Second Grade Teacher certificate after having presented numerous live ikebana demonstrations and taught by the side of his Sensei at Pierce College and UCLA. He is inspired by the artistic contemporary free expression of Sogetsu.