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May Meeting

Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10am via Zoom

Elaine Jo is a flower arranging teacher, demonstrator, and exhibitor of the Ichiyo School of Ikebana. She lived in Tokyo, Japan, for 25 years and received her Master Degree from the Ichiyo School during that period. She likes to arrange both classical and contemporary ikebana, but contemporary is her favorite. After moving to the United States in 1989, she began teaching, traveling, and giving ikebana workshops and demonstrations. She was Founding Director and President of the Ichiyo Art Center in Atlanta while it was in operation between 1994 and 2005. She appeared twice as guest demonstrator for the Lynette Jennings national television program. She has publications both in Japan and the United States and is an active member of Ikebana International. In 1998 she was awarded an Executive Master Degree by the Ichiyo School and in 2009 was 3 appointed President of the newly formed Atlanta Chapter of the Ichiyo School. Currently she holds regular classes in Atlanta at Hall's Floral Design School and Rock Spring Presbyterian Church. Elaine and her students enjoy gathering together every year in the fall for a three-day retreat of intensive ikebana study.

At Home with Ikebana

The theme of the demonstration is “At Home with Ikebana”. It is not just the title of her book, it is her mantra. At the I.I. NCAR Dallas conference. Elaine created her capstone. With graceful ease, she demonstrated how to elevate your living space with ikebana. Her composition and technique are unparalleled. Able to balance the seemingly impossible, Elaine Jo is a joy to watch. An approachable, modern sensibility rooted in Ichiyo’s natural beauty makes Elaine Jo’s demonstration a must see!

For content of the video with regard to styles, containers, and materials, please see the link below.

The Zoom invite information will be emailed prior to our meeting date.


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