Summer 2015 Events

June, 2015
Ikebana International Annual Exhibition – Chicago Botanic Garden
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Sogetsu Exhibition - Chicago Botanic Garden
July, 2015
Japan Fest - Arlington Heights, Illinois
Cancer Resource Center – Munster, Indiana
August, 2015
Asian Fest at Morton Arboretum – Lisle, Illinois

Past Events: Calendar Year 2014 - 2015

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Spruce room at Deer Grove Leisure Center
1000 West Wood Avenue, Bensenville, IL 60106
An Artistic Development Program Series - Professional photo shot of your latest work of art!
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Sunday, November 16, 2014
Greek Islands Restaurant
300 E. 22nd Street Lombard, IL 60148
An Artistic Development Program Series - Bountiful Harvest – Rediscover Vegetables!
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Saturday March 21, 2015
11:45 AM
Francesca’s Fiore Restaurant
7407 W. Madison Street Forest Park, IL 60130
Artistic Development Program Series - Invent, Imagine, and Create with Vases and Vessels!
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May 16, 2015
Time: Noon
Location: Lake Forest College
Johnson Science Center, Rm J217
555 North Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Artistic Development Program Series - Creative Inspiration – A Workshop on Leaf Manipulation

A leaf can be so much more than just material to cover your kenzan. Learn how to use leaves as the focus of your artwork. This workshop is open to everyone, both members and non-members, no matter your experience level or to which ikebana school you are affiliated, if any at all.

This workshop will be led by Toshiko Kolback, who is a teacher of the Sogetsu School. Flower material and a box lunch will be provided. You will need to bring a low container (suiban), scissors (hasami), some towels, and a bucket or some other container to carry your flowers.

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Past Events: Calendar Year 2013 - 2014

Saturday, September 21, 2013       11:30am     Party room at Martha Washington Senior Center

                                                                            2324 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60618

    • Susan Haney, Ikenobo School, Demonstration

Sunday, November 10, 2013         11:30am     at Jimmy's Island Grille

                                                                        800 E. Ogden Ave, Westmont, IL

    • Ohara Demonstration
Sunday,  January 26, 2014       11:30am     at Sakura Restaurant of Woodfield
                                                                       4011 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, IL
    • Sogetsu Demonstration by Toshiko Kolback

Sunday,  March 16, 2014           Time: TBD      at Bensenville Library, Bensenville, IL
    • Hana Tsutsumi (paper flower containers) led by Anita Jencks

Saturday, May 3, 2014              Time:TBD        at Chicago Botanic Garden

    • To be confirmed

Saturday - Sunday, June 7-8, 2014     at Forest View Education Center, Arlington Heights

  • Member Exhibition at Japan Festival

Saturday - Sunday, July 26-27, 2014     at Chicago Botanic Garden

  • Chapter Annual Exhibition


Past Events: Calendar Year 2012 - 2013

Sunday, September 30, 2012                 11:30 am at Carlton Hotel in Oak Park
  • Susan Haney, Ikenobo School, Workshop

Saturday, November 3, 2012                  2:30 pm at Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Debbie Wada of Saratoga,  Lecture on Traditional Japanese Textiles

Sunday, January 27, 2013                     11:30am at Party room, 1515 N Astor, Chicago, IL
  • New Year Pot Luck 
  • Video of Ikebana International 10th World Convention

Saturday, March 16, 2013                     11:30am at Sakura Restaurant, Woodfield
                                                                 4011 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, IL
  • Yaeko Baily, Sogetsu School, Demonstration

Saturday,  May 11, 2013                     1:00pm at Chicago Botanic Garden Annex #2
  • Chie Mori - Demonstration on applying new floral industry material to Ikebana

Saturday - Sunday, June 8 - 9, 2013         31th Japan Festival at Elk Grove High School
                                                                        500 W Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Saturday - Sunday, August 3-4, 2013     at Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Chapter Annual Exhibition