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Ikebana Demonstration (Japanese Flower Arrangement)
September 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Old and new Ikebana friends, after the two-month summer break, Austin Ikebana Group will start its monthly meeting on September 1st. Our group member, Mr. Gregory Gaiser will demonstrate a Sogetsu-style arrangement, which tries to make a composition with rhythm by presenting the repeated form or shape in the arrangement.
This event is free to the public (adult only) and open to attend as guest observers in person (no flower materials provided), or via Zoom meeting. Please email to email@example.com to RSVP. This will take place in the Garden Center Auditorium.
About the Presenter
GREGORY GAISER first studied ikebana in 1993, in Boulder, Colorado, with Sensei Kyoko Kita, a Riji (highest level) instructor with the Sogetsu School headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Sensei Kita gave Gregory the title of teacher. In 2010, Gregory studied with another Riji of the Sogetsu School named Kika Shibata in San Jose, California.
Gregory now resides in Colorado. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Branch of the Sogetsu School. He calls his ikebana practice Dancing Branches Ikebana. Gregory is a native Texan and also teaches the Hakomi method of mindfulness-based somatic psychology.
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