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Art in Bloom: Floral Demonstrations


Join us for demonstrations in the art of floral arranging! 

Laura Felt will demonstrate designs in the Ikenobo school of Ikebana, Emiko Suzuki will interpret a piece of art work in Ikenobo style of Ikebana, and Hannah Hall will show us how she designs her beautiful creations with what’s in season.

Schedule

(Note: All demonstrations will be at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard at Flat Rock just around the corner from The Gallery)

11 am Saturday, May 26
Hannah Hall | Fern & Flora Studios
'Art in Bloom' Floral Demonstration of Shelby Hairston's "Triangle Afternoon," West Henderson High School student
at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard at Flat Rock


11am Sunday, May 27
Emiko Suzuki | Ikenobo Ikebana Blue Ridge Chapter
'Art in Bloom' Ikebana Demonstration of Mitzi Villafuerte's "Spider" , West Henderson High School student
at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard at Flat Rock


11am Monday, May 28
Laura Felt | Ikenobo Ikebana Blue Ridge Chapter
Ikebana Demonstration
at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard at Flat Rock


Hannah Hall
Fern and Flora Studios

I grew up on a beautiful farm outside of Atlanta, Georgia where there were fields of daffodils, wisteria that i would pull off like confetti and throw into the air screaming "I'm rich! I'm rich!" and wild blackberry brambles down every dirt road. My mother designed florals and I have wonderful memories of foraging greenery for wreaths, christmas garland and whatever we may need for weddings or celebrations that she was working on.

I spent many years of my adult life traveling and working in the hair and beauty industry before realizing that my career's true calling was in floral design. Living in the Blue Ridge Mountains allows me to source exceptional blooms from the abundance of local flower farmers, always working within the seasons, and am always improving my own cutting garden, growing flowers that are unique but hard to find. I love what I do!

Emiko Suzuki
Ikenobo Ikebana Blue Ridge Chapter

Emiko Suzuki  began her study of ikebana in 1986 with Master Fujii, in Aichi, Japan, Emiko was allowed to arrange flowers freely for five years and only then began traditional Ikenobo lessons, which she continued for the next 16 years. Emiko devoted one year (2006) to study the advanced rikka form with a teacher in Kyoto. Emiko's unconventional training resulted in her unique ikebana style. She not only excels in the traditional Ikenobo arrangements, but also is innovative in her free style arrangements.  

As advisor and member of the Blue Ridge Chapter of Ikenobo Ikebana, regularly presents programs for the Blue Ridge Chapter and offers lessons to a growing number of students.  

Laura Felt
Ikenobo Ikebana Blue Ridge Chapter

Laura has studied Ikebana in Japan, South Korea, and the United States, joining the Blue Ridge Chapter of Ikenobo Ikebana Society in 2007, where she has served as Vice President since 2009.  She is taking lessons from Emiko Suzuki and has attained the level of professor.  As a member of the Asheville Ikebana International chapter since 2009, and she has offered programs in washi paper crafts and obi decorations as well as ikebana to the chapter.

Earlier Event: May 26
Art in Bloom