Ikebana International was established in 1956 in Tokyo, Japan, with the motto "Friendship through Flowers". It is a cultural organization based on studies of IKEBANA and the related arts.
The circle of friendship has spread year by year during these times of peace and today there are more than 200 chapters all over the world with over 12,000 members.
IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL, COLUMBUS CHAPTER #84, WAS CHARTERED MARCH 1, 1965 by the late Ellen Gordon Allen, founder of IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL.
JUNE 15, 2018 - GUEST ARTIST, KAYE VOSBURGH - Nationwide Conference Center
Kaye is an Accredited Master Judge in the National Garden Clubs, Inc. and a First Grade Ikebana Teacher, Riji, in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. She has been approved as a Design Instructor for Flower Show Schools in NGC, Inc. She has presented programs for Garden Clubs, District and State Meetings, and Ikebana groups throughout New York, and New England and in Quito, Ecuador. She was a Featured Speaker at Creative Flower Arrangers of the Americas in Orlando, FL in February of 2005. She is a member of the Sogetsu Massachusetts Branch, the New York State Capital District Sogetsu Study Group and the New York Sogetsu Branch. In 2008 she earned two top awards: the Ruth A. Wallack Design Award for a design of outstanding beauty and creativity, and the Margret Clover Symonds Medal for an innovative modern design creatively combining man-made materials with fresh or dried plant material. Kaye travels to Japan frequently for pleasure, to attend conventions, and to take classes at the Sogetsu headquarters in Tokyo.
Ikebana International: http://www.ikebanahq.org/
Franklin Park Conservatory: http://www.fpconservatory.org/
North American Region (NAR) website: http://www.ikebananar.org/
Columbus Ohio Branch of Sogetsu: http://www.columbusohsogetsu.webs.com
Columbus Ikenobo: http://www.ikenoboamerica.com/chapters-and-groups/ohio-chapter