Afterglow Ikebana

Added on by the ikebana shop.

Miyako and Susan worked long and hard to design this installation for the Afterglow Art Festival, held in Bridgewater, NS last Sep. 25~26, 2015.  The ever-evolving mock-up took over our garage for well over a month!

We thank Jim of Rofihe's Men's Wear (629 King St., Bridgewater, NS) for allowing use of the store's show window for the ikebana installation.  The location was perfect!

Photo courtesy of Susan Robertson.

Have We Met Before?

We are all witness to the wild beauty that grows quietly along our roadsides and gets washed up upon the shore. What if we took that material inside? Susan Roberston is an Ikebana Enthusiast, Admirer, and Student and Miyako Ballesteros is a qualified Instructor Sogetsu School of Ikebana and Co-Owner of the Ikebana Shop in Halifax. Ikebana is an art in which the force of life in living plants and the spirit of the person arranging unite to create new beauty and form.
— Entry #17, Afterglow Art Festival 2015

It looks like the ladies enjoyed themselves.  Here is the ikebana at night.

Thank you to everyone who came to see the work.  Thank you to Ashton Rodenhiser and the rest of the organizers of Afterglow Art Festival for letting us participate in this wonderful event.

Miyako & Susan, o-tsukaresamadeshita!