The Friendship: Ikebana Exhibition was held for 2 days (May 26-27, 2018) at the Halifax Central Library. Miyako and her students shared their ikebana to the Halifax public not only by showing their work but also by being there to talk about ikebana with the people who came by. We are very happy that many people visited to enjoy and learn about ikebana. The live demonstration was a quite a draw as well! Thank you to all who visited us!
This exhibit is also part of the celebrations across Canada commemorating the 90th anniversary of Japan-Canada diplomatic relations. Incidentally, 10 years ago, Miyako held a solo ikebana exhibit to commemorate the 80th anniversary! (Click here to see the 2008 exhibit.)
We are extremely grateful to the Halifax Public Libraries who generously allowed us to use their beautiful space at the Central Branch. Special thanks to Hilary S-N, programming manager, who was very patient and helpful with our numerous little requests as we prepared for the exhibit. As well, our huge thanks to Joanne and Heather who were wonderful during the set-up and exhibit days. Everything went smoothly because of you!
Our sincere thanks to: Val S., Media C., Robert L., Odessa G., M.S., and Cody O. They worked hard for this exhibit: designing arrangements and staying on during the exhibit to help explain what ikebana is all about to our curious visitors. Your dedication and hard work in the study of ikebana has not gone unnoticed and seeing how people enjoyed and appreciated your work is great validation of your ikebana!
Joint Arrangement by Miyako and Val S.
Arrangements by Val S.
Arrangements by Media C.
Arrangement by Robert L.
Arrangement by Odessa G.
Arrangement by M.S.
Arrangement by Cody O.
Arrangement by Miyako
Thank you all for coming! We hope you enjoyed our little ikebana exhibition. We hope to do another one some time soon!