Sogetsu School arrangers from the Monterey Bay Chapter come to San Francisco to demonstrate in February. They will create ikebana for the home. An exhibit will accompany the demonstration program.
Betty Jetter’s childhood centered on the sea and today she lives not far from the ocean in Pebble Beach, CA. She began to study ikebana when she moved to Japan in 1996, living there for two years. Her studies there also included Chigiri-e, Sumi-e, and other Japanese arts. She is a former President of the I.I. Monterey Bay Chapter and has served in several other positions for the chapter. In 2008 she was Program Director for the North American Regional Conference held in Monterey. She performed her first solo demonstration of 12 arrangements in 2014.
Carol Marchette was introduced to ikebana while living in Bangkok, Thailand where she began Sogetsu training in 1981 and joined Ikebana International. After moving to Singapore, she also studied Ohara Ikebana and upon her return to the USA she studied Ikenobo Ikebana, obtaining an Instructor certificate, 3d grade. Her ikebana demonstrations and exhibits reflect her years of living abroad. She served as Chair of the 2008 I.I. North American Regional Conference. Carol teaches Sogetsu Ikebana at her home.
June Matsuoka began studying Sogetsu Ikebana in 1955. After moving to the USA she continued her studies, eventually earning Sogetsu’s highest rank of Riji. Her mentors include Shoka Narimatsu and Soho Sakai. She teaches in Campbell, CA and also has taught in Seaside and Salinas. She has given workshops, demonstrations and exhibits at museums, hospices, and many flower shows such as Bouquets to Art, Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple, Santa Clara County Fair, Sogetsu San Francisco Branch, Ikebana Teachers Federation, and other venues.