This was our second year to participate in Nocturne: Art At Night. Miyako and five of her students prepared our ikebana exhibit for the night.
We are older (just a little bit) and wiser! And it showed in the creativity and profundity of the works of the students. The more one looked, the more one saw interesting details and gained more insight from the arrangements. One visitor commented that last night's exhibit showed more maturity compared to last year's.
We thank everyone who took time to visit us (despite Quinpool being a bit removed from downtown where most of Nocturne took place.) We also thank those who came to see Miyako during her ikebana demonstrations at Pier 21. (Thank you Pier 21 for inviting us again!) And of course, we thank ikebana students: JB, Lien Cayer, Marina Sokolenko, Valerie Sokolenko, and, last but not least, Val Spencer for taking time on Saturday to make the wonderful arrangements. We know it wasn't just an afternoon's work...everyone probably had had some excruciating hours of planning before the actual day of exhibit! Special thanks to Val who helped us take the shop apart and put it back together again the following day...really appreciated. All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't do it, but we're sure you can make Humpty Dumpty whole again! (^-^)
And of course, we thank the organizers of Nocturne for making this happen. You put Halifax on the map!
See you next year!
Please enjoy some photos of the exhibit on our flickr gallery:
(All photos by the ikebana shop. All rights reserved.)