What's happening in Buffalo regarding ikebana?
Well, presently not much at this time due to COVID. Buffalo has two ikebana teachers--one in the Chiko School of Ikebana and one in the Ichiyo School of Ikebana (me). But, presently neither have active students. However, those interested in learning ikebana can notify me and more information can be shared about ikebana and about possible lessons.
Even in Rochester, NY where there are five schools represented through the Ikebana International Rochester Chapter 53, lessons are limited. Before COVID, the Ikebana International Rochester Chapter would have monthly morning monthly workshops and afternoon programs. But, with COVID, these monthly meetings have been put on hold. Nonetheless, there are still monthly events which happen through Zoom.
Also, the Buffalo Bonsai Society would have an annual show during the warmer weather at the Botanical Gardens and ikebana would also be displayed with demonstrations. But, of course this year, the annual show was cancelled. It is presently unclear if there will be a Buffalo Bonsai Society show in 2021.
Nonetheless, any interested person can get more information and some teaching online. In the "Links" section, one can access the above Ikebana International website. For any local information, contacting me through the contact form is all that is needed.
David Williams: I've been practicing Ichiyo Ikebana since 2012 and received my Associate Master certificate on 9-19-21.