Friday, December 31, 2010

Dina Malar exhibition Photos

Go to the Flickr page for all the photos.

Starting off!
Originally uploaded by ambikach2002

Though there was some chaos and confusion before the start, the Ikebana arrangements came out fabulously in the end. The exuberance of our Sogetsu ladies were seen clearly in their creations. Sadly, I was unable to see the first lot of arrangements "live", as I was laid up in bed, but the photos that wer taken by Chitra's daughter was some consolation!

Trishala's All Leaf
Originally uploaded by ambikach2002

The exhibition was part of a consumer fair sponsored by Dinamalar, and was held at the YMCA grounds Royapettah. A temporary structure was set up, complete with airconditioning. The air conditioner wires though, added some extra "lines" to various creations, as you will see!
Then there was "the missing camera" episode, where Malathi sensei was convinced she had brought her new camera to the exhibition and had "lost" it. All the ladies were given a lecture as to how this is why she tells her husband that she doesn't want these gadgets, etc etc, and everyone was suitably upset that this camera was lost. Anyway, the incident had a happy ending, in that the camera was located at home!!

This is just a sample of some of the wonderful creations. Please do take a look at all the arrangements on the FlickR page.

Chitra's composition
Originally uploaded by ambikach2002

The exhibition was well attended and there was a lot of visitor curiosity about the exhibits, though much of the quations were to do with whether the flowers were real or artificial. There were also enquiries as to whether the arrangements could be bought!

Our thanks to ABK-AOTS Dosokai and their team for coordinating and working out all the nitty gritty for the exhibition.


Anonymous said...

Really how fantastic the work of everyone! Please keep it up and I am sure you are working now at endless ideas in creating your compositions. Really missed Ambika, Molly and Padma amidst us while everyone were working at the exhibits.Surely there is a chance waiting for them. It is good to exhibit to the public whenever someone sponsors, is'nt it?Have a wonderful ikebana year ahead. Malathi.

Molly said...

Stunning compositions - three cheers for everyone!
I wish I could see them in its original scenario.

Anonymous said...

Hi Venkatesh and Ashoka,sorry I forgot to mention your names amidst the names of members whom we missed at the recent Dinamalar exhibition.Yes Venkatesh you had return ticket problem, I can very well understand,but Ashoka please nominate a member to 'remind' you of every event of the sogetsu!You ARE talented,Kindly show up at the events. We missed both of you! Malathi.

Venkatesh said...

Wow what beautiful arrangements!! The Ikebana of our group truly has evolved!!! They are really great works!!! Well, as to me sometimes living far away does have its problems... Hope to join the next time!! Congratulations ladies and keep it up, and keep improving!! You are great artists!!