Friday, July 9, 2010

Taiwanese American East Coast Summer Conferance

Grand center piece in the lobby
My teacher wanted us to observe how this big project was made from start to finish (it is about 6 feet x 6 feet). It involved drafting the design first, arranging the materials, and securing and stabilizing the branches with the help of a crew.

Stage piece in the Auditorium.
The S shaped road of sunflowers symbolizes Taiwan's historic struggle for independence.

There were more than 600 people coming from all over the east coast of the US to celebrate July 4th and attend the East Coast Taiwanese American Conference (TAC/EC). My teacher Mrs. Lin designed two arrangements for this big event. One for the lobby, one for the stage (the two pictures above). She also hosted a popular ikebana workshop where I helped as one of her assistants.
TAC/EC has had 41 years of history so far. The conference includes interesting workshops and discussion. Discussion topics included Taiwan's relationship with both the United States and China and an overall assessment about Taiwan's future. This year's conference was held at the University of Delaware from 7/2 to 7/5. The conference's theme this year was "New Thinking, New Action."

By me, Betty, and Chih

By some of the workshop students and mine

By Mrs. Lin and Mrs. Chen

Side view of Mrs. Lin's grand arrangement and demonstration piece

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