Carol and Larry Brecker create their art for the pleasure of expression.

The couple focuses on the beauty of plants in nature and gardens throughout the world. Their individual insight, perception, and attention to detail give new interpretation to live materials.

We invite your engagement with our art. Please contact us for comments and questions!

 

CAROL BRECKER SOGETSU IKEBANA ART STUDIO

Honor nature and creation.
Relax and meditate with God’s wonders. Add your personal touch to show the best a plant has to offer at a moment in time. Engage your senses in the tactile and visual pleasures of creating floral art for yourself, your family, and community. Enjoy walking the garden; thoughtfully collecting materials for your special lessons and designs. Study ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging.

EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

Carol creates and exhibits extensively in Phoenix, Arizona and is available to travel to your location. Her specialty is creating inspirational installations for cultural and arts events. She enjoys interpreting and illuminating art works with her arrangements. Gardens, galleries, museums, lobbies, and homes are perfect venues.

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, DEMONSTRATIONS, STAGE SHOWS

Studio classes are taught in two beautiful locations: Paradise Valley, Arizona and Ouray, Colorado. Through regular classes you may progress through a rigorous certification system with the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Tokyo.

Teaching is a special pleasure for Carol. She believes in Sofu Teshigahara’s founding statement for the Sogetsu school: Anyone can create ikebana with any materials anywhere in the world. Her teaching reflects her studies in theology, sociology, adult education, and organizational management. Continuing studies in Sogetsu ikebana, yoga, gardening, dance, and classical flute keep her art and teaching vibrant and centered on appreciation for life.

Carol’s work emphasizes acceptance of all peoples and their individual differences in ability, ethnicity, and beliefs. Building personal confidence and positive group dynamics is fundamental to her programs. You can bring the uplifting world of Carol’s ikebana into your workplace, organization, and life.

SOGETSU IKEBANA COMMUNITY

Join the community of teachers and students of ikebana in metropolitan Phoenix. Carol lives the motto of Ikebana International. “Friendship through Flowers” and is a founder and chairperson for Sonoran Desert Sogetsu Study Group (SDSSG) and active with the Sogetsu Teacher Association in Tokyo.

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Take virtual world tours through Larry Brecker’s art photography

LARRY BRECKER ART PHOTOGRAPHY

Affectionately known by his community of patients as the bow tie doctor. scientific training and eye for discerning detail through years of practice as a dermatologist underlie the unique perspective in Larry Brecker’s art. Whether whimsical or botanical, abstract or literal; his images engage the heart and soul of the viewer.

You can explore the world with Larry. Enjoy intimate encounters with flowers, leaves, and stems. His work will excite you to enjoy each moment, each experience, and to store and savor them for rainy days. View his catalogue of works available on various surfaces; including canvas, metal, sintra, fabric, wood, and plexiglass.

GARDEN ART

Art is no longer confined to interior walls. Bring Larry’s unique perspectives into your home and let it flow out into your outdoor spaces: garden, patio, and balcony. Garden photography is available on special outdoor surfaces: treated canvas, metal, and sintra.

COMMISSIONS

Commission Larry to create art pieces to commemorate special events, places, and personal occasions. He can be seen in action photographing and exhibiting at gardens, and ikebana and arts events.

EXHIBITIONS

Larry’s art photography can be seen at galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona and Ouray, Colorado. You may work with Larry to choose pieces to exhibit in your space. Follow his work and schedule at Larry Brecker on Facebook.