Irene Banayame Gomulka

Irene Banayame Gomulka, Sansei no Nara 賛 成 の 楢 – Level 3, 3rd Grade Instructor

  • Ikebana lessons since 1996
  • Kado competence and artistry from
    • Banmi Shofu ikebana with Bessie Banmi-sensei, and Ric Bansho-sensei 
    • Sogetsu  Ikebana with Faye Conti-sensei, Betty Strandberg-sensei & Atsuko Bersma-sensed 
  • Exhibited for Ikebana International:
    • St. Petersburg Chapter No. 65, and
    • Orlando Winter Park Chapter No.132 
  • Achieved Banmi Shofu Ryu Teaching Certificate:
    • Sansei no Nara 賛 成 の 楢, Level 3, 3rd Grade Instructor, 2010 
  • Achieved Sogetsu Instructor Certificate:
    • Jonin Sanyo
  • Banmi Shofu Ryu Sensei Consultant Ikebana International Orlando-Winter Park, Chapter 132 
  • Current and past president of Ikebana International Orlando – Winter Park Chapter 132
  • Serves as Chairperson of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, Orlando Study Group
  • Art in Bloom, Orlando Museum of Museum of Art (OMA) 2019
  • Epcot Flower and Garden Show demonstration & exhibit since 2009 
  • Provided floral arrangements at the Japanese Pavilion in Epcot since 2015
  • Exhibited Ikebana arrangements at Tenrikyo shrine in Japan
  • Frequent exhibitor at Harry P. Leu Gardens
  • Exhibitor and member of Creative Floral Designer of the Americas (CFAA)
  • Community partnering in teaching seniors and children’s Ikebana classes
  • Ikebana instructor: On-going Ikebana classes in Orlando, Florida 
  • Business Development and Marketing business owner