"Tokyo Dome Show 2014, and
Design Elements of Japan"
Monday, September 8, 2014
MEETING IN AUGUST
(Doors Open 6:30PM)
Meeting Hall, First Christian Church
221 South Sixth Street, Burbank, California
about our speaker
Carol Beule is an EMMY award winning Costume Designer
with a Master of Fine Arts in both Costume and Lighting Design from the
University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has been a professional
Costume Designer since 1974, when she joined United Scenic Artists,
a NYC based entertainment union consisting of the creative personnel for
designing film, TV commercials, theatre productions and TV shows.
Growing orchids in NYC was not considered a possibility at that time, so
she has only grown orchids since moving to Southern California in 1992.
She grows outside (with no greenhouse) in Studio City at the edge of the San
Fernando Valley with temperatures ranging from 28 - 111 Fahrenheit. It
has been a challenge to find out what will and will not bloom and prosper
under these circumstances.
In her quest to find the perfect plant, Carol discovered the Japanese
orchid once called Neofinetia falcata. Now called Vanda falcata, it
renewed her interest in all things Japanese (she once designed Puccini’s
MADAMA BUTTERFLY with award winning results). So in February of 2014,
she spent 10 days in Tokyo at the Japanese Grand Prix Orchid Show.
Otherwise known as the Tokyo Dome Show, as
it is held each year inside the domed baseball stadium that houses the local
Carol’s presentation will be centered on the Tokyo Dome Orchid Show, both
amateur and professional displays at the show and will showcase this year’s
award winning plants. But as she finds most things Japanese to be
beautiful, she will present many aspects of the City of Tokyo and the
countryside as well.
Carol is a Member of the Orchid Society of Southern California,
serves on the Board of Orchid Digest and is an American
Orchid Society Student Judge. She is presently the 1st Vice President
of the OSSC, and is on the committee that creates the
Society’s display for the Huntington’s Annual October Orchid Show…. and she
still works full time!.
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information on OSSC's regular monthly meetings.
news in brief
A NOTE FROM THE OSSC SOUTHLAND DISPLAY
COMMITTEE: [Submitted by
OSSC 1st VP Carol Beule on July 30, 2014].
The OSSC Southland Display Committee has begun to
meet and formulate ideas for the Show. While
things are in their infancy, when we know what help we
might need this August/September, you will be sent an
email asking for your time. Until then, remember
that we will need many people to help with the set up
and take down at the Huntington, so please start
grooming and cleaning your plants for their eventual
display. The small buds that are just beginning to
develop now might be ready for the October show. There
will be a quick lesson in how to prepare at the
September meeting. All healthy (no bugs) and
blooming plants are welcome for the exhibit.
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT: [Submitted by
OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on March 2, 2014].
Starting this month, every new member and their sponsor
will each receive a certificate good for one 1-gallon
Cymbidium orchid, courtesy of
Orchids by Art in North Hills, CA, which is owned
and operated by OSSC member Art Mendoza. The society
expresses sincere thanks to
Art for this generous offer. This offer supercedes the
prior offer from
WE'VE GOT A NEW LOOK!: [Submitted
by OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on April 18, 2012]
As of March 30, anyone visiting the OSSC Facebook page
saw a new look, brought about by a new format standard
introduced by Facebook. The new look features a
beautiful, page-wide photo of a Cattleya taken by OSSC
Member Charles B. Boco. Check it out at
http://www.facebook.com/orchidssc . In a related
development, OSSC now has over 200 "likes" on Facebook.
If you haven't already done so, you can add to that
number by clicking the "Like " button found to the right
of this story. Thanks!
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