The 2013 Ikebana International Exhibition by the Washington,DC Branch of Ikebana International opens today, and for the first time in a few years I was able to exhibit. It is my hope that I can set aside the time each year from now on to do the exhibition annually. If you a in Washington, DC now please come and take a look! Here are the details
From the United States National Arboretum website:
Exhibit: Ikebana International
April 5 – April 21, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy spring flowers with a Japanese twist! Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, a disciplined art form steeped in the philosophy of developing closeness with nature. Washington D.C. Chapter No. 1 of Ikebana International will exhibit flower arrangements representing a variety of ikebana schools, from traditional to contemporary. The installation will change three times during the exhibit, so plan return visits to see them all. Master teachers will give free ikebana demonstrations from 1:00 – 2:30 pm on April 6, 7, 20, and 21. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. Free.
Demonstrations: Ikebana International
April 6, 1:00 – 2:30 pm; Ikenobo School
April 7, 1:00 – 2:30 pm; Ohara School
April 20, 1:00 – 2:30 pm; Sogetsu School
April 21, 1:00 – 2:30 pm; Ichiyo School
Watch as master teachers from the Washington D.C. Chapter No. 1 of Ikebana International create works of art from flowers and other natural materials. Each date features a different school. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. For more information about ikebana, see Exhibit: Ikebana International. Free.