Ikebana Show Open Through Sunday!
Last night was the opening reception for our 14th Biennial Ikebana Show — the four-day event that pairs plant and flower arrangements with the artwork that inspired them.
“Sogetsu Ikebana is not your grandmother’s Ikebana,” director of the DC Sogetsu branch Diana Cull said at the reception. “Anything goes: that’s our motto.”
That philosophy comes through in this year’s show, with the installations running from the minimalist — like the single flower adorning the metal structure below — to the more extravagantly colorful and playful arrangements with materials like red feathers.
Even if you missed the reception yesterday, events continue on Sunday with a flower arranging demonstration at 1:00 pm and an encore performance by the Washington Toho Koto Society at 2:30. Sunday is the last day to see the show, with the gallery closing at 6:00 pm.
Attendants from the Sogetsu School will be on hand throughout the weekend to maintain the arrangements and answer questions.
Curious what else you can expect to see? Here are a few more preview images — click to view full-size, and make sure to visit by Sunday to see the real thing!