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The Colors and Events of Ikebana

It’s time for a little Spring color, don’t you think?

The 2016 Biennial Ikebana Exhibit opened today, and we took a little photographic tour to show you just a little of the arrangers’ handiwork. Here are some detail shots of the artwork and arrangements:

Ikebana 2016

What is Ikebana? It’s the Japanese name for the art of flower arranging. The Ikebana artists who created the installations you’ll see in this exhibit belong to the Sogetsu School of Washington, DC. Sogetsu teaches an Ikebana with no limits — a kind of all-media assemblage art with a focus on plant life.

For this exhibit, each arrangement is inspired by and paired with a painting or photograph by an Art League or Torpedo Factory artist. The vessels, likewise, come from Torpedo Factory or Art League ceramicists.

Because these flowers are cut, this is a short exhibit! Come see it by Sunday, March 6 before the blooms say goodbye. There are also two special events you’re invited to:

  • Reception: Thursday, March 3, 6:30–8:00 pm. There will be a performance by taiko drummer Mark H. Rooney from 6:45 to 7:15 pm.
  • Flower Arranging Demonstration: Saturday, March 5, 2:00 pm

The Biennial Ikebana Exhibit is open through Sunday, March 6.

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