Flower Tales of a Thousand Years - The Arboretum
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Friday, March 27; 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Flower Tales of a Thousand Years

Located in Ayres Hall

About This Event


Chinese floral arranging hunt2013demo7-300x188The art of Chinese flower arranging originated more than 1,500 years ago. Flower arrangements were used for festivals, as religious offerings, palace decorations, and expressions of scholarly appreciation. Because of political turmoil in the early 200s in China, the practice of flower arranging was not of great relevance and declined to near extinction.
In the early 1980s, members of The Chinese Women’s Garden and Art Club in Taiwan became aware of the art of Chinese flower arrangement and took a great interest in it. They sensed that this ancient art could occupy an important place in the lives of people today. They and Mr. Huang Yung-Chuan, Board President of the Chinese Floral Arts Foundation, became the pillar of the revitalization of this almost forgotten art.

The Chinese Floral Arts Foundation was established in 1986 in Taiwan. The mission of the Foundation is to promote traditional Chinese floral arts research the history. In the last 30 years, they have done research, exhibitions, training and certifying masters, public education programs and publications. 請來體驗「宋」文人流傳下的四藝。 花聚迎彩、品茗留香、花藝史及傳統插花, 將與你供分享。

Chinese calligraphy-11-300x224At the exhibition, enjoy hands-on flower arranging (above), calligraphy (left) and tea appreciation (below)  as well as a lecture/demonstration about Chinese scholar life.

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