Saturday, March 16; 11:00AM - 4:30PM
Ikebana International Annual Spring Exhibit
Located in Ayres Hall
About This Event
“Friendship through Flowers” is the motto of the Ikebana International, whose Los Angeles Chapter #4 presents this exhibit of Japanese floral arrangements by five ikebana schools: Ikenobo, Ohara, Saga Goryu, Sangetsu and Sogestsu.
Ikebana International (I.I.) is a worldwide, nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of ikebana. The organization was founded in 1956 by the late Ellen Gordon Allen whose dream was to create an association uniting the people of the world through their mutual love of nature and enjoyment of ikebana. Today, that dream has spread to over forty-four countries/areas, with 138 chapters and a membership of around 7,000 persons.
Ikebana International does not teach or endorse any single type of ikebana. It is an association that encompasses many different schools. The members are people from various parts of the world who enjoy and practice ikebana and have interests in other traditional Japanese art forms. Some schools stress classical styles: others focus on free style, and some a blend of both. Our members gain the opportunity to learn about ikebana of many different schools – their inspirations, styles, philosophy, history, and techniques – We benefit from those interactions through meetings, demonstrations, exhibitions and other events. Another unique feature of Ikebana International is that the organization was founded by and continues to be administered almost entirely by volunteers.
Ikebana International Los Angeles Chapter #4 is 66 years old. We have members from five schools of Ikebana: Ikenobo, Ohara, Saga Goryu, Sangetsu, and Sogetsu, respectively. We are a nonprofit organization, and all positions are held by volunteers. Website: www.ikebanalosangeles.org