Friday, October 16, 12pm - 5pm
Saturday, October 17, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, October 18, 9am - 4pm
The Boston Chapter of the Ikebana International Society presents its biennial exhibition of traditional Japanese flower arranging. This event features many educational opportunities to learn about the mechanics and techniques of ikebana.
What is Ikebana?
Recognized as a sculptural form of art, Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, has over 300 schools of thought. Sogetsu Ikebana is a three-dimensional artistic expression composed of flower and plant material arranged in a container. Sogetsu promotes an Ikebana of no limits, in which plant materials of any type may be used and displayed anywhere and in any circumstance. Sogetsu does not encourage students to emulate nature; they encourage students to use lines, hues, and masses provided by nature to inspire their own creations. Combining the arrangements with two and three dimensional artwork results in stunning, contemporary installations.
Visit the website of Ikebana International's Boston Chapter for more information on the art of Ikebana flower arranging.