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2014 Biennial Ikebana Exhibit

Art and nature come together as The Art League welcomes back the Washington, DC branch of The Sogestu School for our 15th Biennial Ikebana Show. This popular exhibit will be featured in The Art League Gallery from March 6–9, 2014.

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.

Ikebana Events:

  • Reception: Thursday, March 6, 6:00–8:00 pm. Performance by the Washington Toho Koto Ensemble beginning at 6:00 pm
  • Washington Toho Koto Ensemble performance: Saturday, March 8, 2:00 pm
  • Flower Arranging Demonstration: Sunday, March 9, 2:00 pm
Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Event Venue

The Art League Gallery

105 N Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Thursday, March 6, 2014
  • Friday, March 7, 2014
  • Saturday, March 8, 2014
  • Sunday, March 9, 2014
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