Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Biennial Ikebana Show and 100.tea.bowls at The Art League

The Biennial Ikebana Show
March 4-8, 2010

Every two years, The Art League welcomes the Washington, DC branch of The Sogestu School for biennial Ikebana Show in The Art League Gallery.

Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arranging and Sogetsu is just one of the many schools of Ikebana. They practice Ikebana for contemporary times. Sogetsu does not emulate nature; they encourage students to use lines, hues, and masses provided by nature to create their own interpretation.

For the Ikebana Show, Sogetsu members select works of art of all media by Art League and Torpedo Factory artists to create harmonious installations. The carefully crafted compositions of art and nature create a peaceful and reflective environment in the gallery.

This exhibit will include several events:
Flower arranging demonstration by Tone Olson: Saturday, March 6, 1:00 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony and discussion of Chado, the Japanese way of tea, with Stephen di Girolamo of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: Sunday, March 7, 1:30 pm

Musical Performance by the Washington Toho Koto Society, performed by Mrs. Kyoko Okamoto: Sunday, March 7, 3:00 pm

March 4-8, 2010

The Art League presents 100.Tea.Bowls in collaboration with the ceramic artists of the Torpedo Factory. 100.Tea.Bowls invites artists to create an inventive, harmonious composition through the tea bowl clay form. This juried exhibit of 100 tea bowls will be installed in the Bin Gallery during the Biennial Ikebana show.

The Art League
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.683.1780 x27

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