Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, 2014
Weekend in the Path of Flowers:
An Ephemeral Exhibition of Japanese Flower Arranging
May 3, 2014 -
||10:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 4, 2014 -
||10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Horticulture Hall
The exhibition will be viewable from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday May 3, and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday May 4. Demonstrations will be held at Noon and 2:00 pm each day. These 30-minute Ikebana demonstrations are accompanied by an explanation of the principles of Japanese flower arranging and a question and answer session.
Established in the Rokkakudo Temple in Kyoto, Japan over 1000 years ago, the Ikenobo School of Japanese Flower Arranging just celebrated its 550th year of written study. Ikenobo is considered the origin of all ikebana (flower arranging) and is based on the simple philosophy, "The life of a flower is very short." The school maintains a worldwide presence through local chapters and members who study and pursue "kado," the path of flowers. The Chicago Chapter in the Midwest has been studying and teaching this art form for over 50 years. This year’s Garfield Park Conservatory exhibition will show examples of the various forms of ikebana taught by the Ikenobo School.