Monday, June 04, 2007

Ikebana at the AGGV

July and August will be having Ikebana ( Japanese flower arranging) lecture and demonstrations sponsored by the Asian Arts Society of Victoria at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at 1040 Moss Street. All events are free WITH ADMISSION to the gallery and start at 1:00pm.

Wed. July 11th- Dr.Judith Patt ( who did many brilliant lectures at the Zen Arts show last year and is also an outstanding Ikebana artist) will be giving “An introduction to Ikebana” . The slide lecture will give a brief history of Ikebana and present the main principles of design through images of contemporary arrangements, focusing especially on those from Ohara and Sogetsu schools of Ikebana.

Wed. July 18thMarilyn McLaren- Ikebana demonstration. Marilyn McLaren is a Master of the Ohara School of Ikebana and head of the Ohara study groups in Victoria.

Wed. July 25thMichiko Seguev- Ikebana Demonstration. Michiko was born in Tokyo and studied Ikebana there. She is a Master of the Sogestsu school and teaches Ikebana in Victoria.

Wed. Aug.1st- Jennifer Roberts- Ikebana Demonstration. Jennifer is a Master of the Ohara school of Ikebana and a florist of “ Jennifer Robert’s Florist” creating both traditional and contemporary designs.

Wed. Aug.8th- Philip Sanders- Ikebana Demonstration. Philip is a Master of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana who has a background in theatre design and commercial display