Ikebana Demonstration
April 24, 2013, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Venue: Penta
Location: Perrysburg
Address: Country Garden Club PO Box 818

Description: The Country Garden Club of Perrysburg, a member of the Garden Club of America, is excited to announce an upcoming opportunity to discover and explore Ikebana, the ancient art of Japanese flower arranging. They will be hosting Grand Master Ingrid Lüders of the Ohara School of Ikebana on April 24th and 25th for three different appearances; one demonstration lecture and two interactive workshops.
Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, is one of the traditional arts of Japan and it has been practiced for more than six hundred years. What distinguishes Ikebana from simpler decorative approaches is its asymmetrical form and the use of empty space as an essential feature of composition. A sense of harmony among the materials, the container and the setting is also crucial. A respect for the beauty of natural materials shines through in every well-executed Ikebana arrangement.
Ms. Ingrid Lüders has dedicated herself to the art of Ikebana for over 40 years. She has conducted workshops and demonstrations throughout the United States, South America, Canada and Japan and is considered a leading authority on Ikebana. She has also studied ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art and is known for her solo exhibition entitled “Clay and Flowers: Power of Nature” held at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in 1999. Country Garden Club of Perrysburg is thrilled to be able to sponsor her appearances here in Northwest Ohio.
Ingrid’s appearances will begin with a demonstration of Ikebana techniques in the auditorium of the Penta Career Center on Wednesday April 24th at 10:00 am which includes a wonderful lunch in the Penta Culinary Café following the lecture. The cost for this demonstration lecture and lunch is $30.
On Thursday April 25th, Ingrid will lead two different Ikebana workshops where the participants will be able to create their own Ikebana arrangements under her direction. It is highly recommended that workshop participants have a basic understanding of Ikebana aesthetics, so your participation in the lecture first is requested if you plan to attend a workshop. These workshops will be held at the W.W. Knight Preserve Nature Center in Perrysburg on Thursday April 25th. The first workshop is at 10 – 11:30 am and the second is scheduled from 1 – 2:30 pm. The cost for each workshop is $40, which includes all workshop materials including plant materials and container.
Registration deadline for all Ikebana events is March 31, 2013. Checks can be made out the Country Garden Club and mailed to: Ikebana – Country Garden Club, PO Box 818, Perrysburg, OH 43552.

Venue Information:
Country Garden Club PO Box 818
Perrysburg, OH 43552

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