LAKEWOOD, WA – Lakewold Gardens will host the 42nd Annual Ikebana Exhibition on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. This weekend showcase will be held in Lakewold Gardens’ Wagner House with demonstrations taking place from instructors of Ikenobo Ikebana from 1-2 pm on both days.
Members of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society Northwest Sakura Chapter will present a variety of pieces from the five styles practiced by the Ikenobo School, rikka, shoka, nageire, moribana and freestyle. With over 500 years of history, Ikebana, which is the Japanese art of flower arranging, has evolved into a harmonious combination of both traditional and modern styles. Attendees of this exhibition can expect a variety of beautiful, dynamic pieces that speak to both the tradition and evolution of the art. While each style becomes unique to the artist, they are created using distinct rules and components that form an expressive arrangement using branches, leaves and flowers. Ikebana evokes emotion and interpretation from each individual, which is why Ikenobo Ikebana’s spirit has spread throughout the world. It is the hope of all who practice Ikenobo that it will increasingly serve as a way of drawing people together.
Lakewold brings this spirit to the South Sound, and invites all art, flower and nature lovers to attend. Enjoy this beautiful display of art, and tour the gardens, as we bring our summer season to an end. Standard Lakewold admission fees apply for visitors of the exhibition. Lakewold’s fees are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for senior, student, or military and free for children 12 and under. For more information about the exhibition please contact Amanda Wood at 253.584.4106, x108. If you are interested in the Ikenobo Ikebana Society please contact Patricia Smith at 253.222.5673.
42nd Annual Ikebana Exhibition at Lakewold Gardens
Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27
Exhibition Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Demonstration Hours: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lakewold Gardens is a ten-acre, non-profit public garden located on Gravelly Lake at 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. We are open year-round for tours; April-September, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – winter hours vary, please call ahead 253.584.4106 or visit www.lakewoldgardens.org.