This coming year will mark thirty-nine years that Ikebana of Arizona has mounted an annual ikebana exhibit in Phoenix Art Museum’s Asian Galleries and provided arrangements for their tokonoma. See more information about ikebana events during the Museum’s special Samurai exhibit and throughout the year.
See more information about ikebana history at the Phoenix Art Museum, including the tokonoma participants.
SPECIAL MUSEUM EVENTS FOR 2017
March 31 – April 2 ANNUAL IKEBANA EXHIBIT in the PHOENIX ART MUSEUM ASIAN GALLERIES.
March 17 Ikenobo Visiting Professor Demonstration and Luncheon click here for details and registration.
Ikebana of Arizona was established in 1973 to perpetuate an interest in Ikebana throughout Arizona. The Japanese art of flower arrangement, Ikebana literally means “the arrangement of living material in water”. Described as sculpture with flowers, Ikebana creates linear flower balance. Therefore, it is a creative art that allows the designer to bring all the charm and beauty of nature into our homes for the peace and tranquility of the seasons. Ikebana exhibits are purely educational and never competitive.
Of the many schools of Ikebana, four are practiced regularly by Ikebana of Arizona members
Ikenobo is the oldest school in Japan, with a strong emphasis on shussho, the inherent nature of plants and how they live.
Chico breaks with tradition by using seasonal fruits, vegetables, rocks, sea shells, driftwood and hand crated dolls.
Ohara is noted for presenting the poetic and simple elegance of floral materials as well as natural scenery arrangements, nonrealistic, and abstract styles.