FREE - Ikebana Annual Exhibition - Sogetsu Demonstration

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United States National Arboretum

3501 New York Avenue Northeast

Washington, DC 20002

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Join Ikebana International Washington, D.C., Chapter No.1 during its Annual Exhibition for a FREE demonstration by Guest Ikebana Artist, Joyce Overholtzer who will be demonstrating Sagetsu School of Ikebana

Joyce started studying Sogetsu School of Ikebana in 1977 with a teacher in New York State. Her interest grew and she became a certified teacher and began teaching classes and exhibiting in shows. Trips to Japan for more study and exposure to Japanese Culture followed.

Since moving to the Washington DC area in 1987, she continues to study Sogetsu. She has also taken classes in metal sculpture and enjoys working with “rusty iron” which are used for her arrangements. She teaches classes, demonstrate the art to various groups and to exhibit. Joyce has exhibited in ikebana shows at the National Arboretum and The Botanic Garden in Washington DC, The Strathmore Hall Art Center in Maryland, The Torpedo Factory Art Gallery in Alexandria Virginia and at Sogetsu Seminars in North America and at several of the Ikebana International World Conventions in Japan. She Is a member and past president of the Washington DC chapter of Ikebana International and is also a member and past Director of The Metropolitan Washington DC Area Branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

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Sogetsu Ikebana can be created anytime, anywhere, by anyone in any part of the world and with any kind of material. Plants are the products of mother nature, but the basic principle of Sogetsu is “ikebana reflects the person who arranged it.” Flowers, no matter how beautiful, come from nature. We are the ones, using these natural materials, to create beauty with our feelings. This is different from natural beauty. As we all differ from one another with different personalities, each plant has its own expression. The two arrangements using flowers of the same name are to be made into two different compositions. Different expression in each material is fully made use of in Ikebana.

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