The Art League Presents the 17th Biennial Ikebana Show

By Editorial Team on May 1, 2018
Courtesy of the Art League.
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Reception: Thursday, May 3 from 6:30pm to 8pm
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Spring will be in full bloom in The Art League gallery as The Art League welcomes back the Washington, DC branch of the Sogestu School for the 17th Biennial Ikebana Show, May 1-6, 2018.

Sogetsu members select works of art by Art League instructors and artists to inspire and complement their Ikebana arrangements. The 15 carefully crafted compositions of art and nature will create a peaceful and reflective environment in the gallery. A Sogetsu member is present at all times, watering the arrangements as needed and answering questions about their art form.

Recognized as a sculptural form of art, Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, has over 300 schools of thought. Sogetsu promotes an Ikebana of no limits, in which plant materials of any kind may be used and displayed anywhere and in any circumstance.

The Ikebana Show is sponsored by the Japan Foundation, Charles Schwab, Genesco Sports, and the Hunting Creek Garden Club.

For Art on the Rocks 2018: Cocktails and Appetizers Inspired by Ikebana Installations
Event Date: Friday, May 4, 7:30–10:00 pm
Tickets: $55 after April 21 (must be 21+ to attend)
They’re challenging mixologists from Chadwicks, Brabo, Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Vola’s Dockside Grill, Virtue Feed & Grain, and The Wharf to each select an installation from our Biennial Ikebana Show as inspiration to create the most artistic cocktail and appetizer pairing and then compete for the title of ‘Art on the Rocks’ champion.

Art on the Rocks ticket holders will get to sample all of the delicious pairings and vote for their favorite during the event. A panel of experts will crown the winners of the most creative cocktail, appetizer, and artwork pairing.

Join them for some creative fun – delicious cocktail and food pairings, music, and imaginative art and Ikebana installations, all while supporting The Art League and our local business community.

The exhibition is located at 105 North Union St., Studio 21, Alexandria, VA. For more information visit www.theartleague.org or call 703-683-1780.