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Flowers and Trees of the Four Seasons (right screen), early to mid-1700s. Watanabe Shikō (Japanese, 1683–1755). One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, gold, silver, and gilding on paper; each screen: 155 x 368.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund, 2021.132.1

The Art of Ikebana: Japanese Flower Design

Friday, September 30, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

A demonstration by Headmaster Hiroki Ohara of the Ohara School of Ikebana in honor of four decades of the Ohara School of Ikebana Northern Ohio Chapter.

An Ohara School Ikebana demonstration is a cultural experience. It is performance art where the medium is flowers and plants. It is contemporary art where the lines and forms of minimalism are shared by an acute understanding of and reverence for nature. Moreover, it is traditional art honed by centuries of spiritual meaning and created in an atmosphere of respectful quiet and calm.

You are invited to experience this benefit event.

5:00 p.m. Ikebana demonstration by Headmaster Hiroki Ohara of the Ohara School of Ikebana

4:00 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Sinéad Vilbar, curator of Japanese art at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Tickets

General admission $50
Students $20

Sponsorships with preferred seating are available at several levels.

Reserve at cma.org/tickets or by phone at 216-421-7350.

With questions, contact womenscouncil@clevelandart.org.

The Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art in collaboration with the CMA will present a lecture-demonstration of Ikebana technique (developed in the 16th century) showcasing various floral arrangements and styles by Mr. Hiroki Ohara, fifth-generation headmaster of the Ohara School of Ikebana. Headmaster will be assisted by the Ohara professor Akihiro Nishi; both guests are traveling from Japan to Cleveland for this special event.

Join us before the event at 4:00 p.m. in the John C. and Sally S. Morley Family Foundation Lecture Hall for a free lecture with Dr. Sinéad Vilbar, curator of Japanese art, on the roots of Ikebana in the arts, entitled “Expression in Flower: Ikebana Interpretations in Japanese Painting.” Seating is limited.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Womens Council’s annual gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art.