Unique flower arrangements that utilize the flowers, foliage and berries of autumn will be created by artists from Ikebana International’s Minneapolis St Paul Chapter. Exhibits in the Conservatory’s Bonsai Pavilion and the Ordway Gardens will include displays of the chapter’s history, an Ikebana exhibit and several demonstrations using chrysanthemums.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter 121 of Ikebana International Celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2019. Fiftieth Anniversary celebrations include outdoor installations near the Japanese Garden gate.
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Ikebana is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing closeness with nature.
The growing appreciation of Japanese art and architecture in the West has extended to the Japanese way with flowers. Ikebana is an art, in the same sense that painting and sculpture are arts. It has a recorded history; backed up by articulate theories; and it is concerned with creativity. In Japan, flower arrangements are used as decorations on a level with paintings and other art objects.