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15th Biennial Ikebana Show at the Art League

Mary M. Corley worked with "The Choir" a porcelain piece and a clay centerpiece container both by Christine Hubloue.

Mary M. Corley worked with "The Choir" a porcelain piece and a clay centerpiece container both by Christine Hubloue. Photo by Louise Krafft.

Twenty-five members of the Washington, D.C., branch of the Sogetsu School participated in the 15th biennial Ikebana Show at the Art League in the Torpedo Factory last week.

The art of Japanese flower arranging, Ikebana, is promoted by more than 300 different schools of thought. The Sogetsu School of Ikebana originated in Tokyo, Japan in 1927 as a new, modern style of Japanese flower arranging. The idea among the members is that Ikebana may be created at anytime, anywhere, by anyone, with any material.

Members of the school made numerous visits to the Torpedo Factory during January to select artwork for their arrangements. They returned Thursday morning, March 6, to set up arrangements in the Art League for an opening reception that evening. The exhibit continued through Sunday, March 9. For more on the school, contact Jane Redmon at 703-931-5519 or janebredmon@aol.com. Visit www.sogetsuwashingtondc.org.