Flower arrangement exhibition using bamboo baskets borrowed from Price Collection, April 17 – May 8

JACCC Bamboo Basket Ikebana

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles  presents the first exhibition in its Spring 2011 Season, Bamboo and Petals from Sunday, April 17 to Sunday, May 8 at the George J. Doizaki Gallery, featuring Japanese Bamboo Baskets adorned with works by three distinct flower schools from the Los Angeles Ikebana chapter, Sogetsu, Ikenobo, and Ohara-Ryu.

The three schools will also lead an “On the Veranda Lecture Series” program on Sunday, May 1 at 1 pm, in JACCC’s exquisite Garden Room.

JACCC’s ongoing dedication to showcasing some of the finest work in Japanese bamboo baskets presents a fascinating selection from the private collection of Etsuko and Joe Price.

In addition, the exhibit will incorporate works by three of the longest-standing and highly respected chapters of flower arrangement in Southern California, creating a unique collaboration.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. In light of recent events, the flower arrangements will be in honor of the Tohoku earthquake victims.

Complimenting the exhibit, at “On the Veranda Lecture Series” on May 1 at 1 pm, Sogetsu, Ikenobo, and Ohara-Ryu will lead a lecture and demonstration, where the Sogetsu Flower School will transform the garden into a sculptural installation of flower arrangement. The lecture is $20 general admission, $18 for seniors and students, and $15 for JACCC members.

As space is limited for this program, reservations are highly recommended. For more information or reservations, call (213) 628-2725 ext. 133.

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, George J. Doizaki Gallery, is located at 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. For more information, visit www.jaccc.org