El Dorado Arts Council and Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter 26 Present Ikebana Demonstration
The Art of Japanese Floral Arrangement
El Dorado Arts Council complements its exhibition TEA/SILK/GOLD: The Enduring Legacy of America's First Japanese Colony with an Ikebana demonstration at the historic Fausel House. The Arts Council will organize the event in collaboration with Ikebana International, Sacramento Chapter 26, on Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 pm. The demonstration is free and open to the public. Arrangements created during the demonstration will be donated to the Arts Council as a gift, "In Friendship through Flowers", which is the Ikebana International slogan. These works of art will be displayed at the Fausel House Gallery following the event. Ikebana, literally translated, means "flowers kept alive", and became a distinct art form in Japan in the mid-15th century. It is now practiced throughout the world. TEA/SILK/GOLD, an exhibition of Japanese arts and culture, celebrates Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm, the first Japanese settlement in North America as colonists fled shogun-era violence in mid-19th century Japan. The exhibition includes a special collection of Japanese woodblock prints from the period 1931 to 1957, lent by Charles Downs, AIA, and never before seen by the public. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the American River Conservancy.