Friends of Decorative Arts: The Magic of Ikebana
The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum membership.
FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 pm during season. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus MFA admission. Carolyn Nygren is the volunteer coordinator.
Tracing the history and evolution of Ikebana as a decorative art over centuries, Mary Levenson, an Ikebana enthusiast and Webmaster of our local Ikebana International Chapter #65, will provide an overview and illustrate this simultaneously disciplined and creative art form. The beauty of its works result from color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the meaning inherent in the total design. Whether in rigorous adherence to tradition or in freestyle, Ikebana is so much more than mere floral arrangement. Two senior teachers will provide live demonstrations representing the Sogetsu and Ichiyo School traditions and will prepare you for the MFA’s Art in Bloom!
Image: Barbara Gross, Ikebana installation at the Annual Exhibition 2016