3 Days Only! April 21-23 Ikebana Exhibit & Demo (Noon-4pm, Demo’s at 1pm daily)

Don’t Miss this 3-day pop-up exhibit at the Museum noon-4pm Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, with live demonstrations daily at 1pm by renowned instructor, Katsuko Thielke and her students.

Los Altos Ikebana student, Ellen Gonella reflects, “I started taking Ikebana lessons about ten years ago. I felt like a bird being let out of a cage, it’s so freeing! There is nothing like making artistic creations out of flowers. I was so inspired that I started making my own vases for Ikebana. I wondered why I hadn’t started taking lessons years ago!

No arrangement is ever the same, since I never feel the same. The flowers are never the same, even though they may look similar, they speak to me differently. It’s a new world that takes me beyond myself. Even on days when I may not be “in the mood” Ikebana gives me new insight into how I’m feeling and helps me translate that into flowers and branches. Every person is different, even with the same materials–we all create them differently. It’s wonderful!” Come see Ellen and others as they demonstrate and share their passion for this art form with others.

Ellen Gonella – shaped Bamboo, original  ceramic vase