Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arrangement
The Second Annual Ikebana Flower Show sponsored by the Los Altos History Museum will return April 21-23 in the main gallery. Last year more than 700 people attended the two-day show to view the beautiful arrangements created by Katsuko Thielke and her students. The Ikebana Flower Show has been extended by one additional day in response to the overwhelming popularity of this event. Visitors can learn the art of Ikebana by attending a different live demonstration each day at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Museum hours are noon to 4 p.m. Ikebana flower arranging is loved around the world because it creates beauty that reflects the maker's feelings. It can be made by anyone with any kind of material. The public is invited to learn how ikebana can help show the beauty of nature and flowers. Katsuko Thielke is a master of Sogetsu Ikebana, having learned from an early age how to interpret her own inner sense of self- expression in flowers, leaves, plants, weaving and teaching others in this artistic endeavor.