Introduction to Sogetsu Ikebana: Learn the Japanese art of flower arranging

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Elevate the beauty of your flowers by putting them into an artful arrangement. Come and learn how at Introduction to Sogetsu Ikebana at Seekonk Public Library on Wednesday, May 23 at 6 PM. This program is offered FREE to the public through sponsorship from The Friends of the Seekonk Public Library. Registration is preferred, but not required.

Presenter Elaine DiChiara, Sogetsu Ikebana Instructor, will demonstrate both traditional and contemporary ikebana—promoting the philosophy of Sogetsu Ikebana that “it can be created anytime, anywhere, by anybody with any material.” The program includes a student exhibition and an opportunity drawing for flowers from the arrangements. Register now and surround yourself in the flowers of spring!

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