The St. Petersburg chapter of Ikebana International showcases the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging at Pinellas County Extension during its annual exhibition on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21-22.
Hana no Odori ("Dancing Flowers" in Japanese) is the theme for the group's 44th Ikebana exhibition. More than 90 arrangements will be on display during the exhibition. Society members will also be on hand to answer questions about Ikebana and to demonstrate this beautiful art that dates back to the 6th century. During the event, visitors will also have the opportunity to sign up for Ikebana classes during the exhibition as well as for workshops coming up in February.
On Jan. 21, event hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and demonstrations are scheduled at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. January 22 hours are: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with a demonstration at noon. Ikebana classes will be held on Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and at 2 p.m. on Jan. 22. The cost per class is $15. Visitors interested in signing up for the classes should call (727) 510-2490 to reserve a space; those attending either class should bring their own garden shears.
The Pinellas Extension lobby at 12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, is displaying flower arrangements, books and posters on Ikebana during January.
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