IKEBANA / 生け花: EXHIBITION PREVIEW AND WINE RECEPTION
Friday, October 7th 5:30pm - 7:30pm
380 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI48304
Presented by Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research and Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary in Partnership with Ikebana International Detroit Chapter 85
Ikebana Exhibition Preview and Wine Reception with Traditional Japanese Koto Music
Friday, October 7, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Koto Music Performed by Harumi Omitsu, 5:45 – 7:15pm
Koto Music Spotlight, 6:30pm
$125 (One Ticket); $225 (Two Tickets) Registration has closed.
Tickets for the Ikebana Exhibition and Preview benefit the educational programs of Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary, and Ikebana International Detroit Chapter 85. Tickets for the Preview include a $50 tax-deductible donation benefitting Cranbrook’s Center and House and Gardens Auxiliary. The Preview will feature music performed by Harumi Omitsu on a traditional koto, the national instrument of Japan. Preview tickets also include admission to Cranbrook House and the exhibition on Saturday and Sunday.
Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Floral Arrangement is sponsored at Cranbrook, in part, by the Clannad Foundation and the Japan Business Society of Detroit/JBSD Foundation.
IKEBANA / 生け花: THE ART OF JAPANESE FLORAL ARRANGEMENT
In this special exhibition in the magnificent rooms of Cranbrook House, the members of Ikebana International Detroit Chapter 85, present a display of nearly thirty arrangements by some of Michigan’s most respected ikebana artists. The exhibition, which includes ikebana demonstrations and tours of both the Cranbrook Japanese Garden and Cranbrook House, celebrates the legacy of the Japanese Garden and its ongoing rejuvenation by Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.
Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, has been translated as “living flowers” or “giving life to flowers,” and is unique from other approaches to flower arrangement. In ikebana, asymmetry and the use of empty space are essential features of the overall composition. A sense of harmony among the materials, the container, and the setting is also crucial.
Placed throughout Cranbrook House—from the Reception Hall and Library to George Booth’s private Still Room—the ikebana arrangements will vary in their scale and design, representing several of the schools of ikebana practiced by artists around the world. Originating in the seventh century when floral offerings were made at altars, ikebana reached its first zenith in the sixteenth century under the influence of Buddhist tea masters. There now are over 1,000 different types of schools of ikebana throughout the world.
Cranbrook House is located at 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 48304, across from Christ Church Cranbrook. Free parking is available in the Cranbrook House parking lot, a five-minute walk from the house’s front door. Additional parking is available on the service drive that runs parallel to Lone Pine Road, south and west of the Cranbrook House parking lot.
Advance registration and tickets are required for the Ikebana Exhibition Preview on Friday evening and encouraged for the exhibition on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Tickets are non-refundable (but may be transferred to another participant). For more information, please contact Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research at 248.645.3307 (Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm) or email@example.com.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IKEBANA SCHEDULE
Informal tours of Cranbrook House, led by docents positioned throughout the house, will take place throughout the afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday. Space is limited at the Ikebana Demonstrations; first-come, first-served.
12:00pm Cranbrook House Opens
12:00 – 5:00pm Informal Tours of Cranbrook House
12:15 – 12:45pm Ikebana Demonstration, Oak Room
12:45 – 1:45pm Japanese Garden Tour, Departing from the North Porch
1:45 – 2:15pm Ikebana Demonstration, Oak Room
2:15 – 3:15pm Japanese Garden Tour, Departing from the North Porch
3:15 – 3:45pm Ikebana Demonstration, Oak Room
3:45 – 4:45pm Japanese Garden Tour, Departing from the North Porch
PHOTO CREDITS Banner: Glass Bowl Arrangement from Ikebana International Detroit Chapter 85; Photography by Beverly Benson Wolf, BB Wolf Fine Art Photography, Copyright 2020 Ikebana International Detroit Chapter 85.
Ikebana Arrangement in the Sunset Porch of Cranbrook House; Courtesy of Cheryl Linck.
Basket Arrangement from Ikebana International Detroit Chapter 85. Photography by Beverly Benson Wolf, BB Wolf Fine Art Photography, Copyright 2020 Ikebana International Detroit Chapter 85.
Dining Room in Cranbrook House, May 14, 2018; Photography by James Haefner, Courtesy Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.