Art and Flowers in the Winter Exhibition
New Hope Arts embraces the season and celebrates two forms of visual art in the themed Winter Exhibition from January 21-29 in conjunction with the Lambertville New Hope Winter Festival.
The exhibition, featuring paintings and photographs by invited member-artists, also showcases unique inspired winter floral arrangements by the members of the Sogetsu Bux Mont Study Group - a regional non-profit organization of teachers and students of Ikebana - Japanese flower arranging.
Work by New Hope Arts members Robert Beck, Joe Kazimierczyk, Ernest Koch, Donna D. Lovely, Jan Purcell, Roy Reinard, Carol Sanzalone, Andrea Wallace and Marc Winans highlight the varied views of winter from urban to rural, energetic to contemplative. The flower arrangements reflect with the winter palette also interpreting the moods of the season. “ I have always wanted to couple art with Ikebana,” says Carol Cruickshanks, New Hope Arts Director, who sponsored the show to introduce the Sogetsu Bux Mont group to the community. “What better time than winter for this presentation.”
Ikebana is artistic, thoughtful and sculptural with a philosophy of aesthetics that requires development and practice. Sogetsu School is deeply rooted in Japanese tradition yet addresses enjoyment and creativity for the modern age. The sensei, or master teacher, Meei-huey Lin of the Sogetsu Bux Mont Group brought her students to the gallery to plan the use of the space and view the art. Installations are carefully measured and constructed on site. Each of the arrangements bears a title, and description of materials along with the artist’s name - just like the gallery art is described.
Winter is on display from Saturday’s opening reception -January 21 5-7pm. Gallery Hours are Sunday noon to 5 pm and Thursday through Sunday following from noon to 5 pm through January 29. The exhibition is free and open to the public – donations are appreciated.
For more information consult www.newhopearts.org or call 215 862 9606. To learn more about Ikebana consult www.sogetsubuxmontorg
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