Sogetsu Ikebana: Sculpture Made from Nature
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About The Event
Join us at The Old Compass Cafe for a talk about Ikebana with Auralynn Nguyen.
Ikebana has always been regarded as "the Japanese art of flower arranging". However, this definition leads to a conservative understanding of ikebana's complexities. The Sogetsu school of ikebana was established in 1927 by artist Teshigara Sofu with the philosophy that "Ikebana can be made anywhere, anytime, by anyone." Following this idea, the Sogetsu school has brought modern art principles to a revered and treasured art form.
Auralynn Nguyen is a trained and certified teacher of Sogetsu ikebana, now based between Saigon and Los Angeles. She has studied in Tokyo extensively and traveled throughout Asia and North America for ikebana work. In this talk, she will discuss the history of ikebana, Japanese post-war artwork, and how to adapt Vietnam's unique characteristics into sculpture made from plant materials.
Join us for a special Saigon evening.
Entrance tickets purchased in advance directly from The Old Compass Cafe: 100,000VND
Entrance tickets at the door (if available) 150,000VND. (Please note that this is an intimate venue and most talks sell out).
CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD NOT PERMITTED. GROUP REQUESTS HANDLED BASED ON AVAILABILITY.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE OLD COMPASS CAFE - 3rd Floor, 63/11 Pasteur St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (The alley right next to Liberty Citypoint Hotel)