The Hampstead Garden Club will host an ikebana demonstration on Wednesday, September 20th, at 7:00 PM at the Hampstead Congregational Church, Hadley Hall (61 Main Street, Hampstead). Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging, and it is loved and practiced all over the world. This disciplined art form considers the flower arrangement as a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing a closeness with nature.
Our featured speaker, Antoinette Duoart, will create several ikebana arrangements as she teaches us the basics of this fascinating topic. Founder of Ikebana Flower in Nashua, NH, Antoinette received formal training in Japanese Flower Arrangements and certificates from the Ikebana Sogetsu School headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served, so please join us for this very special presentation. Arrangements will be raffled off at the end of the evening, so be there to win!