Capitol Hill Garden Club In Washington, D.C., Since 1952

The Nature of Ikebana

  • February 11, 2014
  • 7:30 PM
  • The Church of the Brethren
Featuring: Diana Cull

Ikebana, an ancient floral art of Japan, has captured people's attention because of its graceful lines and pleasing forms. Ikebana reveals the beauty and vigor of its floral components. This program will introduce you to the basics of this art form. What is "ikebana"? How does it differ from western flower arranging? Are there different styles of ikebana? What are the basic elements of an "ikebana" arrangement? What distinguishes the Sogetsu School of Ikebana? Learn the answers to these questions and more at this demonstration/lecture by Diana Cull, a certified teacher of the Sogetsu School.

Diana Cull Biography

Diana has been studying ikebana for over 30 years and was a student of the late Mary Sugiyama, former Executive Director of Sogetsu North America.  She is a certified teacher in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana and holds the teacher’s rank of Komon.

Diana is the past Director of the Sogetsu Branch of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. She is also a past president of the Washington, D.C. Chapter #1 of Ikebana International, and continues to serve on the Chapter’s Board of Directors.  

Diana retired from the Federal Government in 2000 after 32 years of service at the Census Bureau.  Since retirement, she has spent more time demonstrating and teaching ikebana.

She has exhibited her ikebana at various venues in the Washington Metropolitan area including:  the U.S. National Arboretum and the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.; the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA; and Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, MD.  

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