“Please join the Public History Collaborative Monthly Workshop on Wednesday 20 November, at 10am, in Chavez 406 (on the 4th floor), to seeKaren Zimmerman’sbeautiful family photographs taken in Japan and the U.S. in the early to mid 20th century. She will do a show and tell and will invite us to help her think through preservation, donation and the creation of an art project grounded in these materials.
We will provide free parking for all non-U of A visitors.
Please share the flyer with your networks within and outside of the university.
(I am a new faculty member in the Department of History and Director of the Public History Collaborative (PHC), a new initiative promoting a collaborative approach to history within and outside of the university. The PHC hosts monthly workshops that seek to model this collaborative ethic by having a presenter share an idea or project (for 15-20 minutes) and then be in conversation with attendees. Next week, Karen Zimmerman, art dept faculty, will share family photographs of Japan and U.S. from the early-mid 20th century.)
“Dozens of signature floral compositions reveal the wide breadth of flower arrangement styles during the Fall Ikebana Floral Festival at Yume Japanese Gardens and Museum of Tucson.
Ikebana is the
traditional art of Japanese flower arranging. Ikebana – “living flowers”
– uniquely emphasizes shape, line, and form by giving equal weight to
the branches, stems, and leaves of a plant rather
than merely arranging its blooms. Classical Ikebana dates to the 15th
century and successor schools have emerged since. In all of them,
deep-rooted design rules and a Zen-like discipline subtly harmonize
nature and the hand of the arranger.
Dozens of signature
arrangements created by students and teachers of five major schools of
Ikebana practice will adorn the grounds and buildings of Yume during the
festival. One of the largest such combined
exhibitions in Arizona, it offers an unusually broad look at the
variety of styles in Japanese flower arranging. A further attraction
lies in the vases in which the arrangements are displayed, many of them
handmade in Japan with a refined elegance.
The Fall Ikebana Floral Festival runs from November 16-24, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 15. Adult admission for members of Yume Japanese Gardens is $10.”
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Yume Japanese Gardens and Museum of Tucson, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, is located at 2130 N. Alvernon Way. It features six examples of classical Japanese landscape design, a replica traditional Japanese cottage, a museum of Japanese art and handicrafts, an art gallery, and a gift shop. It also holds seasonal Japanese festivals, tea ceremonies, and Ikebana classes. For more information about the Gardens, contact Patricia Deridder at (520) 272-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit yumegardens.org.
LEARN THE TECHNIQUES OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BAMBOO FENCE BUILDING AT YUME JAPANESE GARDENS ON NOVEMBER 15
” Yume Japanese Gardens and Museum of Tucson to teach the traditional art of Japanese bamboo fence-making in a special three-hour workshop.
Ben Schrepf, curator and niwashi of the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, will teach participants how to build a bamboo fence panel using traditional Japanese techniques. Participants will learn how to properly cut bamboo and tye otoko-musubi, the special knot used in Japanese bamboo fence-making, and apply these new skills towards building a fence in the Gardens.
The workshop takes place Friday, November 15, from 1:00-4:00 pm. Space is limited to 15 participants; advance ticket purchase is required. Cost: $55 plus processing fees. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com Student discount available; please inquire at email@example.com
Learn more about Ben in the Autumn 2019 issue of Tobiishi, JFGP’s quarterly newsletter here. “