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   October 22, 2014 Meeting    

Angelita Castro:

Ikebana Sangetsu

The Beltsville Garden Club will hold its October general meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose room of the James E. Duckworth School on Evans Trail in Beltsville, Maryland.

Ikebana Sangetsu, a Japanese art of floral arranging

Featured will be a workshop on Ikebana, a Japanese art of flower arranging. Presenter Angelita Castro will explain the history of Ikebana and the philosophy that informs it. She will guide participants as they create their own arrangements of simple forms that reveal the beauty of the flowers.

Ikebana is a unique art form that seeks to balance human creativity and the beauty of nature while hoping to bring peace and happiness to others. When translated from Japanese to English, Ikebana is often said to mean “giving life to flowers.”

Angelita Castro first studied ikebana in 1989 in Brazil. She later studied in Japan, receiving her ikebana Level I, II, and III instructor certifications. She has participated in ikebana exhibitions throughout the United States, and is a member of the Washington chapter of Ikebana International. She is a volunteer, teacher, and the East Coast chapter’s Ikebana Sangetsu Coordinator of Activities at the Izunome Association.

“Those who love and
Appreciate flowers- their
Grace and beauty, have
Hearts equally as beautiful.”
Mokichi Okada
Founder of Ikebana Sangetsu School

Please join us for this informative, hands-on workshop experience. There is no fee, the public is welcome, and refreshments will be served after the meeting. Please bring a plant or plant-related item for the door prize table. We also will need refreshments for the hospitality table. Please bring sweet or savory food to share with club members. Baked goods, fruit or cheese and crackers will be most welcome.

Bring a friend to the meeting. Help grow the club in addition to plants!

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