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Ikebana Exhibit Jan. 26-27 at garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix hosts the 10th Annual Ikebana Exhibit Jan. 26-27, sponsored by The Sonoran Desert Sogetsu Study Group.

Sogetsu Ikebana is a contemporary Ikebana art style that encourages creativity and artistic expression using the natural beauty of flowers, leaves, and branches, and unexpected, unconventional materials.

The exhibition will feature traditional and unusual ikebana art displayed in eight galleries along the path winding around lakes, past the waterfall, and across the bridge throughout the 3.5-acre garden.

Attend formal presentations by instructors Carol Brecker at 11 a.m. on Saturday, and Ping Wei at 11 on Sunday. Engage with artists at daily demonstrations, tours, making your own small ikebana, and more.

The garden, located at 1125 N. 3rd Ave., will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Tickets are $7 adults, $6 seniors age 62 and older, and $5 for students/military with ID. To view the full schedule of events, visit For more information, call 602-274-8700.


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