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Impressions of Autumn

Presented by Ohara School of Ikebana Oregon Chapter

An arrangement from 2023’s Expressions of the Moon exhibition. Photo by Erin Cuevas.

Saturday, October 12th, 2024 / 10:00am – 5:00pm*

Sunday, October 13th, 2024 / 10:00am – 4:30pm*

*This show will also be open during Member Hours starting at 9:00am

Visit Impressions of Autumn, a special two-day show presented by the Ohara School of Ikebana Oregon Chapter in the Yanai Classroom in the Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Learning Arts Center.

Ikebana, a Japanese artform, has been translated as “living flowers” or “giving life to flowers,” and is unique from other approaches to flower arrangement.

The Ohara School of Ikebana emphasizes connecting with nature season by season, utilizing the materials individual character, and arranging it in a naturalistic way. They are known for moribana, which departs from the more traditional and formal vertical styles, creating new horizontal “landscape” arrangements, with flowers “heaped” (moru) in lower plate-like containers.  

Carolyn Alter, Head Teacher of the Ohara School of Ikebana’s Oregon Chapter, shares the artists seek to “bring the essence of nature into their arrangements.”


Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center

The Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center was designed to be the cultural, educational, and architectural hub of the new Cultural Village. “With a new classroom, library, and performance space, the Learning Center provides an open and welcoming space where visitors can learn more about the culture that gave us the Japanese garden art form,”