Rockford’s Anderson Japanese Gardens welcomes Kazuko Bressler for her lecture, “Ikebana: History and Style,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in the gardens’ Visitor Center, 318 Spring Creek Road. Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, dates back to the 1500s and has a rich history. It is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Bressler was born and raised in Japan and moved to the United States in 1970. She is an instructor for the Ikenobo Ikebana School and was trained under the late Dr. Ikka Nakashima, a master in the art of Ikebana. The lecture is free to members and $5 for non-members. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting Sara Henderson at (815) 316-3307.
From the Oct. 8-14, 2014, issue