Milton presents program on Ikebana Feb. 15 at Tryon Depot

Published 10:37 am Thursday, February 9, 2012

At 1 p.m. on Feb. 15 in the Depot Room at the Tryon Depot, Judy Milton will present a program on “Ikebana – A Centuries-Old Art.”  The Tryon Garden Club is hosting this event and it is open to the public.
Milton is a Tryon resident who has studied at the Ohara School of Japanese Flower Arranging and holds an associate first master degree. The Ohara School of Ikebana is known for arrangements that display the natural growth patterns of plants and flowers. While the school has a full curriculum of types of arrangements, the emphasis on arrangements in a low round, oval or rectangular container focuses on natural landscapes from mountains, valleys, waterside and forests.
Milton is affiliated with and has served as president of the Southeastern U.S. Chapter of the Ohara School and was president of the North American Ohara Teachers Association (NAOTA) for 2010-2011. She is active in the Ikebana International Chapter #74, Asheville Chapter.
Recent demonstrations Milton has given have included programs for Ikebana International chapters in Asheville, Columbia, S.C. and Clemson, S.C. Exhibitions have included N.C. Arboretum Exhibitions from 2008 through 2011.
The Tryon Garden Club is the owner operator of Pearson’s Falls. The club is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  Membership is open to the public. For details contact Delia Tittle at 828-859-8372.
– article submitted by Jane Templeton