The Pelham Art Center is hosting its Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, April 21, 2012, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30pm p.m.
The event will feature free workshops and activities in the traditional arts of Japan.
From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., performer Kaori Ibuki and her fellow dancers will demonstrate Japanese
Then from 2:30 to 3:30, artist Shoko Iwata and her colleagues will teach an introductory lesson in Japanese flower arranging in the Sogetsu School style, using real cherry blossoms.
Participants will be able to take home their unique creations.
Throughout the afternoon, visitors can contribute to a community “wish tree,” by writing messages of hope on paper and tying it to the branches of a tree. The Art Center will then collect and mail the wishes to a
central repository of wishes from around the world, becoming part of a greater project organized by Yoko Ono.