The Language of Flowers; An Ikebana Auction to Support Families of the Parkland Tragedy

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave

On January 19, 2019, the Ikebana International Miami Chapter 131 is honored to join with Master Ceramicist James Herring and his colleagues from around the United States in an auction themed, “the Language of Flowers” at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave, beginning at 6 pm and running until 9 pm. The public is invited to attend this fundraiser to support Parkland Cares whose mission is to provide immediate and long-term funding and awareness for mental health counseling for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors, their families and the community-at-large. See a link to their website here; https:/parklandcares.org

Mr. Herring‘s concept of auctioning seventeen unique ceramic vases with ikebana arrangements is the first project of its kind, pairing an ikebana chapter with ceramicists, for this purpose. He has enlisted the talents of ceramicists from around the country to create these seventeen unique vases, in honor of the seventeen Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. students and teachers who died on Feb 14, 2018 in a school shooting. Mr. Herring hopes that this project can serve as a model for the nation. He plans to promote this concept at the 2020 National Ceramic Convention in Richmond, VA