This new exhibit is a collaboration between JACCC, the Los Angeles branch of the Sogetsu Ikebana School, and Adam Silverman’s Common Ground project. The exhibition will include 56 individual ikebana arrangements made by 56 of the Sogetsu instructors and advanced students, as well as Silverman's body of work that he created from clay (the earth), wood ash (trees and plants) and water (oceans, rivers, streams, wells, taps, melted snow) collected from all 56 US states and territories.
Adam Silverman is a potter based in Los Angeles. Over the last 20 years Silverman has exhibited his work extensively throughout the US, Japan, and Europe. Silverman’s work is included in the permanent collections of multiple institutions, including the Yale Art Gallery, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Sogetsu Ikebana Los Angeles Branch, the local chapter of the international ikebana school based in Tokyo is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2027. Ikenobo has a long history of collaborating with contemporary artists both in Japan and abroad. Locally, the Los Angeles branch (in its 30th year) has presented ikebana works in vessels by local potters for many decades.