Japanese Summer Festival 2018

  The Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois is hosting their annual Japanese Summer Festival this weekend. On display is a wealth of traditional Japanese culture ranging from ikebana and bonsai, to taiko and calligraphy. These displaces are presented tastefully, and intended to be welcoming to anyone wishing to engage with these arts. Further more,…

Sumi-E Brush Painting at the Anderson Japanese Gardens

The Anderson Japanese Gardens are hosting a series of workshops dedicated to sumi-e brush painting. Some of these classes include youth workshops. Sumi-e means black ink painting in Japanese. Participants will use the beauty of the Gardens to inspire their art works as National Watercolor Society Signature Instructor, Stella Dobbins, demonstrates a new painting from…