Ikebana & Dahlias of Mexico
The beauty of Mexico’s Dahlias is legendary. Its pottery is ancient and coveted by collectors around the world. When the two are married by a consummate artist, the result is magical. Lidia Villalobos, a celebrated Ohara Ikebana sensei, beautifully demonstrates how to use Mexico’s signature bloom with seemingly effortless skill. With similar ease, Lidia has presented her artistry. Her fluidity between English and Spanish only augments the experience of Mexico's beauty and culture - the blooms, the containers, the fabulous arrangements.
Lidia Villalobos began studying ikebana during her nine- year stay in Tokyo, Japan. She is currently a Nikyu-Iemoto-Waki Kyoju (Associate Second Term Master) in the Ohara School of Ikebana. Lidia has also studied Ikenobo, Sangetsu (in Mexico), the art of Bonsai, and Japanese gardening.
Lidia has participated in demonstrations and exhibitions at Ohara Kaikan in Tokyo, Chicago Botanical Garden, Mexico Japan Association, The Cultural Center of the Japanese Embassy in Mexico, and World Trade Center of Mexico. She has been invited to participate on numerous programs and interviewed for the newspaper Reforma and the Adam Ramones Show.
Lidia is past-president Ikebana International Mexico City #228 (2019 – 2021) and Board Member, Ikebana Iwaya Fund.