Marilyn Hoskins is an Ikebana Master of the Ichiyo School of Ikebana. While living in Japan, she studied the art form intensely, achieving the level of master within five years. The exhibition at the RL Omaha is sponsored by Ikebana International, Omaha Chapter #60. Ikebana International is a global organization formed in 1956 to promote friendship between the Japanese people and the rest of the world. Currently, II has more than 7500 members worldwide. While living in Japan, Marilyn was International President. Marilyn has taught and exhibited Ikebana in Japan, Australia, Argentina, and many locations in the United States.