This club meeting will be in our new longer hands-on format.
DATE: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford
TOPIC: Design fundamentals
Secondary topic: taking care of tools (10 minutes)
2020 Schedule discussion: We’ll also be presenting the club’s proposed 2020 education schedule for review.
Activity: members bring in trees they need design help with. Group discusses bonsai design basics and help each other with styling issues. Work should be possible on pines and elongating species.
Bring your trees, tools, wire and drop cloths.
FIRST BONSAI 101 CLASS
Date: Saturday, January 25
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Place: Ashland Art Center Classroom, 357 E Main St, Ashland
Species: Juniper – a perfect starter species to learn the basics on.
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Tomorrow’s club meeting will be slightly reversed. We’ll start at 7 pm with a celebration of fall color so please bring in your deciduous trees that are changing color! We will then have a presentation on fall bonsai care opportunities. The last part of the meeting will address our 2020 workshop and education calendar so please come with your 2020 learning goals.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the fall color showcase and presentation! The second part of the meeting is for members only.
Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford, OR 97504
Please check out the photos taken at the club’s recent bonsai exhibit on October 4th, during the Ashland First Friday Art Walk.
Photos of the exhibit.
Celebrating the art of bonsai
The Cascade Bonsai Society, in collaboration with Ashland Art Center and local Ikebana artists, will be exhibiting a collection of bonsai and art representing nature and the changing of the seasons during the October 4th, Ashland First Friday at the Ashland Art Center. The exhibit is a collection of Bonsai Society member’s finest trees and is timed to celebrate the fall colors.
To enhance the viewer’s experience, Art Center painter’s and photographer’s work has been paired with the trees to complete each display. From rocky hillsides and mossy forest floors to urban environments, each respective display tells its own story.
A collection of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements), created by local ceramic and Ikebana artists will also be on display. These seasonal works of art will be for sale, with all proceeds going to the Art Center. “It is the Bonsai Society’s way of supporting the Art Center and thanking them for this wonderful opportunity to collaborate,” states club president Len Vaglia. “By participating together we can celebrate how each of our respective art forms views nature from a different perspective. It makes the exhibit that much richer of an experience.”
Ashland Art Center Education Coordinator, Jo Ann Manzone agrees, “It’s rare when we get an opportunity to collaborate with artists whose work involves living trees and plants. It gives our studio artists a way to participate from another perspective and to celebrate how they perceive the same landscape or season.”
Members of the Cascade Bonsai Society will be on hand to answer questions and shed light on the process of bonsai development and refinement.
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