October 17 | Meeting Agenda

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.

Meeting location:
Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford, OR 97504

October 4th | First Friday Art Walk Bonsai Exhibit

Living Sculpture
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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Summer vacation

The Cascade Bonsai Club is on vacation during the months of July and August. Our next meeting will be on September 19th.  See our events page for directions to the club’s meeting location.

Image: Dennis Robertson’s Azalea