Western Colorado Bonsai Society at The Art Center
One week exhibition of cultivated treasures
Friday, September 6, 2013
Saturday, September 14
9am – 3pm iCal
The Art Center
1803 North 7th Street
Grand Junction CO 81501
Exhibition dates Sept. 6 – 14 at 3 pm.
Opening and reception Friday Sept. 6, 7 – 9 pm.
Bonsai is a fascinating horticultural art form, deeply rooted in history over centuries from its early incarnation as penjing in China to what is seen now as the formal Japanese bonsai. The trees come in many forms and colors from the tiny pink leaves of a delicate maple to the rugged gray bark of an old collected pine. The pots act not only as a container but an aesthetic extension of the tree and stands are chosen to enhance the view of the composition as a whole.
Bonsai require great care. It is a huge responsibility to care for these sometimes very old trees; they become a part of and have a history with their care takers, and some are said, in folk tales, to possess a spirit. As much work as it can be, the reward of experiencing the ever changing landscape which is a bonsai pays back ten fold.
The Western Colorado Bonsai Society meets every month with exciting demonstrations, styling classes, visiting experts, and great company. If interested or for any questions please call Joyce Wingerter at 208-3501.