“The Present Is On”
These previous couple of years have been troublesome for everybody, many needed to regulate and make adjustments to proceed. Happily folks had an additional yr to organize their bonsai, and looking out on the picture submissions they appear excellent!
The 2021 7th US Nationwide Bonsai Exhibition will happen on September 11-12, 2021 in Rochester, New York in the identical venue because the previous exhibitions. Two indoor soccer fields can be reworked right into a refined bonsai exhibition and the biggest gross sales space from high quality distributors from throughout the nation.
Sadly, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic two of our overseas judges can not enter the nation. Koji Hiramatsu, Japan, and Gerald Rainville, Canada had been scheduled to guage and show, however they may be a part of us in two years on the 2023 8thUS Nationwide Bonsai Exhibition. It was extraordinarily troublesome to get different overseas judges at this late date to guage a number of the finest bonsai in the USA, however now we have two substitute very certified judges.
Enrique Castano from Mexico will be a part of the 2 different judges and also will do an indication. He grew up in a bonsai family the place his father, a famous sculptor, launched him to the artwork. I dwelling issues led him to many levels in biology, biochemistry and biophysics. At the moment he conducts vegetation analysis in Mexico and shares his information with the bonsai group world wide. He actively collects and trains bushes from his native Mexico.
Enrique was one of many judges and demonstrators on the 2016 5th US Nationwide Bonsai Exhibition.
Kathy Shaner from California/Alabama is a really educated and expert bonsai artist. She studied a number of years in Japan the place she was awarded a Skilled Bonsai Certificates by the Nippon Bonsai Affiliation. She was the primary lady and foreigner to obtain the excellence. Kathy travels throughout the nation freely sharing her expertise to bonsai organizations in addition to her non-public purchasers. Though she travels extensively, she nonetheless makes time to be the curator of the California Golden State Bonsai Federation’s Bonsai Backyard in Oakland, California. Her fantastic smile and character shine when she teaches and we’re lucky to welcome her.
Marco Invernizzi, certainly one of our authentic judges, from Italy is ready to be a part of us for judging and demonstrating. He turned considering bonsai at an early age and studied extensively in Italy earlier than touring to Japan to apprentice with Masahiko Kimura. Marco travels extensively to work with with non-public purchasers in the USA, Spain and different European nations. He leads excursions to Japan and is a dealer for masterpiece bonsai. His partaking character is nice for introducing younger folks to the artwork and is entertaining throughout his demonstrations.
New this yr we’re introducing the artwork of kusamono. Younger Choe is a Kusamono artist who studied conventional art-ink portray and calligraphy in her native Korea earlier than transferring to the USA. Whereas volunteering on the Nationwide Bonsai & Penjing Museum, she was in a position to carry her creative expertise collectively along with her information of horticulture to create Kusamono. As her curiosity in Kusamono developed, Younger traveled to Japan to review. Younger at present works on the Woody Panorama Plant Germplasm Repository (WLPGR) that belongs to the U.S. Nationwide Arboretum. She additionally presents workshops and lectures about Kusamono all through the USA in addition to world wide. She can have a big show of her kusamono along with demonstrating.
Once more this yr we can be internet hosting an invitational suiseki exhibit of scenic viewing stones. Though a view stone would possibly look “identical to a rock” (which it really is) there’s way more to discover together with your creativeness to recall a favourite scene. Famous suiseki authority and daiza carver, Sean Smith can be presenting a lecture on Suiseki and in addition a few critiques. Right here you may ask Sean the deep imaginative which means of some stones.
We’re certainly lucky to have three distinguished judges who can even show their expertise. Along with six demonstrations there can be twenty critiques of the bonsai and suiseki. All of the demonstrations and critiques are free and included with admission. Weekend passes are $50 earlier than August 1st and every day admission is $30, area allowing. Tickets could be ordered:
I sit up for welcoming you to Rochester!