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William N. Valavanis

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2014 US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION DEMONSTRATIONS
Post  William N. Valavanis Today at 9:50 pm

Continuous demonstrations will take place during the upcoming 4th US National Bonsai Exhibition in Rochester, New York.

DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE
All Demonstrations FREE With Paid Admission
Daily Admission $15 l Weekend Pass $20 Before September 1ST

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014


10 AM– ORIENTAL BRUSH PAINTING
by Dr. Alice Chen, New York
Watch, be amazed as a master artist creates beautiful oriental brush paintings as the color flows off her brush onto the paper. Many of Dr. Chen’s be,autiful paintings are quiet, simple and suitable to be displayed with bonsai and suiseki.



11 AM– IKEBANA JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGING
by Professor Jerome Cushman, New York
Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging literally means “living flowers.” Accredited ikebana professor Jerome Cushman will demonstrate how to create arrangements in the modern Ichiyo School of ikebana which gives the viewer an experience with nature that is unexpected, stimulating and profound.


12 PM– SUISEKI JAPANESE VIEWING STONES
by Sean L. Smith, Pennsylvania
This year the US National Bonsai Exhibition features an invitational suiseki exhibition. Suiseki are small natural rocks which are appreciated for their shapes and suggestive forms rather than their mineral content. International suiseki authority Sean Smith will show and explain what a suiseki is and how they can be incorporated into a bonsai display.



1 PM–   CREATING A BONSAI FROM NURSERY STOCK
by Hiroyoshi Yamaji, Japan
Second generation bonsai grower, Hiroyoshi Yamaji from Shikoku Island, Japan. He will demonstrate his skills and artistry as he explains the process of  shaping techniques for creating a bonsai from American grown nursery stock. The large size Japanese black pine demonstration tree was container grown in South Carolina for about ten years and has been acclimatized to the severe Upstate New York climate for over five years. Mr. Yamaji will transform the Japanese black pine into a classic bonsai with Alan Adair who will assist him with the wiring. The finished Japanese black pine bonsai will be auctioned at the Saturday evening Award Banquet and
Benefit Auction which will be held at the Holiday Inn- Airport. Limited seating still available.



All Demonstrations FREE With Paid Admission
Daily Admission $15 l Weekend Pass $20 Before September 1ST

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014


10 AM– ORIENTAL BRUSH PAINTING
by Dr. Alice Chen, New York
Watch, be amazed as a master artist creates beautiful oriental brush paintings as the color flows off her brush onto the paper. Many of Dr. Chen’s be,autiful paintings are quiet, simple and suitable to be displayed with bonsai and suiseki.


11 AM– IKEBANA JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGING
by Professor Jerome Cushman, New York
Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging literally means “living flowers.” Accredited ikebana professor Jerome Cushman will demonstrate how to create arrangements in the modern Ichiyo School of ikebana which gives the viewer an experience with nature that is unexpected, stimulating and profound.


12 PM– SUISEKI JAPANESE VIEWING STONES
by Sean L. Smith, Pennsylvania
This year the US National Bonsai Exhibition features an invitational suiseki exhibition. Suiseki are small natural rocks which are appreciated for their shapes and suggestive forms rather than their mineral content. International suiseki authority Sean Smith will show and explain what a suiseki is and how they can be incorporated into a bonsai display.




1 PM–   REFINING ESTABLISHED BONSAI
by Peter Warren, England
Bonsai artist and author, Peter Warren, travels the world sharing his bonsai knowledge and skills. The large collected Eastern white cedar bonsai for his
demonstration was originally designed by Marc Noelanders from Belgium at the 1997 BCI Convention in Toronto, Canada. Unable to take the bonsai back to Belgium, Reiner Goebel purchased the tree and trained it until the tree was auctioned at the 2000 ABS Convention. Since then it has been at the International Bonsai Arboretum. Mr. Warren will trim and wire the bonsai with the assistance of award winning bonsai artist and Eastern white cedar specialist Marc Arpag. The newly refined large size Eastern white cedar bonsai will be auctioned at the conclusion of the demonstration on Sunday afternoon at 4 PM.

All Demonstrations FREE With Paid Admission
Daily Admission $15 l Weekend Pass $20 Before September 1ST
 

William N. Valavanis

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Re: 2014 US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 10:15 AM »
John Geanangle from Columbia, SC, just released a short video of the successful 4th US National Bonsai Exhibition.

Enjoy, and plan to join us on September17-18, 2016 for the 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition!

Bill



A complete report can be found at:

www.valavanisbonsaiblog.com


 

Owen Reich

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Re: 2014 US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 06:31 PM »
The exhibition and events were excellent.  Thanks go to Bill and the Crew.  As he mentions in the blog post, bonsai professionals are supported indirectly by the National Exhibition.  We appreciate it.
 

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Re: 2014 US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2014, 09:36 AM »
  As he mentions in the blog post, bonsai professionals are supported indirectly by the National Exhibition.  We appreciate it.

I will say that seeing things like this only make me want to step up my game, so you are correct, as it makes sense that the way to do it is to interact more with pros.

Looking forward to the book!
 

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Re: 2014 US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2014, 02:43 PM »
Looks like a fantastic setting!

Yes to upping game!

Thanks!

Sorce