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US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION - Who is going
« on: April 27, 2012, 07:53 AM »
So, as I look out my window at the snow (yes it is back) and think about the next few nights in the low 20's my mind goes to the big show in Rochester NY.

My club has a group going and I'm wondering who from this board will be attending. I plan on being there for most if not all of Saturday and will be staying for the Banquet that evening.

Would love to meet anyone who will be there. It is always nice to talk face to face.......

See you there ??

Jay
 

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Re: US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION - Who is going
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 07:43 AM »
I am planning on it, be there both days.
 

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Re: US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION - Who is going
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 11:19 PM »
I wish. Looking forward to pics afterward, at least. (Big hint!)
 

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Re: US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION - Who is going
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 07:49 AM »
Yasuo Mitsuya (Japan) and Marc Noelanders (Belgium) will be presenting bonsai demonstrations at the US National Bonsai Exhibition on Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, 2012 in Rochester, New York. Additionally, Dr. Alice Chen will demonstrate Chinese Brush Paintings and Professor Jerome Cushman will demonstrate Ikebana.

All demonstrations are FREE with admission to the US National Bonsai Exhibition. Daily Admission is only $15 and a weekend pass is $20 until June 1st. These educational programs are in addition to seeing over 200 of the finest bonsai from throughout the United States and visiting 28 vendors from across the country too.

Check out this short 7 minute video of the 2010 US National Bonsai Exhibition for a taste of what is about to happen:



Following the 3rd US National Bonsai Exhibition, Bonsai artists Yasuo Mitsuya, (Tokai Bonsai Garden in Toyohashi, Japan) and Kathy Shaner, (San Jose, California) will be presenting a unique two day seminar on Advanced Bonsai Techniques and Bonsai Display at the International Bonsai Arboretum. Mr. Mitsuya is an award winning and leading bonsai artist in Japan, and Kathy Shaner has studied with him for over six years and presented numerous programs with him across the country.

MONDAY JUNE 11– ADVANCED BONSAI TECHNIQUES
Learn the advanced bonsai techniques and refinement tips Mr. Mitsuya uses to create his distinctive award winning bonsai in Japan. Short demonstrations will illustrate his techniques while Kathy Shaner explains the theory, process and aftercare. Critiques of masterpiece bonsai will offer opportunities to learn how to improve bonsai design using the newly demonstrated techniques. There will be opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in detail. Learn new bonsai techniques that can be used to create or improve your own bonsai.

TUESDAY JUNE 12– THE ART OF BONSAI DISPLAY
Displaying bonsai is the ultimate level of  appreciation and Mr. Mitsuya has studied the topic and has created his own personal guidelines for effective display. Participants will learn his theory and principles of bonsai display using masterpieces from the bonsai displayed in the US National Bonsai Exhibition or from The Valavanis Bonsai Collection. The wide selection of bonsai tables, scrolls and accessories from The International Bonsai Arboretum will be used to create numerous distinctive bonsai displays highlighting the four seasons. In the afternoon participants will have the opportunity to break into groups to prepare a bonsai for display and create a small exhibition. Mr. Mitsuya will then critique individual displays and offer suggestions for improvement and answer questions.

SEMINAR INFORMATION
Registration for the Mitsuya Bonsai Seminar is $250 for the two day learning experience. This special seminar will be limited. The Mitsuya Bonsai Seminar will be held at the International Bonsai Arboretum, 1070 Martin Road, West Henrietta, New York. Refreshments and a pizza lunch is included on both days.  Don’t delay in registering for this special and limited seminar. Information will soon be on our website.
To register contact:

William N. Valavanis
WNV@internationalbonsai.com
(585) 334-2595

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Re: US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION - Who is going
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 09:37 PM »
I'll be there all weekend.
 

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 05:57 PM »
OK, we are less than a week away. I will be there all day Saturday, staying for the dinner. Other than the members above who else should I be looking for?

And..... Where and when should we get together?

Jay
 

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Re: US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION - Who is going
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 02:35 PM »
I will be there on Sunday, enjoy the show.

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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 05:04 PM »
Bummed I can't make it this time.  Have fun all.  I exhibited in the first two and won't miss the next but just can't do it this year.
john
 

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 06:04 PM »
Sorry I will miss you both, John and Dave, I am up in the area. Arrived at family Friday afternoon. Will be at the show all day Saturday and will stay through the banquet.  Should be a wonderful time.
Jay
 

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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2012, 08:06 AM »
Change of plans, I will be there today.  I'll be dressed in Syracuse Orange.
 

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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2012, 06:45 AM »
The morning after......   WOW...   This was one well done classy show. The quality and quantity of trees on display was amazing. 185 displays... Two from the National Arboritum, if I only had a huge suitcase and larceny in my heart.

Dave sorry I didn't see your post that you'd be there, I was the guy in the Brooklyn Dodger shirt, did meet up with John Kirby, he had three lovely trees in the show. The Red Pine was especially lovely.

In short, a great day with great people.

Jay
 

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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2012, 10:23 PM »
Jay - I'm glad you enjoyed the exhibition.  There were many people who put in a lot of time to make it the great event it was.  I did run into Dave and talked to him for a bit yesterday afternoon (good to see you again).

The trees and displays were great.  They've gotten better and better each exhibition. 

That Red Pine of Jon's was quite stunning and although it was much smaller than many of the other trees, it was one of my favorites.
 

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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2012, 11:12 PM »
Hey all thanks, was good to see Jay and many others. Other forum members that I know, had trees in teh show- Mike Pollack, Todd Shlafer, and our Host, Bill Valvanis, had a number of beautiful trees in addition to pulling of a great show. Was a great time.