MV Bonsai Club

Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at: 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica
10 Higby Rd, Utica, NY 13501

 September 10 & 11  Instead of our regular meeting,

members are encouraged to travel to Rochester for: 

The U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition 

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 10 & 11
Opens 8:30 a.m. on Sat. and 9 a.m. on Sun.
Weekend Pass (Purchase before September 1, 2016): $30
Daily Admission (Saturday or Sunday): $20


Event Venue:
Total Sports Experience Arena
435 West Commercial Street
East Rochester, New York
 
 

 

The club show July 2 & 3 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute was a big success! 

Thank you to everyone who contributed. We welcomed 684 visitors!!

Take a look at our photos >>  

 

 

 


June 11 – Thank you Mark Arpag for a wonderful shohin demonstration and workshop! 

Photos >>    Videos on our Facebook page >>

 

The image below is from the Gafu-ten shohin exhibition which was held in Kyoto in January 2016.

For a few more photos >>

 

(Below) January 2016; Chojubai (flowering quince) displayed in tokonoma at Kunio Kobayashi’s Shunka-en bonsai museum in Tokyo.


 

(Below) January 2016; flowering Ume (Japanese apricot) displayed in tokonoma at Kunio Kobayashi’s Shunka-en bonsai museum in Tokyo.

 

Wonderful March workshop on Clump Style (kabudachi or kabubuki) Bonsai, almost all of our members were in attendence.

For follow-up care, be sure to check out this information on European beech, Fagus sylvatica:

Basic: www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Fagus.html

Advanced: www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Beechadvancedpruning.htm

The example below is a Jaboticaba from the Pacific Rim collection (now located at the Pacific Bonsai Museum). Photo taken in June 2014.

 


 

Browse the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum site: 

 

 

 

   


 

The Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club was formed in 2005 in order to bring together people in the greater Utica area who have an interest in bonsai. By associating with each other, sharing knowledge, experiences and having fun while learning about this ancient oriental art form, we all grow together. The group first met in a park in July 2005 and has grown to include newcomers to the hobby as well as those with 20+ years of experience!

   

 

Club Officers

President Art Doremus    doremus.arthur@gmail.com
Vice President Cathy Brown    cdbdesign68@gmail.com
Secretary & Treasurer Tom Martin    tommartin946@gmail.com
Librarian Nancy Knapp

 

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"The object is not to make the tree look like a bonsai, but to make a bonsai look like a tree." — John Naka