to Apr 22

Gateway To Bonsai - American Bonsai Society

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The American Bonsai Society, together with the Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis, present:

Gateway to Bonsai - 2018

This convention will take place April 19 – 22, 2018 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Illinois.

Bjorn Bjornholm
Marc Noelanders
Matt Reel

Juried bonsai exhibit with awards and prize money, $1000.00 for Best in Show

Workshops, Seminars, Critiques, and Vendors galore

Ikabana display and workshop

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9:00 AM09:00

Repotting Workshop

Join us for a morning of repotting at Cass Bonsai Gardens.  Just $10.00 gets you the soil and supplies you need to get started on your repotting season.  Bring your trees and pots or purchase them when you come.  There will be plenty of experienced club members to assist and answer questions.  

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1:00 PM13:00

Bonsai Vessels with Joel Price at Craft Alliance

Create a hand-built vessel of terracotta specifically designed for a Bonsai tree. You will address issues of style, utility, drainage and decoration while creating a home for your tree. All vessels will be available for pick up the following Friday. An added bonus - the class will tour Joel's beautiful Bonsai garden! All levels

Tuition: $60          Members: $54     

Apr 23          Sat 1-5P          W0502

Joel Price is a long time member of Craft Alliance and has been a finalist in the Second Annual North American Bonsai Pot Contest.  The finalists' works were displayed at the Bonsai Museum at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

Visit https://www.craftalliance.org/index.htm  to sign up

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to Mar 27

Root and Limb - Art Around Bonsai at SOHA Studio

Root and Limb | Art Around the Bonsai
March 18 - 27
Opening Night: March 18, 6pm - 10pm
Bonsai expert, Chris Jersan, will display 12 prize Bonsai trees, some belonging to him and other trees from private collections. The 12 Bonsai will be paired with artists and will be presented in a semi-traditional Bonsai presentation. Trees are not for sale but the artwork will be, each piece will interpret the trees in a variety of media. Come learn about the tradition, beauty and craft of the Bonsai. 
Participating Artists:

"I am very excited about this collaboration between bonsai and the art world; it should be a fascinating exhibit! Get it on your calendars!" ~ Jersan

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9:00 AM09:00

Black Pine Workshop

Join us at Cass Bonsai on Saturday the 24th from 9am-1pm for a hands on workshop with one of our finest black pine enthusiasts, Mike Bartley.  This is a bring your own or buy your own tree workshop.  Brian always keeps a good stock of pines and other species to purchase.  Don't miss this club event even if you don't have a black pine.  We will have many knowledgeable club members to help.  There will be lots to learn, great socializing, inspiration and shopping.

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Boxwood Workshop with our own Chris Jersan

WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY - SAVE THE DATE! The club will be sponsoring a Boxwood workshop at Cass Bonsai Gardens on Saturday, October 3rd. ALL ARE WELCOME. Chris J. will lead the workshop. Cost will be $60 and will include a tree and the necessary wire; please bring your own tools, or you can buy some from Cass on the day. Brian from Cass will bring an example or two of the workshop trees to forthcoming meetings. Boxwoods are wonderful bonsai specimens and are drastically underutilized, in my opinion. Chris will help you to give your tree your first styling, and Chris can pass along some of the techniques he has used to reduce leaf size significantly over time, too. So, come on out, get a good start on a nice tree, spend some time with us, and support your local club. 


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to Aug 15

Bullivant Gallery - Art of the Tree

The exhibit is titled, " The Art of the Tree" that features the work of two photographers who worked with Ansel Adams. The dates of the exhibit are Friday, August 14th from 3pm-9pm and Saturday, August 15th from 9am-3pm. It is also a fundraising event for the Shaw Nature Reserve.

The Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis will be showing 6 to 8 trees as accents and compliments to the photography exhibit.  Please come out and see bonsai in this unique setting and check out the stunning photography offered in this show.

 Bullivant Gallery
Grand Center for the Arts
3321 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103


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