Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society

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NEW June Club Events

The planned June collecting trip has been postponed to a future date, so here’s a late entry for June.

On Sunday, June 24, at 12:00 noon, the Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society will host a demonstration and lesson
on bonsai techniques to develop great bonsai. Pauline will demonstrate a number of techniques that will help you develop your trees over time, and one of the demo trees will be raffled. The demonstration and lesson will start after lunch and a brief meeting. Club members, please bring something to contribute for the lunch.

We’ll also hold a Club Garage Sale and Exchange—a great opportunity to obtain, swap or sell trees, pots, tools, whatever shows up. Bring your extra trees and pots for the club garage sale to sell and/or exchange . We’ll set up tables in the parking area for this and if you have things to bring you may come early to set up. Email pauline@pfmbonsai.com if you will be selling items.

Preview: In July, we’ll do accent plants with guest artist Young Choe on the 22nd. Young will not be bringing any materials for her lesson so gather together containers and plants for the meeting.

Then on July 29, the club will visit Martin Schmalenberg’s studio in NJ. We will do sign ups for this car caravan at the June meeting. Check your calendars now. Martin will have some of his trees for sale. Plan on bringing a picnic lunch to share.

And on August 25, it’s a special one day bonsai show at Proctors Theatre in Schectady. All are welcome!

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Summer and Fall Doings

In the photo, MHBS members join fellow diners during the recent club trip to Japan and Asia. On the domestic front in July, MHBS will host guest artist Young Choe and a presentation on bonsai accents, and the club will visit Martin Schmalenberg’s Garden and Nursery. August 25th is a one-day MHBS club show at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, open to all, and a great time to view bonsai and ask questions. In September many club members will head to the National Bonsai Exhibition in Rochester, highly recommended. And in October, we’ll create some bonsai rock plantings. 

Think Small

Fans of shohin displays and brush painting will enjoy a pair of upcoming events at MHBS, including a shohin display workshop with Pauline and Dorothy on January 28, and brush painting with guest artist Linda Schultz on February 25. Both events will be held at pfm bonsai in West Charlton and guests are more than welcome. Club members, remember to bring your shohin trees on January 28.

Hodgetts Does Junipers

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAReminder: Dave Hodgetts will host a workshop on Junipers at the monthly MHBS club meeting on Sunday, November 19. Bring your junipers and brush up your trees with David before the snow comes. Guests are welcome. Club members are encouraged to bring lunch goodies to share and, of course, trees to show off.

Upcoming MHBS Events

oChristmasBonsaiOur trees may be coming indoors, but the work continues. On November 19, David Hodgetts will offer instruction on junipers, so be sure to bring your trees to the MHBS club meeting at pfm bonsai in West Charlton. Guests are welcome to observe. Club members, remember to reserve your place at the table on December 2, when MHBS holds its annual dinner and blind auction. Download details in the latest MHBS TWIG Newsletter.

Miliea Chiem Rocks Bonsai and Other News

Guest Miliea Chiem seeks negative space in her demo tree at MHBS’s September club meeting. Ms. Chiem, a student of Colin Lewis, hosted a workshop as well and helped select club trees for the upcoming MABS event.

In coming months, MHBS is looking forward to brush painting with guest artist Linda Schultz in February, a March visit from Mark Arpag with bonsai material, an April event with guest artist Tony Tickle from England. Plus Young Choe, bench making, rock plantings and more. Download the latest MHBS TWIG newsletter here.

 

Juan Andrade Bonsai Workshop

Juan AndradeAnother chance to learn from a bonsai master. August 19 and 20 from 9am to 4pm, Juan Andrade, hailing from San Jose, Costa Rica, will hold a bonsai workshop at pfm bonsai in West Charlton, NY. Apprenticed at Aichi-en in Nagoya, Japan, for four years, Juan brings a deep knowledge of bonsai, including bending techniques, to this workshop. Bring your own material or buy something new.

The workshop is $60 per day and is limited to eight participants each day. Register for either day or both by contacting Pauline@pfmbonsai.com or 518-882-1039. Bring your lunch or order in, and remember your tools and material.