The events are tentative but MHBS members have these things and guests to look for in 2020: Tree insect pests and diseases Finding the tree within with Martin Schmalenberg Forest and root over rock plantings Kathy Shaner and bonsai display Air layering and shohin with Frank Mihalic Jim Doyle and pines A Mark Arpag workshopContinue reading “2020 Happenings”
Category Archives: Shohin
Mark Arpag Visits MHBS
Mark Arpag’s recent visit to MHBS included a bring-your-own workshop and a lecture and demo on shohin material. Both were well-attended and here are some photos.
Knittle Bonsai Stand Workshop
One of our favorite teachers, David Knittle, will be constructing two-level shohin stands with us on Januray 27 in this workshop that is currently filled, but observers are welcome. It’s a morning workshop, before the monthly meeting of MHBS. Guests are always welcome to attend.
Suthin Sukosolvisit Workshop Saturday November 17
On Saturday, November 17, Suthin Sukosolvisit will host a bring-your-own workshop at pfm bonsai in West Charlton, the home of MHBS. There are still a few openings in the workshop and this event is open to sister clubs so sign up while there’s still room. The workshop is Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PMContinue reading “Suthin Sukosolvisit Workshop Saturday November 17”
PFM Bonsai March Events
Yes, sooner or later the snow will go and March begins the busy season in bonsai. PFM Bonsai in West Charlton NY has announced some March events to get you in the spirit. Register in advance while spots remain at 518-882-1039 or Pauline@pfmbonsai.com. Sunday, March 2 at 11 AM Kishu Shimpaku Shohin workshop. Beautiful specimensContinue reading “PFM Bonsai March Events”
Shohin authority John Romano will be demonstrating techniques this Sunday, June 30, at PFM Bonsai in West Charlton during the monthly MHBS meeting. John’s demo starts at 11 and a workshop follows after lunch, for which there were still openings as of this writing. Guests are always welcome to observe at club meetings, so ifContinue reading “Think small”
Tokonoma Workshop Results
David Knittle returned last weekend for the long awaited MHBS Tokonoma Workshop at PFM Bonsai. Two days of vigorous sanding, staining, sanding, finishing, sanding, assembly and sanding under David’s careful eye produced seven gorgeous lighted tokonomas suitable for shohin. David then gave a great Sunday afternoon presentation on tool sharpening. Thank you David!
June TWIG and upcoming events
Many club members are looking forward to the upcoming Montreal Trip to David Easterbrook’s & Montreal Gardens. Others are anticipating Frank Mihalic Workshops at PFM Bonsai, July 14-15, and a July 29 field trip to NE Bonsai and Royal Gardens. Jake DeSilva’s ongoing $10 Monday night workshops at PFM Bonsai offer an incredibly affordable opportunityContinue reading “June TWIG and upcoming events”
Bonsai Master William Valavanis Does Shohin May 27 at MHBS
Known throughout the world for his incredible bonsai talent and teaching ability, Bill Valavanis will present a two-part program and workshop at MHBS’s May meeting, to be held May 27 at PFM Bonsai.
Welcome to our new website
Welcome to the new online home of the Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society. Over the coming weeks we will develop and organize club events, information, photography and other information of interest to members and others who appreciate the art of Bonsai or would like to learn more. Please make suggestions.