Michigan All State Bonsai Show
Saturday, May 11, 2013, Vendors 9 am-5 pm,
Displays 12–5 pm
Sunday, May 12, 11 am–5 pm
Ryan Neil, one of the most sought-after bonsai artists in the country, will headline this year’s show. Ryan studied in Japan for six years and has taught workshops and given demonstrations at bonsai conferences throughout the world. Twice he has been featured in Bonsai Focus magazine.
Ryan will give demonstrations on Saturday from 12–2 pm and Sunday from 11 am–1 pm. As he works on refining a large bonsai he will discuss his vision for the tree and explain each step of his work. Additional demonstrations by other bonsai artists will be held throughout the weekend. The show will also feature displays of stunning bonsai entered by bonsai artists from throughout Michigan and beyond. There will also be a fascinating collection of suiseki or viewing stones on display.
Workshops are planned for all skill levels. There will also be two “Bring Your Own Tree” workshops taught by guest artist Ryan Neil. The Bonsai Show will also include vendors from across the country, offering handmade bonsai pots, large specimen trees, affordable trees with “bonsai potential” and a complete assortment of bonsai supplies.
Additional Free Demonstrations include:
Saturday, May 11
9:00-10:30 - Transforming Stock Plants to Beginning Bonsai - Ken Huth
10:45-11:25 - Bonsai Repotting & More - Tim Cox
11:30-12:00 - Announcement of Awards - Ryan Neil*
12:00-2:00 - Guest Master Ryan Neil: Styling & Refining a Large Bonsai
2:15-3:00 - Looking for a Vision - Pre-work for TRIPLE VISION - Scott Zomerlei, Steve Jetzer, & Tim Priest
3:10-3:50 - Fertilizers, Innoculants, & More - The Growco Guys
4:00-5:00 - Styling a Ponderosa Pine - Andy Smith
Sunday, May 12
11:00-1:00 - Guest Master Ryan Neil: Styling & Refining a Large Bonsai
1:15-3:00 - TRIPLE VISION - Scott Zomerlei, Steve Jetzer, Tim Priest
3:10-4:05 - Dr. Bonsai - Interactive Audience Q&A - Dean Bull, Steve LaWarre, & more
4:15-4:30 - Announcement of People's Choice Trees
*BEST OF SHOW is sponsored by Yasuragi Bonsai Society; EXCELLENCE IN BONSAI sponsored by Sakura Bonsai Society; AWARD OF MERIT sponsored by Bonsai Society-Kalamazoo
For a list of our Bonsai Show Workshops click here.