Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai 31st Annual Bonsai Exhibit
Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai 31th Annual Exhibit
April 6 – 7, 2019 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days
MAH – Museum of Art and History, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
The Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai is a local club devoted to promoting and teaching
bonsai as an art form. The beautifully exhibited trees may be seen from 10:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. both days and are the product of many years of horticultural
development and artistic creativity. A bonsai is actually a living sculpture and an
art form that dates back at least 700 years.
The highlight of each day’s show will be at 2:00 p.m. when Bonsai Masters, Mike
Pistello (Demonstrator for Saturday) and Sensei Katsumi Kinoshita (Demonstrator
for Sunday) will demonstrate the techniques of creating an artistic tree from
common nursery stock. The newly created bonsai tree will then be offered in a
raffle drawing along with other trees and items donated by club members. These
trees have been cared for, designed, wired, and potted in bonsai pots so individuals
winning the trees can begin enjoying this art form immediately. Other activities:
On Saturday: Watsonville Taiko performance, 11:00 a.m. at the corner of Pacific
and Cooper. On Sunday: The Nori Project performance, 11:00 a.m. Carolyn Fitz,
calligraphy and Sumi-e ink painting artist, and Lesley Hasegawa, origami artist,
will demonstrate Sumi-e ink painting and origami throughout both days.
Additionally, there will be sales of bonsai and pre-bonsai trees. Sales area will
have new trees each day. Also featured are door prizes as well as free tea, coffee,
Entrance to the Museum and the bonsai show is $5.00 per person – HALF OFF the
normal Museum entrance fee, THIS WEEKEND ONLY!
Regular meetings of the Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai are held at 9 a.m. on the third
Saturday of each month at the Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Avenue, Santa
Cruz. Visitors are always welcome.
Phone: (831) 336-5779
Event url: www.santacruzbonsaikai.com
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060