The Mokuhonua Bonsai Club, along with the Hilo Bonsai Kyoshitsu, cordially invites the public to their annual exhibition on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Wailoa Center in Hilo.
Exhibition hours are 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Frida, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday
Complementing the bonsai display, there will also be ikebana and suiseki. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Like bonsai, it is a long-established and beloved living art form bringing nature and humanity in a unique expression by the individual designer. Presenting ikebana will be Nancy Locke, a Sogetsu artist who lives in Hilo and who has more than 20 years of experience teaching and demonstrating. She is a member of the Sogetsu Ikebana Branch in Honolulu and the Soho Study Group in San Francisco.
Suiseki (Sui=Water, Seki=Stone) is the study and enjoyment of naturally formed stones as objects of beauty. The art of suiseki involves the collection, preparation, and appreciation of unaltered natural formed stones.
There will be a bonsai demonstration on June 28 at 2:00 by a bonsai instructor as well as an ikebana demonstration on June 29 at 10:00 presented by Nancy Locke. Both demonstrations will be held on the lower level of the Wailoa Center.
The public is invited to bring their plants for a bonsai analysis by club members. In addition, plants will be available for hands on experience in creating a bonsai.
Come and enjoy the variety and beauty of bonsai and ikebana displays and talk story with club members as well as Nancy who will be available to answer questions.
June 28-29, 2019
Admission is free.
For more information, call the Wailoa Center at 933-0416.