Bonsai, Pottery & Ikenobo Ikebana Exhibit
Saturday, November 18th, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fee includes General admission
Scottsdale Bonsai Society, Phoenix Bonsai Society and Nakama Bonsai Kai
Stephen Bunyard, Halldor Hjalmarson, Ping Wei, Victor Contreras, Linda Cares, Michael Prepsky and Tomoko Shoji
AZ Ikenobo Ikebana Exhibit: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix invites residents to its Second Annual Bonsai Exhibit sponsored by Scottsdale Bonsai Society, Phoenix Bonsai Society and Nakama Bonsai Kai.
There will be a "Bonsai Raffle" and we will be raffling off 4 beautiful Bonsai!
Raffle tickets will be on sale for $20 each and there are only 50 raffle tickets available for each Bonsai. Get yours before they all go!
As part of winning your very own Bonsai we will include educational support on how to care for your Bonsai straight from an expert.
Drawing will be during our First Friday Holiday Jazz & Wine event on December 1.
The word “Bonsai” is a Japanese term, which translated as “planted in a container.”
This art form is derived from an ancient Chinese horticultural practice, part of which was then redeveloped under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism. It has been around for well over a thousand years.
This year we will be joining our Bonsai exhibit with another piece of Japanese artistry, pottery and Ikenobo (traditional flower arrangement) display.
Not only will beautiful and authentic Arts be displayed by enthusiasts and talented artists, visitors will also learn about the philosophy of Bonsai, Pottery and Ikenobo Ikebana and their cultural background, history, making process, how to create, and much more.
Enjoy beautiful Bonsai and Raku arts that embellish the serenity of the strolling Japanese garden in the middle of downtown Phoenix.
Bonsai Hands-on presentation: 10:00 a.m. by Nakama Kai
PotteryDemonstration: 11:00- noon by Steve Bunyard
Bonsai Demonstration: 1:00 – 2:00pm by Scottsdale Bonsai Society
This is a unique opportunity to see the process of beautiful creation.
General Garden Admission
$6:00 military and seniors
$5.00 students with ID
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
1125 N. 3rd Ave. Phoenix Arizona 85003
602.274.8700 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Phoenix Bonsai Society: www.phoenixbonsai.com
Scottsdale Bonsai Society: http://scottsdalebonsai.weebly.com
Nakama Kai: http://scottsdalebonsai.weebly.com
Steve Bunyard www.stephenbunyardartist.com
Fast forward a few years and Stephen graduated from Texas Tech University's School of Architecture and moved to Phoenix Arizona to pursue his career as an Architect.
Stephen’s work has been described as Asian inspired and he traces many of his influences back to an early exposure to Japanese culture, in particular wood block prints.
These “Wabi-Sabi” vases represent a new direction in her work.
They are derived from an opaque "bastard glass" paste. Being an avid hiker and rock collector, she often draws her inspiration from the Arizona desert incorporating raw elements from the desert directly into her designs.
She was invited to Shigaraki in 1995 where she created the "Togi the Tanuki" sculpture on permanent display at the Shigaraki Ceramic Sculptural Park, in Shigaraki, Japan. http://www.sccp.jp/e/
She is the author of "Gorgon of Clay: A Sculptural Exploration of the Homeopathic Genotypes" a Kindle book http://www.amazon.com search "Gorgon of Clay."