Sunday, April 26, 2009

ACBS displays at Komono Museum Exhibit

During the acclaimed "Komono as Art" exhibition at the Canton Museum of Art, the Akron-Canton Bonsai Society presented a bonsai display on April 25th 2009. The display featured several members' trees and was well received by both the art museum officials and members of the public.

This early spring timing was a first for our club (usually we display in June and August), and it presented some unique problems in that members were a limited in what they choose to display-- it snowed here in north east Ohio just last week. However, the early season timing also brought some real treats. Most notably, Gib's yellow-blooming cotoneaster pushed out more and more blossoms as we moved into the second day of the event. Also, some species, such as the Japanese maples, were just breaking out and sported their colorful young spring foliage. We had a fine selection of pines, tropicals, forest plantings, azalea, boxwood and others.

ACBS members also offered demonstrations on how a bonsai might be created from nursery stock. You can see pictures from our display (and the March 8 display) as well as "before and after" shots of the demo trees at our gallery spot

Information on the "Komono As Art"exhibit can be found at

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