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THE CENTRAL VIRGINIA BONSAI SOCIETY PRESENTS

SPRING SYMPOSIUM '17

JUNIPER BONSAI FEATURING WILLIAM N. VALAVANIS

 

 Bill Valavanis is one of North America's most highly regarded bonsai artists. At his International Bonsai Arboretum in Rochester, NY, Bill maintains a magnificent bonsai collection, teaches bonsai, and publishes "International Bonsai", a top quality bonsai magazine. In addition to his activities in Rochester, Bill is a much sought after teacher and lecturer who is regularly featured at major bonsai gatherings all over the world. CVBS is pleased to again sponsor his appearance in Lynchburg.

   Members of the juniper family are one of the most popular species for bonsai use because of their adaptability to various growing conditions, wood which can be styled easily, and decay resistant wood for great deadwood sculpting. Saturday's offerings will be a morning presentation on the juniper family, followed by an afternoon design workshop using excellent Kishu juniper material for each participant. Kishu juniper is a variety with fine foliage often grafted onto large juniper trunks to replace coarse foliage. Kishu has a tight growth habit which is excellent for small bonsai. These pre-bonsai Kishu junipers are quite bushy and can be easily pruned, wired and shaped into impressive bonsai. With Bill's assistance, workshop participants will create and take home their own small bonsai using the Kishu material. Please bring your own tools and wire for the afternoon workshop. No potting will be done. All registrants are welcome as silent observers in the afternoon workshop for a small additional fee. An additional fee will be charged for active participants in the workshop. The presentations and workshop will be inspirational to the expert but not intimidating to the beginner. Members are encouraged to bring a tree for exhibit.

    Bill is one of the most effective and enthusiastic bonsai teachers in the world today. Don't miss this opportunity to study with him. The public is welcome at all events.  Registration fee(s) are charged to defray costs of Spring '17. All proceeds support this and other CVBS events.

DATE: SATURDAY, February 25, 2017

PLACE: COMMUNITY ROOM OF THE LYNCHBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY, MEMORIAL AVE., Lynchburg, VA

REGISTRATION & EXHIBIT: 9:00 A.M. Saturday 2/25/17

           JUNIPER BONSAI: 9:30 -11:45 A.M., Saturday 2/25/17

           j. KISHU  WORKSHOP: 12:45-3:45 P.M., Saturday 2/25/17, (Limited to 10 ACTIVE participants)

Detach registration form here and return to address below

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REGISTRATION FORM

 

NAME____________________________ ADDRESS________________________________

 

CITY_________________________ ZIP________ PHONE: h____________ w ___________

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Registration (required. Includes attendance at all events)                          [    ]      @ $ 20.00        ________

 

           j. KISHU Workshop participation: CVBS members:        [    ]      @ $ 60.00        ________

 

           Workshop participation: nonmembers                           [    ]      @ $ 75.00        ________

 

           Workshop silent observer                                             [    ]      @ $10.00         _______

 

           Individual or family CVBS membership for 2017             [    ]      @ $12.00         ________

           (Most memberships expired December 31, 2016)

           Your e-mail address__________________________                    

           Send your newsletter via (  )post office or (  )e-mail        Total enclosed             ________

 

CONTACT JULIAN ADAMS AT 434-384-7951 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Mail registration form to:            CVBS

                                               1721 Langhorne Road

                                               Lynchburg, VA   24503