If you are in the Seattle area this summer please be sure and stop by the Pacific Bonsai Museum for their upcoming show Natives which celebrates the diversity of North American trees and the unique terrains that shape them. I had the honor of providing the 14 containers for Young Choe, for use in creating the accent pieces for this exhibition.
INFORMATION FROM THE MUSEUM ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
“Natives” is a celebration of the diversity of North American trees and the unique terrains that shape them. See large-scale American landscapes by artist Iuna Tinta paired with bonsai indigenous to the region.
Featuring bonsai artists who have championed the use of native species – Scott Elser, Michael Hagedorn, Randy Knight, Ryan Neil, and Dan Robinson – and the trees of Pacific Bonsai Museum. Each exhibit includes accent plantings by Young Choe of the US National Arboretum in accent containers created by Victoria Chamberlain for each environment. Many of which have glazes formulated with volcanic ash or wood ash from each specific ecosystem.
These unique vistas demonstrate how strongly plants and people are intertwined as each artist and bonsai reflect the influence of a distinct landscape. Natives celebrates the diversity of North American trees and the unique terrains that shape them and us.
Experience how the living art of bonsai connects you to the natural world.
Opening day events include:
-Docent led tours (11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm)
-Artist Panel Discussion (1pm – 2:30pm)
-Meet artist Iuna Tinta and get your print signed (11am -12pm and 2:30pm-3:30pm)
-Meet the Washington Trails Association (11am-2pm)
The exhibit runs through October 2017.
Exhibit information from the Pacific Bonsai Museum.