SP18 American Bonsai at the Arboretum

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Thursday March 29

5:00 PM  –  6:00 PM

American Bonsai at the Arboretum:
Instructor: Arthur Joura
Thursdays, March 29, April 19, May 10; 5 to 6 p.m.
$69 Member / $79 Non-member
Limit: 24 students

A trip through the Bonsai Exhibition Garden is a highlight of any visit to the Arboretum. In this three-part program, the Arboretum’s bonsai curator will share stories behind the collection and his unique perspective on bonsai while relating the 25-year journey that has led to the Arboretum’s signature feature. Part one will share the history of bonsai at the Arboretum, including the different approach to the development of the bonsai collection and garden. Part two will feature a demonstration of bonsai creation, and part three will be a guided tour through the Bonsai Exhibition Garden.

Arthur Joura is the bonsai curator at the Arboretum serving since the inception of the bonsai program in 1992.  Joura’s educational background is in fine art and has studied bonsai with some of the leading bonsai authorities in the United States. He was an official student to the Nippon Bonsai Association in Japan and has been featured on UNC-TV and in numerous regional and national publications for his work with the Arboretum’s bonsai collection. Joura continues to oversee the Arboretum’s annual Carolina Bonsai Expo at the Arboretum.