Free bonsai lecture and demonstration
Japanese Maple, Lecture/Demonstration
Friday, April 14, 2017, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: William C. Odol Community Center, H. Garrick Williams Park, Ritter Avenue, Massapequa
For directions to the meeting, please call: 516-263-2717.
Long Islanders will have the opportunity to learn from Mauro Stemberger, bonsai artist, architect and founder of the Italian Bonsai Dream, a workshop place in Italy, just north of Venice. The Bonsai Society of Greater New York, Inc., the East Coast’s oldest bonsai club, is sponsoring Mr. Stemberger’s presentation at the William C. Odol Community Center, H. Garrick Williams Park in Massapequa.
A bonsai is a very small tree or bush that is grown in a tray or shallow pot by using special methods to control its growth. The ultimate goal of growing a bonsai is to create a miniaturized but realistic representation of nature in the form of a tree. Bonsai are not necessarily genetically dwarf plants, in fact, any tree species can be used to grow one. Mr. Stemberger’s lecture and demonstration will focus on the application of technique and growing tips for working the Japanese Maple.
Mr. Stemberger trained in Europe and has won many awards for his work. Since 2008 he is a recognized BCI (Bonsai Club International) Bonsai Instructor and from 2008 till 2010 he was President of the UBI (Italian Bonsai Association) and director of the UBI Bonsai Magazine. The Italian Bonsai Dream in Mr. Stemberger’s home town of Feltre, Italy is a place where local enthusiasts can come to learn and work alongside this renowned bonsai master.