We are pleased to announce David De Groot as our guest artist for the Monday March 27th general meeting! The meeting will take place from 7:00pm to approximately 9:30pm in the Douglas Classroom at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. David will be covering bonsai display and show prep in anticipation of our annual spring show on Mother's Day weekend. If you have a show-worthy tree, you are welcome to bring it and (if time allows) Dave will discuss how it might be best prepared/displayed.
David De Groot is an award-winning bonsai artist that served for 25 years as curator of the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection (now Pacific Bonsai Museum) in Federal Way, WA. He has been studying, practicing and writing about bonsai since 1972. David studied bonsai in Japan with master Yasuo Mitsuya and has also studied satsuki (azaleas) with Tatemori Gondo and Hayata Nakayama. In addition, he has studied the art of bonsai display with Uhaku Sudo. Sudo is a second generation master of the Keido school of bonsai display. David's educational journal articles have been published throughout the U.S. and in eight other countries. He is the author of two highly regarded and often recommended books: Basic Bonsai Design and Principles of Bonsai Design. Both are published by and available from the American Bonsai Society. In addition to presenting programs across the U.S., David has taught in Brazil, Canada, China, England, South Africa and Venezuela. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to learn from one of the best!