Monday, November 10, 2014

Bonsai! Show And Sale Coming To Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, FL. -- The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. will hold its annual Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, November 22-23, at the Lee Election Center, 13180 S. Cleveland Ave. (across from Bell Tower Shops) in Fort Myers. Admission and parking are free. 

Bonsai (pronounced "bone-sigh") is the practice of raising small artistic trees in pots; it originated in the Orient, and has become popular worldwide.

The show will include an exhibit of trees created by Society members, demonstrations of bonsai techniques, workshops, and sales and raffles of bonsai and related materials. Experienced members will also be available to answer questions about any trees that are brought in.

The show will feature Ed Trout, along with bonsai artists Mike Cartrect, Craig Brown, Ernie Fernandez, Mike Lane, Hiram Macias, Tony Stewart, Martha Goff, and Dorothy Schmitz.

All workshop participants will receive five free drawing tickets for each workshop in which they participate. All demonstrations are free; participants can enjoy watching artists create beautiful trees and plantings, which will become part of a special drawing to be held during the Sunday lunch break. Winners don’t have to be present to win.

The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. was founded to promote and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of bonsai and related arts. It holds its monthly meeting on the third Satuday of each month.

The Saturday show is from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, the show is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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