Monday, May 31, 2010

Philippine Bonsai Festival

Miniature trees were the stars of the show at the Philippine Bonsai Festival, formally opened last May 15 at The Podium and lasted through May 30, filled with seminars and workshops about the art of Bonsai.

Organized by the Philippine Bonsai Society Inc. (PBSI), with the cooperation of Bulacan Bonsai Artists Inc., Kapampangan Horticulture, and the Bonsai Artists Association of Tarlac, the Philippine Bonsai Festival 2010 also featured the Suiseki Competition. Suiseki is the Japanese art of stone appreciation.

Among the seminars and workshops featured were: the Introduction to the Art of Bonsai (May 16), Penjing: The Art of Chinese Landscape (May 16); Training of Bonsai (May 22); Suiseki: The Art of Natural Stone Appreciation (May 23); Caring for Bonsai and Preparation for Exhibit (May 29); and the Hands on Bonsai Workshop (May 30), conducted by the PBSI.

Winners for the Suiseki Competition were Bhoy Apostol’s “Cascade Stone,” first place; Erwin Tica’s “Dancing Dolphins,” second place; and Pabling Dychitan “Talampas,” third place. Natural Stone Society of the Philippines (PBSI) president Ms. Fely Gupit presented the awards.

For more information, please call the Concierge at the Podium at telephone number 638-9781 local 120 or the Philippine Bonsai Society Inc. at (632) 721-7818.


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