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Lecture: Bonsai — Art on the Edge of Life and Death

July 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Denver Botanic Gardens’ mission of connecting people with plants, DBG is excited to bring you our annual lecture and workshop series April – October.

Lecture: Bonsai — Art on the Edge of Life and Death

Speaker: Bjorn L. Bjorholm

Bonsai has long been popular with plant people and artists alike. Immerse yourself in the art of combining both living and dead plant parts in a unique display. Instructor Bjorn Bjorholm uses ancient deadwood from the Rocky Mountains and native Rocky Mountain living plant material to create a unique bonsai composition that speaks to the struggles of plants in harsh environments and the art that can spring from death in the face of these environmental factors.

Bjorn L Bjorholm is the owner of Eisei-en Bonsai Garden in Nashville, TN. He’s a bonsai artist and instructor who spent six years as an apprentice under Master Keiichi Fujikawa at Kouka-en bonsai nursery in Osaka, Japan before receiving certification as a bonsai professional by the Nippon Bonsai Association. His tenure as an apprentice at Kouka-en was followed by three years as artist-in-residence at the same location, making him the first and only foreign-born working bonsai professional in Japan. During his time in Japan, Bjorn’s works were featured in the Kokufu-ten, Sakufu-ten and Taikan-ten exhibitions, among many others.

Friday, July 13, food tasting at 6 p.m. $20 non-member, $15 member

Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15

Visit botanicgardens.org/bonfils-stanton for more information and registration!


July 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm