Prairie State Bonsai Society to host its first Silhouette Show Feb. 15
The Prairie State Bonsai Society invites the community to its first Bonsai Silhouette Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Cantigny Park Visitors Center, 1S151 Winfield Road in Wheaton. Admission is free with $5 parking fee per car.
The Prairie State Bonsai Society will be displaying their finest bonsai trees in their winter form.
Bonsai vendors will be offering trees, pots, tools and other materials for sale.
The Prairie State Bonsai Society is a club of Bonsai enthusiasts promoting the practice and art of Bonsai tree care through an exchange of experience and knowledge at meetings and workshops.
The meetings are generally held at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, February to December, at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. Go to the website's "News & Events" page for specific room locations. Visitors are welcome. There is at least one presentation or demonstration at each meeting, often from visiting Bonsai masters. Demonstration trees are raffled at the meeting.
On Feb. 5, there will be a critique of the Prairie State Bonsai Society's August Bonsai Show at the Morton Arboretum, as well as the final planning for the Silhouette Show at Cantigny. The meeting will be held in Room 1038B in the college's Technical Education Center.
On March 4, the monthly meeting will feature a hands-on workshop. Learn how to create your own spruce or Japanese maple forest. Trees and training pots provided by BC Bonsai and available for purchase after the workshop.