Artistic Miniature trees

Our next meeting: Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00pm
Azalea Bonsai with Kathy Shaner

Our April meeting will feature a program on azaleas, and a BYOT workshop in the afternoon by Kathy Shaner.

Kathy is internationally recognized for her excellence in the art of bonsai. Kathy’s students are taught to find the “Soul of the Tree” before beginning any major work on a tree. She spent five years as an apprentice in Toyohashi, Japan where she worked for Yasuo Mitsuya, winner of the Minister of Education and Kokufu awards.

Kathy was the first woman and first non-Japanese citizen to be certified by the Nippon Bonsai Kyodo Kumaii.

Spring Exhition and Sale
May 16-17
Monroe Community Hospital

She teaches throughout the United States, maintains and designs private collections, and is the curator of the Golden State Bonsai Federation Bonsai Collection at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California.

Kathy loves the challenge of working with “a problem tree”; experience her unusual approach for yourself at this informative meeting!


Founded in 1972, the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York has developed into a strong group
for enthusiasts in Western New York. We regularly host bonsai professionals, with both national and international
reputations, for lectures, demonstrations and workshops. Each spring we share an exhibit of the area's finest bonsai
with the public. We'd welcome your presence at one of our regularly scheduled meetings, in Rochester NY,
where you can easily discover what we're all about!

Bonsai Society of Upstate New York
PO Box 92215, Rochester NY 14692