Join us for the newest installment in our lineup of Curator’s Talks led by bonsai curator Arthur Joura that considers big creativity in a miniature medium.
Every bonsai has two stories. One is the suggested story, which is ultimately a product of the viewer’s imagination. The other is the actual story of how the miniature tree, or in some cases the miniature landscape, came to be. In this talk, Joura will focus on the Staples’ collection, the initial donation that started the Arboretum’s bonsai enterprise in November of 1992. Part of the discussion will be a visual tracking of several specimens that were included in that initial donation, following their development through the ensuing years and elaborating on their individual histories.
Instructor: Arthur Joura
Location: Education Center Library
Cost: $14 Arboretum members / $19 non-members
Arthur Joura has been the bonsai curator at the Arboretum since 1992 and oversaw the design and development of the Arboretum’s Bonsai Exhibition Garden. Having studied bonsai with some of the leading bonsai authorities in the United States and Japan, he has toured extensively as a lecturer and teacher, and has been featured on UNC-TV and in numerous regional and national publications for his work with the collection.