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LANDSCAPES IN MINIATURE

2010 Community Events Title Sponsor - NW Natural
with ceramic display stands donated by Dragon Gardens Northwest

Landscapes in Miniature

June 18-24, 2010

Say the word bonsai and most people imagine tiny, clipped trees associated with Japan and lovers of pruning rules.  However, the Chinese were translating large landscapes into miniature pots for centuries before others. Penjing is the ancient Chinese art of translating the world landscape into the miniscule and has been traced back to 221 BCE.  The landscapes often feature rocks, moss and miniature clay figures called mud men.

This unique exhibit features more than 30 exquisite penjing from local masters and rare mud men from a private collection. It appears in time for Father’s Day weekend when men can indulge their penchant for extreme pruning.  Families can make Dad apenjing Father’s Day Card, learn from a penjing master as he prunes, peruse Lan Su’spenjing collection and purchase a personal penjing to take home and shape for life.

 

 

Landscapes in Miniature Schedule

Friday, June 18 
All day - Penjing Exhibit Opens

Saturday, June 19 
All day - Penjing Exhibit 
11:00 a.m. - Penjing demonstration and pruning 
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Make a penjing card for Father’s Day 
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Mahjong (Teach Dad how to play) 
1:00 p.m. - Guided tour of Lan Su’s penjing exhibit 
1:00 p.m. - Story Time - The Stones and the Poet

Sunday, June 20 
All day - Penjing Exhibit 
11:00 a.m. - Penjing demonstration and pruning 
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Make a penjing card for Father’s Day 
1:00 p.m. - Guided tour of Lan Su’s penjing exhibit

Monday, June 21 
All day - Penjing Exhibit

Tuesday, June 22 
All day - Penjing Exhibit

Wednesday, June 23 
All day - Penjing Exhibit

Thursday, June 24 
All day - Penjing Exhibit 
3:00 p.m. - Penjing Demonstration

All activities free with Garden admission or membership.