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September Meeting – Virtual
September 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
September 22 – Rodney Clemons – Stone Plantings
Our September Meeting will take place on Wednesday evening, September 22nd beginning at 6:30 on Zoom with a half-hour informal chat. The formal meeting will begin at 7:00 with Rodney Clemons presenting “Stone Plantings”. This will be a live demonstration via Zoom followed by a Q&A. Due to the demonstration being broadcast from outside, inclement weather at his location could necessitate rescheduling.
Rodney Clemons was captivated by bonsai in 1973 when he saw a Trident maple forest that struck chords in his heart and artistic nature. Bonsai has been his passion since that time. Rodney is a bonsai artist and instructor. He was a professional landscaper, specializing in Japanese gardens and natural water features. His work has developed his sensitive eye and skill with rock and plant placement which adds realism to his bonsai creations. He studied with E. Felton Jones and enjoyed workshops with many visiting artists like John Naka and Yugi Yoshimura. His style has been formed by studying nature, drawing heavily on childhood memories of coastal Florida. Rodney excels in capturing the tension in nature and translating it to bonsai. He is best known for his unique “rock plantings” and his love of “Kingsville” boxwood. At present he is applying his talents at his nursery, Allgood Bonsai, designing trees and teaching advanced workshops.
Zoom meeting information will be emailed to members prior to the event.