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July 2019

Bonsai Akira Open Studio

July 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - July 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

Our next open studio is the weekend of July 27th and 28th, right here in Southeast Portland. Address: 1630 SE Ellis St-- please visit between 11:00AM and 4:00PM. Lemonade and popcorn, a gentle breeze and a stroll under the Dawn Redwood Tree will be featured. My collection of bonsai for sale and my personal collection will be on display. Visit the garden, browse the bonsai, bring a plant for repotting or styling, or just come to chat!

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“Bonsai is for Everyone”–Bonsai Class at Portland Nursery in July

July 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Nursery 9200 SE Division St Portland OR

This is the fourth year I have offered my popular Bonsai class at Portland Nursery. Come to learn the basics, or just to see whether you'd like to try a new hobby. Bring a tree for care and styling tips, or choose a plant specimen from the nursery's extensive selection, to turn into bonsai right here in the classroom! Sunday morning, July 28th 11:00 - 12:00.

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August 2019

Bonsai Akira at Bellevue Botanic Garden

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - August 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Bellevue Botanic Garden Bellevue WA, 1201 Main St
Bellevue, OR 98005 United States
Patio Garden Design for Portland Home Show

August 24th and 25th I will be again showing my bonsai stylings at the beautiful Bellevue Botanic Garden Art Festival. Once more i am privileged to be housed in the Tadeuchi Pavillion, a modern Japanese Tea House created for the garden by a local patron. New selection of finest quality bonsai will be shown at this event, including Japanese Maples, Conifers and flowering trees and shrubs. Stop by and say Hello!

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September 2019

Bonsai Jamboree–Saturday, September 14th

September 14, 2019

The annual Bonsai Society of Portland convention will be a one day event at Kellogg Center in Milwaukie. Come and see a stellar exhibit of local members trees-- some of which have won national awards. There will be several vendors on site, including Bonsai Akira, with new stylings and prebonsai stock for you to choose from.

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Open Studio Bonsai Show and Sale– September 21

September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

I'll be having an open studio in September-- Come and enjoy a beverage and a walk under the Dawn Redwood tree, peruse the varieties of bonsai for sale, discuss the finer details of the craft, and just visit...! This is my preview event for the Portland Open Studios gala in October, when the whole city is invited to my doorstep! I'll be featuring a new collection of Japanese Maples, some fine conifers, and a few older and more refined specimens…

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October 2019

Portland Open Studios Welcomes Bonsai Akira– #61 on the Tour!

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

This iconic art studio tour happens every October, giving the public a chance to discover new artists on the local scene, and revisit those they love-- all in a city wide tour of studios. Our first occasion to participate has us breathless with excitement! A quick revamp of the garden/outdoor studio to accommodate inclement weather-- a distinct possibility as we move into the rainy season! New material includes a variety of Japanese Maples, conifers, hydrangeas and other flowering shrubs and…

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November 2019

Charbonneau Art Festival

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
32000 SW Charbonneau Drive Wilsonville OR 97301

The lovely subdivision of Charbonneau is built around a golf course and offers distinctly private and curated gardens under the canopy of the tall conifers of the Pacific Northwest rainforest where we live. Its residents are patrons of the arts who use their passion to fund art programs at local schools by inviting local artists to their Art Festival each year to ply our wares. You'll find Bonsai Akira there, with a special collection of Japanese Maples, Conifers and rare…

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Best of the Northwest– Repeat Performance!

November 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Magnuson Park Seattle

Find us at this prestigious art event of the holiday season in Seattle-- Bonsai Akira is privileged to show our selection of bonsai for the second year. Hosted by the Northwest Art Alliance, the show features the work of artists who practice in the Pacific Northwest. As the first bonsai artist to be juried into the show, I take this selection to heart and present my finest specimens to the patrons of the arts in the Emerald City. I'll be…

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Bonsai Class at Portland Nursery

November 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Nursery 9200 SE Division St Portland OR

I'll be teaching the last bonsai class for the year at Portland Nursery on Division, on Saturday, November 16th. This class will cover the basics of bonsai care for the winter season. Please register on the Portland Nursery website under Classes. See you there!

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December 2019

Christmas Open House!

December 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States
Rhododendron indicum --Chinsan-- Satsuki Azalea

Come and join us for our year end celebration! Featuring new kokedama and "tiny Christmas Trees" from Bonsai Akira, and new pottery for home and garden from Portland's Sherri Aytche. As business partners we are celebrating five years of collaboration in bonsai styling and design using unique stoneware ceramics from Sherri's studio, with Lucy's careful artistry in plant material. Welcome! refreshments will be provided-- and perhaps our resident DJ will accompany us with music...

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Holiday Open House Continues

December 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

We still have Holiday floral decor-- including Amaryllis in spectacular bloom--bonsai in flower, kokedama, wreaths, and other items. Feel free to call and set up a time to view the display. Stay for a glass of sparkling cider-- and relax with the scent of paperwhite narcissus and the bonsai lemon tree in bloom, in the privacy of our home. Call for directions-- 503-720-3113. We'd love to see you! Also, I'll be at the Holiday Swap Sip and Shop at Golden…

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February 2020

Kokedama Class — Saturday, February 8th.

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Nursery 9200 SE Division St Portland OR
Kokedama for my next show!!!
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Bonsai Class at Bellevue Botanic Garden

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bellevue Botanic Garden Bellevue WA, 1201 Main St
Bellevue, OR 98005 United States
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March 2020

Bonsai Class at The Oregon Garden

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ill be teaching again this coming weekend! A two hour presentation and hands on styling class, covering the first year of your new bonsai's care. Choose a plant from an extensive array of material, and go home with a styled creation freshly repotted in bonsai soil. It will give you years of pleasure, and you will learn all the basics you need to care for your heirloom. Best wishes! Hope to see you at Silverton this weekend!Please register on the…

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Bonsai Class at Portland Nursery

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Nursery 9000 SE Division St Porltand OR

Welcome once again to "Bonsai is For Everyone"-- my perennial favorite class! Hosted by Portland Nursery on Division, this class always fills due to the significant interest in the art of bonsai in this community. Learn the secrets of styling and go home with your first bonsai specimen, ready for years of enjoyment!

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