Image of a Bonsai tree, photo courtesy of Pacific Bonsai Museum

Image of a Bonsai tree, photo courtesy of Pacific Bonsai Museum

Pacific Bonsai Museum to host Summer Bonsai Solstice event

Evening event features artists, a ukulelist, and pop-up shops.

The Pacific Bonsai Museum (PBM) is hosting a Summer Bonsai Solstice event Saturday, June 18 — remaining open past its regular closing time until 9 p.m. for one night only.

Guests will have the opportunity to observe en plein air painters painting the bonsais’ likeness from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Director of the Modern Color Atelier at Gage Academy of Art, Kimberly Trowbridge, will be painting with current and past participants of her program which focuses on the method of color-blocking. Kimberly describes this method as “a translation of perceptual experience into discrete shapes of color.”

The event also features ukulelist Arden Fujiwara from 6:30-8 p.m. in the main exhibition space. Fujiwara was born and raised in Hawaii and learned from ukulele masters Jake Shimabukuro and Troy Fernandez.

Two pop-up stores will be open in the Pavilion. PBM’s pop-up shop will feature their own items and books for sale. The ReRooted pop-up store will also be there, giving guests the opportunity to pot their own succulent.

Admission is free with a suggested donation of $12 for adults who are able to support the museum.

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Arden Fujiwara, photo courtesy of Pacific Bonsai Museum

Arden Fujiwara, photo courtesy of Pacific Bonsai Museum

Kimberly Trowbridge, photo courtesy of Pacific Bonsai Museum

Kimberly Trowbridge, photo courtesy of Pacific Bonsai Museum

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