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Post  Chris Cochrane on Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:09 pm

Introduction to Exhibition...
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Seasonal theme...
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Post  Chris Cochrane on Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:40 pm

Center table...

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First Dream -- auspicious dream of Mt. Fuji, Hawk & Eggplant
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First Sunrise
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First Blossom-- plum blossom stone
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First Birdsong
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First Performance-- Noh theatre character Okina "Old Man" leads first scene
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First Gathering
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First Full Moon
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First Tea
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Post  Chris Cochrane on Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:02 pm

Final table...

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Strawberry rabbit and chocolate bunny...
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Post  Chris Cochrane on Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:16 pm

Questions in exhibition guide for visiting children...

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Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:19 am

Chris, thank you for sharing this wonderful exhibit!
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Post  bhswjww on Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:27 am

Beautiful exhibition of fine SUISEKI. Happy New Year!
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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:27 am

Hi Chris

Thanks for sharing....

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Post  Chris Cochrane on Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:36 pm

Credit largely belongs to Ked Dell (the Museum's Curator for Exhibits) who was able to call on Museum friends for objects to fortify her idea along with objects owned by the Museum. Jim Greaves and Ken McCloud lent "rabbit figure" stones from California.

Potomac Viewing Stone Group was meeting at the National Arboretum this past weekend. Several members contributed to the Museum's exhibit. Past president of California Suiseki Society Eorl Carlson critiqued collected stones. Eorl's father Bob donated the second stone in the exhibit to the Museum.

Eorl Carlson (in dark shirt) with Glenn Reusch...
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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:19 pm

Really a pleasure. Thanks Chris.

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Post  Paul Landis on Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:12 am

Wow...beautiful displays!! Thanks for sharing them Chris!!!
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Post  Chris Cochrane on Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:49 am

Museum Exhibits Curator Ked Dell visited IBC and offered several improved photos of the exhibit (see Above).

She additionally noted:
It was truly a bi-coastal collaboration, and I want the lenders to share the accolades for making it possible.

- From California Aiseki Kai: Chung Kruger, Bonnie McGinnis, Ken McLeod, Jim Greaves

- From Potomac Viewing Stone Group: Brian McCarthy, Glenn Reusch, John Carlson, Chris Cochrane
The extraordinary malachite landscape view stone (table 3) was a gift to the Museum from Ralph Johnson, who is also associated with California Aiseki Kai.


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Post  Russell Coker on Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:21 am

WOW, but somehow that just doesn't seem to say enough. What a treasure we have in the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. The work you ALL do is just amazing, Thank You!!! First class all the way.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:48 am

Thanks Chris,

Bun-e-Lava, my pet bunny thanks you and wishes you many carrots for the new year.
Later.
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Post  ogie on Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:59 pm

Thank you Chris
Lots of learning from my end am glad for your sharing
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