Bonsai aficionados will converge in Kannapolis at the North Carolina Research Campus this weekend, December 6 and 7 for the second annual Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo. The ancient art of bonsai–the word means to plant in a container–is sometimes best appreciated when the miniature trees lose their leaves, exposing the elaborate branch structure that artists work on for many years. Artists from across the east coast will display more than 50 winter bonsai in this show. The setting is the grand rotunda of the David H. Murdock Research Institute and more than 300 people are expected to attend. Admission is free.

The NRI is pleased to support this show and its founder Steven H. Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Zeisel is director of the UNC NRI as well as an accomplished bonsai artist. Get time and location details here.