Mr. Carlo Laghi relates about Gonzaga 2008

A.I.A.S., since its constitution, spreads its own thought and art to common people with exhibitions and expositions.

After the proposal and the related approval during the General Assembly 2007 in Castelfranco, a maniple of A.I.A.S.  members have taken part and made ready a kind of mini A.I.A.S. Congress  in the so called Mantuan Oltrepò at the millenarian fair of Gonzaga to coincide with the “Lambrusco” (red sparkling wine) and “Italian Flavours” and “Bonsai world, Art and Nature in contest” .

In the center of the pavilion hoisting the bonsai , about thirty stones have been exhibited  with a generosity of spaces which we could have never expected , to clarify spaces of 1,2 – 1,3 linear meters at disposal for every stone. New proposal were not missing among the stones exhibited.



Really praiseworthy the hospitality received by the Organizer Mrs.Laura (and all the staff) who has renewed the invitation for the future.

The very numerous public , after their sin of gluttony  has decided  to satisfy also the mind visiting and examining  our stones: so many persons did not know about suiseki and have been much satisfied for the discovery.

Later I can say that Aias (myself included) has lacked  in not making ready a kind of secretary desk with a logo and some  common information sheets with main basic on suiseki, together with our web site references. We hope to do it in the next exhibitions.

To conclude I can quietly affirm the setting, the hospitality and the organization suggest to keep  this  possibility in consideration for the future  for the annual Aias Congress.

The suiseki in exhibition



The suiseki presented by Club Amatori Bresciani




The suiseki presented by  Mr. Erio Annovi


The suiseki presented by  Mr. Carlo Laghi



The suiseki presented by  Mr. Ulisse Maccaferri