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Let Sleeping Wasps Lie (Photo courtesy of Amber Aguirre)

Aguirre featured in fall ceramics shows

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island artist Amber Aguirre is like a rolling stone, never letting any grass grow as she pursues her passion for ceramic sculpture. She returned home late last after a month-long residency at the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center (BCCC) in Tel Aviv just in time to attend the opening of the Artists of […]

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Donkey Mill Art Center after school programs

MEDIA RELEASE This fall, the Donkey Mill Art Center offers hands-on art experiences for children ages 3 – 17 with educators who are also professional artists. With multiple options for afterschool classes, students are able to explore meaningful ideas and processes that lead toward authentic work in a variety of media such as clay, collage, […]

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Kokua Kailua on Alii Drive. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Fall into fun at Kokua Kailua (Oct. 20)

MEDIA RELEASE Kailua Village’s monthly Kokua Kailua is planned for Sunday, Oct. 20 and as always, Alii Drive will become a pedestrian-only walkway 1-6 p.m. It is an ideal time to stroll oceanfront along Alii Drive while browsing and shopping from dozens of island vendors that line the street. Historic Kailua Village merchants open their […]

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Hawaii Artists’ Collaboration auction (Oct. 26)

MEDIA RELEASE The third annual Hawaii Artists’ Collaboration Art Auction is set for 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Holualoa Inn’s Malulani Pavilion. This year the theme is “A Show of Hands -Holumua Kakau” (Moving Forward Together) and admission is free with on-site registration. The auction is the culmination of 30 local and international artists, […]

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Five isle artists win HFIA awards

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA) has announced the winners of the 2013 juried Hawaii’s ‘Woodshow, Na Laau o Hawaii.’ Five artisans from Hawaii Island returned with awards from the prestigious exhibition. Triple award-winner Scott Hare from Kurtistown brought home an Honorable Mention recognizing outstanding execution and design for his Milo wood piece, […]

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Chairs For Charity Art Auction (Sept. 21)

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 The Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise hosts the 3rd Annual Chairs For Charity Art Auction 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club at the Honokohau Harbor. There will be chairs and much more, created and donated by our Big Island artists. Great entertainment by LT Smooth and friends, […]

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Barela Gallery features ‘Enns Paints Puako’ (Oct. 4)

MEDIA RELEASE Scenes from the sunny, oceanside village of Puako are showcased in an art show 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Barela Gallery at the Shops at Mauna Lani. Titled “ENNS-Finding Paradise, Puako Big Island of Hawaii,” the evening event showcases the art of emerging artist Christian Enns. Meet the artist and enjoy wine, […]

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Director of DMAC's ceramic department Tomoko Nakazato drowning in a sea of bowls. (Photo courtesy of Donkey Mill Art Center)

Cool Fusion 2013: festival of 1000 bowls

MEDIA RELEASE The seventh annual event, “Cool Fusion: The Festival of 1000 Bowls” will be held on Saturday, September 7, at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa. Once again your local community art center invites you to come up the hill to cool Kona coffee land to enjoy a refreshing lunch of somen noodles […]

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Photo courtesy of the Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club.

Blooming Orchids, new grotto headline annual show

Blooming Orchids, New grotto headline annual show MEDIA RELEASE “A Rainbow of Orchids” is the theme of the 31st annual Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club Show and Sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall. Admission is free and the annual event offers complimentary refreshments, plus an orchid boutonniere corsage—while they […]

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to host Cultural Festival

MEDIA RELEASE Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will host the 33rd Annual Cultural Festival on Sat., July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is free, and park entrance fees are waived all day. This year’s festival will be presented at the park’s Kahua Hula (traditional hula platform) at Ka‘auea, south of Kīlauea Visitor […]

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Carousel drops chips at Kona Home Depot (June 15)

MEDIA RELEASE Paradise Ponies, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, intends to construct and operate a unique Hawaii-themed carousel, called the “Carousel of Aloha,” along the Volcano Heritage Corridor. Paradise Ponies is demonstrating traditional hand-carving techniques being used for the carousel figures starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Kona Home Depot store. The demonstration […]

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Hilo artist’s murals bring warmth to state Capitol

MEDIA RELEASE Beautiful murals depicting different aspects of the Hawaiian culture have brought warmth and life to the walls of a hallway leading to the Senate President’s Office on the fourth floor. The white walls were bare before the artworks were mounted. The original murals, located at the Honolulu International Airport, caught Senate President Donna […]

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Omori receives award from Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

MEDIA RELEASE Bruce Omori, owner of Extreme Exposures Fine Art Gallery in Hilo, has received the Windland Smith Rice International Award for his lava photo titled “Volcanic Vortices.” His winning photograph was selected from almost 20,000 submissions from photographers in 46 countries. It will be displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History’s annual exhibition […]

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Waikoloa student receives top honors in statewide art contest

MEDIA RELEASE After receiving and reviewing more than 3,500 entries, Aloha Care has selected Emily Lathrop of Waikoloa Elementary School as the top winner in her age category for Aloha Care’s statewide art contest. Lathrop received first place in the 6 to 7 age group. Also recognized was Frank Vallente of Keaau Elementary who received […]

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