10 | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016 BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE | WEST HAWAII TODAY Levin, Hadley join forces for ‘Spirits of Pacific Islands and Oceans’ “Spirits of Pacific Islands and Oceans” with Wayne Levin and Jozuf Hadley opens Thursday at Kahilu Theatre’s Kohala Gallery. An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Thursday with a preview time starting at 4:30 p.m. for theater members. The exhibition continues through Dec. 21. Hadley, also known as Bradajo, will be presenting his Pidgin Poetry at 6 p.m. in the Kohala Gallery during the opening reception. Levin will be giving a free artist talk in the Kohala Gallery at 6 p.m. Dec. 9. Levin is an acclaimed black and white photographer who’s been shooting the land and oceans since the early 1970s. His images transport the viewer into a domain rarely experienced on Earth. A Hawaii resident since 1968, he received his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the San Francisco Art Institute and his master’s degree in fine arts from Pratt Institute in New York. His books and monographs include “Kalaupapa: A Portrait,” documenting the leprosy settlement on Molokai; “Through a Liquid Mirror,” and “Other Oceans,” “Akule,” “Ili Na Hoomanaao o Kalaupapa,” and “Flowing.” Levin’s photographs were also included in “Kahoolawe: Na Leo o Kanaloa” and have appeared in various publications. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ohio Arts Council; and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. His photographs are in also major public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego; The Maritime Museum, Newport News, Virginia, The Dimbola Museum, United Kingdom, The Datz Museum, South Korea, The National Academy of Sciences, The Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu; and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. In the mid-1970’s sculptor and poet Hadley, and photographer Levin collaborated on a project combining Levin’s photography with Hadley’s Pidgin Poetry. During this project, the two became good friends, but afterward took separate paths that didn’t cross for 40 years. Two years ago, they reconnected after joining SOKO, the South Kona Artists Collective. The duo then decided to create an exhibit of their current work, recognizing that their art involved the spirit, or spirits of the Pacific Islands; Hadley’s spirits are terrestrial while Levin’s are of the ocean. Born and raised on Kauai, Hadley returned to Hawaii in the mid- 1960s after attending art college and teaching art at the secondary level on the mainland. Embracing again the natural surroundings of his childhood, Hadley saw a certain antique history in natural objects and old manmade wooden things, that he took great pleasure in arranging in concentrations of likeness to one another. An exhibition of these works led to an MFA in Sculpture at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After retiring in 2000, Hadley published poetry and lyric short stories in Pidgin under the name Bradajo, an art form he first developed in the late 1960s. And he again began pursuing found objects assemblage sculpture, a body of work now described as “contemporary tribal.” WEST HAWAII TODAY “Diving Humpback Whale” by Wayne Levin will be featured in the “Spirits of Pacific Islands and Oceans” exhibit, which runs through Dec. 21. COURTESY PHOTOS/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY “Collar” by Jozuf Hadley is pictured. The piece is composed of boar teeth, shells, bone, seeds, wooden wheels from toy cars, glass, nuts, lava beads, black pearls and horse hair. COFFEE: West Hawaii County Band presents ‘November Harvest’ concert Nov. 11 ➠ Continued from page 3 the Kona farm. The coffee company also hosts the Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Pageant at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, amateurs, culinary students and chefs present their favorite sweet and savory recipes in KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest and Big Island Showcase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters will be on display for the Kona Coffee Quilt Show at Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop in Kona from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Monday through Nov. 12. An intercultural concert with Japan’s pop singer Hiromitsu Kagawa will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Old Kona Airport Park’s Makaeo Events Pavilion. Kagawa rose to fame as champion of “Uta-O,” a competition similar to American Idol. Since winning the competition, his singing career includes more than 150 performances throughout Japan. Wednesday marks the preliminary round of the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Competition form 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Keauhou Shopping Center. Finals will be held 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. On Thursday, the Kona Coffee Farmers Market Place takes over Old Kona Airport Park’s Makaeo Events Pavilion from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring farmers offering their best coffee for tasting and purchase. The market continues from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Also starting Thursday and continuing Friday is Kona Coffee Cultural Demonstrations and Workshops, also at Old Kona Airport Park’s Makaeo Events Pavilion. Local artisans will share their know-how with interactive hands-on crafts including quilting, lei making, lauhala weaving and more from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The evening of Nov. 11, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Lantern Parade will take place from 6-9 p.m. ending at Hale Halawai with an evening of song and music. From 7-7:30 p.m. that day, the West Hawaii County Band presents its “November Harvest” concert at Hale Halawai. On Nov. 12, is the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival’s Hoolaulea at Old Kona Airport Park’s Makaeo Events Pavilion from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This multi-generational, multi-cultural celebration of all things Koan coffee will feature hands-on cultural demonstrations, food, live music by Robi Kahakalau, a lei contest, poi making and more.
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