8 | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016 BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE | WEST HAWAII TODAY Thursday and Friday, Nov. 11. He will be demonstrating kabuki facial makeup, kimono dressing and dancing. Fujima will do two performances at the Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo with the first at 3 p.m. and the second at 6 p.m. Each performances is about an hour. On Nov. 11, he will offer a onehour performance at 6 p.m. at Konawaena High School cafeteria. Fujima’s performances are being arranged by the Consulate General’s Office in Honolulu and coordinated by the Kona Japanese Civic Association. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Info: Walter Kunitake, 938- 3624. Art shows & exhibitions Hawaii Nei opening reception this evening at Wailoa Center An opening reception will be held this evening for this year’s Hawaii Nei Art Contest at the Wailoa Center in Hilo. Hawaii Nei is a juried art exhibition celebrating the native flora and fauna of Hawaii Island hosted by the Three Mountain Alliance, the Natural Area Reserves System, and the Wailoa Center. Amateur and professional artists of all ages have been invited to submit works of art celebrating the native plants, animals, and habitats of our beloved island, our Hawaii Nei. This year’s youth reception will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Wailoa Center followed by the formal reception and award ceremony for the adult division from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Winners of each category will be announced and prizes awarded along with live music by Diana Aki and Friends, a photo booth, and refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite native species for the annual costume contest at 5:30 p.m. This is a free event and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Artwork will be displayed at the Wailoa Center starting today and continuing through Dec. 15. The center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Info: www.hawaiineiartcontest. org. ‘Transcending Palms’ exhibit comes to Kahilu Theatre gallery Kealakekua artist Shelley Hoist will display her sculptural palm artwork starting Thursday and continuing through Dec. 21 at Kahilu Theatre’s Hamakua Gallery. An opening reception for “Transcending Palms” is slated 5-7 p.m. Thursday; Kahilu Theatre members may enter at 4:30 p.m. The reception will include pupu and a no host bar. The exhibition features the Hoist’s newest work. Hoist was the winner of Kahilu Theatre’s Spring, 2016 juried Art off the Wall exhibit. Her work has been featured in magazines and TV heralding her innovative use of this beautiful and sustainable raw material. Working in fiber for more than 15 years, she transforms sheaths from various giant palm leaves into unique sculptures and functional forms. “Transcending Palms” will show sculptural vessels, wall pieces, baskets, purses, hats, jewelry and unique memorial urns. New work using encaustic medium as a preservative will also be included. The Kahilu galleries are free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, and during all Kahilu Theatre performances. Info: www.kahilutheatre.org, 885-6868. Announcements KVA featuring jewelry designer during November For the month of November, chain maille jewelry designer Leslie Munger is the Kailua Village Artists featured artist. Chain maille is an ancient art form of linking tiny metal “jump rings” together to form a fabric mesh. Many centuries ago, blacksmiths discovered that using tiny metal rings when meshed together were stab resistant and created ultra light armor protection. Today it is still used for protective gear, such as butchers’ gloves and shark diving suits. The same mesh construction that shielded the ancient warriors is now in demand for necklaces, bracelets and anklets. Chain maille is distinctive because of the hand crafted process and does not lend itself to mass production. Meet Munger and learn more about this ancient art form while she is working at the gallery on Sunday and Wednesday. The Kailua Village Artists Gallery is located at the Kona Marketplace off Alii Drive in Kailua Village. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Info: 329-6653. Blue Sea Artisans announces November featured artist The Blue Sea Artisans featured artist for the month of November is vintage jewelry designer Cathie Ann Amelotte. A reception will be held 1-4 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the gallery’s new location in the Keauhou Shopping Center. Amelotte was born in Minnesota and has lived in the Hawaiian Islands for more than 45 years and remains dedicated to the community that she loves. Because of this one may often see Amelotte’s work displayed at silent auctions that support nonprofits on Hawaii Island. She is dedicated to the good work being done and donates items annually to such organizations as the Arc of Kona, Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation, Hospice of Kona and Hawaii Island United Way. Amelotte’s creations are a reflection of spending many years in the tropical setting and the fashion business. Many of her pieces contain vintage components of advanced age with post consumer findings. Her creations contain a rare and beautiful collection of previously loved jewelry that she has collected from various parts of the world. Keeping in the spirit of re-utilization, she also offers Aloha KDEN to reprise ‘Kilauea 1916’ Dr. Jaggar (Dick Hershberger), Lorrin Thurston (Steve Peyton) and Gov. Walter Frear (Joel Kelley) meet to discuss the forming of KMC and HVNP. STACY HALEMANO/ SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY print microwave bags, African tulip tree pod jewelry holders, and her newest venture, lei and earrings made from coconut frond. She has also crafted fabric jewelry bags that are complimentary with select purchases. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Amelotte encourages people to contact her for donations to worthy causes by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ➠ Continued from page 4 By popular request, Kilauea Drama and Entertainment Network will reprise “Kilauea 1916: A Centennial Celebration,” which looks back at the people who were a part of the beginnings of Kilauea Military Camp and explores the unique partnership between KMC and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, both of which began in 1916. The “Kilauea 1916” part is a series of vignettes where the characters tell their story, narrated by a reporter having a conversation with Mrs. Isabel Jaggar as she is preparing to board a ship in Honolulu to take her back to Hilo and her Volcano home. On the dock are musicians playing the music of the era. Characters in the show include Dr. Jaggar, Lorrin Thurston, Governor Walter Frear, Cpl Ovid Smith, George Lycurgus. Mitsue Tanaka, Shizuka Yasunaka and Hidechi Yasunaka. The “…and Beyond” part continues the history of KMC by portraying stories of veterans some of whom were either stationed at or vacationed at KMC. The most famous of all being Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in 1946. Other characters include Conservation Corps workers, internees, a fighter pilot, a Navy chaplain in Korea, a Marine in Vietnam, and a medic in Iraq. The common thread is the postmaster who weaves the history of KMC with the stories being told. Written by Dick Hershberger, the cast includes Arlene Araki, Stephen Bond, Bill Chikasuye, Teresa Christian, Asia Helfrich, Dick Hershberger, Joel Kelley, Steve Peyton, and Ray Ryan. Karl Halemano is coordinating the music with Hal Tredinnick, Jade Malia Tredinnick, and Mars, Susie, and Olivia Halemano performing. Performaces are Nov. 11-13 at KMC’s Kilauea Theater with Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Info/reservations: 982-7344, email@example.com.
To see the actual publication please follow the link above