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WEST HAWAII TODAY | BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 | 7 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Holualoa Village Art-After-Dark this evening The shops and art galleries of historic Holualoa Village will celebrate local art and music this evening from 5:30 until 8:30 pm. More than a dozen studios and stores will stay open late to welcome friends and visitors with new art work, pupu and music. Ipu Arts Plus gallery will host live music and songs from Dr. Tim and the Medicine Band on its lanai and Dave “The Rippah” Lawrence will be cranking up classic rock ‘n’ roll at Koa Realty across from the Kona Hotel. Holualoa Ukulele Gallery, now featuring an expanded showroom, will host popular Hawaiian and contemporary tunes by Mauka High Notes and refreshments on its front lanai. Pat Pearlman Designs in the Kona Hotel is featuring the February’s birthstone, the amethyst, in rings, earrings and pendants. Holualoa Gallery will offer street eats from Holoholoz Fresh Fish and Kona Dogs outside, along with live music and songs from Maestro Andrew Sweeney on keyboards. Holualoa artist William Wingert will be creating an original oil painting inside the gallery. Shop owners/artists Matthew and Mary Lovein will both be on hand to meet with visitors and old friends. Glyph Art Gallery welcomes a new artist for the new year, photographer Don Slocum. Slocum’s “Sky, Sea, Earth And Beyond” series of float-mounted metal prints featuring starfield night skies, lava and Big Island landscapes will be on display. M. Field Gallery will have the latest art by owners Mike and Terry Field and new photos by Darbs. Outside will be the Pizza Rovers, serving up fresh custom-made pizzas. Parking will be available at the village parking lot. Info: www.holualoahawaii.com. West Hawaii County Band offers free concert The West Hawaii County Band, a 20-piece band comprised of community members, will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. this evening at Hale Halawai in Kailua Village. The concert will include classical music such as George Frideric Handel’s Water Music, traditional marches including “The Alpine March” and tunes from the Broadway musical “Evita.” The band is under the direction of guest conductor Richard Shields. Info: www.westhawaiiband.com. Mauna Lani hosts annual Fortune Festival The Shops at Mauna Lani hosts its fourth annual free Fortune Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. To ring in the Year of the Rooster, the colorful lion dancers of Big Island Shaolin Arts will perform and participants can “feed” the lions with red lai see envelopes for New Year blessings. There will also be a special premiere performance of “Tales of the Jade Emperor” by the Mo Min Kuen Monkey School. Other highlights include martial arts performances, fire blowing, iChing fortune readings, relaxing massage, and a Chinese Lion display where visitors can pose for photos. In addition, participating shops will offer great sales and promotions to gong in the New Year. A variety of foods will also be available for purchase during the festival. Info: www.shopsatmaunalani.com, 885-9501. Queens’ MarketPlace welcomes Year of the Rooster Queens’ MarketPlace welcomes the Year of the Rooster at its annual “Asian Fest” event this evening at Waikoloa Beach Resort. Come celebrate with the vibrant lion dancers and driving rhythms of drums from around the world at the free event, which gets underway at 5 p.m. At the get-go, the Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko (Okinawan-style percussion and dance) will perform followed by the Hawaiian Lion Dance Association Meet and Greet at 5:55 p.m., Kona Daifukuji Taiko at 6:30 p.m. and the Visayan Club featuring Filipino dancers at 7 p.m. The event will close with a lion dance starting at 7:20 p.m. at Island Gourmet Markets. Attendees will also be able to have a lycee (red envelope) ready with “lettuce” to feed the lion and ensure good health and fortune in 2017. The free event also features free food samplings. Info: www.queensmarketplace.net. ‘From the Highway’ on exhibit at Wailoa Center “From the Highway” will be the focus in the Main Gallery of Wailoa Center for the month of February. Dick Mortemore, artist and educator, displayed his first “From the Highway” exhibit back in 1972, 44 years ago. This year, he has invited local artists Carol Tredway and Reyn Ojiri, photographers Lanaya Deily and Jennifer Osborn, and ceramic artist Emily Herb to interpret their versions of “From the Highway.” An artists reception is slated this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hilo gallery. Light refreshments will be served during the reception, which is free and open to the public. Mortemore’s passion for the environment has lead him to illustrating and writing articles on wildlife for national publications, publishing a series of nature guides on Hawaiian wildlife, to becoming the director of Keakealani Outdoor Education Center and the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens. He has also received a State of Hawaii Conservation Award for his work in environmental education for the children of Hawaii. His paintings are in private collections in 28 states and England. Holualoa resident Tredway is an award-winning artist who fits in perfectly with the theme “From the Highway.” Tredway’s depictions of the island’s nature is becoming increasingly noticeable within the Big Island art scene by her participation in the Hawaii Nei Art Contest, Kona Coffee Cultural Festival and other juried shows around the island. Originally from Kaneohe, Oahu, she attended the Windward Community College and the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Ojiri, born and raised in Hilo, feels fortunate to call Hawaii his home. He began painting while in college at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has continued to paint since. As an undergraduate, he majored in plant and environmental biotechnology and minored in art and attended the graduate science illustration program at California State University, Monterey Bay. He gained additional experience by completing internships at the Bishop Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Ojiri’s first experience in the world of fine art began when he entered the Hawaii Nei art competition in 2010, and has continued to grow since. Deily loves taking photos of Hawaii’s native flora and fauna. Many of her plant and animal photos were taken near her home in the Volcano area or in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where the native habitat provides many opportunities. Non-native’s also offer great subjects, and using Photoshop filters, Deily adds another layer of interest. Deily was the photographer and graphic artist for the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens for 10 years, and also worked with Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Her photography has been published locally and exhibited in shows at the Wailoa Center and Volcano Art Center. Osborn, born and raised in Hilo, is a self-taught artist and photographer who draws inspiration from the unique beauty of Hawaii Island and the richness of the Hawaiian culture. She has been photographing the listand for the more than 26 years. Herb was born in the Midwest, but has lived in diverse areas such as Utah, Alaska, Arizona, Seattle and Hawaii. Her work has always been inspired by the natural world, and by birds in particular. Since moving to Hawaii in 1998, her work has focused mainly on birds and plants found in the islands. Since 2007, she has lived in Volcano Village with her husband Dalyn, and two cats. She has been making pottery for over 30 years and currently works with stoneware clay, beginning by throwing forms on the potter’s wheel. Then, using handbuilding techniques such as adding coils, paddling, cutting clay away, and sculpting, she reshapes the vessels, often into forms inspired by birds. The forms are also decorated with incised designs and colored slips and glazes. The Fountain Gallery’s extended exhibit of “Before There Was a Park” by William Sewell, depicting the footprint of the Wailoa State Recreation Area before the 1960 tsunami, will also be on display. Wailoa Center is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Info: 933-0416, wailoa@yahoo.com. Continued on page 9 ➠ Shows & events “Jacaranda” by Carol Tredway is shown. Tredway and others will join Dick Mortemore in “From the Highway” being exhibited at Wailoa Center. COURTESY PHOTO/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY


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