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WEST HAWAII TODAY | BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 | 5 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ➠ Continued from page 4 Library hosting painted trees lecture Photographer Kelly Dunn will share a lecture on painted trees Tuesday at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Dunn, founder of Art for A Cause Painted Trees of Hawaii, has preserved in time the unique Eucalyptus deglupta trees of Hawaii. These trees, which are particular to the Aloha State, reveal a stunning palette of color as they naturally shed their bark. No two trees are the same; each tree is as unique as a fingerprint. The lecture, which runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., is free and appropriate for all ages. Attendees will receive a free autographed photo card. Dunn will also offer a similar lecture at 5:15 p.m. on March 29 at the Kealakekua Public Library. Info: www.paintedtreeshawaii.org. DMAC plans artists talk Thursday Donkey Mill Art Center hosts a free artists talk with Erik Omundson and Kristin Shiga from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Omundson studied art and architecture at Montana State University, and is a talented technician who is excited to share his experiences and skills with students at Donkey Mill Art Center. He will be working closely with the center’s ceramics studio assistants and program director to ensure that the ceramics department continues to thrive and grow. Originally from New York City, Shiga comes to Donkey Mill Art Center following 20 years living and working in Portland. Her various professional roles have included gallery director at Museum of Contemporary Craft, extension program director at Oregon College of Art and Craft and conference director for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She currently serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. Shiga comes from a long line of teachers, and has taught classes and workshops in various craft media and mindfulness practice around the world since 1992. She has established successful metalsmithing programs at art centers in Portland and New York, and is looking forward to returning to the metals studio at DMAC, which she helped launch during her residency last year. As a maker, Shiga is inspired by her participation in various collaborations, including the biennial EMMA International Collaboration in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CollaboratioNZ in Whangarei, New Zealand, and Hawaii Artist Collaboration in Holualoa. Her work is featured in numerous publications, including “Art Jewelry Today,” “The Art of Enameling” and several of Lark Books’ “500” series. She has shown her work internationally, and is included in notable collections, such as the Kamm Artful Teapot collection and the Permanent Collection of the White House. Info: www.donkeymillartcenter.org. Storm Large makes Kahilu debut Vocal superstar Storm Large, of Pink Martini, and her band Le Bonheur will perform sublime and subversive interpretations of the American Songbook at 7 p.m. March 11 at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. “Le Bonheur” (French for “The Happiness”) draws inspiration from a rich and varied musical tradition; Storm shares her vision of a genre-free world, collecting songs born of French theatrical chanson, jazz standard, heavy metal, smokehouse lounge, and a handful of originals, and stitching them all together into her own singular sonic tapestry to create an unrestrained and impassioned exploration of love, desire, and truth. Storm is a musician, actor, playwright and author who shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show “Rock Star: Supernova,” where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, she built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. She spent the 1990s singing in clubs throughout San Francisco. Tired of the club scene, she moved to Portland to pursue a new career as a chef, but the last-minute cancellation in 2002 at the Portland club “Dante’s” turned into a standing Wednesday night engagement for Storm and her new band, “The Balls.” It wasn’t long before Storm had a cult-like following in Portland and a renewed singing career that was about to be launched onto the international stage. Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the Continued on page 9 ➠ Vocal superstar Storm Large, of Pink Martini, and her band Le Bonheur will perform on March 11 at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. COURTESY PHOTO/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY Words & Wine Tuesday, March 7th at 6pm Kona Stories presents: Talk story, listen to book readings, and enjoy complimentary light pupus and wine. Leslie Karst A Measure of Murder George Douvris Crossing More Karma Zones Carol Thorsness Big Island ‘Ohana Kona Stories is located at the Keauhou Shopping Center Call 324-0350 or visit www.konastories.com


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