WEST HAWAII TODAY | BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 | 11 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT rolling about the stage on the cart. Joining Nishikawa is Tom Lee, originally from Mililani, Oahu, who has appeared in “War Horse on Broadway” and “Madama Butterfly” at the Metropolitan Opera. This workshop also presents the principles behind traditional sannin zukkai (threeperson puppetry), the foundation of the bunraku tradition. Participants will have a hands-on opportunity to handle traditional Japanese puppets and draw back the curtain on how these beautiful puppets are brought to life through skillful puppetry technique. The program is suitable for all ages, however, young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the Performing Arts Presenters of Hawaii and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Info: Call 327-4327. ‘Fearless Abstract Painting’ with Samantha daSilva Big Island artist Samantha daSilva will share her method of painting using rollers rather than brushes, tables instead of easels, lots of paint and water, canvas manipulation and plaster, sand and wood shavings to create ethereal textured abstracts during a workshop on Sept. 30 at Volcano Art Center. The 10 a.m.-4 p.m. workshop is a basic overview of acrylic paints and mediums, the emotional language of color and so more. No experience is necessary. Cost is $85 for VAC members and $90 for nonmembers, in addition to a $15 supply fee. There are also materials that students must furnish. DaSilva is a professional artist, living and working on the Big Island. To view her work and find out more about her teaching philosophy, visit www.samanthadasilva.com. Info: Visit www.volcanoartcenter. org or call 967-8222. Wine and watercolors Tuesday in Volcano Artist Nancy DeLucrezia will teach the “Wonderful World and Water Color,” a workshop covering how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper as well as all the basic techniques needed to create a painting of a picture on Tuesday at the Volcano Art Center. Techniques covered will include basic palette setup, color theory and mixing, masking, wet in wet, texturizing and how to create depth, highlights and shadows. During the class, which runs 4-7 p.m., participants will enjoy a sampling of several wines. Cost is $30 for VAC members and $35 for nonmembers, in addition to a $17 supply fee. The workshop will be held at the center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York as a photographer and printmaker and has painted with watercolors for more than 25 years. She has run a Japanese art gallery in New York City, designed public relations campaigns for several arts organizations, and developed a series of drawing and painting classes for children as well as an art therapy curriculum for adults. Before moving to the Big Island she was a member of the Santa Barbara Watercolor Society and Working Artists Ventura where she produced and participated in numerous art and theatrical events. She also served as director of art programs for Turning point Foundation and taught watercolor painting to adults with special needs. Info/register: Call 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org. Film screenings ‘The Maltese Faction’ to be shown Kahilu Theatre hosts a screening of the classic film “The Maltese Faction” at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The 1941 film, written and directed by John Huston, stars Humphrey Bogart. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online. Info: Visit www.kahilutheatre.org. Awards & accolades Strohbehn earns People’s Choice Award John Strohbehn’s piece “Storm,” made out of Alaskan yellow cedar, earned the seventh biennial Abstract Only! People’s Choice Award. The multimedia juried exhibit, sponsored by the Hawaii Island Art Alliance and Wailoa Center, was open to the public Aug. 4-30, during which time more than 1,000 people visited the Hilo-based gallery. Info: www.wailoacenter.com. Hawaiian mystery/drama wins audience choice award The Hawaiian mystery/drama “Kuleana” recently added another top prize to its growing list of successes with an “Audience Choice Narrative Feature” award in its second film festival screening at the 23rd annual San Antonio Film Festival. In “Kuleana,” set on Maui in 1971, a disabled Vietnam vet rediscovers the Hawaiian warrior within to protect his family, defend their land, and clear his father’s name. “Kuleana” held its world premiere screening for an attendance-record 3,100 enthusiastic viewers outdoors at the 2017 Maui Film Festival in June, where it also received an Audience Choice Award. A rising star in the “Kuleana” all- Hawaii cast, Sonya Balmores, appears this fall as Auran in Marvel’s “Inhumans” co-produced by ABC and IMAX. A first in television, the series debuts in IMAX theaters worldwide followed by a premiere on ABC. The actress from Kauai will also be seen in a gueststarring role in the upcoming season of Dwayne Johnson’s HBO television series “Ballers,” and in Gerard Butler’s action feature “Den of Thieves” alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Balmores, writer/director Brian Kohne, and key cast and crew willsoon appear at select film festivals, incuding the Hawaii International Film Festival in November. The provocative new mystery/drama was written and directed by Kohne, produced by Stefan Schaefer, and stars Moronai Kanekoa, Balmores, Kristina Anapau (“True Blood”), Augie T, Marlene Sai, Branscombe Richmond and Mel Cabang. Hawaii’s legendary Willie K provides an original score; the soundtrack boasts recordings by Joni Mitchell, Procol Harum, and Tony Orlando and Dawn, with classic Hawaiian hits of the sixties by Genoa Keawe, Lena Machado, Sunday Manoa, Sons of Hawaii and Marlene Sai. ➠ Continued from page 9 John Strohbehn’s piece “Storm,” made out of Alaskan yellow cedar, earned the seventh biennial Abstract Only! People’s Choice Award. COURTESY PHOTO/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY Big Island artist Samantha daSilva will share her method of painting using rollers rather than brushes, tables instead of easels, lots of paint and water, canvas manipulation and plaster, sand and wood shavings to create ethereal textured abstracts during a workshop on Sept. 30 at Volcano Art Center. COURTESY PHOTO/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY The Kailua-Kona Public Library hosts a free workshop on traditional Japanese puppetry from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday. The event is a once-ina lifetime opportunity to interact with a master Japanese artist, Koryu Nishikawa V, who is a fifth generation master puppeteer of the kuruma ningyo style.
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