A&E Wrap-Up: 02-15-18

  • Floutist Barbara Coffman will join Roland Maurer on oboe and bassoon and Ursula Hesse on piano. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Halau Kaeaikahelelani will be hosting a Pau Hana Friday featuring the group Keaiwa Feb. 23 at Umeke’s Fish Market Bar & Grill in Kailua-Kona. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Members of Merahi Productions from Hilo get ready to compete in Heiva I Hawaii 2017. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Shows &Events

Heiva I Hawaii 2018 kicks off this weekend


Te Ea O Te Turama and Fun to Jump Kona presents “Heiva I Hawaii 2018” this weekend at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona. The event, in its seventh year, is open to the public with no entry fee.

The event kicks off 6-9 p.m. Friday with the Mr. and Miss Heiva I Hawaii 2018 Beauty Pageant. The pageant showcases Polynesian casual wear, talent and evening wear categories and also features a Tahitian Soiree of music and dance from Te Ea O Te Turama and friends.

A dance competition will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with solo, couples and group competitions.

Saturday and Sunday also features Polynesian artisans and crafters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

Info: Visit www.heivaihawaii.com/info.

Robert Cazimero to play concert

Robert Cazimero will perform a Kahilu Gold concert Friday.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Arts Ed @ Kahilu programs. The Kahilu Theatre offers arts education programs that affirm every child knows their value and feels welcome to tell their story.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and admission is $175. Venue and directions will be provided to ticket holders.

Kahilu Theatre’s Gold Series offers event goers an up close and personal experience of live music set against a backdrop of starry skis, ocean views and Hawaiian style hospitality.

Info: Visit www.kahilutheatre.org.

Queens’ MarketPlace hosts free concert Saturday

Harmony People performs a free concert Saturday at the Queens’ Marketplace Coronation Pavilion.

Part of Queens’ Marketplace’s Monthly Mini-Concert Series, the band takes the stage from 6-8 p.m.

Info: www.queensmarketplace.net.

Palace honors Ke‘elikolani

The Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins presents Afternoon at Hulihee at 4 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of Hulihee Palace to remember the late Princess Ruth Ke‘elikolani.

The event presents Hawaiian performing arts by Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his Halau Na Pua Ui O Hawaii accompanied by the Keolanui Serenaders. Seating will not be provided.

Princess Ruth (1826-83) was the half-sister of King Kamehameha IV and V. She inherited Hulihee after the death of her husband, William Pitt Leleiohoku, the adopted son of John Adams Kuakini. Kuakini built the palace in 1838 after erecting Moku‘aikaua Church, which sits directly across from the palace on Alii Drive.

Hulihee Palace is open for self-guided and guided tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Info: Call 329-1877 or 329-9555 or visit www.daughtersofhawaii.org.

Youth symphony performs President’s Day concert

Kahilu Theatre celebrates the love of music with the Hawaii Youth Symphony on Monday.

More than 100 students from Oahu and Maui, led by Maestro Joseph Stepec, will perform at the Kahilu Theatre for a special family concert.

The show begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.kahilutheatre.org, in person at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, or by calling 885-6868.

The Hawaii Youth Symphony is Hawaii’s only statewide orchestra program to present concerts for kids by kids. The HYS offers opportunities for students from ages seven to 18.

Info: Visit www.kahilutheatre.org.

Keaiwa headlines Pau Hana Friday

Halau Kaeaikahelelani will be hosting a Pau Hana Friday featuring the group Keaiwa Feb. 23 at Umeke’s Fish Market Bar &Grill in Kailua-Kona.

Keaiwa hails from the south side of Hawaii Island and includes former members of the band Ka’u. The show is from 6-9 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.

Info: Visit www.kikhula.com.

‘Art Walk at the Library’ Feb. 23

Naalehu Public Library hosts “Art Walk at the Library” from noon to 4 p.m. on Feb. 23.

The art walk, held the last Friday of each month, will feature a local artist who will showcase their artwork on the library’s lanai, and will be available to answer questions about their work and techniques.

The featured artist for this month’s event will be textile artist Goldelocks Goddess. She will be sharing textiles and art made from recycled goods, and will be bringing free kombucha to share.

All are welcome to this free event.

Info: 939-2442.

Halau O Po’ohala recital Feb. 24

The ninth annual “Eia Ka Hula” recital by keiki to kupuna Halau O Po’ohala students will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Kahilu Theatre.

The recital celebrates generations of Hawaii’s Beamer-Solomon cultural practitioners, singers, dancers and chanters – many of whom have been recognized for lifetime contributions to creating, preserving and perpetuating the music and dance of Hawaii, including the late Mahi Beamer.

The show begins at 6 p.m. and admission is $25.

Info/tickets: Contact Kumu Hula Hulali Solomon Covington at 938-8620.

Chamber ensemble concerts set

Ohrlando’s Chamber Ensemble offers two concerts next weekend in Kailua-Kona.

The program features light entertaining music from past centuries, including works by Divertimenti and Concertini by lesser known composers like Cannabich, Hofmann and de Massa. The program also includes names like Beethoven, represented with a duetto piece.

Flutist Barbara Coffman will join Roland Maurer on oboe and bassoon and Ursula Hesse on piano.

The concerts are slated 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, 77-165 Lako St., and 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at a private residence. For reservation and direction, email roland.maurer@gmx.ch or call 315-7666.

The performances are free; donations are welcome.

Info: Email roland.maurer@gmx.ch or call 315-7666.


Voices needed for performance

Voices are needed for the upcoming chorus performance led by internationally known composer and arranger Mark Hayes.

The concert is Saturday at Kahilu Theater. Those interested should contact Eddy Cash-Dudley at 882-1686. The concert is the culmination of a two-day choral workshop led by Hayes.

Tickets for the Kahilu Theatre performance are $15.

Info: Visit www.kahilutheatre.org.

Calls for Entry

Art submissions sought for coffee cultural festival

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Hawaii’s oldest food festival, announces its call for signature art for the official image of the 2018 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Hawaii artists are invited to submit original Kona coffee art in all art forms including fine art, graphic design and photography. Artwork should reflect the Festival’s mission to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona’s unique nearly 200-year coffee heritage.

The poster art submission is open to Hawaii state residents only. Selected poster artists from the two previous years are not eligible. One submission will be selected from all eligible entrants. The selected artist will receive: $500, name recognition on all print collateral and merchandise, a feature on the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival website and in the Festival’s media kit and magazine and a press release showcasing the artist and the art.

The art will be selected at the first board meeting in April.

Artists of traditional media including oil, acrylic, tempera, watercolor, illustrations as well as computer graphics and photographers are invited to participate. There is no entry fee to participate and the competition is open to all Hawaii Island residents 18 and older.

Artwork submissions are due by April 6, and should be delivered to Malia Bolton at the Kona Coffee &Tea Company located at 74-5588 Palani Road, or entries can be submitted electronically via email to maliabolton@gmail.com. Be sure to include “Festival Submission” in the subject line with electronic entries.

Info: Visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

Kahilu exhibits seeks submissions for juried exhibition

Kahilu Exhibits is seeking statewide submissions for its annual Kahilu Juried Exhibition, “INTERSECTIONS: Considering Imbalance.”

Artists residing in the state of Hawaii are asked to enter work that responds to the title of the exhibit. All media will be considered and cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. Deadline to submit entries for the exhibition is April 22 and applications are being accepted through www.cafe.org.

“The theme of the juried show was developed by the Kahilu exhibition committee comprised of staff, Board members and professional artists,” said Kahilu Exhibits Coordinator Sally Lundburg. “In a world that seems increasingly polarized, we often find ourselves at metaphorical intersections where a range of forces — cultural, political,economic, emotional — converge. Achieving individual or collective balance when these forces meet and mix may first require disturbances or expressions of resistance. Artists often take a significant role in public discourse when their work is driven by these intersections. In this exhibition, we invite artists to examine the idea of an intersection as not simply where two or more lines meet — a site that you approach, choose a direction, and then continue on — but as a starting place to consider the imbalance of the status quo.”

The exhibition juror will be Andi Campognone, who has over 25 years of arts experience as a curator, administrator and maker. Campognone is the current museum manager/curator for the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, Calf. She is also an active member of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture where she leads an annual artist professional development workshop at Donkey Mill Art Center. She volunteers as a regular speaker and mentor to art students at both the undergraduate and graduate level and is on the advisory boards of Start Up Art Fair, Los Angeles Arts Association and the State of Hawaii’s Public Art Program Panel.

The exhibition will run from May 10 to June 30There will be an opening reception and artists’ walk-through 5-7 p.m. May 10.

The Kahilu Theatre Galleries exhibitions are free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, and during all performances at Kahilu Theatre.

Info: Visit www.kahilutheatre.org/exhibits or call 885-6868.

Classes &Workshops

Painting workshop set March 3 at SKEA

Rod Cameron will lead a painting workshop on March 3 at the Society for Kona’s Education and Art in Honaunau.

The one-day class is for painters of all skill levels. It will focus on getting a good start on a painting and simplifying the process; composition and creating a strong focal point; using atmospheric and linear perspective; working with a limited value range; learning to mix clean colors with a simplified palette; balancing cool and warm color families; creating harmony in color and in unifying, interesting shapes; finding the right questions to ask in critiquing your own work; and developing each individual’s ability.

The class runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $135 for SKEA members and $150 for nonmembers. Students will provide their own supplies and set-up, and may use water-based colors or oil paints.

Space is limited, register is recommended.

Info: Visit www.skea.org or call 328-9392.

4-day watercolor workshop planned

Kona Arts Center will offer a watercolor workshop taught by Annabel Spielman during March.

This workshop, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 5-9, will focus on paintings that block out areas with contact paper.

This year, the class will be at Kona Arts Center’s location in Keauhou Shopping Center, next to Jams World. Class size is limited. Reservations should be made to Norma Julia at 329-8605. Cost for the four-day workshop is $200.

Spielman is an experienced painter with degrees from University of Texas in Austin. She has lived in Hawaii for over 40 years and during that time has been an active member of the are communities on the Big Island, Kauai and Maui exhibiting in groups and one woman shows. Buyers from Hawaii, as well as the mainland and Europe have added her paintings to their collection. She paints in acrylic, and oils as well as watercolor and likes introducing students to the joys of painting.


With a wealth of subject matter on the Hawaiian Islands, she has taught both beginners and more advanced students some of her special techniques.

Info: Contact Marilyn Koschella at 326-7176