SKEA holds annual Membership Day

  • Visitors peruse an art show at SKEA, the Society for Konas Education and Art. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The Society for Kona’s Education and Art will hold its Annual Membership Day from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The afternoon begins with music and dance by SKEA’s hula halau, with kumu Mahina Saunders and accompanied by the band Aloha Moon. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

The Society for Kona’s Education & Art, SKEA, welcomes everyone to their site in Honaunau for the organization’s Annual Membership Day from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The afternoon begins with music and dance by SKEA’s hula halau, with kumu Mahina Saunders and accompanied by the band Aloha Moon. A gallery show and sale by the South Kona Artist Collective (SOKO) will grace the large indoor space. This is a fun and free event with light pupus, beverages, and a casual and friendly vibe.

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Enjoy the rural beauty of a vibrant community at SKEA’s Annual Membership Day; sign up for a membership on Sunday and receive a free gift. Art and culture are necessary components of a good education, essential for health and quality of life, and in this case, easy and fun to support.

SKEA was established in 1981 by a group of young families with a core mission of providing education in the arts to their own and others’ children. Today, the organization fulfills that mission through two main children’s programs: Art of Learning, which serves four area schools and over 1,200 students each year by bringing teaching artists into the classroom for hands-on projects in pottery, visual arts, dance, drama, and sculpture, and Art Camp, combining art, games, music, and socializing for fun and enriching school breaks in the fall, spring, and summer.

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There are lots of workshops and weekly classes for adults, including gyotaku (fish printing), or a barre class, or many other offerings.

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

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