A&E Wrap-Up: September 18, 2020

Open call to Hawaii Island artists

The Waimea Arts Council is seeking entries for its upcoming annual juried Founder’s Show set to open Oct. 2 and remain on display thorugh Nov. 29.


This year’s invited judges are Kathleen and Bill Jaeger. Both are award-winning professional artists and members of the Kailua Village Artists Gallery.

Kathleen Jaeger is an arts educator, and retired art therapist. She works mostly with acrylic paint, stained glass mosaic, pen and ink. She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Phillips University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Kansas. She spent her mainland career working within the public schools teaching art. Upon her retirement, she and her husband, Bill, moved to the Big Island.

Bill Jaeger learned the art of stained glass many years ago, while also working full time and earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Wichita State University and an master’s in business administration from the University of Kansas. Since moving to the Big Island in 2004, he has immersed himself in the art and developed a style and skill evident in every piece he makes.

All art and fine craft will be accepted. Cash awards amounts depend on the number of entries. The nonrefundable entry fee is $20 per entry.

Due to space limitations at the Firehouse Gallery, the maximum size for any entry is 36 inches by 36 inches. Artwork must be submitted at the Firehouse Gallery in Waimea between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sept. 25 and 26.

For more information, visit www.waimeaartscouncil.org/category/call-for-art or contact waimeaartscouncil@gmail.com

Entries sought for trash art show

Ira Ono, founder of “The Trash Show: Hawaii Artists Recycle,” will be returning to jury the 32nd annual arts event.

In addition to the show’s display of work by over a 100 Big Island artists, Ono will be having a retrospective of his early wearable art, “The TrashFace Collection,” featuring work created from discarded, recycled materials, throughout the show.

Artists who would like to enter may do so from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 26 at the East Hawaii Cultural Center in downtown Hilo.

This show is slated to open Oct. 3 and will be free to the public.

For more information, visit www.ehcc.org.

Aloha Festivals programming to be televised

“Aloha Authentic” and “Modern Wahine Hawaii” to feature Aloha Festivals in September

Aloha Festivals has announced the dates for its Aloha Festival-themed programming that will air on KHON2 during the month of September. The festivals partnered with the television station to produce and air special programming celebrating the legacy of Aloha Festivals, including its cultural traditions and performances by local artists.

“Aloha Authentic” is a show that shares knowledge and experiences of Hawaii, Hawaiian culture and showcases local lifestyle. Kamaka Pili, host of Aloha Authentic will share stories from Shirley Brenner, past pa’u queen for Aloha Festivals; Monte McComber, cultural director of Royal Hawaiian Center; and Roy Sakuma, founder of Ukulele Festival Hawaii. It will air at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on KHON2, 9 p.m. Sept. 25 on CW, and 8 p.m. Sept. 27 on KHII.

“Modern Wahine Hawaii” focuses on women in and around the Pacific and their stories. Host Brook Lee shares stories from Iolani, Natalie and Macey Kamauu, members of the Aloha Festivals Royal Court; Antoinette Lee, chairwoman of the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade; and Pomaikai Lyman, musician and featured ukulele artist in Aloha Festivals: Na Mele Ukulele. It will air at 7:30 p.m. and 11:05 p.m. Thursday on KHII and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 2 on KHON2.

This special programming culminates with the half-hour special “Aloha Festivals: Na Mele Ukulele” celebrating the legacy of Aloha Festivals and the ukulele. Together with its presenting sponsors, Lyman, Jake Shimabukuro and Kawika Trask will be featured in the special that will air at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 8 p.m. Sept. 27 on KHON2 and at 8 p.m. Oct. 4 on KHII.


Aloha Festivals’ annual, month-long celebration is typically held from late August through September with its three signature events: Royal Court Investiture and Opening Ceremony, annual Waikiki Hoolaulea, and the annual Floral Parade. All events have been cancelled in light of ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, visit www.alohafestivals.com/na-mele-ukulele.

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