A&E Wrap-Up: October 2, 2020

  • Matson recently launched an online store featuring its popular vintage travel art. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The music duo “Bad Papa” featuring Bob Bojorquez, left, and Jammin Joe Buck, right, released Sept. 25 its newest single “On The Ropes.”. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The Blue Sea Artisans Gallery featured artist for the month of October is fine artist, illustrator and writer Mark Martel whose work “The Great Night Wave” is shown. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The Blue Sea Artisans Gallery featured artist for the month of October is fine artist, illustrator and writer Mark Martel. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • “Reticulated Butterflyfish in a reticulated field” by Kathleen Carr. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • “Turtle - Punaluu Black Sand Beach” by Kathleen Carr. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Kathleen Carr named as KVA’s featured artists for October

The Kailua Village Artists featured artist for the month of October is fine art photographer Kathleen Carr.

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Carr’s current passions are digital infrared, landscapes, nature, photographing and filming dolphins, whales and other life underwater, and the digital darkroom. Among her featured photographs this month is a black and white infrared photograph that she hand-colored “Turtle, Punalu’u Black Sand Beach,” an enhanced color photograph “Reticulated Butterflyfish in a Reticulated Field,” and a color photograph “Rainbow, Place of Refuge.”

Carr received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in photography in 1970 and then studied extensively with Minor White and worked for Aperture, a renowned photography quarterly. Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally, purchased for private collections, and has appeared in numerous books and periodicals. She is president and a founding member of SOKO (South Kona Artists Collective) and a member of the art group, West Hawaii Artists Tribe (WHAT).

Carr will be working at the gallery on Tuesday, as well as Oct. 29. The gallery is located in the Kona Marketplace, 72-5729 Alii Drive, Suite C-110 in Kailua-Kona. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information, call 329-6653 or visit www.kailuavillageartists.com.

BSA announces featured artist for October

The Blue Sea Artisans Gallery featured artist for the month of October is fine artist, illustrator and writer Mark Martel.

Martel has called Captain Cook home since 2013. He and his wife, Kate, moved from Ohio after falling in love with the Big Island. He revels in diverse materials, styles and subjects. Working in watercolor, acrylic, oil gouache, pastel and all sorts of drawing media, he ranges between landscape, wildlife, figures and historical scenes. His work is available as cards, prints, giclées and framed originals.

Meet Martel and talk story at the gallery every Thursday in October. The gallery, located in the Keauhou Shopping Center, is open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information, call 329-8000.

Matson offers reproductions of vintage travel art

Matson, which inspired generations of travelers who sailed between the U.S. West Coast, Hawaii, and the South Pacific on Matson Lines cruise ships more than 50 years ago, recently launched an online store featuring its popular vintage travel art.

Drawing from Matson’s extensive archive, www.MatsonVintageArt.com offers more than 100 authentic images from Matson’s hotel and cruise ship era, the early 1920s to the 1970s, carefully restored by the company’s archivist.

The selection features works from Edward Steichen, John Kelly, Eugene Savage, and more. Included in the curated collection are advertisements, photographs, illustrations, promotional travel art, and menu cover artwork that captures the glamour and allure of the golden age of Pacific travel.

Reproductions are available for purchase in multiple sizes and printed on premium paper or stretched ready-to-hang museum grade canvas. Gift cards are also available.

Matson Lines cruise ships, including Lurline, Matsonia, Monterey, and Mariposa, transported passengers in style from the U.S. mainland to Hawaii and other exotic Pacific ports of call. In Hawaii, luxury accommodations were provided both afloat and ashore at Matson’s hotels, The Royal Hawaiian, Moana Surfrider, and Princess Kaiulani.

For more information, visit www.matsonvintageart.com.

Bad Papa releases new single

The music duo “Bad Papa” released Sept. 25 its newest single “On The Ropes.”

“On The Ropes” is a moving and heart felt original rock song from the Bad Papa music duo of Waikoloa. Bob Bojorquez and Jammin Joe Buck wrote and dedicate this song to Bob’s father. He was a very tough and talented professional boxer named Jesse Bojorquez who lost his final bout with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Buck is a talented, blind music recording artist, songwriter and performer who plays many instruments, and music styles as well. Bojorquez has been playing and writing music for over 50 years. He grew up in Southern California and in the late 60s was close enough to the Hollywood music scene to be influenced by many of the great artists and performers of that era.

For more information, visit www.badpapamusic.com.

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards lineup announced

Roll out the red carpet from the comfort of your own home and celebrate Hawaii’s biggest night in music with 37 different awards categories and performances from some of Hawaii’s favorite entertainers.

Hosted by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, the 43rd annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards will premiere at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 on KHNL and streamed online at Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts. All performances will be pre-recorded at the historic Hawaii Theatre, Kahilu Theatre and Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

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The entertainers performing at the 43rd annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards include: Amy Hanaiali‘i, Ana Vee, Ekolu, Hawane Rios, Izik, Josh Tatofi, Kahalawai, Ka‘imi Hanano‘eau, Kaulike Pescaia, Kolohe Kai, Kupaoa, Kupu Dalire-Na‘auao, Leomana, Maoli, Mark Yamanaka, Natalie Ai Kamauu, Sean Na‘auao and Storm.

For more information, visit www.harahawaii.com.

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