BSA featuring Amelotte

The Blue Sea Artisans Gallery featured artist for the month of January is vintage jewelry artist Cathie Ann Amelotte.

The Nutcracker holiday tradition continues

Virginia Holte, founder and artistic director of the West Hawaii Dance Theatre (WHDT) has offered performances of the Nutcracker Ballet and has across the state for the past 29 years, many of which took place at the Kahilu Theatre.

Annual After Christmas Holiday Paint Nights returns

Kona Oceanfront Gallery is celebrating this holiday season by bringing back the Best of Hawaii’s Artists with its annual After Christmas Holiday Paint Nights booking three of well-known and talented artists in Hawaii Dec. 28 through Dec. 30.

Kimie Miner to make Kahilu debut

Kahilu Theatre presents Grammy Award-nominated and multi-Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning artist Kimie Miner, live in her Kahilu debut at 7 p.m. Jan. 8.

Big Island artist to show small paintings inspired by the ocean

Waimea artist J. Jay West has released a series of highly textured abstract oil paintings as part of a challenge undertaken this fall with 70 other artists worldwide. West’s online show, “Standing Still, mini-series,” will be exhibited in a virtual show that opened Dec. 15.

Kohala Plein Air Painters on display

The Firehouse Gallery and Kohala Plein Air Painters invite the public to a Plein Air Paint Out from 9 a.m. to noon today at the gallery in Waimea.

Local neo-psych-rockers make Kahilu debut

Keyboardist Kaimalu Harmon’s eerie otherworldly tones opened Mister Peanut’s 90-minute Kahilu Theatre show last Friday. “Set The Controls” is a very spacey jam, much like you’d hear on an early Pink Floyd or Jimi Hendrix album. Lead vocalist Mike Bennet provided random starship trooper commands until the mothership landed on planet Peanut Butter and the song ended.

Woodshow winners announced

The 29th annual Hawaii’s Woodshow in Honolulu ended last week with Big Island wood artists bringing home several top awards.