Art Entry Deadline and December Newsletter

The third annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll is right around the corner on Saturday, January 12. Entry deadline for an art exhibition during the Banyan Drive Art Stroll is Friday, December 14.

Here is a link to the Call to Artists for those who may have missed it last month.

Call To Artists 2019

The third annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll takes place at several locations on Waiakea peninsula in Hilo (image courtesy Stephen Davies, winner of the People’s Choice Award in 2018)

The following link will take readers to the December newsletter of Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens with news, calendar items, history, and photos.

Newsletter December 2018

 

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#GivingTuesday can benefit Lili`uokalani Gardens

a world-wide effort to assist non-profits

Here is a link to our appeal.

GivingTuesday2019

And here’s a link to Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ktcannoneger

Thank you, Mahalo Nui Loa, Arigato Gozaimasu

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Help Clean the Pond and Search for Buried Treasure

Help Clean Waihonu at Lili`uokalani Gardens

& search for buried treasure

While visiting the port of Hilo, sailors from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Walnut helped remove 150 gallons of mud from Waihonu before lunch. They also spread five tons of gravel and accomplished other maintenance tasks.

Saturday, November 17, from 8 a.m. until noon.
Tools and protective gear provided.
Refreshments and lunch for all volunteers.
[ Land-based chores too for those who don’t want
to go in the pond. ūüėČ ]

Contact Alton Okinaka to volunteer (808) 383-4917, alton@hawaii.edu

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November newsletter features maintenance, calendar

Several school groups are helping with maintenance projects in Lili`uokalani Gardens during the month of November.

“Clean the Pond and search for Buried Treasure has been the theme of pond cleaning efforts for two years,” said Friends president K.T. Cannon-Eger. More than 4,000 gallons of mud have been removed from the pond as well as old fishing poles, rubber slippers and the occasional treasure of a carved stone.”

Saturday, November 17, from 8 to noon is this month’s volunteer day. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring your own gloves. Tools and some protective footwear are available for those going in the pond. There are land based tasks for those not wishing to get wet and muddy.

Refreshments will be provided.

While visiting the port of Hilo, sailors from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Walnut helped remove 150 gallons of mud from Waihonu before lunch. They also spread five tons of gravel and accomplished other maintenance tasks.

Other groups involved in November include: the Board of Student Publications at UH-Hilo, Halau LeiManu, and Kamehameha Schools sixth graders.

UH-Hilo Board of Student Publicationscleaned around significant stones, planted a replacement bush, pruned azalea bushes, pulled weeds, and scattered fertilizer

Halau LeiManu dedicates two hours on the first Sunday of every month to maintaining two areas: a green ti patch at the north corner and the lauae fern patch under loulu palms along Banyan Drive

A stone bench overlooking the pond and stone bridge has been covered with lichen for years

Kamehameha Schools sixth graders made Lili`uokalani Gardens a class project. Here they clean off a lichen covered bench under the direction of Master Gardener Daghild Rich

bench after all the cleaning efforts uncovered remarkable stone work both in the bench and at the base

For more information, please see the November newsletter. Here is a link:

Newsletter November 2018

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Call to Artists issued for 3rd annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll

A Call to Artists has been issued to artists for entry of works related to Lili`uokalani Gardens, “the crown jewel of the Crescent City.”

Call To Artists 2019

Printed copies are available at Banyan Gallery on Banyan Drive near the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and at Cunningham Gallery in Hilo.

Deadline for entry is 5 p.m. Friday, December 14.

For further details, contact Jelena Clay at Banyan Gallery.

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October newsletter features floral event

The October newsletter of Friends of Lili`uokalnai Gardens featured a story on the second annual floral design workshops and competition with visiting Canadian designer Hitomi Gilliam.

Here are a couple of photos from last year’s event as well as a link to the newsletter PDF.

Come to Lili`uokalani Gardens Sunday, October 28, to view the designs and vote for the People’s Choice Award. The designs will remain in place Monday, October 29, until 4 p.m.

Newsletter October 2018

under construction 2017 with Carol and Julie

completed design on an island near the square roof pavilion and the Isemoto bridge

Celebration 2018 is sponsored by the Hawaii Floriculture & Nursery Association and Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens with support from the County of Hawaii Department of Research & Development and the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture

 

 

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Long Island City studio and garden of Isamu Noguchi

One of several display areas indoors

an overview of the garden outside

Still catching up with gardens visited and not posted. Here is a day trip to the studio and garden of Isamu Noguchi in Long Island City, New York.

works of art, stones, plants all were arranged by Noguchi before his death

To find out more about Isamu Noguchi and his studio, please visit the web site: https://www.noguchi.org/

 

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Kinsaku Nakane garden in Boston

the entrance gate to Tenshin-en was renewed after our visit thanks to the efforts of carpenter Chris Hall

the entrance gate to Tenshin-en was renewed after our visit thanks to the efforts of carpenter Chris Hall whose work may be seen on his blog http://thecarpentryway.blogspot.com/

Continuing to post gardens visited, but not yet posted, this entry is to a memorable garden with¬† connection to Hilo’s Lili`uokalani Gardens.

Designed and installed in the late-1980s by Kinsake Nakane, this garden features the assistance of one of his students, now a well-known landscaper and author, Julie Moir Messervy.

There are viewing benches off to one side of the garden outside. The garden also may be viewed from one of the galleries inside the Museum of Fine Arts.

overview from inside the garden (photo by Bill F. Eger)

detail of the stones from the path

the curving path from the main gate

detail of path transition

Maple at Tenshin-En adjacent to the Boston Fine Arts Museum

The connection to Lili`uokalani Gardens in Hilo? Kinsaku Nakane designed the stone lantern placement in the late 1960s. Lanterns were delivered by Japanese training ships in 1967 and the lanterns were placed in 1968 to commemorate the centennial of Gannenmono, the first official group of Japanese who came to Hawaii to work in the sugar industry..

For more about the Museum of Fine Arts, please see https://www.mfa.org/

For more about the garden, please see https://www.mfa.org/collections/featured-galleries/japanese-garden-tenshin-en

For more about Kinsaku Nakane, please read https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01445170.1995.10412526

For more about Julie Moir Messervy, please see her design studio Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JulieMoirMesservyDesignStudio/

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Philadelphia Japanese garden offers learning opportunities

One way to learn about the elements of Japanese gardens is to attend regional events or biennial conferences sponsored by the North American Japanese Garden Association.

Such events combine workshops with local experts and tours of nearby gardens for a full experience.

I’m still catching up on many gardens visited and not yet posted.¬†Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was host to this regional event in 2013 concentrating on water features.

Francis Weng discussed the chemistry of ponds
(photo by Bill F. Eger)

Jim Lampl discusses waterfall construction during the NAJGA regional conference on ponds at Shofuso in Philadelphia (photo by Bill F. Eger)

Kimberly Andrews, past president of NAJGA and director of Shofuso, welcomes the regional conference attendees to Philadelphia (photo by Bill F. Eger)

Dr. Seiko Goto discusses repairs to the pond at Byodo-In that restored the suhama, a smooth stone beach extending into the pond. (photo by Bill F. Eger)

a class photo from the NAJGA regional conference in Philadelphia 2013

entry to Shofuso with a new (in 2013) hornbean hedge to direct traffic (photo by Bill F. Eger)

detail on a gift rock from China (photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

Shofuso, the side facing the pond (photo by Bill F. Eger)

the pond, repaired after flood waters about six years ago (photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

a boat dock stone is used as a place to stand and feed the fish (photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

koi in the pond at Shofuso (photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

a serene guardian tucked into a bamboo hedge at Shofuso (photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger)

To learn more about Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, please refer to
http://japanphilly.org/shofuso/

To learn more about the North American Japanese Garden Association, membership, journal, conferences and events, please refer to https://najga.org/

 

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Photography Contest open

Path of Reflections (c) Jared Goodwin, 2018 grand prize winner in the calendar contest plus People’s Choice winner in the photographers’ exhibit

The third annual photographers contest now is open. Deadline for entry is Thursday, September 20, 2018.

calendar winner

photo by Alvis Upitis 2017
Photographers Bruce Omori and Ken Goodrich join Cal Dorn of Paradise Helicopters to present the grand prize in the 2017 calendar contest to Kenneth W. Jackson

a promotional post card for the second annual photographers exhibit features the work of Al Yano, Jared Goodwin, K.T. Cannon-Eger and Rita French

Special exhibits of the winning images are held each year during the Banyan Drive Art Stroll, held the second Saturday of January.

photo contest

90 images were entered in the first Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens photo calendar competition — winners will be on display at Banyan Gallery Saturday, Jan. 14

Details for entry:

Call to Photographers

Inviting Photographers to enter their images in the 3rd Annual Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens Photo Calendar 2019 Contest that celebrates the centennial of Lili`uokalani Gardens in Hilo Hawai`i.

Theme: Celebrating the Crown Jewel of the Crescent City

Lili`uokalani Gardens is composed of four parks: the original Japanese-style landscape nicknamed Nihon Koen bounded by Banyan Drive and Lihiwai Street, Moku Ola (Coconut Island), Rakuen, and Isles. When the garden around Waihonu was built a hundred years ago, Hilo was known as The Crescent City.

Selected Photographs of the Gardens will be featured in the 3rd Annual Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens Photo Calendar.

Proceeds from calendar sales will help fund the work of Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens to improve and beautify the park. There is no entry fee for this contest.

The photographer whose image is chosen for the calendar cover will receive a free flight on Paradise Helicopters with Bruce Omori and Mick Kalber, award winning volcano photographers.

New work is encouraged. Images accepted in previous years are not eligible.

A photo credit will appear with each selected calendar image. Photographers featured in the Calendar will receive 2 free calendars for full page or 1 free calendar for side image.

Simple digital entry process:

Send your entry form along your jpeg image file(s) to contest chairman Vijay Karai // Vijaykarai1953@gmail.com

Images should be JPEG sized to 2000 pixels on the longest side. Name the image file with the name of your entry and your initials. Example: Title_of_your_work _HL.jpg

Photographers whose images are selected for inclusion in the calendar will be asked to provide a full resolution file for printing and a signed release that grants the Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens one time use of the image in the 2019 calendar and any current or future use for promotion of calendar.

Photographers retain all rights to their images.

Questions about the contest can be emailed to contest chairman Vijay Karai // Vijaykarai1953@gmail.com

The entries will be selected by professional photographer, Mary Goodrich.
Mary Goodrich of Volcano is a self-taught photographer.  Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally and purchased by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Her photographic experience ranges from multiple projection slideshows, B&W darkroom printing and hand painted silver prints, Polaroid transfer, and Photoshop. She currently is exploring iPhoneography.

Entry Form

Send this form & your JPG files to Vijay Karai Vijaykarai1953@gmail.com

Name

Address

Phone

Email

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Title of Entry #1

File Name of Entry #1

 

Title of Entry #2

File Name of Entry #2

 

Title of Entry #3

File Name of Entry #3

 

Title of Entry #4

File Name of Entry #4

 

Title of Entry #5

File Name of Entry #5

 

Title of Entry #6

File Name of Entry #6

 

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday September 20, 2018

Notification of Acceptance:  Thursday October 4, 2018

Submission of hi-resolution images by Monday October 8, 2018

Calendar printed by Monday November 22, 2018

Third Annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll with photographers’ exhibition

Saturday January 12, 2019 noon to 6 p.m.

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