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Annual Photography Contest

Call to Photographers_2020

Joy in the Gardens is the theme for the fourth annual Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens photography contest. The link above will provide you with a printable entry form and further details.

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.

Selected Photographs of the Gardens will be featured in the 4th Annual Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens Photo Calendar.

Jelena Clay holds the 2018 calendar at Banyan Gallery

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. Number of entries is limited to six (6).

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

April 2019 calendar page featured photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger
The calendar contains dates of Hilo events for 13 months

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 2020 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, Charles Wood.

Charles Wood is a commercial photographer with more than 30 years in the field.

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. Wednesday September 25, 2018

Notification of Acceptance:  Thursday October 3, 2018

Submission of hi-resolution images by Monday October 7, 2018

Calendar printed by early November, 2019

Fourth Annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll with photographers’ exhibition

Saturday January 11, 2020 noon to 6 p.m.

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News from Portland OR: Fall Training and Haiku in the Classroom

“Haiku is not a shriek, a howl, a sigh, or a yawn; rather, it is the deep breath of life.”

― Santōka Taneda, Mountain Tasting: Haiku and Journals of Santoka Taneda

KEY DATES

September 12
Deadline for applications for October design intensive

September 16 – 27
Waza to Kokoro Intermediate Level Seminar

October 22 – 24
With an eye towards nature: A Japanese garden design intensive

Garden+ Lecture Series

2019 lectures complete; 2020 lectures to be announced this fall.

Image by Parkrose student in Haiku Alive program
Welcoming Waza to Kokoro Participants
This month we welcome landscape practitioners from across the country and Australia for the intermediate-level Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart training seminar in Japanese garden arts.  Watch this space next month for 2020’s seminar dates!Fall Design Intensive: Application Deadline Extended
Application has been extended through Sept. 12 for “With an Eye Towards Nature: A Japanese Garden Design Intensive.” Created for design
professionals and taught by Garden staff including Garden Curator Sadafumi Uchiyama, the short course takes place at Portland Japanese Garden and includes an overnight in the Columbia Gorge at the stunning Menucha Retreat Center. It’s eligible for continuing education units for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and other professional organizations as well.
Learn More & Apply
Bring Haiku Alive to Your Classroom or Home!

Haiku Alive — our school outreach program teaching the Japanese cultural value of living in harmony with nature through focusing on poetic tradition — has reached more than a thousand under-served elementary school students since its inception in 2011. We’re pleased to announce that the program will begin its ninth season with a new face — educator, poet and visual artist Anne Paris will succeeds the retiring Joan Kvitka, who created the program nearly a decade ago.

“Nature teaches us how to live. My study of haiku, as well as my own practice as a writer and a teacher, has taught me how valuable this compressed form, along with the observation of the natural world, can be in gaining understanding about our own inner state. I can see that students who participate in the Haiku Alive program have also discovered the power of this poetic form, as well as the power of observation in nature.”

Haiku Alive is a partnership with Parkrose School District and Park Academy. But starting this month, anyone can bring the Haiku Alive learning experience into their classroom or home! Haiku Alive’s curriculum outline, presentations, and worksheets are now available to download for free.

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>From the Archives

Take a deep breath and see the Garden anew through the curious eyes of Haiku Alive students with this article published in the Garden’s magazine last year.

ABOUT THE TRAINING CENTER
The International Japanese Garden Training Center teaches traditional skills and techniques for creating and fostering Japanese gardens — while acquainting learners with the garden’s cultural heart and soul. Workshops, seminars, and lectures take place at the Garden and offsite venues. Visiting and permanent faculty include Portland Japanese Garden staff and practitioners, designers, and academics from the U.S., Japan, and other countries. The Center, the only such program in the world outside of Japan, is a recipient of a 2018 Program of Excellence Award from the American Public Gardens Association.
QUESTIONS?
To learn more, contact the Training Center’s Director Kristin Faurest at kfaurest@japanesegarden.org
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Celebrate the Queen’s birthday Saturday September 7

The 20th annual He Hali`a Aloha No Lili`uokalani is Saturday, September 7

Newsletter September 2019

Here is the link to Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens newsletter for the month of September 2019.

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