January Memories

As the February newsletter for Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens was undergoing proofreading, the thought struck that there were way more photos than we could fit on one page from the 4th annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll.

Here are memories of January 11, 2020, plus those that wouldn’t fit.

“Favorite Spot” watercolor by Ron Louie received People’s Choice award in 2019. Mahalo to Aaron Miyasato and 4digital Printing for graphic art and printing

Thank you to all who participated in the 4th annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll. The anticipated storm held off and all indoor events proceeded. What great talent we have in this community!

Morning blessing under overcast skies by Pua Brown, photos by Joe Kamelamela

Plein air painters in Lili`uokalani Gardens dodged occasional showers. The only activity that had to be cancelled was Puna Taiko as we could not locate enough shelter to guarantee the safety of their drums.

Kris Hawkins, grand prize winner with the cover image, received a Paradise Helicopters tour from K.T. Cannon-Eger and judge Charles Wood

Enjoying pupu at Hilo Bay Café

 

Brandon Tengan demonstrated gyotaku at Suisan.where the poke bombs were enjoyed by all.

Mokuhanga block printing was demonstrated by Bob Douglas

Fresh fruit paletas were enjoyed at Pandamonia’s Paleta Palace in Ali`i Ice Company

Ronni Barbula demonstrated fused glass in the Wai`oli Lounge at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Raleigh Timmons of Lahaina scored at the silent auction in the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

The museum quality origami piece was created by Mitchell Noll, a great grand nephew of Laura V. Kennedy, an original benefactor of Lili`uokalani Gardens.

Dinnie Kysar won a drawing to have her portrait painted by Sakiko Shinkai in the Palm Room where the judged art works were displayed.

Ron Louie’s watercolor “Under the Banyan” took first place from judge Harry Wishard, People’s Choice award, and it sold during the show

“Reflections” by Craig Allen Lawver

“Garden of Love” by Stephen Davies

Kalapana Awa Band rocked the lobby lounge at the Grand Naniloa Resort

emcees Holly K and Ku`ehu Mauga kept things moving in the lobby lounge at the Grand Naniloa Resort

And when everything was over, the lei were delivered to Homelani Cemetery and placed on the graves of Charles C. Kennedy and his second wife Laura.

If you are interested in more news and calendar items, here is a link to the February newsletter:

Newsletter February 2020

For those of you who missed it, here is a link to the January newsletter:

Newsletter January 2020

 

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2 thoughts on “January Memories

  1. Szyjka, Karen

    Greetings,
    Many thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. It’s clear that the human connection and fellowship fostered at Friends of Lili’ uokalani is the foundation for generations to come.

    Karen E. Szyjka
    Operations Support Manager
    Department of Natural Resources- Chicago Park District

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