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The fourth annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 11.
(Thursday 1/9) UPDATE: rain or shine, the indoor events will be held. Stormy weather may impact the plein air artist demonstration in Lili`uokalani Gardens, but all other events will continue.
Harry Wishard of the Wishard Gallery in North Kohala, was the judge for the fourth annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll competition on the theme of “Joy in the Gardens.”
Taking first place is “Under the Banyan Tree” a watercolor by Ron Louie. “Favorite Spot” Louie’s work in 2019 took People’s Choice and is featured on the 2020 brochure and flyer.
“Under the Banyan Tree” showed a mastery of the quick, unforgiving execution of watercolors,” said Wishard.
Second place goes to “Reflections” by Craig Allen Lawver and third to “Garden of Love” by Stephen Davies.
Works selected for the judged exhibit will be on display in the Palm Room on the lobby level of the Grand Naniloa Resort Saturday, January 11. Voting for People’s Choice will take place there from noon until 6:00 p.m.
Harry Wishard was born and raised on the island of Hawai`i. His uncle Lloyd Sexton led him into the life of an artist at an early age. He has painted daily for more than 50 years.
Wishard spoke of several factors in making his decision from the entries. “First was their adherence to the theme. Then there was their skill level in their chosen medium.”
The Banyan Drive Art Stroll is organized by Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens and The Banyan Gallery. Held on the second Saturday in January, the noon to 6 p.m. event features plein air demonstrations in the gardens from noon to 3 p.m., a judged photographers exhibit at Hilo Bay Café through 4:30 p.m., gyotaku presentation at Suisan Fish Market at 3 p.m., block printing demonstration with Bob Douglas at Pandamonia’s Paleta Palace in Ali`i Ice, live entertainment, a silent auction, and additional indoor art demonstrations.
Grand prize presentation for the photographer’s exhibit will be at 1:30 p.m. The grand prize is a doors-off helicopter ride with Mick Kalber and Bruce Omori aboard Paradise Helicopters. Voting for People’s Choice Award in the photographer’s section will continue until 4:30 p.m.
Featured plein air artists in Lili`uokalani Gardens include Marilyn Montgomery, Crystal Nylin, William Wingert, Kevin Spitze, Amy Markham, Bonnie Sol, Abbie Rabb, Christine Ahia, and others.
Sakiko Shinkai, who studied at the Studio Incamminati Fine Art in Philadelphia and Kyoto Tachibana Women’s University, will demonstrate portrait painting in the Palm Room at the Grand Naniloa from 3 to 5 p.m. Patti Pease Johnson will demonstrate pastels in the same space from 1 to 3 p.m.
Featured artists in the Palm Room at the Grand Naniloa Resort include: Ron Louie, Craig Allen Lawver, Stephen Davies, Faith Cloud, Kornelius Schorle, Rodney Rauch, Raleigh Timmins, Patti Pease Johnson, K.T. Cannon-Eger, Bonnie Sol, Vivian Ursula Bratton, Suzanne Hutchins, and Melanie Pruitt.
Award presentation for judged works will take place in The Palm Room at 4 p.m. People’s Choice ballots may be cast until 6 p.m.
“Painting with Light” a fused glass demonstration by Ronni Barbula will take place in the Wai`oli Lounge on the lobby level of the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel from noon to 5 p.m. A Silent Auction will be held in the same space.
Live entertainment includes outdoor performances by Puna Taiko, opening the event at noon. Hawaiian music is featured at the Grand Naniloa Resort lobby lounge starting with Randy Lorenzo and Friends at noon followed by the Kalapana Awa Band at 2 p.m. Closing the event with the 4 to 6 p.m. time slot will be Christy Lassiter. Emcees are Ku`ehu Mauga and Holly K with sound by Pepe Romero. (UPDATED 1/9)
Appetizers will be served at different times at each location to patrons of the event wearing the Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens logo pin. Pins are available for $5 at Banyan Gallery, Hilo Bay Café, the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, and the Grand Naniloa Resort. Door prize registration is at Banyan Gallery where a wall of the gallery will feature art from Lili`uokalani Gardens.
A brochure listing all events and times with a map to all sites will be available throughout the peninsula.
For up to date information on the schedule, please see the 4th annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll event on the Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens Facebook page.
Saturday, January 12, dawned with light rain and thick clouds, but by the time organizers arrived at Lili`uokalani Gardens to set up for the third annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll, the skies were clear and remained that way all day.
An estimated 1,200 people wandered through Lili`uokalani Gardens to watch plein air painters at work or take a tour from one of four photographers whose images were included in the 2019 calendar.Kicking off the Art Stroll at noon was Puna Taiko performing outside Banyan Gallery where door prizes were awarded all day. Puna Taiko also performed outside Hilo Bay Cafe where the photography calendar exhibit was held.
Kenji Kuroshima is a man of many talents among which is professional photographer at the Merrie Monarch Festival. Kenji gave a short talk on site selection and camera gear during the Banyan Drive Art Stroll. His image was selected as the featured calendar page for January 2020. Visible in the background are two sets of plein air painters.
[photo by K.T. Cannon-Eger]
Jay Takaaze was awarded Grand Prize from Paradise Helicopters for his image “Morning Moon” which was selected for the cover image as well as for the month of December. This image also was selected in People’s Choice balloting for an award from Cunningham Gallery. A few calendars remain for sale at the Banyan Gallery near Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.
The route included historic photos at Pandamonia’s Paleta Palace and a family treasure of a painting of the iconic arched stone bridge.
Suisan Fish Market hosted Brandon Tengan of Oahu with a demonstration of fish printing.
Silent Auction items, a pastel demonstration by Patti Pease Johnson, and music by harpist Cymber Quinn were featured in the Wai`oli Lounge of the Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Nearby, door prizes were given away on the hour at Banyan Gallery.
At the east end of the Banyan Drive Art Stroll, a judged art exhibit was on display at the Palm Room of the Grand Naniloa Resort. Ken Charon demonstrated drawing during the afternoon.
Desiree Moana Cruz was mistress of ceremonies for live entertainment in the lobby lounge of the Grand Naniloa Resort.
Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to fostering Hilo’s treasured cultural landscape. The Banyan Drive Art Stroll is one of several e vents designed to celebrate the gardens centennial.
For more information and to stay up to date on planned volunteer days and special events, please visit the Facebook page of Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens.
UPDATE: Saturday morning, January 14, the skies are grey at 7:30 a.m. Here’s hoping for a little sun by noon. It’s Hilo and we are waterproof! Everything is set for a wonderful day of art. Be sure to stick around for the pupu (hors d’oeuvres) and live entertainment in the later part of the afternoon.
The first centennial event of 2017 to celebrate Lili`uokalani Gardens is the Banyan Drive Art Stroll set for Saturday, January 14, from noon until 6 p.m.
Art exhibits will be open the full time at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in the Palm Room on the lobby level, at Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel in the Wai`oli Lounge on the lobby level, and at Banyan Gallery.
Free maps and a schedule to all events will be available at each Banyan Drive location.
Painters will gather inside Lili`uokalani Gardens from noon to 3 p.m. demonstrating painting “en plein air” — painting outdoors.
Special demonstrations will take place in the newest pavilion near the red bridge. Demonstration schedule is:
12 noon Valentina Montoya
12:45 p.m. William Wingert
1:30 p.m. Peter Heineman
2:15 p.m. F Scott Cahill
From noon to 1 p.m. Christy Lassiter Trio will perform at the Grand Naniloa Hotel. Lassiter’s CD Leale`a (Joy) will be available for sale.
At 2 p.m. Puna Taiko, will play in the old sumo ring area near the tea house in Lili`uokalani Gardens.
Also at 2 p.m., Paradise Helicopters will present the grand prize in the photographers competition at Banyan Gallery. Copies of the photo calendar will be available at Banyan Gallery. A fund raising project, calendars sell for $20. Ask about shipping if you wish calendars mailed to you.
From 3 to 4 p.m., Brandon Tengan will demonstrate gyotaku at Suisan Fish Market on the Lihiwai Street side of Lili`uokalani Gardens.
3-4 p.m. Puna Taiko will play outside Banyan Gallery, pupu will be served.
4:00 p.m. Ken Charon drawing demo at Grand Naniloa.
4-5 p.m. Desmon Haumea and Bambu will play at Hilo Hawaiian, pupu will be served. Copies of the CD “Des and BAMBU – Maui Style will be available for purchase.”
5-6 p.m. Desmon Haumea and Bambu will play at Grand Naniloa, pupu will be served. Copies of the CD “Des and BAMBU – Maui Style will be available for purchase.”
Voting for People’s Choice awards continues all day at the Grand Naniloa until 6 p.m. Winners will be announced the following day.
For further information, see the Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens page on Facebook or contact K.T. Cannon-Eger by email firstname.lastname@example.org or cell phone (808) 895-8130.
Brandon Tengan has a love affair with the ocean as a surfer, fisherman, and fish print artist.
He will demonstrate gyotaku, the art of fish printing, at Suisan Fish Market on Lihiwai Street, Saturday January 14, from 3 to 4 p.m. as part of the Banyan Drive Art Stroll.
As stated on his web site, Prior 2 Pupu Productions, “The Japanese Art of Gyotaku…most simply translated as “gyo”—fish, and “taku”—rubbing or impression; a technique developed to accurately record a fisherman’s prized catch, prior to eating it. Fish are caught, painted with a non-toxic ink, and imprinted on shoji (rice) paper. When peeled back, the paper is left with an impression yielding the exact size, shape and ultimately – the fisherman’s story. The prints are then painted, remembered and shared. Most importantly, the fish is then washed clean and prepared as a meal.”
Tengan was raised in Kaneohe, Hawaii. He said his, “love and passion for the ocean first began with surfing. However, when the surf got flat, he slowly took up diving and fishing and once he started…he got hooked. Brandon considers himself blessed and fortunate to have been taught by many skilled fisherman and dive partners, continuing to learn each time he heads out. Initially taught gyotaku by a family friend, what started as a small backyard hobby is now a fun business endeavor.”
Locally Tengan’s work is carried by Banyan Gallery, located near the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Banyan Gallery will feature an exhibit of photographers’ images selected for a calendar of Lili`uokalani Gardens during the Banyan Drive Art Stroll.
The event is free and open to the public, children welcome.
To learn more about Tengan, go to his web site: prior2pupuproductions.mycafecommerce.com
This is the first of a series of events to celebrate the centennial of Lili`uokalani Gardens, which is bounded by Lihiwai Street and Banyan Drive on the Waiakea peninsula in Hilo.
Watch for news of the complete schedule of exhibits, demonstrations, and entertainment at the Banyan Drive Art Stroll.