The East Hawaii Cultural Center has been at the beating heart of our community culture on the Big Island for four decades. Run largely by volunteers, under the leadership of whoever had time and passion, the Center has offered a venue for a host of cultural groups, artists, theater and music ensembles, and workshops. When the current Board Chairman asked me to take over running the venue a month ago, I was excited and daunted.
September marks the eighth year Hawaii Island museums are collaborating to open their doors to other museums’ members. “Celebrating Museums Month” is designed to cross-promote these important local institutions. During the month of September, each Big Isle museum will provide free admission to the members of other participating institutions when a current museum membership card is shown. Some institutions also will be offering discounts on store items or tours to these members.
Don Elwing "Kamilo Men in Black"
Peter Underwood "Globe - Trekker"
Ken Charon "Ghost Ohia"
A great Holiday Gift! Just published: “Aloha 'Aina Volume II: More Big Island Memories” Voices of 85 Big Island authors and artists about life on the Island in chapters titled: Community Builders, Courage, Encounters, Love, Plantation Life, Resilience, Special Places, and Youthful Spirit. Order through this website, calling 808-961-5711 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aloha 'Aina Big Island Memories, Volume I is also available. Both books sell for $36.40 (black & white, tax included) and $46.80 (color, tax included).
EHCC/Hawaii Museum of Art announces winners and participants for their annual Summer Art Juried Show on exhibit July 3 through 31. From a selection of paintings, photographs, sculptures, oils, charcoal, digital, wood, glass, acrylic and clay art pieces, the following were awarded prizes as follows: