Art News

Chairman’s Report

2016


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.

Aloha 'Aina Volume II: More Big Island Memories

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 admin@ehcc.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).

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Trash Art Show Winners

Melany Karver's "Ganesha Altar", created from found objects, won the annual Recycle Hawaii Award. 1st place went to Joji Oshima's "Aloha Tower," metal construction; 2nd place to Stephen Yee's "Sow's Ear 3" table and chairs made from reclaimed shipping palates; 3rd place is "Ratzo" made of wire and rubber, by Kathleen Dunphy.

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