Here you can find the latest news from our members, exhibits, books, anything to brag about it is here!, we are always glad to fill this posting with many announcements and spread the love!!!
“FALL ART FESTIVAL”
For the month of November Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art has an exhibit where 2 of our very active members had been selected, please go to see the exhibit you will enjoy it!
We congratulate Lynn Nakim and Faith Cloud
our President Christian James for his first place, “people choice” on the County Fair 2014, Second Place, Linda Halsted
From our member Tom Whitney
I have worked for more than a decade on this book with my friend Kimo Pihana. All my values and every skill I have as a designer, photographer, writer and printer have come together (as I celebrate my 75th birthday) in this all color coffee-table book we have priced affordably, under $20. I commend it to your attention and your wallet and your friends. We think it will make a great gift anytime and around the holidays. It is a great memento of Hawaii. As Mary said, “It is a high quality gift, and for only $20 it is perfect.” You can order it on our website: www.CelebratingtheHawaiianCulture.com.
This is “A wonderful story and an absolutely terrific book,” says author Leslie Lang. This life story of Native Hawaiian “Uncle Kimo” Pihana traces his beginnings in a taro patch on O‘ahu through the Merchant Marine, almost getting killed in Viet Nam, working in a refinery and then an intense period of Hawaiian Kingdom activism on the Big Island.
He then became active in many cultural events at Pu‘ukoholä Heiau in Kawaihai, Waipio Valley, Pu‘uhonua o Höunaunau, the Makahiki Festival and hula group performances at Kilauea. He was the first ranger on Mauna Kea. For years his ‘ohana performed ceremonies welcoming the colorful annual powwows in Hilo.
Pihana celebrates dozens of groups and individuals who honor the Hawaiian culture. There are many chapters relating to Hawaiian chants, hookupu or offerings, Hawaiian altars, decorating Hawaiian garments, Hawaiian survival skills and how to deal with stress.
A wounded veteran with two Purple hearts, he is Senior Vice Commander, Hawaii Island Chapter 731 of Combat Wounded Veterans of the Viet Nam War. He is a member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I and on the board of the International Lunar Observatory Association.
I took most of the 220 color pictures and designed the book.
I will start bragging about our Members that were accepted on the last Hawaii Photo Expo 2014
The winner was Mary Goodrich!!!!!
HPC is proud to have her and all of this amazing photographers as members!