Maui architect Jim Niess said artist Kirk Kurokawa painted the mural walls like their black and white original photographs, adding “a subtle touch to its powerful imagery, giving the mural a true sense of integrity and connection to the past.” (Photo by Melissa Tanji)

Herald Salutes – Historic Hawaii Foundation to Honor NVMC Mural Wall

The Historic Hawai‘i Foundation will present a Preservation Award to the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center and Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa for the mural wall he produced for the center. Kurokawa painted the larger-than-life mural wall using ordinary house paint. His work on the mural was featured in a story by contributing writer Melissa Tanji in....
The “Believe In Your Dreams and Spray Away Meth” workshop and mural were Trysen “TK” Kaneshige’s senior year project at Kaua‘i High School. (Photo by Trysen Kaneshige)

Art Life – “TKAY2”, A Gifted Kauai Boy with a Huge Heart

Trysen “TK” Kaneshige’s Many Art Forms Vibrate Positivity Across the 808 Jodie Chiemi Ching “WHEREAS, hard-working, determined, passionate, and talented are words that describe Trysen ‘TK’ Kaneshige, in his journey towards an auspicious career in the creative arts as a local Kaua‘i boy with a simple, but in no way small, dream …” reads the....
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Fishcake: “Still Life” Art Exhibit by Mary Mitsuda

WHO/WHAT: Renowned local painter, Mary Mitsuda, returns to fishcake with “Still Life” — a series of postcard sized paintings depicting familiar inanimate objects around her studio and the contemplative moments shared with each item....
Skyy Smith –– ‘Äina Haina Elementary School, second place, Hawai‘i, elementary school.

2020 Nengajo (1 of 3)

The artwork on the next three pages are the winning entries in the annual nengajö, or New Year’s card, design contest, sponsored by the Hawai‘i Association of Teachers of Japanese. It is a statewide competition for students learning Japanese language and is open to elementary, middle and high school students whose teachers are HATJ members.....
Jordyn Muraoka –– Roosevelt High School, first place, Hawai‘i, high school.

2020 Nengajo (2 of 3)

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Thu Trung Nguyen –– Roosevelt High School.

2020 Nengajo (3 of 3)

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Wendy Kim Messier’s lamps with shades and images of cats drawn on them hang above Suzanne Wolfe’s porcelain Maneki Neko featuring a variety of glazed paintings.

Art Review – The Maneki Neko Beckons . . . So Laugh!

A Whimsical Show Befitting This Season of Madness Wayne Muromoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald There is a very fancy art philosophical theory that boils down to a simple concept (at least for me; academic art historians may consider my explanation too simple-headed): that art is not just an inanimate object. It is an experience.....
Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa chats with visitors recently at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, where he is painting a mural highlighting the World War II AJA soldiers.

Art + History – Maui Mural Celebrates Nisei Soldier’s Story

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Telling Their Story Inside and Out Melissa Tanji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Crisp, colorless images of young American soldiers of Japanese ancestry are coming to life on a concrete canvas on the windswept oceanfront campus of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. At the center, situated where the towns of Kahului and Wailuku meet,....
Unglazed tea bowls were available for purchase for $15.

In Our Community – Hands on Raku

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Smaller fashion statement items are stored in this showcase: bracelets, earrings, hair accessories and little zipper pouches.

Culture and Arts – Heritage and Aloha at Kimura Lauhala Shop

The Kona Shop Has Been Keeping a Hawaiian Tradition Alive for 105 Years Jodie Chiemi Ching “Put your hands into the soil, it’s good for your soul; you get back to where life begins,” said Renee Kimura, the fourth-generation owner and manager of Kimura Lauhala Shop in Kona. Here, the natural scent of the lauhala,....

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