Paper ornament demonstrations planned Monday at Wailoa in Hilo


Bill Sewell, a retired carpenter and Hawaii resident, started making picture frames and cutting mat board for photographs in 2006. This led to him making small boxes and other things out of mat board. Soon he was collecting and using decorative papers to make paper ornaments based on geometric polyhedron. He continues to explore new ways of cutting, folding, gluing and embellishing paper.

Sewell will demonstrate how to construct a variety of paper ornaments in the Fountain Gallery of Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center in Hilo, where some of his creations are currently on display, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday. The child-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Also on display in the center’s Main Gallery is “People and Their Furred and Feathered Friends Celebrate the Holidays,” a collection of animal portraits, Christmas trees and wreaths.

Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center is a division of State Parks, Department of Land and Natural Resources. Admission is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 933-0416 or email wailoa@yahoo.com.