Illustrator and Hawaii Island resident Jing Jing Tsong has been selected as the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival Official Artist. Her work, which features vibrant compositions, combines traditional printmaking with digital techniques. Tsong created a one-of-a-kind piece exclusively for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. An annual collector’s item, this artwork will be on the official poster and various merchandise.
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On Nov. 11, Hawaii News Now announced its winners of the 34th annual Hawaii International Film Festival Audience Awards. During this edition of the festival, audiences voted for favorite narrative feature, documentary feature and short film. Ballots were distributed for the screenings of every eligible film during the festival.
The Kona Palisades Artists Group will hold an open studio tour Saturday and Sunday. Nine artists will open their studios for tours and demonstrations along with the opportunity to purchase their art.
The Alohahas Improvisation Sketch Comedy Company will perform a holiday themed comedy show titled, “The Alohahas Present The Holiday Hahas.” This performance, for audiences 18 years old and older, features members of The Alohahas company in a variety of improvisation art styles and games centered around audience suggestions and participation as well as new comedy sketches written by company members. The show will also spotlight holiday song parodies and an improvised sketch involving an angry Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves.
Guest director for Aloha Performing Arts Company, Dick Hershberger has selected his cast for the American classic “Bell, Book, and Candle,” John van Druten’s award-winning romantic comedy about love and witchcraft. The play runs from Dec. 5 through 21 at the Aloha Theatre. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m.
Last winter, Ohrlando’s Chamber Ensemble played 16 concerts, performing 46 compositions from Renaissance through the 21st century. A new concert series starts at 5 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church Episcopal, Queen Emma Center and is dedicated to the Baroque Epoque, early 18th century from six composers.
Bill Noble Jazz Combo performance supports Donkey Mill Art Center
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Keiki story time held at Keauhou Shopping Center
A cruise ship is seen in Kailua Bay from Old Kona Airport Park on a clear day. Ron Bloise/Community Contributor
The Waimea Arts Council’s Firehouse Gallery, located in the old Waimea firehouse at 67-1202 Mamalahoa Highway, is presenting its annual “Affordable Art” show and sale from Dec. 3 through 28.
Kahakai Elementary School council meeting planned
A crab spider waits out the Waimea rain on its web. Iris Yap/Community Contributor
A goose strolls on the sand at Kahaluu Beach. Ray Duncan/Community Contributor
Hula Daddy wins first place at cupping competition