In Brief | Arts & Entertainment 11-15-13


Rydell performing Saturday night

Performance artist Katy Rydell presents a montage of the world’s collective wisdom about flatulence at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa. Tickets are $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call 322-3362.

Everyone has something to say about farts. Rydell has been collecting material on this subject ever since her graduate school days. Her biggest problem is choosing from an overwhelming wealth of material. Ancient tales, personal narratives and modern headlines blend humor and wisdom to create a rich commentary on the human experience, about shame and greed, love and wonder. “The Other ‘F’ Word” received a standing ovation at its premiere in PortFringe 2013.

Rydell is an author, poet and playwright. Her career as a spoken word artist has taken her to theaters and festivals across the country. For more about Rydell, visit katyrydell.com

The Donkey Mill Art Center is a nonprofit charitable organization offering art education for adults and youth. For more information, visit donkeymillartcenter.org.

Art, music festival slated Saturday

The Kona International Market and the Blue Sea Artisans Gallery are hosting the fourth annual Fall Art and Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kona International Market in Kailua-Kona. This family event features live music, artist and vendor booths, food booths and games for children.

The festival is dedicated to “Slack Key Willie” Wilfred Pereira. Pereira worked with the Kona Historical Society, Holualoa Elementary School and Kona International Market promoting Hawaiian music. He taught more than 1,000 students to play ukulele and produced two books of Hawaiian music, “Na Mele Punahele o Moku O” and “Ukulele Lehulehu Na Mele Puke.”

For more about the festival, call Blue Sea Artisans Gallery at 329-8000 or the Kona International Market at 329-6262.

Hoist is finalist in art awards

Big Island fiber artist Shelley Hoist, Laha ‘Ole Palm Art has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Niche Awards, with her award-winning piece, “Ikaika,” in the basketry category. She also won an award for this piece at the Western Design Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Sponsored by Niche magazine, the Niche Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student divisions. Nearly 2,000 entries are received each year from professional and student craft artists from across the U.S. and Canada. Each year, a panel of judges select the top-scoring pieces — five in each category — become Niche finalists. Out of these five, the highest-scoring piece in each category wins the Niche award. The Niche Awards ceremony takes place each January during the American Made Show in Baltimore. The winners are revealed at the ceremony and each winning artist receives a trophy.

Movember Moustache party is Saturday

My Bar in Kona is under new ownership and is kicking off with a charity event to benefit the Movember movement — prostate, testicular cancer and men’s mental health — beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds from our $3 beer sales will be donated to this cause. Live entertainment include a best moustache contest , drag show and jams spun by Dj Paul. For more information, visit mybarkona.com.