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In Brief | Local Arts 03-15-13

‘Sasana’ exhibit extended again

Lyman Museum’s exhibit “Sasana: The Burma Portfolio” is being extended for public viewing through May 25. The exhibit features the work of Steven Garon, an Aloha Medical Mission volunteer who has been capturing images of the people and culture of Burma since 2006.

For more information, call 935-5021 or visit

University of the Nations features art exhibition

The School of Photography I and School of Illustration will host a combined art exhibition from 6 to 9:30 p.m. March 22 at the Ohana Court on the University of the Nations campus on Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona.

The photography students will showcase their prints and slide shows, while the illustration students present work in a variety of media. For more information, call Dennis at 989-5650.

‘Francesca da Rimini’ at the Met screening Saturday

The Hoku Concert Series and Hollywood Theaters present Zandonai’s “Francesca da Rimini,” live in high definition, directly from the Met, at noon Saturday.

Tickets for the opera, inspired by an episode from Dante’s “Inferno,” are available at the Makalapua Cinemas box office or online at or

For more information, visit

Woodturners exhibit opens at Wailoa

The Big Island Woodturners Club held the opening reception for its 15th annual Wood Exhibit at the Wailoa Art and Cultural Center March 1, with over 250 visitors and woodturning enthusiasts in attendance. Club president Doug Leite opened by thanking show coordinator Doug Keown for his work. Leite welcomed the Hawaii Governor’s East Hawaii representative, Wendy Botelho-Cortez who read a proclamation from Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

Leite presented Jack Straka, one of the club founders, with a lei and a lifetime achievement plaque from the club. Botelho-Cortez presented Straka with a governor’s recognition award recognizing his efforts in his woodturning endeavors. After the presentations, Straka untied the maile strands to ceremonially open the exhibit, which runs through March 23.

Saturday demonstrations begin at 10 a.m., during the exhibit’s run. The Wailoa Art and Cultural Center is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from noon to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 933-0416 or email

Spring Arts and Music Festival slated Saturday

The Blue Sea Artisans Gallery, in collaboration with the Kona International Market, is holding its third annual Spring Arts and Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is featuring more than 20 local artists. Many artists will present their arts and crafts at festival booths.

Live music and entertainment includes 45-minute performances by the Uncle Willie Ukulele group at 10 a.m., followed by Lona’s Hula at 11, The Dancing Tree at noon, Irma’s Ukulele group at 1, Kaliko Guys at 2 and Ponchoman at 3 p.m.

The event also features a children’s treasure hunt and door prizes donated by Kona International Market merchants. A student arts and crafts section and food booths will also be open. Artists will demonstrate how they create their various art forms.

The Kona International Market and the Blue Sea Artisans Galleries host spring and fall festivals; vendors and artists are welcome to participate. For more information, call 329-8000.