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COURTESY SALLY FRENCH
                                Sally French’s “Delete” is the 2017 gift print for the Honolulu Printmakers’ 89th annual exhibition.

Cellphone user focus of winning print

COURTESY SALLY FRENCH
                                Sally French’s “Delete” is the 2017 gift print for the Honolulu Printmakers’ 89th annual exhibition.

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 10:08 am
Kauai artist Sally French’s monotype print “Delete” was selected as the 2017 gift print for the Honolulu Printmakers’ 89th annual exhibition. Read More
COURTESY PHOTO
                                The two new stamps are available for the 2017-18 hunting season at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife office, 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 325; or call 587-0166.

Isle artists put stamp on wildlife

COURTESY PHOTO
                                The two new stamps are available for the 2017-18 hunting season at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife office, 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 325; or call 587-0166.

Updated on  March 20, 2017 at 10:21 am
Wildlife artists David K. Hayes of Kailua and Carol Tredway of Holualoa, Hawaii island, created the winning designs for this season’s Hawaii Wildlife Conservation Stamp Contest. Read More
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                                The design changes, made possible by a state grant, also enabled the Arts at Marks to partner with Friends of the Library of Hawaii to display books for sale on shelves along a back wall of the gallery.

Gallery space expanded at Mark’s Garage

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                                The design changes, made possible by a state grant, also enabled the Arts at Marks to partner with Friends of the Library of Hawaii to display books for sale on shelves along a back wall of the gallery.

Updated on  March 20, 2017 at 10:26 am
The Arts at Marks Garage in Chinatown has expanded its gallery space to accommodate a range of activities. Read More
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                                A bodhi, or Bo tree, planted from a cutting in 1913, provides a backdrop for Joshlyn Sand at Foster Botanical Garden. She oversees the five Honolulu botanical gardens.

New botanical director aims to increase visibility of sites

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                                A bodhi, or Bo tree, planted from a cutting in 1913, provides a backdrop for Joshlyn Sand at Foster Botanical Garden. She oversees the five Honolulu botanical gardens.

Updated on  March 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm
Joshlyn Sand knows the plants and trees at all five of Honolulu’s public gardens, and wants to remind the public that these treasures are available. Read More
COURTESY TOM HAAR
                                “I didn’t have to say much. She would just pose herself and create the situation for me to photograph.” Tom Haar, speaking about Kusama.

Photo exhibit captures Biennial artist pre-fame

COURTESY TOM HAAR
                                “I didn’t have to say much. She would just pose herself and create the situation for me to photograph.” Tom Haar, speaking about Kusama.

Updated on  March 13, 2017 at 7:59 pm
Before she became a world-famous pop artist, Yayoi Kusama posed for photographer Tom Haar in New York in a short, butterfly-sleeved dress, woven hat and heels. Read More
COURTESY KAPIOLANI MEDICAL CENTER FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN
                                Winnie, a highly trained Labrador retriever, poses with a patient at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.

Hospital gifted with new canine

COURTESY KAPIOLANI MEDICAL CENTER FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN
                                Winnie, a highly trained Labrador retriever, poses with a patient at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.

Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 9:17 am
Patients at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children can enjoy visits from a four-legged visitor once again. Read More
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                                Charlton Kupa‘a Hee, a Native Hawaiian artist and a state conservationist, shows some of his works in progress. His ceramic gourds depicting Hawaii’s modern environment and its challenges will be featured in the Honolulu Biennial.

Conservationist’s sculptures tell nature’s story

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                                Charlton Kupa‘a Hee, a Native Hawaiian artist and a state conservationist, shows some of his works in progress. His ceramic gourds depicting Hawaii’s modern environment and its challenges will be featured in the Honolulu Biennial.

Updated on  March 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm
Charlton Kupa‘a Hee may be an accidental artist, but his art is about to get significant play at the inaugural Honolulu Biennial. Read More
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                                Honolulu Biennial curator Ngahiraka Mason stands in front of Drew Broderick’s “Billboard I (The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness), 2017” at The Hub, the former Sports Authority space on Ward Avenue, which will house most of the Biennial’s art exhibits. The billboard is a response to the 1781 painting “The Death of Captain Cook” by George Carter depicting Cook’s demise in Hawaii.

Honolulu Biennial puts isles’ arts scene on global circuit

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                                Honolulu Biennial curator Ngahiraka Mason stands in front of Drew Broderick’s “Billboard I (The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness), 2017” at The Hub, the former Sports Authority space on Ward Avenue, which will house most of the Biennial’s art exhibits. The billboard is a response to the 1781 painting “The Death of Captain Cook” by George Carter depicting Cook’s demise in Hawaii.

Updated on  March 4, 2017 at 9:26 pm
The inspiration for the Honolulu Biennial, a two-month celebration that aims to raise Hawaii’s profile on the international art scene, was sparked at a Smithsonian Institution exhibit in Washington, D.C. Read More
COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
                                Dobet Gnahore gives her first performance in Hawaii on Friday at Orvis Auditorium at UH at Manoa, as part of a U.S. tour.

Dobet Gnahore bridges music and dance culture

COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
                                Dobet Gnahore gives her first performance in Hawaii on Friday at Orvis Auditorium at UH at Manoa, as part of a U.S. tour.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 8:25 pm
For African singer Dobet Gnahore, there is no separation between music, dance and percussion — all are part of her performance. Read More
COURTESY HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART

Hop on new museum shuttle for day of art

COURTESY HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART

Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 4:49 pm
The Honolulu Museum of Art recently started a free weekly shuttle between its main location at 900 S. Beretania St. and Spalding House in Makiki Heights. Read More
COURTESY GIRL SCOUTS

S’Mores flavor joins Girl Scout cookies lineup

COURTESY GIRL SCOUTS

Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm
It’s Girl Scout cookie time, and there’s a new flavor this year: S’Mores. Read More
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                                Jeff McMillan, of the artist duo called The Draculas, stops to chat while working. The mural by McMillan and Gary Musgrave is located on Cooke St. across from Mother Waldron Park. Pictured to the right is Steve Cortes.

Art festival spiffs up Kakaako with fresh murals

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                                Jeff McMillan, of the artist duo called The Draculas, stops to chat while working. The mural by McMillan and Gary Musgrave is located on Cooke St. across from Mother Waldron Park. Pictured to the right is Steve Cortes.

Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 3:54 pm
Artists hit the streets of Kakaako over the past week for Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i 2017, replacing last year’s murals with fresh imagery and works of art. Read More
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                                Eugene and Sook Ki Moon visit the children’s section of the Korean Language Collection at the McCully-Moiliili Public Library.

Couple pledges $1M to foster libraries’ Korean collection

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                                Eugene and Sook Ki Moon visit the children’s section of the Korean Language Collection at the McCully-Moiliili Public Library.

Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm
Eugene and Sook Ki Moon have pledged $1 million dollars to the Hawaii State Public Library System in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Korean Library Foundation. Read More
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                                Mammography technologist Tracy Buscher uses a 3-D Selenia Dimensions machine on a patient at Castle Medical Center.

New type of mammography offers superior detection

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                                Mammography technologist Tracy Buscher uses a 3-D Selenia Dimensions machine on a patient at Castle Medical Center.

Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 3:33 pm
Most insurers don’t yet cover it, but a new type of mammography offers superior detection. Read More
COURTESY DANA BREWER
                                Dana Brewer’s “Petrichor” series of glass leaves will be displayed at the Waikiki Parc Gallery.

Nature inspires artist’s glasswork

COURTESY DANA BREWER
                                Dana Brewer’s “Petrichor” series of glass leaves will be displayed at the Waikiki Parc Gallery.

Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 3:39 pm
Growing up in Washington state, surrounded by majestic oak and pine trees, University of Hawaii at Manoa graduate Dana Brewer developed a love for nature. Read More
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                                Smena Melbourne belt ($129).

Island Lookbook with Bree Dallwitz

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                                Smena Melbourne belt ($129).

Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 8:06 pm
Bree Dallwitz is cheerful, outgoing and energetic, and her wardrobe reflects that with bright, unique looks. Read More
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                                Brad Palfrey, left, his mother Ellen Morgan, father Prewitt Palfrey and brother Logan Palfrey from Kentucky enjoy their first try of Prima’s pizza and chicken wings.

Happy-hour deals join Prima’s new liquor offerings

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                                Brad Palfrey, left, his mother Ellen Morgan, father Prewitt Palfrey and brother Logan Palfrey from Kentucky enjoy their first try of Prima’s pizza and chicken wings.

Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 5:17 pm
Prima in Kailua is one of those places that made a little buzz when it opened about six years ago, but it’s proven to have staying power in a town undergoing transformation. Read More
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                                Solomon Enos.

Kakaako Agora auction to benefit marine awareness

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                                Solomon Enos.

Updated on  February 9, 2017 at 10:00 am
Art and conservation come together during a live auction at Kakaako Agora on Feb. 10. Read More
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                                Kailua Cinemas general manager Adam Hijirida demonstrates the reclining ability of the new seating installed in the Windward Oahu theater.

Kailua theater goes luxurious

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                                Kailua Cinemas general manager Adam Hijirida demonstrates the reclining ability of the new seating installed in the Windward Oahu theater.

Updated on  February 6, 2017 at 9:14 am
Gone is the second-run movie theater at the Enchanted Lake Shopping Center, which has been revamped into a luxury venue. Read More