Going With the GRAIN – JCCH

July 1st, 2011

Art Park 2011 – Ward Warehouse

June 23rd, 2011

Much anticipated Art Park is right around the corner!  A space for people and art, the Art Park will feature over 40 artists CREATING simultaneously during the day on Saturday June 25 from 11 am – 5 pm.  Artists, demos, drawing tables, and participating vendors will be mixed up with Ward Warehouse visitors and diners.  There will be a Community Mural, where kids will be able to join in, a Keiki Art Area,  and a cool Self Serve Snapshot Station!  It will be an interesting event,  Please Join us!  Cross our fingers for success–we would like to do it again in 2012!

Download Flyer Na Mea-Art park_6

Photo: Kahi at the Community Mural

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Do Your pART!

June 22nd, 2011

Do Your pART! is a silent auction occurring inside Na Mea Hawai’i at Ward Warehouse.  With over 50 items to bid on, originals and reproductions donated by talented artists, proceeds benefiting Art programs in Hawai’i Charter Schools.  Three days only June 24, 25 & 26.  “Bid Often, Stay Late, Call In!”

Download flyer here  Na Mea-Do Your pART-11×17

Peace of the Rainbow – OC16

May 12th, 2011

Mahalo to Sonia Fabrigas for inviting me to talk story about my bonsai, art, and other happenings, on Peace of the Rainbow.  Additional Mahalo to Radio Tiny, and Native Books/Na Mea Hawai’i.  For more stories, tune in every Monday – Friday from 7-8am on TV OC16, Live www.oc16.tv, K108 Radio AM 1080.

Contemporary Bonsai Studies – Summer Class

May 11th, 2011

Aloha All!  Kahi will be returning this Summer to teach his Contemporary Bonsai Studies Class at the Academy Art Center, see attached Schedule of Courses for class info.  The Spring Class had lots of fun!  Thank You to Josh, Neil, and Roxane!  What makes this bonsai class different from other traditional bonsai classes is that Art is incorporated into the sessions such as bonsai pot and tray making, as well as drawing and painting.  Give Bonsai a try using Kahi’s simple teaching methods, you will learn a lot in different areas that correspond with the craft.  Registration is taking place NOW!  First class is on Saturday May 28, from 9 am – 12 noon, tuition is $175 for 10 sessions.Academy Art Center Summer 2011 Schedule

William and Susan Calso Wedding

May 2nd, 2011

Congratulations to William and Susan Calso (my brother/Kahi’s brother-in-law and our new, official sister-in-law), Married on April 30, 2011!

We put all of our experiences in the arts, signage, bonsai, & baking into helping setting the stage for our beloved newlyweds.  More pics to come soon!

MAMo 2011 Events (Maoli Arts Month – May)

April 8th, 2011

Anticipated month long event every year, Maoli Arts Month is here.  This year, tribute is made to Artist and Visionary, Hiko’ula Hanapi, whose goal in making Hawaiian Art more accessible to the community had been accomplished way before his passing (We Love You Hiko!).  Visit www.maoliartsmonth.org for the complete schedule of events (throughout April, May, and part of June).  You can see some of Kahi’s work at The ARTS at Marks Garage gallery exhibit (thru June 5), and during a Silent Auction held during the Wearable Art Show (May 19).  Lots of things to see and do!  Don’t miss out!  Remember, this event happens once a  year!

Hilton Hawaiian Village Work on Hawaii 5-0

March 28th, 2011

Just to share, on Season 1, Episode 19 of Hawai’i 5-0, you can see a glimpse of my sign painting on a rock “Hau Tree”.  Still waiting for Kahi’s mural of the Ko’olau mountains atop the Hilton Conference Center to debut on Hawai’i 5-0.

“Kuakeahu” Mural at Camp Mokule’ia

March 25th, 2011

This mural graces the inner wall of the Chapel at Camp Mokule’ia.  One of the most magnificent and ethereal images I have ever seen and experienced.  You have to just see it in person!  It perfectly displays Hawaiian and Christian stories of creation and sends you off into life’s journey.  Organized by Kahu David Turner of Camp Mokule’ia and lead artist Meleanna Meyer, joined by artists Kahi Ching, Solomon Enos, Al Lagunero, Harinani Orme, Alice Chen, Malia Andrus, Roopal Shah, and also joined by our wonderful hui of Keiki Artists.  Our family got the chance to experience the Camp’s amenities during the weekend!  The kids loved the ocean, the lodge (with private bath), and meal times (complete with the triangle meal call bell).  They have a lot to offer, R&R here is unbelievable!  Visit their website for rates and accommodations: www.visitcampmokuleia.com


Kahi Ching in Honolulu Weekly

February 24th, 2011

Kahi is in this week’s Honolulu Weekly, Feb. 23 – March 1, 2011, with an article by wonderful writer, Karen Iwamoto.  It reveals Kahi’s concept on ‘Umeke La’au or Hawaiian Bonsai.  If you are no where near that infamous red newsstand, where the issues are free, you can see the article online at:  http://honoluluweekly.com/city-wise/2011/02/hawaiian-bonsai/

(In my opinion, the paper spread looks better, and has more photos! -Diana)