“Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawaii Pictures” is the first exhibition to feature in dialogue work created in and about Hawaii by these two American masters.
Both artists are famously associated with specific places—O’Keeffe is inextricably tied to the American Southwest and Adams is known for his photography of Yosemite National Park. Both artists also visited Hawaii at the height of their powers, and captured the islands’ sense of place. “The Hawaii Pictures” reexamines each artist’s Hawaiian interlude to reveal that the islands profoundly moved them and had an enduring influence on their subsequent work.
The exhibition includes 12 paintings associated with O’Keeffe’s 1939 two-month trip to Hawaii to create illustrations for print advertisements for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now the Dole Company), and 54 photographs Adams took for commissions for the Dept. of the Interior and First Hawaiian Bank.
The Kroc Activities Center in Ewa Beach/Kapolei is having an open house this Saturday! Everyone is free to try out classes and take advantage of the facilities from 8am to 1pm, with the open swim time from 10am to noon. The grandparents live close by so visiting the Kroc has been on our list. I’ve only heard great things about it. If you live close by, its worth checking out!
Visitors can tour the facility, meet the staff, enter to win prizes and try out a variety of exercise classes as well as attend seminars on nutrition, cooking and more.
Here’s the schedule for the Open House:
10–Noon, Free swim
10–1pm, Bounce Houses on Field, Game Room, Printmaking in Art Studio, Sampling at the Kroc Cafe
10–10:30am, STEP in H&W Studio 1
10:15–10:45am, Cooking Lite Demo w/ Richie Ines in Courtyard
10:45–11:15am, Yoga in H&W Studio 1
11–11:30am, Nutrition Seminar w/ Megan Kuster in Courtyard
11:30am–Noon, Cycling in H&W Studio 2
11:45am–12:15pm, Women’s Health Seminar w/ Sabrina Wertheim in Courtyard
12:15–12:45pm, Foam Roller in H&W Studio 1
12:30–1pm, Injury Prevention & Recovery Seminar w/ Bryan Vitug in Courtyard
The Makahiki season begins with the first sighting of Makalii, the constellation Pleiades, as it rises above the horizon at sunset. Itʻs the beginning of a 4 month period honoring Lono, the god worshipped for peace, prosperity, and fertility. During this season tributes were made, battles ceased, and sporting competitions thrived Hawaiians used this time to refine athletic skills, emphasize spiritual and cultural renewal, and enjoy the prosperity of their aina, land.
Makahiki Kuilima celebrates the Makahiki season The event is free and open to the public. We invite everyone to experience a day of festivities including traditional Makahiki sporting events such as hukihuki (tug of war), ulu maika (lawn bowling), uma (arm wrestling), heihei kukini (foot racing), oo ihe (spear throwing), hee holua (Hawaiian sledding), and hula. There will be artisans and crafters, educational exhibits, cultural demonstrations, and ono food.
Ko Olina Resort will host festival-style screenings of popular Disney and Hawaiian children’s films, along with live performances by the Honolulu Theatre for Youth and the Performing Arts Center of Kapolei Kids, sing-alongs with Hawaii’s Sistah Robi Kahakalau, face painting, Hawaiian arts and crafts, strolling clowns & jugglers, magicians and more at the Ko Olina Children’s Film & Music Festival, Saturday, January 18, 2014.
Festivities will be held beachfront at the resort’s Kohola Lagoon (#1) and throughout the Aulani and JW Marriott Ihilani properties from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for kids ages 4-12.
The Ko Olina Children’s Film & Music Festival is a benefit for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children (KMCWC), Hawaii’s leader in the care of women, infants and children (www.kapiolani.org).