(Media release) — The Wailoa Art Gallery will celebrate the Seventh Annual Big Island Woodworkers and Artists Invitational show with a formal opening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 5, with an innovative twist.
The show will feature handmade furniture in custom arrangements by Wailoa Center director Codie King that “set a scene” as it might look in a person’s home. Furniture displays will be accented with visual art from pastel artist Sandy Wallace and pottery from Clayton Amemiya.
In addition to the traditional lineup of artisan wood creations, the co-sponsoring Big Island Ukulele Guild will contribute over 30 hand-made ukuleles from builders across the island, and will even extend across the nation, showcasing a builder from Alaska.
The Ukulele Guild will also contribute an interactive element, with Puna Ukulele and Kanikapila Association (PUKA) lead by Andy Andrews, joining the center on two Saturdays, Oct. 6th and 20th, from 12-4 p.m. The public is invited to join PUKA for an interactive “ukulele jam”. No previous experience is necessary and “loaner” ukuleles are available free of charge.
King has high hopes for this diverse show.
“People are coming to see the wood, and how woodworkers are using wood in different kinds of ways. It’s a popular show and the ukuleles are gonna be a great addition to it,” King said. “I’m very excited about it.”
The Seventh Annual Big Island Woodworkers and Artists Invitational Show will open Oct. 5th and remain open for the month of October. Woodworkers interested in showing work may contact Codie King at email@example.com.
Wailoa Art & Cultural Center is a Division of State Parks, Department of Land and Natural Resources. It is free and open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 4:30 p.m.
The Center is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays, but will remain open for kanikapila on select Saturdays Oct. 6 and Oct. 20 — from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. — for this show only. For additional information please call 933-0416, fax 808-933-0417, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about the Big Island Ukulele Guild contact Bob Gleason at email@example.com or call (808) 966-6323.