Puna News — 2nd Annual ‘Illuminato’ Show Is At Kalani Saturday

(Media release) — Over 30 artists are preparing for the second annual Illuminato, an outdoor art show on the theme of light, creative spark, and illumination.

This year’s show will be held on Saturday, February 15th from 7:00PM to 11:00PM. The event is presented by Kalani, with the support of the Hawai?i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, as well as the Big Island Weekly.

The event literally lights up Kalani campus, with three zones featuring visual art, performers, light sculptures of all kinds, and a fire garden, complete with fire spinners. The centerpiece of this year’s fire garden is DJ Sprocket’s piece, Le Cercle de L’amour (Circle of Love), a raised floating ring with a heart made of fire in the middle. Visitors will be able to walk under while listening to old French love songs.

Artist Michael Marlin, founder of Luma Theater, will have several imaginative installations at Illuminato. As the director of a touring company that brought performances involving light to the stage, Michael has many fun tricks up his sleeve.

Also featured is talented Pahoa artist Devin Mohr, with a piece called Liquilarvae lighting up the circular Kalani watsu pool. Devin is best known for his transformation of people into fantastical creatures. And Craig Kohland and Sita Devi, of Shaman’s Dream, will transform a magnificent tree on campus into the Tree of Life with inspiring music and light.

In addition to the Illumination and Creative Spark Zones, an Interactive Zone provides opportunity for engagement, with photographic light painting, live drawing and coloring stations, and the opportunity to help paint a human canvas.

Illuminato is a nonprofit event, with all proceeds going to arts programming in Puna. The suggested donation at the entrance is $5.

For more information, visit kalani.com/illuminato, or contact Tiffany at 965-7828 or events@kalani.com.

(Submitted by Drew Delaware.)

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