2017 Celebration of the Arts –

FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017

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“Hiuwai & E ala e ceremonies”

5:45am – 6:30am Honokahua Beach – (D.T. Fleming Beach)

An annual tradition of the Celebration of the Arts.  Join cultural practitioners for an invigorating ceremony guaranteed to rejuvenate your body and spirit.  Chants are offered by all to the rising sun.  Attendees should bring swim wear and towels.  Note: Photography and video is prohibited.

“Inu Ka Awa” Private Awa Ceremony

8:30am – 9:15am – Anuenue Room, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

The awa cup is passed and sipped by Hotel executives, cultural practitioners and event participants as a sign of commitment to na mea Hawaii…all things Hawaiian for the remainder of the year. Participation is via invite only, but the public is free to observe.  Note:  Photography is prohibited.

“Wehe ka ipuka…Open the Doorway”

9:15am – 10:00am – Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Opening protocol with genealogical chants is offered at the doorway to the hotel.  This authentic ceremony is not to be missed as participants pay tribute to their ancestors and ask to be a part of the 23rd Annual Celebration of the Arts. Two deserving kupuna (elders) will be awarded with The Namahana Award of Excellence for living a life where their actions benefited the greater good.

Hawaiian Fashions… Simple, Elegant, Fabulous

10:00am – Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

We transition from traditional chants to contemporary fashions…all based upon gifts from nature.  Silks by Sarai. Ni’ihau shell leis by Kaleialoha Roback. Pearls and sea shell jewelry by Kathy U’u. Feather hairpieces by Leo Pahukoa-Meyers.

Meet the Artist

11:00am – 1:00pm – The Village Gallery

Village Gallery artist Betty Hay Freeland autographs her art and displays her signature piece for the silver anniversary of The Celebration of the Arts.

Hands on Contemporary & Traditional Art, Crafters and Farmers Market

11:00am – 4:00pm – Honolua Wing The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Village Gallery artists, traditional cultural artists, crafters and local farmers bring the event to life.  Cruise and/or create! Refer to program insert for artists, times and locations.

The Art of You – Salons 3 & 4, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Traditional and contemporary art are yours for the making and taking.  Artists and practitioners invite you to challenge your artistic skills and create an heirloom.

Keone Turalde – Kalae Pahu (Hawaiian drum carving)

Calvin Hoe – Ohe hano iho (Hawaiian nose flutes)

Hoaka DeLosReyes – Kalae Pohaku (Stone carving)

Sabra Kauka – Mea ulana lole (Weaving)

Hi’ilei & Ku’ulei Martinson – Kihei pili – (Hawaiian patchwork quilting)

Kalei Roback – Lei pupu o Ni’ihau – (Shell leis of Ni’ihau island)

Cathy U’u – Sea shell & pearl jewelry

Sarai Strickland – Ka hae pule – (Prayer flags)

Leihua Nae’ole – Olelo No’eau – (Hawaiian proverb banners)

Leo Pahukoa-Meyer – “Lei hulu” (Feather art)

Kumu Kapono’ai Molitau – “inu ka awa” (awa bar)

Sila Kaina – “Ohe Kapala” – (Bamboo stamp art)

The Art of Craft and Enlightenment – Salon Prefunction, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Crafters have gathered their wares and await your presence while others anxiously want to share their stories and knowledge. Crafters to be announced.

The Art of Kukakuka – Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Films & thoughtful emotional discussions relating to topics of importance to the Native Hawaiian and possibly the world.

11:00am – 11:45am – “E ala e”

A documentary film regarding Iao Stream and how its path was carved by nature…but redesigned by humans in a very controversial way.  Question and answer period to follow.

12:15pm – 1:00pm – “Ho’omau…A Story of Perseverance”

Award winning film by Ken Martinez-Burgmeier regarding the struggles of a Hawaiian village being overburdened by an influx of seafarers from the South Pacific.  Discussion to follow on what consequences good and bad were presented during that era.

2:30pm – 3:30pm – “U and Your Ukulele”

If you ever wanted an opportunity to learn and play the ukulele…here is your chance!  Kamakakehau Fernandez will begin the learning experience.  All you need is your ukulele…a little bit of patience…and desire.

Got Strategy?

12:00pm – Salon 1, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Round 1 of the first ever Hawaiian Konane  Tournament.  Similar to Chinese Checkers…but with the strategies of a chess master…this was a game to teach chiefs the art of battle strategy.  No age brackets…no holds barred!  What chief shall move on to the finals?  The final four go at it during the Celebration of Island Tastes on Saturday night!

Celebration After Hours

8:00pm – 12:00am – Salons 1 & 2, The Ritz-Carlton, KapaluaMusic, merriment and a whole lot of fun.  You never know what’s going to happen!

8:00pm – 8:45pm – John Cruz…one of Hawai’is most beloved musicians.

9:00pm – 9:45pm – Josh Tatofi… performs an island blend of beat and harmony.

10:00pm – 12:00am – Josh Kahula and his band ‘Nuff Sedd will rock the house! Dance the night away. 21 years and over please.  ID required upon entry.

No outside food or beverage.  No cover charge.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017

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Hands on Contemporary & Traditional Art, Crafters and Farmers Market

10:30am – 4:00pm – Throughout the hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

The Art of the ‘Aina – Medicinal Garden –

A first for the Celebration of the Arts as local families and farmers share the harvest of their gardens with a Hawaiian style co-op featuring fruits, veggies and medicinal potions.

The Art of the Village Galleries – Group Registration Hallway

Some of Hawaii’is most renowned artists share their techniques and may even help you to produce your masterpiece.

The  Art of Mele (music) & Hula (dance) – Salons 1 & 2

Entertainment and times coming soon. Relax and enjoy the real rhythm of the islands.

The Art of  You – Salons 3 & 4

Traditional and contemporary art are yours for the making and taking.  Artists and practitioners invite you to challenge your artistic skills and create an heirloom.

Keone Turalde – Kalae Pahu (Hawaiian drum carving)

Calvin Hoe – Ohe hano iho (Hawaiian nose flutes)

Hoaka DeLosReyes – Kalae Pohaku (Stone carving)

Sabra Kauka – Mea ulana lole (Weaving)

Hi’ilei & Ku’ulei Martinson – Kihei pili – (Hawaiian patchwork quilting)

Kalei Roback – Lei pupu o Ni’ihau – (Shell leis of Ni’ihau island)

Cathy U’u – Sea shell & pearl jewelry

Sarai Strickland – Ka hae pule – (Prayer flags)

Leihua Nae’ole – Olelo No’eau – (Hawaiian proverb banners)

Leo Pahukoa-Meyer – “Lei hulu” (Feather art)

Kumu Kapono’ai Molitau – “inu ka awa” (awa bar)

Sila Kaina – “Ohe Kapala” – (Bamboo stamp art)

The Art of Craft and Enlightenment – Salon Prefunction

Crafters have gathered their wares and await your presence while others anxiously want to share their stories and knowledge. Crafters to be announced.

The Art of Kukakuka (discussion) – Hotel Theater

Films & thoughtful emotional discussions relating to topics of importance to the Native Hawaiian…and possibly the world.

11:00am – 12:15pm – “Hulu Lehua”

Documentary about the return of the treasured feathered cape and helmet given to Captain Cooke by the high chief Kalaniopu’u.  Film presented by The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and The Bishop Museum.  Kyle Nakanelua & Keeaumoku Kapu relates their emotional experience as they traveled to New Zealand to bring it home to Hawai’i.

12:45pm – 1:30pm – “Mahalo Defined”

A deep look into the definition of the word that in contemporary Hawai’i refers to the Western concept of “thank you.”  Really?  Kumu Hula Hokulani Holt deciphers the kaona (hidden meaning) and philosophy of “Mahalo.”

2:00pm – 2:45pm – “Who Will Save The Bones?”

A documentary that shows the emotion and passion of the Native Hawaiian in their quest to stop the building of a major hotel upon the sacred dune where thousands of skeletal remains lay at rest.  What positive gains have been made since then…and what battles still continue.  Discussion to follow the film.

3:15pm – 4:15pm – “Pohaku…A Sacred Presence”

Kumu Kapono’ai Molitau explains why the pohaku (stones) carries a sacred energy.  How does is command (y)our respect…and why do tales of misfortune follow those that do not pay reverence to its presence.

Got Strategy?

12:00pm – Salon 1, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Round 1 of the first ever Hawaiian Konane  Tournament.  Similar to Chinese Checkers…but with the strategies of a chess master…this was a game to teach chiefs the art of battle strategy.  No age brackets…no holds barred!  What chief shall move on to the finals?  The final four go at it during the Celebration of Island Tastes on Saturday night!

The Celebration of Island Tastes

6:00pm – 9:00pm –  Aloha Garden Pavilion, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Back for a “hana hou” (curtain call) from Celebration of the Arts 2016, this feast is not to be missed.  Eat as much…or as little as you like!  Local families prepare their specialties and make it available for you to enjoy.  Food script will be sold in exchange for whatever suits your taste buds.  Tasty desserts and beverages will also be served.  Entertainment by the beautiful voices of “Ahumanu”along with Halau Hula Malani O Papeke.  Entry fee pricing coming soon.  To purchase in advance, please call 808-665-7089.

Celebration After Hours

8:00pm – 12:00am – Salons 1 & 2, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Music, merriment and a whole lot of fun.  You never know what’s going to happen!

8:00pm – 8:45pm – Kamakakehau Fernandez and the sweet falsetto of Hawaiian music.

9:00pm – 10:00pm – Na Wai ‘Eha…the “new kids on the threshold of stardom in Hawaiian song.

10:15pm – 12:00am – The last time Kamaka Kukona and Leo Hone performed at The Celebration of the Arts…he garnered multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.  He’s back!  And he is officially releasing his brand new CD at The Celebration After Hours.  This will without a doubt be the capper to a successful 2017 Silver Anniversary of The Celebration of the Arts!  21 years and older please.  ID required for entry.

No outside food or beverage.  No cover charge.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2017- EASTER SUNDAY

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Easter Brunch at The Terrace Restaurant

The Terrace, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Enjoy an expansive Easter Brunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean and lush resort flora. The menu includes locally sourced items, some from our very own organic garden on property, Hawaiian themed dishes as well as traditional brunch items. Pricing to be determined.  Advanced reservations recommended.  Please call 808-665-7089.

Schedule subject to change.