Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Queen Lili'uokalani Canoe Race

Labor Day marks that time of the year again, when the best paddlers from around the world come to Kona for the largest long-distance outrigger canoe race from Kailua Bay to Honaunau and back. Thousands of participants, hundreds of canoes.
So tune into Art TV Hawaii on cable ch 54 to view last year's pre-race, a touch of the finish line, and the impressive torch parade down Ali'i Drive in downtown Kailua-Kona.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tiki Celebrates Her 89th Birthday

It was a party to be had!

Tiki Hartman, renowned hula dancer from the 40's, 50's, and 60's, had a Polynesian-style birthday on the Captain Bean Boat while crusing along the Kailua-Kona coastline. There was plenty music, dance, food, and drink. The relatives and friends along with the tourists onboard throughly enjoyed the evening.

And now, so can you.
Watch Art TV Hawai'i on The Big Island of Hawaii on cable ch. 54,
Tuesday at 8 pm and Friday at 9:30 pm.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Recent News: Archive -ing the 80's

Two rather interesting developments have recently occurred regarding the old Leonard's Artspace days in the Central Valley of California. (This was a driveby art gallery, performance space, and television production house during the 1980's.)

Some of the limited-edition handmade artist-book catalogues for exhibitions held at the Artspace, ie: The Mail-In Container Show, War In 84, and Still Alive in 85; have been in the archives of Franklin's Furnace (a library of limited edition artist books) in New York City for twenty years.
Currently Franklin's Furnace has been more interested in presenting performance art in Brooklyn, or somewhere like that. So they worked out a deal which enables the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to acquire the Franklin's Furnace artists book archives for MOMA's permanant collection. So I guess I'm now buried in the archives of the Museum of Modern Art.

Another thing that made me think of those Leonard's Artspace days is LA independent filmmaker, Lilly Scourtis of Desert Flower Productions. She is working on a documentry about Marian Halloway, who was the singer of 5 Fingers, an audio art band from the 80's. Marian went on to being in bands in San Francisco. I found an interview (about Modesto, California), a few performance clips (from Live In Mendo-Land) and an audio recording to include in the project that featured Marian. So hopefully you will be able to view "Last Fast Ride (The life, love and death of a punk goddess) at a film festival near you.

(I found out through Lilly that Marian had died of a herion overdose in 2001.
May Peace be with her.)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

What's happening with Art TV Hawai'i..........

As we open this series,
On The Big Island of Hawai'i we are currently airing Polynesian Paradise, One for Keanuhea (Jennifer). She had been dancing with the halau since she was 5 years old, and now Keanuhea is off to college in Oahu. We gathered up some feature footage of the girl for this special tribute, including a clip of Keanuhea when she was a young girl performing with Kumu JayJay's musicans at King Kamehameha Hotel for Uncle George's birthday bash, back in 2002.

Airtime for this 30 minutes of Polynesian Paradise dancing fun is:
Tuesdays at 8 pm, and Fridays at 9:30 pm on cable ch 54 on the Big Island of Hawai'i

Very few dvds are available.
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