THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA
SIXTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
April 10-12, 1998
"E Ola Ka `_ina I Ka Lawai`a"
The Land Lives Because of the Fisherman
Celebration of the Arts is a tribute to the people, arts and culture of Hawai`i. The community and visitors alike experience the Hawaiian culture during the three-day festival's hands-on workshops, lectures and demonstrations in hula (dance), oli (chant), feather art, lauhala (pandanus leaf) weaving, primitive-fired clay, paper making, oil painting, watercolors, wood working, n_ keiki (children) games and more. There is no admission fee. Art supplies and instruction are provided complimentary. 

Highlights of the event include one-on-one interaction with more than 40 local Hawai`i artists including Goerge Allan, Betty Hay Freeland and Pua Van Dorpe; Hawaiian cultural workshops and lectures; a spectacular Hawaiian Food Celebration and Show with traditional lu`au foods and a show produced by Maui's foremost n_ kumu hula (hula teachers) including Hokulani Holt-Padilla, Charles Ka'upu, Cliff Ahue, Akoni Akana, Kathy Holoaumoku Ralar, Keali'i Reichel and Uluwehi Guerrero. The Celebration Concert features Hawai`i's top recording artists Amy Hanaiali`i Gilliom and Willie K. 

The Sixth Annual Celebration of the Arts is sponsored by The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, The Village Galleries, Kapalua Resort, The Kapalua Villas, Aloha Airlines, and Hawai`i Visitors & Convention Bureau. 

Celebration of the Arts is the recipient of the Hawai`i Visitors and Convention Bureau's "Keep it Hawai`i" Kahili Award, honoring the event's commitment to Hawai`i through the visual, performing and cultural arts. 

"Come to the Culture!" 

-- Henry Kapono

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

  

The Celebration Exhibition is featured throughout the hotel all weekend with more than 40 Hawaiian island artists works represented in cooperation with The Village Galleries. Various media including oil, photography, watercolor, glass, wood, feather and clay are used. 
 

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1998 

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

Private Media Reception: The Library 

8:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

Extraordinary Visions! From Imagination to ImaginAction - Dewitt Jones: The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 

Where do we find the vision to take our lives to the next level? For photographer and creativity expert, Dewitt Jones, the answers to these questions lie in the images we hold about ourselves, our future, and the way in which we grow. Dewitt explores the life perspectives he has learned as a 20-year veteran National Geographic photographer that allow access to higher levels of achievement. You will come away inspired with your own creative potential. 

  

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1998 

8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 

Private Opening Ceremony: The Honokahua Preservation Site 

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. 

Public Opening Ceremony: The Lobby 

Kumu Hula H_k_lani Holt-Padilla and Charles Ka`upu offer a traditional oli (chant) and pule (blessing) officially opening the Sixth Annual Celebration of the Arts. 

Hula Performance: The Lobby 

Kumu Hula Keala Kukona and the Kano`eau Dance Academy 
 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Artists' Hands-on Demonstrations: Throughout the Hotel 

Hawai`i's own nationally renowned artists set up shop for hands-on demonstrations with event visitors. Artists are located throughout the hotel and grounds offering complimentary art instruction. 

10 - 1 p.m. Theo Morrison, Island Basketry 

Derek Bencomo, Island Wood Turning 

Fred KenKnight, Watercolor 

Jeanne Denton-Nelson, Printmaking 

Macario Pascual, Ink & Wax Drawing 

Frank Andrews, Petroglyph Art 

Rick Cosci, Clay 

Shauna and Carl, Island Jewelry 

Ilei Beniamina and Josephine "Aunty Pine" Kelley, Ni`ihau Shell Lei Making (supply fee) 

10 - 12 p.m. George Allan, Poster Signing 

Dr. Betty Tatar, Book Signing 

10 - 4 p.m. John Ensign, Acrylic Painting and Keiki Art (ages 6 and up) 

Jo Anne Kahanamoko Sterling, Hawaiian Feather Art 

Larry Courtney and Trent Pickens, Hawaiian Replicas and Shell Jewelry 

Pua Van Dorpe, Kapa Pounding Demonstration 

Chelsea Glasser with The Art School at Kapalua, Watercolor 

1 - 4 p.m. Colleen Meechan, Watercolor 

Ellen Levinsky, Feather Petroglyphs 

Kay Sattler, Primitive Fired Clay 

Betty Hay Freeland, Oil Painting 

Sue Nash, Printmaking 

Serge Kahili King, "Search for Pele" CD-Rom 

2 - 4 p.m. George Allan, Poster Signing 

Dr. Betty Tatar, Book Signing 

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Hospitality Desk: The Lobby 

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Keiki (Child) Zone: The Terrace Lawn 

Kumu olelo (Hawaiian language teachers) Iokepa Nae`ole and Leihuanani Maddela, and the students of Kula Kaiapuni Hawaiian Language Immersion School share their knowledge of Hawaiian games and art with n_ keiki (children) including ulumaika (lawn bowling,) _`_ ihe (spear throwing) and h_k_k_ (standing wrestling,) sea sculptures and more. 
 

12:00 - 12:45 p.m. 

Hula Performance: The Lobby 

Hui Mele, employees of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua 

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 

Sense of Place Film and Tour: The Amphitheatre 

Ritz-Carlton Hawaiian Cultural Advisor and member of the Island Burial Council for Maui, Clifford Nae`ole begins his "Sense of Place" tour with a historical documentary of Honokahua Preservation Site. Part of the Native Hawaiian protest against the disturbance of Honokahua and fellow Island Burial Council member, Les Kuloloio shares his thoughts of past and present. Nae`ole leads guests through The Hawaiian Medicinal Herb Garden to the rolling lawns of the Honokahua Preservation Site. The tour explains the significance of Honokahua to ancient Hawaiians and its role in today's Hawaiian renaissance, as well as Hawai`i's cultural history. 

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. 

Hula Performance: The Lobby 

Kumu Hula Gordean Bailey and H_lau Hula Wehiwehi O Leilehua 

3:00 - 3:45 p.m. 

A Crisis in Nature - The Interplay of Land and Sea: The Amphitheatre 

Skippy Hau, Maui Aquatic Biologist with the State of Hawai`i, presents the state of Hawai`i's resources in the dependance of the land on the sea, and the sea's dependance on land resources. 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Ni`ihau - Traditions of a Hawaiian Island: The Amphitheatre 

Ilei Beniamina and Josephine "Aunty Pine" Kelley share the history of Ni`ihau's most treasured ocean resource and source of income n_ lei p_p_ o Ni`ihau (shell beads of Ni`ihau). Their slide show and lecture offer a rare glimpse into the society and traditions of the Forbidden Island, Ni`ihau. 

6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

Hawaiian Food Celebration Lu`au and Show: The Aloha Garden Pavilion 

The Kapalua Resort sponsors the Sixth Annual Hawaiian Food Celebration and Show. The traditional lu`au is orchestrated by Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Executive Chef Patrick Callarec preparing an authentic Hawaiian feast of imu (in-ground oven) pig, pulehu (barbecue) short ribs, ahi poke (diced rare yellow fin tuna) and such locally favored desserts as haupia (pudding of arrowroot and coconut milk), guava cake and pineapple boats.  

Maui's foremost n_ kumu hula (hula teachers) and their h_lau join together for the lu`au performance "Maui Moonlight Serenade", the third in a series of original productions by Hokulani Holt-Padilla and featuring the 1930-50s mele (song) and hula (dance) that introduced Hawai`i to the rest of the world . Debuting at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, H_k_lani Holt-Padilla is joined by Charles Ka`upu, Cliff Ahue, Akoni Akana, Kathy Holoaumoku Ralar, Keali`i Reichel and Uluwehi Guerrero. $65 per person and $45 for children 12 and under.* 
 

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 1998 

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. 

Hula Performance: The Lobby 

Kumu Hula Alexa Keaunui Vaught and H_lau Hula O Keaunui O Maui. 

10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Artists' Hands-on Demonstrations: Throughout the Hotel 

10 - 1 p.m. Theo Morrison, Island Basketry 

Rick Cosci, Ceramics 

Davo, Silkscreen Prints 

Betty Hay Freeland, Oil Painting 

Ellen Levinsky, Feather Petroglyphs 

Derek Bencomo, Island Woodturning 

Macario Pascual, Ink & Wax Drawing 

Sue Nash, Printmaking 

Serge Kahili King, "Search for Pele" CD-Rom 

Cynthia Linden, Fiber Papermaking 

Chelsea Glasser with The Art School at Kapalua, Watercolor 

10 - 12 p.m. George Allan, Poster Signing 

Dr. Betty Tatar, Book Signing 

10 - 4 p.m. John Ensign, Acrylic Painting and Keiki Art (ages 6 and up) 

Jo Anne Kahanamoko Sterling, Hawaiian Feather Art 

Larry Courtney and Trent Pickens, Hawaiian Replicas and Shell Jewelry 

Pua Van Dorpe, Kapa Pounding Demonstration 

Ilei Beniamina and Josephine "Aunty Pine" Kelley, Ni`ihau Shell Lei Making (supply fee) 

1 -4 p.m. Frank Andrews, Petroglyph Art 

Kay Sattler, Primitive Fired Clay 

Colleen Meechan, Watercolor 

Sylvia Clarke Hamilton, Colored Pencil 

Annie Bourdoiseau, Silk Painting 

Jeanne Denton Nelson, Printmaking 

Cynthia Linden, Haku Lei 

Shauna and Carl, Island Jewelry 

2 - 4 p.m. George Allan, Poster Signing 

Dr. Betty Tatar, Book Signing 

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Hospitality Desk: The Lobby 

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11:00 a.m. - 12:30 pm 

Chant Workshop with Charles Ka`upu: The Hawaiian Medicinal Herb Garden 

Learn the history and technique of ancient oli (chant) from master chanter Charles Ka`upu. 

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Keiki Zone: The Terrace Lawn 

Kumu olelo (Hawaiian language teachers) Iokepa Nae`ole and Leihuanani Maddela and students of Kula Kaiapuni Hawaiian Language Immersion School share their knowledge of Hawaiian games and art with n_ keiki (children) including ulumaika (lawn bowling,) _`_ ihe (spear throwing) and h_k_k_ (standing wrestling,) sea sculptures and more. 

12:00 - 12:45 p.m. 

Hula Performance: The Lobby 

Kumu Hula Luana Kawa`a and H_lau Hula Ka Makani Kili O`ohu 

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Native Hawaiian Fishing Rights Panel Discussion: The Amphitheatre 

Facilitator: Mike Sakamoto, Host/Producer of Hawai`i cable television's Fishing Tales 

Panelists/Views: Isaac Harp, Conservation of Ocean Resources for Future Generations 

Bill Puleloa, Subsistence vs Recreation vs Commercial Fishing 

Keli`i Mawae, Reviving Traditional Hawaiian Aku Fishing Industry  

Conrad Ventura, Ma`alaea Fishing Hui 

Tammy Harp, Shoreline Gathering 

3:00 - 3:45 p.m. 

Sam Ka`ai "Talks Story" - Ancient Hawaiian Fishing Techniques and Implements: The Hawaiian Medicinal Herb Garden 

Sam Ka`ai's personal artifact collection is on display as the mesmerizing storyteller weaves poetic visions of Hawaiian history. 

7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) 

Celebration Concert with Amy Hanaiali`i and Willie K.: The Aloha Garden Pavilion 

The Celebration Concert promises to be a repeat sell-out featuring Hawai`i's leading recording artists Amy Hanaiali`i Gilliom and Willie K. Amy and Willie have topped the World Billboard Charts with their recent CD release Hawaiian Tradition, a contemporary take on the traditional ha`i (falsetto) style of Hawaiian music. Having successfully toured the U.S. West Coast and Las Vegas, they return home to The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua where Amy performed in The Anuenue Room for almost three years. The Maui entertainers are expected to sweep the N_ Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawai`i's version of the Grammy Awards) in May. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $15 for children 12 and under.* 

  

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 1998 

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 

Easter Service: The Beach House Lawn 

Non-denominational service. 

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9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 

Easter Egg Hunt: The Terrace Lawn 

Children bring their own baskets and embark on a treasure-filled Easter egg hunt for eggs filled with candy and certificates to Ritz-Carlton restaurants and gift shops. Meet The Ritz-Carlton Bunny and Aloha Bear. 

10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Easter Sunday Brunch: The _nuenue Room 

Executive Chef Callarec prepares a lavish buffet brunch; Hawaiian entertainment; $38 for adults and $19 for children 12 and under. Reservations required. 

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Artists' Hands-on Demonstrations: Throughout the Hotel 

Maui's own nationally renowned artists set up shop for hands-on demonstrations with event visitors. Artists are located throughout the hotel and grounds offering complimentary instruction in the arts. 

10 - 2 p.m. Annie Bourdoiseau, Silk Painting 

Fred KenKnight, Watercolor 

Randy Braun, Handcolored Photography 

Cynthia Linden, Fiber Papermaking and Haku Lei 

Serge Kahili King, "Search for Pele" CD-Rom 

11:00 - 11:45 a.m. 

The Kapu System of Ancient Hawai`i: The Hawaiian Medicinal Herb Garden 

Kumu La`au Lapa`au (medicinal herb teacher) Lyons Na`one discusses the traditional conservation restrictions enacted for the survival of Hawai`i's ocean and land resources. 

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Keiki Carnival: The Croquet Lawn 

Children enjoy arts and crafts, rides, games and petting zoo. 

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* Tickets for the Hawaiian Food Celebration and Show and the Celebration Concert are available March 20 at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; Bounty Music, Kahului; Tropical Disc, Kihei; Collections, Makawao; Village Galleries, Lahaina. 

** Schedule subject to change. 
(Rev. 3/26/98)