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Art drop-off is today

Art for the Garden Island Arts Council’s “‘Aina” show is due today from noon to 4 p.m. at the Kukui Grove Center exhibition space next to Kauai Bakery & Cinnamon.

The show opening reception is March 17 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and the show continues through April 21.

In conjunction with the opening reception, a fashion show, with entries to be judged by Honolulu designer Amos Kotomori, will take place.

The fashion show entrants may choose outfits celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, or the show theme.

Participants need to register by 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. fashion show.

Artists are encouraged to take the show theme and run with it, organizers said in a press release. “‘Aina” means “land” in the Hawaiian language.

Entries may be in any media, two- or three-dimensional, and installation art pieces will be accepted. Art must be complete, dry and ready for display.

The GIAC leaders reserve the right to refuse artwork that may be considered unsafe or too difficult to display.

Entry fees for GIAC members are $10 for the first entry and $5 for additional entries, and $25 per entry for non-members. Non-members may become members at the time when entering their work.

Artists are expected to show-sit for at least six hours during the run of the show.

There will be a $50 refundable deposit required that will be returned to the artists when their artwork is picked up on April 22. If the artist did not show-sit, the deposit will be used to pay a show-sitter.

Contact Mizu Sumida at 337-1001, Nancy Beckel at 822-0488, or Janet Killermann at 355-5551, for more information.

GIAC programs are supported in part by officials with the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from members of the state Legislature. Promotional efforts are funded in part by those with the Atherton Family Foundation.

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