Happy Camper for June 19, 2015

Artist Betty Jean Nativio (she’s always at the NYC yacht races with her sketch book) did a Kauai-style pop-up trunk show Tuesday at the Kauai Society of Artists gallery at the Kukui Grove Center.

But her pop-up show featured no boats, just a variety of subjects hand-painted on silk scraves (singer Evangeline Cook was really good in popping into one of those), and some hand-painted neckties which Carol Yotsuda ended up getting a bunch of (Christmas coming, early?).

Unfortunately, Betty Jean and the macaroons are already gone (she was there Tuesday and Wednesday, only), but I’m sure she’s on social media since pop-ups are highly-dependent on social media to communicate.

Kudos to Gloria Hiranaka, camp director for Warabi Ashibi, on another successful event. The Okinawa day camp has come a long way from the days when Bernie Sakoda started it, and is a wonderful way to learn about the Okinawa culture (ask them the story of the kankara and how it came to be).

OK, time to go check out Bev Brody and Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. at the Mayor-a-Thon (when do we get the other mayors to come).

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Dennis Fujimoto can be reached at 245-0453 or at dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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