A place to show off

HANAPEPE — Kauai-made magic will be debuting on TV this weekend, and with it the chance for local kids to get their media creations on cable.

“What’s happening, is we’re launching a new one-hour program under the kuleana of Storybook Theater and we’re going to collaborate and see how it goes,” said Mark Jeffers, director of Storybook Theater.

Jeffers is partnering with Patrick Ching of Naturally Hawaiian and Mel Bell-Grey of Eyes Wide Open Productions to focus on three areas with the new segment: reading, painting and inspiration.

Bell-Grey’s show, Mokan Nokan, follows two creatures from another galaxy that go on journeys searching for inspiration and Ching will be teaching kids to paint during his time on the segment.

“Russell the Rooster show is now focusing on literacy and we want to have our children seeing people reading, Patrick is going to be all about painting and Mel’s show is all about inspiring kids,” Jeffers said.

The segment will feature the creations of local kids.

“It’s about teaching kids how to make that media cycle, which goes from having a story idea all the way through to piecing it together and looking for places to put it out into the community,” Jeffers said.

Anyone interested in submitting media work to the show should contact the Storybook Theater at 335-0712.

The show will air on Oceanic channel 6 Saturdays and Sundays at 8 a.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

“We really hope that people will enjoy the network of people that are doing good things on the island,” Jeffers said.

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