Happy Girls Day (have you seen the Hinamatsuri display at the former Orange Grove location at Kukui Grove?) Kauai!
Jean Dobashi was spending some time talking story with Jared Murayama (does he live in California, now?) and Aaron Ellegard, Tuesday morning (got to stop in and see Carrice Gardner, too) while visiting with Stacie Chiba-Miguel and all her Back to School Bash people.
Evelyn Ritter (she’s the artist of that Kauai Museum piece depicting shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa and Kauai ali‘i Kaumuali‘i) was busy working with Gerri Bolosan, Susan Carlisle (she’s got a table on Sundays at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club), and Phyllis Nakamura at the Niumalu pavilion. They call themselves “The Senior Citizen Painters” and have been doing it for the past five, or six years (Margo Hashimoto gets the permit for the pavilion) on Tuesday mornings.
Evelyn said she started a Saturday morning painting program at the Kauai Museum where Maryanne Kusaka has started painting.
The visit was a pleasant diversion from looking up Tiffany Keanini of the Kauai Invasive Species Committee who was engaged in a cleanup involving the removal of invasive red mangrove with the Malama Huleia people.
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