Happy Camper for Monday, January 10, 2022

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Artist Ayala Wise talks about the findings she accumulated to create the trio of houses on exhibit at the Small Works/Big Show exhibit in the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Laura Cristobal Andersland said the pocket was the selling point for Dave Andersland of Salty Wahine, who picked up the T-shirt creation from the Alakoko shop on Kress Street in Lihu‘e Saturday.

Kilauea artist Ayala Wise used her accumulation of findings from her walks to create the trio of houses (they even have windows!) that were on exhibit with the Kaua‘i Society of Artists Small Works/Big Show exhibit that ended its run Friday at the KSA gallery in Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

Artist and quilter Toni Waas had pieces in this exhibit, too, and will be back when the Kaua‘i Quilt Show opens from Feb. 11.

Ayala (you gotta check out some of her mandala) goes back to focusing on being the art teacher at the Kilauea School, and her vision of creating a mural for the community and passing motorists to enjoy.

More art was developing (artists Makana and Mila extended the painting to creating floral creations during the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market Saturday) on Kress Street, where Abe Kowitz of Precious Plastics did more than just provide a collection point for some of the plastics that are not accepted by the county’s recycling program. His shredding process has been improved to where he could show off the first table he created from lumber fashioned from recycled plastic. It’s durable, weatherproof and termite-proof!

Krystl Apeles of the Alakoko shop (she’s still processing vendor materials and catching up from the good holiday season) said the Wednesday following the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market is the marketing seminar, with details on their website, page, downtownlihue.com.

And, the sad news is Dr. Kelly Robb is uprooting her family and going aloha real soon. But who can argue when she’s joining her family on the mainland? The island will definitely not be the same.

OK, time to go check out the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center to see how Bev Pang enjoyed the parade. She said she had to go because Kapa‘a High School is her alma mater.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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