Hawaii Arts Seen

From an Island artist’s point of view

Posted on August 21st, 2018 by paularath

One of the most treasured Hawaiian fine jewelry pieces one can have is a kahelelani shell necklace, bracelet or earrings. So I was thrilled to find some beautiful kahelelani pieces from Moloka’i this week at Riches Kahala. Ameron-John Kaikaikaokamana’omekekino Madela of Moloka’i creates his beautiful shell jewelry from all natural colors of the tiny shells:
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Posted on August 2nd, 2018 by paularath

When we are traveling, people always ask us why on earth we would ever leave Hawaii to visit (insert their home here – Carcassonne, Dublin, Bruges, Buenos Aires, Paros, Pittsburgh- you get my drift) and, yes, there are moments when we ask ourselves the same question. The fact is, we love Honolulu and our little
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Posted on July 24th, 2018 by paularath

  Meet one of my go-to dresses for the season. It’s by Mao Mam, and I get endless compliments on it wherever I wear it. One day I was walking through the airport on my way to visit my dear friend Cheryl on Maui and I ran into uber interior designer Marion Philpotts,, one of
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Posted on July 22nd, 2018 by paularath

Summer is generally a pretty bleak time, movie-wise. The screens are over populated with super heroes, violence, ridiculous creatures and screeching cars, planes, motorcycles and voices. But right now, in the midst of this movie morass, there is a quiet little film that stole my heart: “Leave No Trace,“ the lyrical indie film by writer/director
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Posted on July 5th, 2018 by paularath

When my son, Duncan Graham, was a student at Punahou, he had a close cadre of friends who were artists of one sort or another: film makers, writers, photographers, musicians, actors, you get the picture. In the group was Leah Redmond, a young woman with a lot of style. I always enjoyed checking out what
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