‘Youth Festival of Arts’ in Waimea (Feb. 22)


Talented youth share their creative works in visual arts, poetry and music at the “Youth Festival of Arts” on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Kanu O Ka Aina New Century Public Charter School campus in Waimea.

From 3-6 p.m., the public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy their mixed media arts exhibit, hear original and recited poetry and music. Young artists age 10 to 17 will have the chance to experience art demonstrations by local professionals in “mini-classes” presented every half-hour 3:30-5 p.m.

Admission is free and light refreshments are provided.

The family-friendly Youth Festival of Arts is presented by Lifeplan Youth Leaders of Waimea (LYLW), a project of Five Mountains Hawaii, and sponsored by the Richard Smart Fund of Hawaii Community Foundation.

The event will also incorporate the Senior Projects of three Kanu o Ka Aina students, including Luana Zablan, who is leading the organizing efforts of the LYLW group.

Student artists in grades 6-12, who live or go to school in Waimea, are encouraged to submit up to three of their best paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, “recycle art” or photography for the community display.

Submission forms are available at Parker School, Kanu o Ka Aina, Five Mountains office, by calling 887-1281 or at www.fivemountains.org

Deadline to enter is Feb. 15, 2013.

Youth artists who attend the Festival will receive a Certificate of Participation and chance to enter prize drawings for art supplies and a Go Pro camera.

“The youth leadership team holds a vision of creating teen events that strengthen relationships between students from different schools in Waimea. For this project, they wanted showcase creative talent to inspire and honor local youth,” said Robin Mullin, executive director of Five Mountains Hawaii and Lifeplan youth mentor. “They decided not to have a juried show or competitive process, but to follow more of the traditions of ‘hoike,’ sharing the knowledge they’ve gained with the community who supports them.”

Lifeplan Youth Leadership Waimea is part of the Lifeplan Institute Hawaii Island, a creative youth mentoring program, committed to providing 5,000 island teens with a goal-driven “Lifeplan” by 2015.

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*Editor’s note: Some of these links are outdated. Here is a link to the Kanu O Ka Aina New Century Public Charter School website http://kanu.kalo.org

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