Sunday, March 29, 2015

KMS holds open house rehearsal

Kona Music Society will hold its open house rehearsal Wednesday at the Kealakehe Intermediate School band room. Registration and music distribution begins at 5:30 p.m.; rehearsal is from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Lydia at 960-3800 or visit

Macdonald teaches knitting class

Stephanie Macdonald will be teaching a "Learn to Knit Class," and participants will learn to knit a scarf. A great end-of-summer project designed for beginning knitters or a refresher course for intermediate students.

Class fee is $25 a session and does not include materials. The first class will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. This is a two-session class with the second class on Sept. 13.

For registration and material information contact Island Yarn and Art Supplies at 326-2820 or email info@tinknink. The class will be held at Island Yarn and Art Supplies in the Kaloko New Industrial area.

Wyland gallery hosts two artists

Iconic artist and environmentalist Wyland returns to West Hawaii for a meet and greet art show from 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday at the Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery.

Widely considered one of the busiest artists in the world, the appearance gives fans an opportunity to learn more about the artist's fine art original masterpieces, signed and numbered limited editions, and his efforts for global environmental conservation.

The free event will include a painting demonstration, Sumi style drawings, as well as autograph and photo opportunities, book signings, door prizes, gifts with purchases, and up to 50 percent off fine art specials.

The community is also invited to experience the DeRubeis World Tour from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Chris DeRubeis has quickly become one of the most talked about new artists to arrive on the art scene, earning the distinction as "the hottest selling artist in North America."

"DeRubeis' art actually has movement," said Mark Hanna, owner. "You see something different from every angle and the light refracts and dances in such an elegant and captivating way."

It's what DeRubeis calls "Abstract Sensualism," combining secret techniques (including acid, dry ice and lead crystal dust), which are applied on what is now referred to as metal canvas.

For information, call 334-0037.

Acrylic, oil painting classes offered

The Department of Parks and Recreation's Culture and Community Arts Section is now taking registration for its upcoming beginning acrylic or oil painting classes with Karen Chamalian at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona. Classes will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 7 through 28. Cost for the four-session class is $20. Participants will need to purchase their own supplies; please call for a list of needed supplies.

Class enrollment is limited, registration is required; and participants must be at least 12 years old. To reserve a space or for more information, call Bert at 961-8706.

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