Culture & Art

Get Local Gifts at Plant and Pot Sale

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Get Local Gifts at Plant and Pot Sale

MAC News Release

The Molokai Arts Center will hold its annual Holiday Plant ‘N’ Pot Sale on Saturday, December 12 from 9am to 3pm. This year however, the MAC will partner with Kamakana Country Store in historic Kalama’ula Homesteads.

The fundraiser will feature Art created by local artists including orchid pots by master potter Dan Bennett, sculptures by this year’s Member Art Show Best of Show winner Nena R. Evans, tree ornaments by studio manager/instructor April Maddela, succulent pots by instructor Betty West, vases by co-founder Kim Markham, cards by Debbie Delatour, planters by Steve Turk, pots by Lil MacMillan, photo calendars and cards by Betts Cruz, cups, bowls, platters, kitchen pots, soap dishes and more!…

The Music of Kalaupapa Rebroadcast

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

The Music of Kalaupapa Rebroadcast

Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa News Release

The virtual concert, “The Music of Kalaupapa,” which celebrates the often-forgotten musicians of Kalaupapa, will be rebroadcast from Dec. 19 through Jan. 3 on Facebook and YouTube.

The 90-minute concert, produced by Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa, debuted in October to high praise and virtual applause from hundreds of viewers.

“This is Ka ‘Ohana’s holiday gift to those who are interested in the history of Kalaupapa or who simply enjoy music,” said Valerie Monson, Executive Director of Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa. “We decided to rebroadcast the concert over the holidays when people will be home more than they usually are this year and looking for some joy that we hope this music will provide.”…

Buy Local for Last Minute Gifts

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Buy Local for Last Minute Gifts

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

Need last minute Christmas gifts? Shop local! Want to help out fellow Molokai residents and small business owners who have been hit especially hard this year? Shop local! From food items and gift certificates, to crafts, clothing and toys, you can find something for everyone on your list right here on Molokai. Shop local!

What are your go-to Molokai artists, creators or businesses to support? Why do you shop local? Email us at editor@themolokaidispatch.com or visit our Molokai Dispatch Facebook page to suggest a local highlight or join the shop local conversation.…

Art of Trash

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Malama Maui Nui News Release

The Art of Trash Virtual Exhibition is an annual juried exhibition that includes an Art Gallery and a Trashion Show, which inspires people to reimagine our resources, such as previously used materials, as elements for creative inspiration. Malama Maui Nui, an environmental nonprofit, is excited to announce that The Art of Trash 2021 Virtual Exhibition will be live in April at MalamaMauiNui.org/ArtOfTrash!

Start creating now so that you’re ready to virtually submit your pieces in early 2021! Residents of Molokai, Lanai and Maui are invited to create art pieces for the Art Gallery and/or fashion pieces for the Trashion Show.…

Plant and Pot Sale Benefits Arts Center

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Plant and Pot Sale Benefits Arts Center

MAC News Release

The Molokai Arts Center (MAC) will hold its annual Holiday Plant ‘N’ Pot Sale on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s sale, as most events, will be a little different. The popular event will be held at Kamakana Country Store, a.k.a. Kamakana Orchids Plants and Boutique in historic Kalamaula Homesteads on Kahanu St. off Maunaloa Hwy about two miles west of Rawlins Service Station.

The MAC, best known for ceramics classes, will sell art by local artists including orchid pots by Dan Bennett, vases by Kim Markham, succulent pots by Betty West, garden sculptures by Nena Evans, tree ornaments by Apelila Maddela, planters by Steve Turk, pots by Lil MacMillan, cards by Debbie Delatour.…

Buy Local, Support a Family

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Buy Local, Support a Family

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales may be past, but every day is Small Business Saturday on Molokai! Finish your Christmas gift shopping list on Molokai by sup-porting local businesses. Whether it’s products brought in for sale from Molokai Drugs, Take’s, Molokai Wines and Spirits or Imports Gifts, or buying directly from a local entrepreneur, local gifting keeps the resources on Molokai and helps local families at the same time. Along with other holiday sales, a handful of locally, mom-owned businesses at a Holiday Popup event at Paddlers Restaurant on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.…

Support the Arts

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

MAC News Release

Molokai Arts Center (MAC) started 2020 celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Plans to expand classes and activities, helping to intensify MAC’s commitment to the Molokai community, was waylaid by COVID-19 and frequently changing safety protocols.

The mission of the only non-profit arts education organization on Molokai is to provide art classes, youth and kupuna programs, as well as studio and gallery space for adults, children, residents and visitors to this rural island. We believe that everyone in the Molokai community, from the professional artist to the novice, deserves the opportunity to develop their creative gifts.

Today, this means servicing less people in light of social distancing requirements and canceling all activities which normally gathered more than ten people.…

Gift Local

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Gift Local

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

Instead of buying gifts from Amazon this year, try supporting local and choosing a present that’s handcrafted and Molokai-made by one of our very own talented business people! In our continuing series to highlight local vendors this holiday season, here are a few more to inspire you. What are your go-to Molokai artists, creators or businesses to support? Why do you shop local? Email us at editor@themolokaidispatch.com or visit our Molokai Dispatch Facebook page to suggest a local highlight or join the shop local conversation.…

Shop Local, Support Molokai

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Shop Local, Support Molokai

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

This season of giving, local businesses and entrepreneurs are relying on us more than ever to support them by shopping and gifting Molokai-made or -purchased items. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting local gift sources and hope you’ll share your favorites with us too. What are your go-to Molokai artists, creators or businesses to support this holiday season? Why do you shop local? Email us at editor@themolokaidispatch.com or visit our Molokai Dispatch Facebook page to suggest a local highlight or join the shop local conversation.Kapua U’i Jewelry, @kapua.ui, kapuaui.com

 …

Kalae Holiday Art Show and Sale

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Kalae Art News Release

This year, due to the corona virus pandemic, the Kala’e Holiday Art Show and Sale will have a new structure to keep the community safe and prevent spread on Molokai. Dan Bennett, of Bennett Pottery, and Paula Scott, of Molokai Girl Studio, will present their work for viewing and sale by hosting open studio days from Saturday, Nov. 22 through Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bennett creates stoneware and porcelain utilitarian ware for the home. It is durable, oven and dishwasher safe as well as suitable for the microwave. There will be a wide variety of ware available including mugs, tea pots and cups, baking dishes, salt jars, bowls, plates, jars, platters and vases.…