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Pinot and Painting


Photo by Sarah Ching.

Last Wednesday, 12 adventurous Molokai residents, with paint brush and palette at the ready, tried their hand at acrylic painting as the sun set behind Tante’s at Hotel Molokai. The Art Bar workshop, offered by the Molokai Arts Center, was the first of its kind on the island, but is part of a growing national trend to make art fun and accessible.

Guided by instructor Laura Pilz, graphic designer at The Molokai Dispatch, participants recreated a photo of a colorful heliconia flower.  While the painting came together, attendees also enjoyed the company of new friends and a beverage from the bar. By the end of the two hour class, participants had their own work of art to proudly display at home.

Organized by Molokai Arts Center member Kathy Tachibana, the Art Bar received rave reviews and Arts Center staff said they hope it will become a regularly-offered event.


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