Friday, February 23, 2007
Well... I still need to take some photos of my progress. I have made a lot! In the mean time here is some into about Wailoa Center. The Director of Wailoa Center is Cody King.
About Wailoa Center:
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This circular exhibition center, adjacent to Wailoa State Park, has shows by local artists that change monthly. There's also a photographic exhibit of the 1946 and 1960 tidal waves. Just in front of the center is a 12-foot-high bronze statue of King Kamehameha I, made in Italy in the late 1980s. Check out his gold Roman sandals.
Equal parts cultural center and art gallery, this place should be visited by anyone with an interest in the local art scene. Many artists show their work here in this eclectic venue. Everything from Chinese silk paintings to monkeywood carvings is featured in the changing exhibits. There's a permanent tsunami exhibit on display. The Spring Art Festival, one of Hawaii's biggest art fairs, is held here annually. The Center is located in Wailoa Park in downtown Hilo. It also functions as a visitor information center.
Be sure to check out the up and coming BONSAI EXHIBIT too in late June, early July!
An annual bonsai exhibition sponsored by the Big Island Bonsai Association in the main gallery of Wailoa Center. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Wed from noon to 4:30 pm. For more information call (808) 933-0416.
OPEN: Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 8:30-4:30, Wed. noon-4:30, Sat. 9:30-3.
Address: Pi'opi'o St. off Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, HI, USA