Posts Tagged ‘art’

With the rollout of Punahou School’s Alumni Week 2017, reunion 2019 is nudging its way on to the edge of Punahou74’s consciousness. In one year the reunion countdown will begin. Good to know that Punahou74 is still strong … and still celebrating together.

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“Hey, where’s the party?” (Stein Rafto photo)

Alumni Week’s Thursday night is an “Alumni Celebration.” It’s open to all alumni (+ friends and family) and offers good food, good music, and good times.

While it’s an alumni party, most of the attendees tend to be from reunion classes. And that’s something that Punahou74 will wait another two years to experience.

But this doesn’t stop the great Punahou School class of 1974.

Alumni Art Exhibit

Babs Miyano Young generously donated tropical floral arrangements that graced the Alumni Art exhibition. Simply stunning! I love how she (more…)


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The exhibit’s run has been extended, but only until Saturday, October 10. The time is now to see it before it’s gone. The time is Thursday for Punahou74 to see it together. And here’s a special invitation from Melanna to encourage you to be there.

Making the Mural

Meleanna in a still from the KalamaProductions video that’s linked below.

Aloha dear classmates!

It would be great to see you this Thursday at a special mural exhibition event at Marks Garage in Chinatown. The focus will be an important work that I and my artist friends have created.

The piece has to do with (more…)

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AlumniWeek2013BannerFor those of you who haven’t made the trek recently, the Punahou class reunion experience has become something beyond the mere gathering of classmates. It is no longer just “Reunion.” It is now Alumni Week: “a concentrated week of opportunities to celebrate and connect, both for reunion year classes and for all alumni.” (Source: Punahou School website)


2013 reunion classes

One event that is open to all alumni is the “Alumni Celebration and Class Gift Presentation.” This evening celebration welcomes alumni back to campus to showcase Punahou and alumni achievements in various fields. Among the available distractions are a Living History Display, alumni author and artist exhibits, musical entertainment, great heavy pupu (kalua pig sliders, chicken wings, manapua, wine, beer, and more) as well as the presentation of the Reunion Class Gifts to the school. All of this is free and without charge.

Of course, the majority of tonight’s participants were, as we will be in 2014, reunion class members. Regardless, there’s plenty to do and, when evidence of one’s own class comes to light, moments to bask in the pride that comes with the knowledge that, yes, Punahou74 is still making its mark at Punahou.

How so? Take a look at the slide show below. (more…)

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Saw this story in Giving to Punahou 2011-2012 and thought I’d share it with you if you didn’t receive the publication.


If you’ve been to the Carnival or to many gift shops around Honolulu, there’s a good chance that you have encountered one of Leighton’s many beautiful works of art. (I have a piece or two myself, natch.) But perhaps you do not know about what may be his most attractive work of art: the endowed fund established by the Leighton and Lani Lam family in 2011.

Leighton is an artist who creates island-inspired jewelry, lighting, and art concepts. As seen in this photo, many of them come with a Punahou touch.

The inspiration for creating this fund arose from the experiences of son (more…)

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Found this amusing Ka Punahou picture (November 29, 1973: p. 1) that I thought you might enjoy. The caption is amusing.


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I was glad to read about a Punahou74 classmate in this morning’s edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Mele Meyer and her teammates admire what is currently known as the "Hawaii Kakou Mural." (Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo)

Just in time for this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gathering at the Hawaii Convention Center comes this news of a new mural that will be on display there near the building’s escalators. It’s there courtesy of the creative energies of Punahou 74’s Mele Meyer, four other Native Hawaiian artists, and the dozens of students that they mentored to produce the work.

In a theme that will be relevant to conference attendees, the mural is a visual expression of (more…)

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Unfortunately I will be volunteering at the Day at Queen Emma event but would be seeing Babs’ latest effort if I could. What about you?

Babs will share the artistic spotlight with other local artists at the Gallery at Ward Centre.

While known for her work in glass and sculpture, the “Reflective Elements” showing will showcase another aspect of Bab’s talent: her ability as a jewelry marker. The works that she creates are innovative and combine different textures and elements including beads of different sizes to create one-of-a-kind pieces. To see what will be shown (more…)

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