2016 Celebration of the Arts –

FRIDAY , MARCH 25, 2016

Celebration of the Arts E Ala E

 

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“Hiuwai & E ala e ceremonies”

5:45am – 6:30am Honokahua Beach – (D.T. Fleming Beach)

An annual tradition of the Celebration of the Arts.  Join cultural practitioners for an invigorating ceremony guaranteed to rejuvenate your body and spirit.  Chants are offered by all to the rising sun.  Attendees should bring swim wear and towels.  Note: Photography and video is prohibited.

“Ka wai a kane…the waters of Kane”

8:30am – 9:30am – Pavilion Courtyard, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

The awa cup is passed and sipped by Hotel executives, cultural practitioners and event participants as a sign of commitment to na mea Hawaii…all things Hawaiian for the remainder of the year. Participation is via invite only, but the public is free to observe.  Note:  Photography is prohibited.

“Wehe ka ipuka…Open the Doorway”

10:00am – 10:45am – Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Opening protocol with genealogical chants is offered at the doorway to the hotel.  This authentic ceremony is not to be missed as participants pay tribute to their ancestors and ask to be a part of the 23rd Annual Celebration of the Arts. Two deserving kupuna (elders) will be awarded with The Namahana Award of Excellence for living a life where their actions benefited the greater good.

Meet The Artist

10:00am – 12:00pm – The Village Gallery, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Featured Village Gallery Artist, Suzy Papanikolas, autographs her art and displays her signature piece for the 24th Annual Celebration of the Arts.

Hands-on Contemporary & Traditional Art

11:00am – 4:30pm – Hotel wide, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Village Gallery artists and traditional cultural artists provide the instructions and materials needed for you to create your own piece of art and that special Mother’s Day gift!

Mothers Gift, Ka Olelo Makuahine

11:000am – 4:30pm –  The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

The cherished shells of Ni’ihau are available for you to design and craft your own jewelry while you ho’olohe (listen), and ho’opuka (learn) from the families of Ni’ihau.  $35 material fee due to the rarity of the shells.

Lobby Entertainment

11:30am – 12:15pm –  Hotel Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Lobby Entertainment – Papa Kukui O Ke Kula ‘O Kamakau
From the island of O’ahu…students of the Hawaiian Language program opens the 24th Celebration of the Arts with their talent and love for the hula, song and language of Hawaii.

Voyage to the Depths of Kanaloa – Film

11:30am – 12:45pm – Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Fifteen high school students prepare for the journey of a lifetime. Aboard a sailing ship, they embark to visit 3 islands located within the northern Hawaiian archipelago. Film by Dawn Kaniaupio.

Lobby Entertainment

1:00pm – 1:45pm –Hotel Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Maui Kupuna (senior citizens) show off their kolohe “rascal style” of having fun while onstage. The Celebration of the Arts program would not be complete without them!

Back to the Future – Panel discussion

1:15pm – 2:30pm – Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Seasoned members and students of “wayfinding” or Polynesian Celestial Navigation, explain their passion to know where they went… in order to understand where they are going. Plans to sail Maui’s open ocean with voyaging canoe Mo’okiha’ a Pi’ilani to Tahiti in 2017 are underway. Let by students and Kimokeo Kapahulehua and Kala Babayan.

 

Kali’i… a rite to Leadership

3:15pm – 4:45pm – Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

A young adult goes through the rigors of life to assume leadership roles for the others to embellish. Hosted and narrated by Matt Yamashita.

Lobby Entertainment

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Hotel Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Lobby entertainment by Kamakakehua Fernandez. A classical, contemporary and cool songs of the islands sung by Kamakakehu. His range of vocals will astonish you!

Celebration After Hours

9:00pm – 12:00am – Lobby Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Join us for a great evening of musical celebration. You never know who is going to show up as guest artists. Its a night for happy hula hips, magic ukuleles and some sweet Hawaiian music! No cover. 21 yrs old and old.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016

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Celebration of the Arts Kapalua Maui Cuisine

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Hands-on art, demonstrations and art sales

11:00am – 5:00pm – Throughout the hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Refer to program insert for artist times and locations.

Hands-on art, demonstrations and art sales

11:00am – 5:00pm – Throughout the hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Refer to program insert for artist times and locations.

Mothers Gift, Ka Olelo Makuahine

11:000am – 4:30pm –  Salon 3, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

The cherished shells of Ni’ihau are available for you to design and craft your own jewelry while you ho’olohe (listen), and ho’opuka (learn) from the families of Ni’ihau.  $35 material fee due to the rarity of the shells.

“What Next?” – Panel

11:00am – 12:15pm – Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Graduates of The Hawaiian Language Immersion Schools of Maui share their experiences as they moved into the kindergarten of life. What paths were chosen? How did they fare? How does the groundwork of growing up in this type of focus help them in the contemporary workplace? Leahi Hall – Kamakakehau Fernandez – Kali’a Yasak – Kekupa’a Nae’ole – Kani’au Padilla.

Sons of Halawa – Film

1:00pm – 2:15pm –  Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

A native son returns to the beautiful Halawa Valley on Molokai as a man in search of “Ka ‘ike kuhohonu”… deep knowledge. Hosted and narrated by Matt Yamashita

Why Do I Keep Teaching – Panel

2:30pm – 3:15pm –  Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Teachers of all segments of life explain their passions and dreams of the younger generation. George Kahumoku, Rick Chatenever, Luana Kawa’a, Chris Nae’ole.

A Place in the Middle – FIlm

3:45pm – 5:00pm –  Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

As the general populace defines their dispositions of being a male or female… is there a place in the middle? One student shows us the determination, power and pride to prove that there is indeed, “A Place in the Middle”. Hosted and narrated by Kumu Hina Wong.

Celebration of the Islands Tastes

6:00pm – 9:00pm –  Aloha Garden Pavilion, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua