Contemporary Museum holds reception for exhibit, donors
The Contemporary Museum held a reception for contributors last month, celebrating the opening of the museum's "19 Going on 20" exhibition of works recently acquired for its collection.
Museum Director Georgianna Lagoria
and Curator James Jensen
welcomed several private collectors whose gifts were in the exhibition. These included Juan Hamilton
and his wife, Anna Marie
, from the Georgia O'Keeffe
Foundation. Juan was Georgia's right-hand man. June O'Keeffe Sebring
, a descendant of Georgia's, also attended. Other donors at the reception were Cade
and Waileia Roster, Martha Nakamura, Charles Higa, Peter Dreliner,
docent-donor Honey Pavel
and her daughters, Lisa Cohen
and Patty Lentz. Susan Palmore
, daughter of heavy donor Betty Sterling
, also was there ...
It's a first-year celebration June 9 for go!, the airline that really shook things up in Hawaii's interisle travel. The airline says it flew 650,000 passengers in its first year. People have been invited to a party at Aloha Tower Marketplace to mark the year ...
Singer-guitarist Kenny Rankin highlights the Hilton's Great Waikoloa Food, Wine and Music Festival Saturday, June 16. Singer Pauline Wilson and sax player Michael Paulo, local bright lights, will be in his All Star Band. The smooth jazz concert is part of the Waikoloa Village's Dolphin Days Celebration that runs June 14-17. Rankin will also have mainland musicians and singers in his aggregation ...
Swiss Inn Fest is under way at Ala Moana Hotel
Chef Martin Wyss
is cooking up the fifth Swiss Inn Festival, running now through June 17, at the Ala Moana Hotel's Plantation Cafe. The former Swiss Inn owner and ex-Kahala Hilton chef is preparing all the favorite dishes he served at his restaurant. Lunch is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and dinner is from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 955-4811. The prices start at a reasonable $7.95 for lunch and $16.50 for dinner. Right on, Martin! ... Michael Bennett
, founder and CEO of Retina Institute of Hawaii and Hawaii Vision Project, is featured in the May/June issue of American Fitness magazine. Bennett was interviewed on the benefits of exercise on age-related macular degeneration ...
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