'That's Clever' episodes on isle artists to air
Sip your morning coffee and watch J. Forest Ocean Bennett of Mokuleia make a palm tree vase and a ceramic magnet when HGTV's "That's Clever" airs 6:30 a.m. July 13.
The popular home and garden network's show on arts and crafting swooped in earlier this year to film several local artists at work. Others filmed include sculptor Clyde Oishi and textile artist Vicky Durand, shown left.
The episode featuring Oishi aired late June, with Durand's episode scheduled for September. Tune in.
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Textile artist Vicky Durand makes a colorful clothing line of sarongs.
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Lei contest goes beyond traditional
The Hawaii Healing Garden, a celebration of multicultural medicinal and nutritional plants being held across the state, announces a lei contest at Kauai Community College on July 14 with great prizes in four categories.
Top prize in each category is $100, with second- and third-place winners receiving restaurant gift certificates and other prizes.
The four categories are:
1. Edible leis: 100 percent edible (no paper or candy, please). Extra points for organic, with all plant materials listed.
2. Medicinal leis: Made from plants that have known medicinal or health benefits. Please list all plants with healing properties (cultural uses).
3. Aromatherapy leis: Judged on the fragrant aromatic quality of the leis using flowers and leaves.
4. Recycled materials leis: Be kind to the aina. Made of found or recycled objects.
All leis become the property of Hawaii Health Guide and will be sold at a silent auction on July 14 at the KCC Performing Arts Center as a fundraiser for the 2007 Health & Wellness Scholarship Fund.
The Kauai Healing Garden starts with a festival, speakers and a health expo on July 14 at KCC and continues through July 19 with tours, workshops and cooking classes at selected locations across the island.
The Healing Garden Festival at KCC is free to the public, with other festivals being held on the following dates:
August 25: The Oahu Healing Garden Festival
Oct. 6: Maui Healing Garden
Nov. 24: Big Island Healing Garden
For a full schedule of events, visit HawaiiHealthGuide.com or call (808) 638-0888.