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Sunday, January 13, 2002


Greene to paint governor's portrait

Artist Daniel Greene has been selected to paint the official state portrait of Gov. Ben Cayetano.

Greene has painted portraits of governors in numerous states as well as other noted people, such as astronaut Wally Schirra and newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst.

The State Foundation of Culture and the Arts selected five artists out of 58 applicants for the project. Cayetano selected Greene from the finalists. The foundation traditionally commissions portraits of governors as their terms end.


New releases from Hawaii authors,

By Burl Burlingame


Spider Bone Diaries by Richard Hamasaki (University of Hawaii Press, $15.95)

Kaneohe poet Hamasaki, who presents a subtle elegance in the rhythms of the language here, creates visual impressions with typography as well. The book has an afterward that gives background to some, but not all, of the poems, which range from word games to cranky meditations. This is a compendium of works published elsewhere.


Volcano Cowboys by Dick Thompson (Thomas Dunne Books, $14.95)

Former Time magazine science correspondent Thompson paints a vivid picture of the scientists who like it hot, the world's volcanologists. This is written as if it were a thriller with field notes. Hawaii, of course, figures, but Mount St. Helens dominates the narrative.

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