Calabash cousin. It means we’re connected, which in these islands, we’re all reminded of often. The Hawaiian calabash, the family heirloom, the treasured wedding gift, is a symbol of tradition. It’s a symbol of sharing, abundance and self-sufficiency, making something excellent with what we have around us, both ancient days and in contemporary Hawaii.
The 2014 Honolulu Woodturners show will be held Saturday August 16th. This annual event brings people from all over the islands in celebration of Hawaiian wood bowls and vessels and the men and women who make them. Please stop by and share the gifts of these remarkable people.
Youtube video of Andy Cole demonstrating turning a natural edge bowl
What: The 12th annual Honolulu Woodturners show at Nohea Gallery, Ward Warehouse. Local woodturners will be demonstrating wood turning from 10 am to 4 pm, making wooden bowls and other objects on three lathes right in front of the shop. A reception pa’ina will follow from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, with the opening of the show in the gallery of vessels that they’ve been creating during the year. In addition, a selected group of vessels will be sold with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Dress for Success ® Honolulu programs at the YWCA of O’ahu.
When: August 16th, 20014 Demonstrations from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m; reception pa’ina in the evening. Through September 14th.
Where: Nohea Gallery, at the Ward Warehouse, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii, middle building, mauka side.
Who: Nohea Gallery, the Honolulu Woodturners, and the Dress for Success® Honolulu Programs at the YWCA of O’ahu
The members of the Honolulu Woodturners, a hui of local woodworkers dedicated to making beautiful wood turnings and helping novice and experienced woodturners to further develop their skills.
The club exists to share ideas and techniques involved in woodturning and to challenge members to improve their creativity and execution in woodturning.
Membership in the Honolulu Woodturners is open to anyone with an interest in woodturning. If you are thinking about giving woodturning a try, even if you don’t own a lathe, you are encouraged to visit the demonstration, and attend a meeting. Sharing ideas and knowledge is the lifeline for all woodturners.
Dress for Success® Honolulu Programs at the YWCA of O’ahu The mission of Dress for Success® Honolulu is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Dress for Success® Honolulu was founded in 2002 and provides professional suiting to economically disadvantaged women in Honolulu. In 2013, we provided 485 suitings.
In March 2013, Dress for Success® Honolulu started its job readiness program (the Going Places Network) for unemployed and underemployed women. We provide these women with professional skills, accelerate their job search and build confidence through weekly training sessions, one-on-one career coaching with local professional women, and networking in a supporting environment. In June 2014, Dress for Success® Honolulu was awarded the Compass Award by Dress for Success Worldwide for the highest retention and employment rates of all 60 Going Places Network programs in the US.
For more information on these programs, please contact Kehaulani Coleman, Director of Economic Advancement Programs at the YWCA of O’ahu, Tel: 808 695 2603 kcoleman at ywcaoahu.org
We hope to see you at Nohea for the fun! Mahalo!